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Forget Me Not, by Vicki Hinze

Book Review & Giveaway

The Book Blurb:

Their elusive enemies took everything.  Now they want more.

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?

The Author:
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.

My Thoughts:
Excellent read.  Suspense, intrigue, interesting and complex bad guys.  Good guys who are real people with real life problems.  Forget Me Not by Vicki Hinze caught and kept my attention from beginning to end.  The plot is tangled in twists and turns — this is a “pay attention” kind of read.  One of the characters warns us right off that things aren’t always what they seem.  Even keeping that in mind I got a few surprises.

I did have one minor nit to pick with the story.  The bad guys are very, very, bad — with a few redeeming features that make them understandable and one I even kind of liked — but I never really got a good handle on the why of the crime syndicate.

The Giveaway:
I have one copy of Forget Me Not, by Vicki Hinze to give to one lucky blogger.  All you have to do to win a copy is leave a comment right here on this post telling me you’d like to be considered.  Comments close Monday, April 19th, 2010 at 9 a.m.  A winner will be drawn by Random Number Generator.

The book I am giving away is brand new and has never been read, but due to some unforeseen mishap in mailing, both of my copies of this novel came to me with a bit of a hitch in the bottom right back corner.  It is nothing that will disturb your reading enjoyment.

Disclosure of Material Connection:
I received this book free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


  1. I just got shivers reading your review! I should probably not be in the running, since the last book I was lucky enough to win here at your blog is still sitting nearby, waiting to be read.

    1. Linda — it was. I had some confusion when it first started because I didn’t know who anyone was, but as soon as I figured out the why of that, I thought it a pretty brilliant beginning.

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