Sunday, March 9, 2014

Remembering That Night-Stephanie Doyle

Remembering That Night Stephanie Doyle Harlequin SuperRomance, Mar 4 2014, $6.75 ISBN: 9780373608348 He no longer practices psychology after what happened to a patient he feels he failed; Greg Chalmers uses his uncanny ability to detect when someone lies to win at poker as he knows a bluff. His talent has banned him from all the casinos in Vegas and AC with the Grande Casino being the last place he can play. However, security chief Victor Lario hammers Greg after accusing him of cheating. Brigantine PD Sheriff Danielson asks Greg to help them with a case involving a woman covered in blood who claims to have no memory as to who she is and what happened. Though total mental loss is rare, Greg cannot tell for sure if she is telling the truth; but unless she is a sociopath or delusional he leans towards her suffering from amnesia. Greg offers to help her recover. Meanwhile someone murdered Grande Casino owner, mob chieftain A.C. D’Amato; which leads to Jane Doe being identified as the victim’s former ward Eliza Dunning, who worked for her guardian as a CPA. As Greg and Eliza team up to restore her lost memories, they fall in love while he and the cops try to keep her safe from a killer seeking to eliminate the lone witness. Though amnesia has been used a lot in crime novels, Remembering That Night is an exhilarating romantic mystery due to Greg’s gambling addiction and unique skill that he fears is failing him for the first time in his life as he knows he reacts to Eliza with his wrong head. Readers will enjoy this engaging suspense. Harriet Klausner

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