She Woke Up With No Memories. . .
She wakes up in a hospital room...bruised. . .bloody...confused. She knows her name is Gemma La Porte--but that's all. She doesn't remember smashing her car. She doesn't remember anything from the last three days. But a policeman, Deputy Will Tanninger, is waiting for answers and wants to know if she's responsible for a fatal hit-and-run. . .
But Remembering Her Past Could Kill Her. . .
Hoping to restore her shattered memory, Gemma has no choice but to put her trust in Will. But if it turns out she's guilty of murder, he has no choice but to arrest her. Torn by her growing feelings for Will, and haunted by her shadowy past, Gemma is determined to learn the truth. But, in this case, the darkest truths are unknowable--and the deadliest enemies are unseen. . .
In a shift from her Jane Kelly mystery series (Candy Apple Red, etc.), Bush pens an eerie suspense novel woven with a compelling romance and a touch of the supernatural. In rural Oregon, Gemma LaPorte wakes up in a hospital with a fragmented memory. Det. Will Tanninger tells Gemma that she s a prime suspect in a hit and run that critically injured a child molester. As Gemma s memories start to return and she finds notes she had made about brain function, she wonders whether the concussion is the only reason for her amnesia. Suspense builds as a subplot involving a serial killer who burns his victims slowly merges with Gemma s story. As Will and Gemma s relationship becomes increasingly intimate, the plot takes a darker, more sinister turn, and the terrifying denouement will have readers riveted.