From perennial New York Times best-selling author Linda Howard comes a thrilling and sensual new novel of romance, suspense, intrigue...and memories that can kill.
Lizette Henry wakes up one morning and makes a terrifying discovery: She doesn't recognize the face she sees in the mirror. She remembers what she looks like, but her reflection is someone else's. To add to the shock, two years seem to have disappeared from her life. Someone has gone to great and inexplicable lengths to keep those missing years hidden forever. But the past always finds a way to return.
Strange memories soon begin to surface, and along with them, some unusual skills and talents that Lizette hasn't a clue about acquiring. Sensing that she's being monitored, Lizette suddenly knows how to search for bugs in her house and tracking devices in her car. What's more, she can elude surveillance - like a trained agent.
Enter a mysterious and seductive stranger named Xavier, who claims he wants to help - but who triggers disturbing images of an unspeakable crime of which Lizette may or may not be the perpetrator. With memories returning, she suddenly becomes a target of anonymous assassins. On the run with nowhere to hide, Lizette has no choice but to rely on Xavier, a strong and magnetic man she doesn't trust, with a powerful attraction she cannot resist. As murky waters become clear, Lizette confronts a conspiracy that is treacherous and far-reaching and a truth that, once revealed, may silence her and Xavier once and for all.
©2012 Linda Howard (P)2012 Random House Audio
The original idea is good, but it got bogged down and redundant and I lost interest.
Performance was good.
The beginning was good and interesting, but it didn't develop.
I bought this going by the review. The story was interesting, but what really put me off is the amount of expletives/four-letter words liberally sprinkled throughout the narration.
It really marred any possibility of me enjoying the narration as I don't live in an environment where expletives/four-letter words are used so liberally.
I suggest Audible warns members/listeners which books are full of such four language.
The story was weak and the language and the sex was apparently added to keep some people entertained. This was the first time I listened to this author and it will be the last. The idea behind the story was absurd to begin with and adding the sex to the story did not help.
No, but the author,yes.
I tend to associate Linda Howard with suspenseful romance. This book had great suspense, but the romance didn't hold together.
It's a good book, but I wouldn't recommend it to my romance readers.
She does a really great job portraying a tough, confused character who finds herself in an urgent situation. Her voice is exactly right for this story.
Interesting characters, an interesting story, a twist... all would have been welcome.
Mystery. I've enjoyed all her other titles that I've read. Made this disappointment very surprising.
Not on purpose. More than any other author I find the narrators of Linda's book are not my favorites. I almost stopped listening but thought that surely the story would get better and the mediocre narration wouldn't matter. Should have stopped listening.
I would have sent the whole manuscript back to Linda, told her to pitch it and start again. She can do soooo much better.
I hope this title is the exception and her next book will be back to fabulous. Maybe this title is a reprint of an early, less experienced work? That could explain the echo where the story should be.
I'm a librarian, knitter, crochetter... I love audiobooks because I can knit and "read" at the same time.
I missed the explanation for somethings like: what happened to her boss and best friend? They were part of it all too? And so on...
But, in general, it was a fun book to read.
The total unbelievability of the plot line
She did well with what she had to work with.
Will strike Linda Howard off my potential reading list
I am a 62 year old mail carrier who has had her sanity saved by audiobooks
someone who has never read any of the other books by linda howard
yikes!!! taken a vacation maybe? do not get me wrong... i LOVE linda howard... but this is just terrible in comparison with most of her others
performance was fine,,, u cannot make a sillk purse out of a sows ear
no... sadly, not really
I love Linda Howard. I would probably buy more of her books, but with more caution.
The character Xavier was more what I expected and didn't disappoint.
Yes. She does really well.
I expected this book would be like the movie "Long Kiss Goodnight" with Geena Davis. The character Geena played was what I hoped Lizette would be like. The storyline never developed and completed nice and neat, no fuss no bite.
Imaginative. Often funny. As good as the best other Linda Howard novels . Lizette has creative adventures. You will want to read this. Worth the credit.
"How does she do it!"
I received the book yesterday morning and, even though I am rationing my time on it, am over 40% into it, on Kindle. Linda manages to come up with fantastic plots and likeable characters - even though at first you may not be taken with them. I like this so much that I have now bought the audible version to follow up the Kindle version - I hear parts that I have missed in reading. I like to have all my favourites in both versions. Can't wait for the next book.
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