Unseen

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Unseen

Unseen by Nancy Bush intrigued me from the beginning. I love a good suspense, and when the somewhat supernatural twist is thrown in, I am hooked. Such was the case in Ms. Bush’s book. A little ways into the book, I noticed that the plot lagged here and there, and small scenes were placed here and there that seemed out of place and pretty much unnecessary to the overall story. I do realize that these small scenes happen in books, especially with suspense novels, because the reader needs hints to keep them reading. However, several of these short parts just didn’t seem to add to the story, rather they slowed my reading and enjoyment because I couldn’t figure out just why I needed that little tidbit of information.

I loved Gemma throughout the whole book. She is an odd one and while I feel like I got to see quite a bit of her emotional trauma, I still felt like I was just on the edge of getting to the core of her and what makes her tick. I guess that was the theme for th is whole book. It riveted my attention because the basic plot line and characters were excellent and totally unlike anything I have ever read. But, when it is all put together, I feel like it wasn’t pulled together quite as tightly as it could have been. There are loose ends that I don’t feel were ever tied together, and some were pulled together in the book, but still didn’t give quite enough information for me to fully understand the connections between the characters and places in the book. Throughout the whole book, I felt as though I were standing on a precipice of understanding, and while I could see the light at the bottom, I never quite got there.

All that being said, I can’t deny that I was pulled into this book and had a hard time sitting it down. I just had to know and understand what was going on. Toward the end, when all is revealed, it felt too rushed. The book was quite long and drawn out leading up to the climax, but after that, it just sort of fizzled out for me.

I would like to read more from Nancy Bush. I feel like she has the potential to write a romantic suspense novel that would knock my socks off. I am hoping to pick up her next and find that she has pulled the story and characters together more thoroughly.


Book Blurb for Unseen

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. . .


Night Owl Reviews Feb, 2010 3.75