A vacation in New Orleans is supposed to help heal dental hygienist Kerry Johnston's bruised heart, but the romantic city only reminds her of the reason she's there alone -- a recently broken engagement. Meeting writer Matt Anderson just after he's found a corpse in his hotel room takes Kerry's mind off her problems, in a big way. Kerry believes she knew the dead woman and, once Matt is convinced, they seek the truth about what happened. The experience brings them together, but there's no expectation of permanence on either side ... at first. The third installment of Hotel Marchand, The Unknown Woman (4) by Laurie Paige, is strongly atmospheric, evoking images of the Big Easy as it was -- and will be again. And there's nothing like the discovery of a body in a blackout to stir a reader's interest!
Reviewed by: 
Catherine Witmer