A volunteer with the Maui search and rescue team, Greg Braxton is training his greyhound, Dodger, when he finds an unconscious woman in a car at the bottom of a cliff. When she awakens, she doesn't know who she is or what she was doing stranded in the middle of a raging storm. She has the face of an angel but was found dressed in tawdry clothing, wearing a dead woman's shoe. Is she an innocent victim, or a cunning criminal hiding behind amnesia? Greg takes to calling her Lucky because she's lucky to be alive. With the law closing in, Lucky and Greg must discover her true identity before someone else - someone obsessed with her - finds her first.
©1996 Meryl Sawyer (P)2017 Dreamscape Media, LLC
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I found listening to Unforgettable very frustrating. Parts of the plot and some characters were engrossing, while other parts were cliché and convoluted. Then I realized that the book is more than 20 years old, when perhaps the author was new to writing.
Since the setting & plot had such potential and the author is obviously talented, I wish she would have revised this novel before it was turned into an audiobook. I loved Dodger (search & rescue dog), and the orphaned baby seal but had a hard time caring about a wounded shark - I kept hearing the theme song for JAWS in my head.
I also had a hard time relating to the main characters: Lucky with her miraculous personality transformation after a brain injury and Greg's judgmental attitude about Lucky's "slutty" appearance. This from a man who only had casual sex with tourists, because he didn't trust women due to his late, unfaithful wife.
With a little revision and editing work, this could have been a fascinating book...
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