Many twists and turns, a touch of
the paranormal and an imaginative ending could have made for a great book. Unfortunately, the main characters have no real chemistry, and the
lack of support from the people
of New Orleans for a supposedly
well-established family with hero
sons rings false.

When a woman's hand is found in the bayou and his brother is accused of her murder, Damon and his family set out to prove his innocence. The key may lie with a woman named Crystal, who bears a striking resemblance to the victim and has no clear memory of her past.

Damon fights his attraction to Crystal, fearing she may be the woman his brother loves, and they seek to discover her true identity, while someone is out to make sure she remembers nothing ever again. (HQN, Sep., 384 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Susan Mobley