Memory Zero

Samantha Ryan is a Melbourne State cop that has no memory of her childhood or her parents, the only thing she has is a child’s drawing of a woman with ‘Mummy’ written underneath.  Things start falling apart when her partner Jack, tries to kill her and weird things start happening around her… and to her.  When Gabriel Stern, a shapechanger of the Special Investigations Unit gets involved, she realises there is more going on than a cop gone rogue and she is right in the middle of it.

I really like Keri Arthur’s work in general, it’s exciting, easy to read and she is very good at creating characters you love and care about.  But after reading and being a bit disappointed with Deadly Desire, I picked this up fully expecting to feel the same way.  It’s the first book in a new series and I have to say it was really good.  Maybe the freshness of all new characters and settings helped but everything felt just right.  The plot was pretty good, if a little twisty at times but the pace of answers being revealed was just right and kept you reading, trying to guess what was going on.  I loved the main characters, Samantha being the one who stands out the most.  Definately not a heroine who gets dropped in the deep end and flounders, waiting for the guy to come and save her.  She can hold her own and I think that worked really well with the character of Gabriel who is alternately confused then impressed by her.  The end of the book felt very unfinished so I really hope there is a second book in the works or I will be left forever wondering.

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Book Information
  • Author: Keri Arthur
  • Series: Spook Squad (1)
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Author: Grete

I'm a complete bookaholic and never want a cure... more shelf space maybe. The only things I love more than reading is my husband and my cats!