“ Paperback: 280 pages / Publisher: CreateSpace / Published: 7 Mar 2012 „
Kate Alexander was involved in a horrific accident which robbed her of her memory. With the help of her husband Jake, she has been able to rebuild her life for them and their son Reed. That is until a plane crash changes her world forever. Following Jake's death in the horrific crash, she goes into his previously off limits office to find out more information on the important things like life insurance, but she finds out more than she bargained for.
Ryan Harrison lost his wife Annie in a plane crash 5 years ago, and although some of the old wounds were starting to heal, the crash rips them wide open again. As he heads home to his family in San Francisco to start the healing process, in Houston, Kate Alexander decides that she needs answers to the gaps in what her husband told her happened, and what her medical records say. On impulse, she moves herself and her son to San Francisco and goes about searching for a nursing home that she apparently spent two years in, only to find out that it had burnt down the previous year, destroying all medical records and no one wants to talk to her.
She then decides to hire a lawyer, and seems strangely drawn to the name of one lawyer, Simone Conners. When she walks into the lawyer's office, Simone instantly recognises her as her old friend and Ryan's wife Annie. Kate leaves Simone's office even more confused, with more questions and no answers. Kate then starts the search for answers about who she is, and what happened to her...
I found this book was the opposite of a lot of books that I have read - it had a great beginning, but towards the middle of the book, the story got a bit boring. The author seemed to prioritise the sexual chemistry and sex lives of the character, to the detriment of the story. I can understand why there was some of the sex added, but I felt that overall, it didn't add to the story.
The characters were written in such a way that even though on the outside they sometimes came across as tough or unfeeling, we were able to see their innermost feelings and the turmoil that their situation has brought them.
Towards the end of the book, some answers are revealed. The pieces of the jigsaw start to fit together and some characters from earlier in the book reappear as the author starts to explain the deception. I did find this slightly confusing in places, and had to read back to find out where each person had fitted in earlier in the story. While most questions were answered, I was slightly disappointed by the explanation and the reasons why the deception happened. I was also slightly disappointed with the clichéd 'happy ever after' ending. For a book with such promise at the start, the ending was a bit of a letdown.
I got this book as a free download from the Kindle store, but if you want to read this, it's currently £1.99 to purchase on amazon