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Forget Me Not

(Crossroads Crisis Center #1)

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  417 ratings  ·  73 reviews
Their Elusive Enemies Took Everything. Now They Want More.

Crossroads Crisis Center owner Benjamin Brandt was a content man—in his faith, his work, and his family. Then in a flash, everything he loved was snatched away. His wife and son were murdered, and grief-stricken Ben lost faith. Determination to find their killers keeps him going, but after three years of dead ends a
Paperback, 336 pages
Published March 16th 2010 by Multnomah (first published March 5th 2010)
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Mar 23, 2010 rated it liked it
When an injured woman shows up at Crossroads Crisis Center, the staff can't help but to notice that she bears an uncanny resemblance to their founder, Susan Brandt. The mystery woman has no recollection of how she ended up in Florida or why she looks so much like Susan. What she does know is that two strange men are out to do her harm, but she's not sure why.

Benjamin Brandt lost his wife and son three years ago. In the years since, several women resembling his late wife have shown up claiming t
Julie G
Apr 24, 2010 rated it it was ok
I almost always love the books I get through this publisher, but this was an exception. I'm still not sure who was related to who and why a lot of that was relevant, especially the whole biological terrorist subplot that went pretty much nowhere. Even as bubble gum reading, it was lacking. If you're looking for mindless suspense, there are plenty of books that have characters who are at least somewhat believable and some that are even likable - unfortunately this book doesn't have them.
Mar 25, 2010 rated it it was ok
Many of you know that I love to read, always have. I tend to get a little panicky if I’m away from home without something to read with me “just in case.” Well, in the last year or so I’ve been lucky enough to come across a couple places where I have opportunities to receive what are known as ‘advanced reader copies’ of some books. What this means in short is that the publishers provide me with a free book in exchange for an honest review of the book published in various places on the web.

Mar 21, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone!
Recommended to Lori by: Liz @ Waterbrook Multnomah
This was my first experience reading Vicki Hinze, but let me tell you, if will not be my last! I'm already looking forward to the next book in this series, but will have to wait 'til Spring 2011 to get my hands on it. Bummer!

I can't give one of my typical reviews of this book, because I would end up giving too much away. Anyone who is familiar with my reviews knows that I like to focus on each of the main characters lives, as well as add a little something about any secondary characters who migh
Dec 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a read-in-one gulp kind of novel. Seriously, once you start you won't be able to stop. So clear your calendar, send your loved ones off on an adventure without you and curl up by with this intense read for the afternoon.

A twisty, turny plot that is so complicated I'll just advise you to go with the flow and be content with knowing that eventually everything will be revealed. Edgy and tense and utterly compelling.

And if all that danger and mystery isn't enough to leave you gasping for b
The heroine has bad guys after her but she gets amnesia early on in the story, so most of it is spent trying to figure out what's going on and who's after her. The problem I have with it is that a great deal of time is spent in the bad guy's POV. I don't generally like reading the bad guy's POV. It's not a pleasant place to be. And in this case, it kind of eliminated a lot of the mystery and suspense in the story. It's a good read, nonetheless.

“Hinze has written a masterful, complicated tale of suspense that gains momentum with each turn of a page. Her writing flows surely, moving from one character to the next, one setting to another, with readers keeping the swift pace. . . . Hinze’s plot may have readers puzzling over how this tangled tale will ever resolve itself, but that underestimates the author’s talent for transforming the unlikely into something beautiful.”
--Publishers Weekly

“Forget Me Not is a thriller you won’t so
Jan 20, 2019 rated it did not like it
This was the most confusing of books. It felt like it kept going off on tangents, the most unbelievable, convoluted tangents possible. I found it really difficult to keep track of characters. Also, the writing was such that I had to keep backtracking to figure out which character was speaking. There were some places that I never did figure that out.
It gets one star because for some reason I kept reading. I was hoping that by the end of it things would make sense.
Jun 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic intriguing story!

