About the Book
Book: Buried Cold Case Secrets
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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About the Author
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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.
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Fast paced, danger, secrets, fractured relationships and unforgiveness make this story stand out. The characters are flawed with emotional baggage that keeps them from trusting each other. I like how the author gave us a glimpse at what Melanie had been through years ago. Readers will understand how traumatic it was for Melanie as she relives it everyday. Coming back to where it happened may not be a wise decision but Melanie is determined to find closure.
Jason is not happy to see Melanie since he still is angry at her after all these years. In his mind she abandoned her best friend that fateful day to save herself. The person she left behind was his sister. How can he forgive Melanie for not helping his sister escape with her? His pain can be seen in his eyes every time he thinks of what his sister went through.
I loved the mystery of the man who was after Melanie. He was determined to stop her, but from what? Was he the person who had kidnapped and tortured her and her best friend? Why is this person so violent each time he gets near Melanie? The story is very intense and at times I caught myself holding my breath.
As the story progresses the author uses faith to help Melanie and Jason start to open up to each other. The ending is filled with surprises and sadness as the truth is finally revealed. I liked how the author showed how forgiveness can heal relationships as she wraps up the story with secrets that will shake the town and restore trust to those who held bitterness for so long.
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.
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