Thursday 7 May 2015

Book review - Shattered Witness by Anna DeStefano

A brutal assault leaves high-powered CEO Shaw Cassidy’s memory shattered. Her isolated estate on High Lake Mountain should be her haven, but nightmares and eerie shadows threaten her sanity. A shot in the night sends her running from the creaking Victorian into the arms of a stranger she instinctively trusts. But is he her hero, or her downfall?

Time is running out for special agent Cole Marinos. His undercover assignment: to protect his childhood sweetheart—the lost love who broke his heart. His reality: Shaw is suspected of treason. To uncover the top-secret government leak that will exonerate her, he must trigger her memories of her stalker…and of Cole’s long-ago betrayal.

The evil tracking Shaw closes in, each attack more cruel and personal than the last. And each is designed to implicate Cole. With Shaw’s memory returning and her life on the line, is she trusting a man she once promised to love forever? Or is Cole the monster who wants her dead?

(I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review)

This is the first book I've read by Anna DeStefano. The book cover initially drew me to it and as I started reading I got caught up in the story.

Shaw Cassidy is the CEO of her family business but she was attacked which left her with amnesia. She was accused of treason but because she's lost her memories she couldn't prove her innocence. She was advised to retreat to her grandmother's mansion in the mountains to recover and recuperate.

Enter Cole Marinos who is Shaw's ex-lover and an FBI agent. He was called to this task due to their history. He would monitor and protect Shaw without her knowing, until one day she freaked out and ran out of the mansion and Cole then made his presence known to Shaw.

What happened over the next 2 days since their encounter helped Shaw bring back a lot of her memories that no other agents or Doctor could. Even though Shaw couldn't remember Cole, her heart and body remembered and they fell for each other uncontrollably.

All while this was happening, the villain of the story continued tormenting Shaw. It was pretty easy to guess early on who he is.

All in all, this was a satisfying read with a happy ending. My favourite parts of the book were when Shaw and Cole were drawn into each other and what they have together is very real and bold. Good read!

Goodreads link to Shattered Witness

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Shayay said...

This sounds super interesting! I'm going to have to read this!

Fiona said...

I'd love to hear what you think of it :)