A woman with amnesia, a wealthy widower and a deadly group of dangerous individuals take this story on quite a ride. I didn’t want to put it down. Will definitely be looking for more by this author.
Oct 01, 2018 rated it liked it
This book was very confusing at first. I actually thought maybe this was book # 2 and that I had missed something in an earlier book. About half way through, I figured out who the people were and got into what was happening.
DeAna Rodriguez
Jul 18, 2017 rated it liked it
This book was quite interesting, but yet confusing. Even though this book is considered Christian Fiction it has a lot of suspense and a little romance.
Apr 19, 2018 rated it did not like it
couldn't even finish it
Apr 10, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, suspense
From My Blog...[return]When a prologue has the ability to command the reader's full attention and leave the reader no choice but to continue reading the novel without a single pause, that is usually the mark of a well-written novel and Forget Me Not by Vicki Hinze is indeed that sort of novel. The beginning of the novel is quite a mystery; the reader is introduced to all the key players and a fair amount of unknowns. A woman is being warned that NINA is after her and she must once again vanish, ...more
Apr 12, 2010 rated it really liked it
I want to begin this review, as usual, by thanking the author Vicki Hinze for graciously sending me a copy of this book to be able to review it. If you read the post the day I got the package you will have read she also included a copy of "War Games: Kill Zone" and a bookmark of "Forget Me Not" to go along with the autographed copy of the book. I didn't ask for any of the other items, so it goes to show you how kind Vicki really is.

This is a beautifully written mystery, suspense, thriller, and
Apr 26, 2010 rated it really liked it
Forget Me Not is an intense, “ripped from the headlines” suspense story that grabs you from the beginning and offers a tense, nail biting, roller coaster ride. This book is chock full of real life situations – loss, grief, murder, terrorists, bombs, amnesia, car jacking……..if it doesn’t hold your interest, I suspect nothing will!

I think a warning should be issued with this book: May Cause Sleep Loss. This is one of those books you’re likely to stay up very late just to finish it. In one intervi
Apr 05, 2010 rated it liked it
Recommended to Staci by: Waterbrook Publishing Tour
Shelves: 2010-reads
What worked for me: The story was very fast paced and there really wasn't a time that I found myself bored with the story. I really liked the character Ben...he felt real in regards to his pain and why he avoided the Crossroads Crisis Center at all costs. I was touched by his vulnerability and at times my heart ached for all of the loss he had suffered. The storyline was pretty intriguing for the most part and I wanted to continue reading so that I could find out who really were the bad guys and ...more
Nora St Laurent
May 24, 2010 rated it really liked it
Buckle-up as you prepare to read Vicki Hinze’s first Christian Fiction suspenseful adventure, Forget Me Not. I was so thankful to receive a review copy of this book.

I was hooked from the very first chapter as a murder, then a carjacking takes place and the main character is left for dead. The main character is running for her life and wakes up in the woods, badly beaten. A Good Samaritan arrives and helps her to the Crossroads Crisis Center. One problem - this isn’t a medical facility and the wo
Aug 28, 2010 rated it it was amazing
The loss of one’s faith through tragedy does not separate anyone from the love of God or His faithfulness–”when we are faithless, He is faithful.”

Benjamin Brandt, owner of Crossroads Crisis Center, had an ideal life–his faith, his wife and son, and his work. In an instant, he lost all but his job. His family had been murdered. Although grief-stricken, he continues to search for the murderer(s)–but it’s been three years and leads are slipping away fast.

One day, a woman, who looks remarkably like
May 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A gripping suspense story that will keep you guessing until the end.

I really enjoyed this book. Not only did it have a strong suspense angle and a dash of romance but the faith angle was very good. No matter what happened, even losing her memory in a very traumatic way, the heroine never wavers in her faith. I do tend to get a little tired of the heroines in suspense stories having to find their way to God, so it was nice to read a story about a girl already there who is also strong enough in h
Apr 26, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Author: Vicki Hinze
Publisher: Multnomah
March 2010
ISBN: 978-1-601142-205-7
Genre: Inspirational/suspense

Benjamin Brandt has lost everything he loved--his beloved wife, Susan, and their young son, Christopher, when his family was brutally murdered. Now, Ben has lost his faith, and the only think keeping him going is his determination to find their killers and have them brought to justice. But after three years of only dead ends, his hope is dying.

Then the director at Crossroads
Mar 26, 2010 rated it really liked it
If you like edge-of-your-seat thrillers with some romance then this is a book for you. This was my first experience with Ms. Hinze as an author. She writes great romantic suspense.

I liked this book for it's different from the ordinary plot. The book features Kelly, a woman who we learn at the beginning of the book is on the run from a group she knows little about. Then she ends up unconscious and left in a field with no memory of who she is and what is going on. She remembers some things, just
Apr 09, 2010 rated it really liked it
His wife and son are dead. His faith is gone. Nothing is left for Crossroads Crisis Center owner Benjamin Brandt. Crossroads was Susan’s dream, she just didn’t live long enough to see it fully realized. Ben can’t bear to be a part of it without her.

