Book Review: Deadly Memories by S.D O’Donnell


Who is the beautiful Jayne Doe? And why does someone want to kill her?

Ex-detective Saul Becker learned the hard way not to get involved in the troubles of beautiful women. But what else can he do when a barefoot, catatonic Jayne Doe turns up practically in his backyard? Who is she, and what is she so afraid of?

Jayne Doe doesn’t remember anything about her life before she crawled into a hollow tree at the lake next to Saul’s home.. All she knows is that she’s afraid of something—or someone.

Together, Saul and Jayne set out to uncover her past. But they are in more danger than they know, and it will take all of Saul’s skill and training to track down the past that’s stalking them.

Deadly Memories is a fast-paced novel with unexpected twists and a surprise ending.


This is an enigmatic thriller, about an ex-cop with baggage who finds a woman with amnesia. After forging a bond with this woman it appears she’s fleeing her old life and from someone but who?

I loved this thriller, it was a little predictable but written well enough to be engrossing. I loved the character of Saul Becker and his tenant, Mrs Blackstone. Kennedy made a gruesome villain. There are enough twists and turns for this book to be full of action. The ending wasn’t as surprising as i expected but be warned of bats! The next one in the series is called Deadly Bayou and will be out January 2014.


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