Monday, February 4, 2008

Silent Run-Barbara Freethy

Silent Run
Barbara Freethy
Onyx, Mar 2008, $7.99
ISBN: 9780451412539

Following a nasty car crash, a woman is rushed to St. Mary’s Hospital in Santa Barbara County suffering a traumatic injury to her brain. To her shock she cannot remember who she is. Angry Jake Sanders arrives claiming Jane Doe is his lover Sarah Tucker, who vanished with their daughter Caitlyn. However, Sarah suffers amnesia and the emergency rescuers insist no baby was in the car or at the accident scene.

Although barely talking to one another, Jake and Sarah team up in a frantic hunt for Caitlyn. However, Jake who thought he knew Sarah when they were together revises his opinion when he concludes she was on the lam even when they lived together. When an unknown adversary tries to kill Sarah, Jake knows that Caitlyn is in jeopardy because of her mother’s unknown past.

This is a one sitting suspense thriller from the moment that Jane Doe awakens in the hospital to the final altercation. The romantic subplot enhances the desperate search as she knows she has lived a life of lies but cannot recall them and he feels betrayed by the woman he loves, who might not exist. As they continue their SILENT RUN, readers slowly learn what Sarah forgot. Barbara Freethy provides a gripping romantic suspense.

Harriet Klausner