Then a mysterious woman shows up at the center. She’s bruised and broken from a severe beating. She has no memory, no identity, and no belongings—except a face that could pass for Ben’s dead wife, Susan’s necklace…and a strong, unwavering faith in God
Kathleen Kelly
Mar 19, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: finished
My thoughts:
Forget Me Not by Vicki Hinze is a fast reading suspenseful story with the main characters living on the edge of sanity and are drawn together to solve the mystery of Ben's loss of his wife and son and"Susan", who does not know who she is and why people are trying to kill her, knows that somehow she is linked to the Ben's loss.
I liked "Susan" because even against the odds of her surviving the attempts on her life she keeps her faith in God intact in spite of her tortuous past that sh
Bruce Judisch
Jun 21, 2010 rated it really liked it
In Forget Me Not, Vicki Hinze spins an intricate web of intrigue, pitting against each other two extremes on the spectrum of human behavior: the indiscriminant destruction of innocent life and the benevolent protection of the same.

Three years ago, Benjamin Brandt lost his wife, Susan, and his son, Christopher, in a senseless act of violence, and he still hasn't recovered from the loss. When a woman, beaten and left for dead, appears at his crisis center bearing not only an uncanny resemblance to
Jenny Rose
Jan 17, 2011 rated it liked it
We begin with an unidentified (her name changes three times through the story) main character who loses her identity. She was carjacked, beaten, kidnapped and dumped. She’s left with a spotty memory, gut feelings and her faith in God.

She was dumped in a town with plenty of drama. She looks a lot like Ben Brandt’s late wife. Three years and he’s still not over it. Mayor John Green and local philanthropist Gregory Chessman aren’t who they seem. And Vickie Hinze’s main character is still being foll
Apr 08, 2010 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful young woman is found beaten in the woods near the small town of Seagrove Village Florida. She has no clue who she is, with the exception that she found a card in her pocket with the name Susan written on it. The other side has an address for the Crossroads Crisis Center. Upon entering the center, she sees a picture of Susan Brandt. The resemblance is eerie, is she Susan? The director of the center is positive she is not, because Susan was murdered, why then is she wearing a necklace ...more
Dana Rongione
Sep 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing
In "Forget Me Not," Vicki Hinze spins an intricate web of romance and intrigue.

Kelly Walker lives an unusual life. Unfortunately, things are about to become even more complicated. Carjacked, beaten, and left to die, Kelly soon finds herself in the middle of an elaborate scheme. Remembering little besides her relationship with Christ, Kelly determines to hold fast to her faith in spite of her fear of the unknown.

With the help of a friend named Benjamin Brandt, Kelly stumbles down a long path to r

This story was pretty good, but a bit complicated. I liked that it was fast paced and that the characters had scars and needed emotional healing. I also liked being in the thugs' heads every now and then to see what their diabolical minds were plotting. It's just like evil to double cross itself, so watching the "best laid plans" fall apart was gratifying. I enjoyed the mystery of discovering who "Susan" was a little bit at a time as she discovered things about herself.

There were a few murders t
May 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Goodreads Recommendations
"Forget Me Not" is a captivating thriller that I couldn't put down. The story begins at the Crossroads Crisis Center founded by Susan Brandt who was killed in a tragic accident with her son Christopher leaving her husband Ben devastated and searching for revenge. A battered woman with a severe head injury and no memory of her past appears at the centre looking for answers and carrying a card and a cross that link her to Susan Brandt. What follows is a thrill- ride as Ben and the mysterious Susan ...more
Apr 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A woman is found in the woods, badly beaten and with no memory of who she is or where she is from. With few clues as to her identity or what danger might be stalking her, she finds herself at the Crossroads Crisis Center. But not every face is a friendly one and our mystery woman has to decipher who is friend and who is foe.

The Crisis Center's owner Benjamin Brandt is suspicious of this woman who closely resembles his wife, who was murdered three years ago. Ben has made it his mission in life to
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Vicki is the USA TODAY bestselling and award-winning author of nearly 40 novels, 4 nonfiction books and hundreds of articles. She's recognized as an author and as an educator by Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World. For seven years, she was a columnist for Social-In Global Network; before then, a radio-talk show host for Everyday Woman.

The former VP for International Thriller Writers,

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