She was kidnapped into a cult eleven years earlier. After being rescued by her best friend, FBI Special Agent Lexi Hunter, her memory is still wrapped in a fog. She struggles to remember her daughter and the terrible events that unfolded in her past. But Lexi Hunter has her journals. Now hidden away in a secret place, the two friends piece together what happened. Yet a sinister element doesn’t want the truth to come forward and will do anything to silence Josephine’s voice forever. He must steal the journals before her memory surfaces and take both women out before the situation explodes.
[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Amnesia" by Melissa Saulnier.]
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Special Agent Lexi Hunter is working on a time-sensitive case in Portland. Suddenly, her boss, Brandon, summons her to tell her that she’ll be moving to work with Supervisory Special Agent Thomas Crown’s team at Behavioral Analysis Unit, L.A. office. David Gabriel Lyons, a government assassin, works for NOVA, Inc., and they have a history together back at Quantico. Unknown to Lexi, NOVA, Inc. is responsible for her transfer from Portland, because they need David to keep a close eye on her. He bugs her apartment. Unexpectedly, Lexi falls in love with Lyons.
Lexi’s best friend, Josephine Barton, was abducted over ten years ago. Josephine’s abductor and cult leader of The Fellowship is now preying on Lexi. David must go against his organization to protect her. Is he willing to risk?
Amnesia by Melissa Saulnier is jaw-dropping! Devouring this book felt like watching an episode of The Blacklist series; full of action and suspense. The author had a way of pulling me close to the characters and the tale. Her writing technique, the stylistic devices, and the choice of words were just on another level! That was what I appreciated most about this work. The vivid descriptions were something I enjoyed in this thriller. Instances of Lexi’s pretty green eyes and David’s blue eyes had me creating images of their physical looks in my mind. I enjoyed the author’s satire on some characters’ shortcomings and personalities.
We’re introduced to the cynical David Gabriel Lyons, who gave me butterflies right from the word go. He’s introduced as "a ghost the government used to raid terrorist cells and drug lords." I mean, who wouldn’t fear him? There’s Lexi, a mysterious character. I tried relating to her from the beginning, but she’s full of mystery, and her next actions are unprecedented. Still, she evoked deep emotions in me.
I encountered several acronyms whose meanings were not included. Moreover, I found repeated sentences that I found unnecessary. Those were the only things I dislike about this publication. I only detected a few grammatical errors; therefore, I can affirm the book is professionally edited.
The courage of David, an assassin and spy, falling in love with the emotionally sensitive Lexi was troubling; I kept worrying for the latter’s life. Even so, the world-building was masterfully done, and the surprises from the characters had me staying on my toes on every page. Consequently, I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars. I recommend it to readers who enjoy reading action-packed installments.