AUTHOR: Cambria Hebert
GENRE: Romantic Suspense
Available @ AMAZON
REVIEWER: Pistol Annie
RATING: 5 Stars
My past is a double-edged sword.
Damned if I remember; damned if I don’t.
Recollection beyond the horrors I already have will change me. Change us.
But what if I’m living a lie? What if everything I believe is wrong?
What if who I thought I was isn’t real?
If not her, then . . .
Who am I?
Eddie says it doesn’t matter, but deep down, I’m terrified it does.
I’m trapped. Held prisoner by a past I can’t remember and a future that may not belong to me.
There’s a light, though not at the end of the tunnel . . .
It’s wavering in the distance, calling to me from Rumor Island.
That light, it scares me far more than darkness. Am I brave enough to confront it?
So many questions, so few answers.
I don’t have a choice; the truth always finds a way to the surface.
Finally learning who I truly am will be a permanent life sentence.
Total punishment or absolute amnesty.
Hold on tight book lovers because Cambria Hebert is back and about to blow your mind with the conclusion to her unique and brilliantly conceived Amnesia Duet. If you haven’t already read the first book, Amnesia, you need to backtrack and do so now. A duet is nothing without two.
You’re not going to find any spoilers in my review. I don’t retell stories. The book blurb gives you all the enticement you’ll need.
Good Golly Miss Molly – right out of the gate, this book pushes readers into an adrenaline rush. The author has double downed and revved up the intensity in both the romance and suspense categories to blast the covers off this on-the-edge tale of survival and unconditional love. She kicked up the heat and sizzle to high between Eddie and Amnesia, or is she Sadie?
Filled to overflowing with totally unexpected events and jaw-dropping moments, I was in a state of anxiety for 90% of this book. The unknown seemed to lurk in and around every corner just waiting for that perfect moment to expose all its darkness and secrets.
You’re drawn to the water just as I am.
It definitely has a pull.
The mysterious uniqueness surrounding the plot and the magic in each word adds a powerful strength to every part of this story. Rumor Island’s isolation and the eerie and dark waters of the lake surrounding it, and its pull on both Amnesia and Eddie is a mystery throughout. It sent cold chills up and down my spine. There seems to always be a sense of urgency — like a ticking clock counting down the minutes until the bomb explodes.
Amnesia is resolute in her need-to-know the answers to who she really is and how she ended up a prisoner on Rumor Island. Definitely a survivor — and a strong and genuinely kind person. She loves Eddie, but still questions if he loves her for herself, or is it because he believes he’s finally found his beloved childhood friend, Sadie. This dilemma has put stumbling blocks in the way of Amnesia’s ability to move forward into a more permanent commitment with him. A trip back to the island and a face-to-face with her nightmares may be the only way to unlock her memories and find those answers.
Eddie is still in protector mode, but even more magnificent if you can imagine. This cool, calm and all around good guy has definitely got game – and he uses it well. He’s been in his own hell through the years — blaming himself for Sadie’s disappearance and missing her with all his heart. And now he’s facing some difficult choices.
There’s freedom in remembering.
My only complaint: A little more of Amnesia’s background would have been appreciated. I felt there were too many loose ends left hanging and not enough memories restored to completely satisfy me. But hope springs eternal and, hopefully, we’ll find ourselves returning once again to Lake Lochlan. And perhaps then, ALL the answers will be divulged — especially with more than one character’s past still not fully revealed. Please say it’s so, Cambria Hebert.
Otherwise, this was an unforgettable and well-wrapped story. I would highly recommend this duet of books to any romantic suspense/romance reader.