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Monday, April 12, 2010

BLOG TOUR: Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not is an intense, “ripped from the headlines” suspense story that grabs you from the beginning and offers a tense, nail biting, roller coaster ride. This book is chock full of real life situations – loss, grief, murder, terrorists, bombs, amnesia, car jacking……..if it doesn’t hold your interest, I suspect nothing will!   

I think a warning should be issued with this book:  May Cause Sleep Loss.   This is one of those books you’re likely to stay up very late just to finish it.  In one interview, Hinze says of her book:  I wanted to write a faith-affirming romantic thriller because I love pushing the boundaries that expand the genre.  I've always loved that, and I suspect I always will.”    

The story centers around Benjamin Brandt, the owner of Crossroads Crisis Center whose wife and son are murdered.  This horrific loss causes Benjamin to not only question his faith and his commitment to the center, but also causes him to spend several years seeking to find the killer.  Year after year of hunting for clues, Benjamin comes up with nothing.   Since the murders, Ben has refused to step foot inside the center – until another crisis hits.

Suddenly, out of nowhere, a woman with amnesia shows up at the center and has an uncanny resemblance to Benjamin’s wife Susan.  When Benjamin receives a phone call that a woman resembling his wife is at the center who thinks she could be Susan – he deals with more confusion.  The woman shows up out of nowhere, with a business card from Crossroads in her pocket that says “Susan”.  Thinking that this could be another extortionist or nut case, Benjamin dismisses this as one more woman pulling a scam and after some money.  

Upon meeting the mystery woman (whom they name “Karen”), Benjamin is rattled and angry.  Seeing her dredges up more pain and guilt and he’s still suspicious of her motives.  When Ben discovers that Karen has an item of Susan’s (a small gold cross with an inscription) the mystery deepens.  With no memory, Karen/Susan has no idea how she got to the center or who she really is.   As she and Benjamin begin working their way through the past – the plot thickens and finding the truth could prove to be deadly.

A reader’s guide is included in the back of the book.  Forget Me Not is Book One in the Crossroads Crisis Center series.  If you enjoy this book, keep your eye out for Book Two, Deadly Ties.

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A mother who cannot face her future.

Crossroads Crisis Center owner Benjamin Brandt was a content man—in his faith, his work, and his family.  Then in a flash, everything he loved was snatched away.  His wife and son were murdered, and grief-stricken Ben lost faith.  Determination to find their killers keeps him going, but after three years of dead ends and torment, his hope is dying too.  Why had he survived?  He’d failed to protect his family.

Now, a mysterious woman appears at Crossroads seeking answers and help—a victim who eerily resembles Ben’s deceased wife, Susan.  A woman robbed of her identity, her life, of everything except her faith—and Susan’s necklace.

The connections between the two women mount, exceeding coincidence, and to keep the truth hidden, someone is willing to kill.  Finding out who and why turns Ben and the mystery woman’s situation from dangerous to deadly.  Their only hope for survival is to work together, trust each other, and face whatever they discover head on, no matter how painful. But will that be enough to save their lives and heal their tattered hearts?

Vicki Hinze is an award-winning author of twenty-three novels, three nonfiction books, and hundreds of articles. Selected for Who’s Who in America in 2004 as a writer and educator, Hinze is active in Romance Writers of America and serves as a Vice President on the International Thriller Writers Board of Directors. Vicki lives in Florida with her artist husband, a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel. Visit to learn more about Vicki’s books, blogs, and writing programs.

This book was provided free for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group

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