United States marshal Eli Cayne saved Julia Galloway's life once…and he's prepared to do it again. But his task would be easier if she could remember him—or the murderer who almost put her in an early grave and seems to be hunting her once more. To protect Julia from the latest threat against her life, Eli has to consider the possibility that he put an innocent man in jail. Julia has no memories of the serial killer called the Hangman, though, and no reason to trust Eli. But with the killer getting closer, she must work with Eli to confront her past—and the feelings growing between them.
My thoughts: FRACTURED MEMORY is not Ms. Redwood's debut novel as I initially thought, but she is a new to me author. She seems to have the Love Inspired Suspense formula down, and shots are fired on the second page! And let the race be on...
When the safe house she is secreted off to is compromised soon after arrival, the ante is upped and interested is triggered.
My suspicions were raised early on as to who the bad "guy" might be. Red herrings were planted to keep the reader guessing, but I'd figured it out, since I read enough of these to know the formula and how it works. It is rare for a LIS author to surprise me. What I didn't know was why.
I have to be impressed by Ms. Redwood's medical knowledge, but her bio states she's a pediatric ER nurse by day. So medical mysteries are something she excels at. A great book by a new-to-me author. 4 stars.