BLINK OF AN EYE
Former nurse Jane Falgoust lost her license due to prescription abuse. At 47, she is divorced, and her only family is her Down syndrome-afflicted brother. She wants to kill herself, and when Hurricane Katrina bears down on New Orleans, she decides to commit suicide and make her death appear accidental, leaving her brother the insurance. But wouldn't you know she not only survives, she finds a new life helping those left in the city after the storm and flooding. Blink of an Eye (3), by Rexanne Becnel, offers a haunting, sympathetic portrait of the city after the hurricane. The tension grows as Jane changes but fears her life can't be redeemed. But the relationship between Jane and the doctor she helps isn't terribly engrossing, and the research overwhelms the romance at times.