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ON BORROWED TIME
by David Rosenfelt

Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Suspense

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After a car accident, journalist Richard Kilmer’s fiancée disappears without a trace. Nobody but Richard has any memory of Jennifer Ryan. Determined to prove she exists, Richard begins searching for clues to figure out what has happened. He finds out about a secretive clinical trial being conducted at the hospital near the location of his accident. Joined by a woman searching for her missing twin, Richard embarks on a dangerous quest for the truth. (MINOTAUR, Feb., 304 pp., $24.99)

On Borrowed Time is original and exciting. The story is well plotted and fast paced. The characters are interesting, especially some of the secondary characters, who become unwittingly involved in a mastermind’s deadly plan. At times the protagonist’s failure to figure out obvious connections is frustrating. For example, Richard fails to see that it is highly unlikely that his missing girlfriend would look like the missing sister of the woman helping him solve the case.

Reviewed By: Roseann Marlett

Publisher: MINOTAUR

Published: February 2011

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