One of the oldest chestnuts in the thriller genre--someone waking up with no memory and discovering they might be a murderer--is given a lively and original roasting in this, Gayle Lynds's first novel, which had reviewers comparing Lynds to Robert Ludlum and Ian Fleming. Lynds, whose background includes journalism and high-level involvement with international security, makes her amnesia victim, Liz Sansborough, a poignant and recognizable character. Is she really a CIA agent turned rogue killer, as the people who are looking after her insist? Or is she the innocent victim of some diabolic plot? You won't know for sure until you turn the very last page.
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I knew, after reading wonderful novels that Gayle Lynds co-authored with Robert Ludlum, that I had to have her books. I started with this one and was certainly not disappointed. She weaves a captivating tale in and around a beautiful CIA agent that has no memory of who she is. As the truth about her past unravels, she encounters dangers that could not have ever have suspected.
I ENJOYED READING THIS BOOK.
I could not put this book down very good. A real page turner.
A women has lost her memory. she may be a CIA agent
gone bad-or inocent target. But in a world of mirrors
it's almost impossible to see the truth and even harder
a women loses her memory, but has brief flashes of her past life and must decide who to trust. Interesting,fast moving and believable.
The jacket blurb says "A fantastic read ... I could not put this book down." Normally I find that type of review overstated. This time it wasn't. I finished it in one night, not wanting the action to stop. The story line has the heroine waking up and looking in a mirror to see a stranger looking back. She has no memory of her past or her present and no hope for a future when she's told that she is a former CIA agent and the world's most famous assassin has marked her for his next target. In order to survive she's got to solve the mystery behind her amnesia and her growing doubt that the people around her are what they seem. This was a terrific action filled read.
I love this author - suspense with a little romance and a great mystery. This is my second book by Gayle Lynds and plan to read all of hers.