About the Book
Author: Sami A. Abrams
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release date: December 28, 2021
Recovering her missing memories…
Could be the key to solving a murder…
Searching for her best friend’s remains could help forensic anthropologist Melanie Hutton regain her memories of when they were both kidnapped—unless the killer gets to Melanie first. For her safety, Melanie must rely on Detective Jason Cooper, who still blames her for his sister’s death. Can Jason set the past aside to solve the cold-case murder…and shield Melanie from the same fate?
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Melanie has had a pretty rough life. She was abducted when she was a teenager, along with her best friend, tortured, escaped, has amnesia due to her trauma, and everyone she knows and loves pretty much turns against her. Coming back to her hometown fifteen years later as a forensic anthropologist, she is determined to find the body of her best friend and finally bury her. But people still blame her unreasonably, I think, for what transpired with these girls.
This was a very engrossing tale and at times I thought maybe Melanie should just pack up and leave town and go far away and start a new life, a better life. If only to get away from the pain of her past and all the judgmental eyes. Including her late best friend's brother's, Jason, blame and animosity. But not only that, but to get away from all the danger that keeps visiting her and inflicting wounds on her person. I found the story interesting on how the victim could be victimized again, and in some cases to protect the true monster.
This was a story filled with intense suspense and a crime that started a rippling affect through several lives. And of forgiveness and truth winning over the lies.
I was provided a copy of this book from the author. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.
About the Author
More from Sami
What writer doesn’t grow up reading every chance they get? That would be me.
Until my thirties, I hated to read. Then someone told me about Terri Blackstock, and I decided to give her books a try. I was hooked. I guess there’s something to finding the right genre. Romantic Suspense is it for me. Of course, that makes sense. I love CSI, NCIS, and Criminal Minds. Over the years, I have expanded my taste, but there’s just something about suspense that keeps me coming back.
A little over five years ago, I decided to start checking off some of the items on my bucket list. I learned how to rock climb and got my scuba certification, among other things. When I got to the item, writing a novel, I sat down and pounded it out. Check the box; I was done. Wrong. God had other plans and placed some amazing people in my life.
One of those plans was attending MurderCon, a conference for writers where they learn from experts about, you guessed it…murder. Actually, it’s about police procedures, crime scene analysis…the list goes on and on. One of the workshops I attended was with a forensic anthropologist, and the idea for Melanie Hutton and Buried Cold Case Secrets was born.
I loved writing Melanie’s story. She’s a fighter and refuses to let anything stand in her way, including the man, Jason Cooper, who blames her for her best friend’s death. Jason holds on to the past and his hatred toward Melanie, but he soon learns that if he puts aside his assumptions and listens, he’ll discover the truth about the day his sister died. Letting go of his anger and blame is tough for Jason, but when he does, he finds the life he’s always wanted.
I hope you enjoy reading Melanie and Jason’s story as much as I did writing it.
I’d love to hear from you. Please visit my website at samiaabrams.com and sign up for my newsletter.
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