Book & Author Details:
Scar Tissue by M.C. Domovitch
Publication date: February 10th 2016
Genres: Suspense, Thriller
When successful model Ciara Kelly wakes up in hospital, remembering nothing of the weeks she has been missing, her only clues are the ugly words carved into her skin. According to the police she was a victim of the Cutter, a serial killer who has already murdered three women. For her protection the police and her doctors give a press conference, announcing that because her amnesia is organically caused, her memory loss is permanent. But, whether her memory returns or not is anybody’s guess.
Overnight, Ciara’s glamorous life is gone. Her scars have killed both her modelling career and her relationship with her rich boyfriend. With nothing to keep her in New York, she returns to her home town of Seattle, moves in with her sister and goes about building a new life. But when her sister lets it slip that Ciara’s memory is returning, the killer comes after her again. If Ciara is to stay alive, she must keep one step ahead of the Cutter.
The reader is thrust into the action right from the very outset with this story. With no background or setup, the author has cleverly attempted to place her audience into the same position as the victim. And on the whole, I would say that she has succeeded.
There is a good, strong plot to the story, and the narrative is fast paced. I never felt that the story lagged at any point. I felt that the potential cast of suspects was possibly spread too wide, but this was a minor niggle, as it served to underline the lack of people whom Clara could trust.
The conclusion was, in my opinion, a little rushed, given the build up. Nevertheless, it was a satisfying resolution to the tale. I look forward to the next in the series with interest.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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Monique Domovitch lives with her physician husband and their two dogs. They divide their time between their farm on the west coast, their home in Toronto and the Florida Keys. She started writing later in life, after retiring from her television career, “proving that one is never too late to follow one’s dreams,” as she points out.
When she is not writing or traveling, she is an avid redecorator. Which might explain why we move so much,” she says, laughing. “Once a house has been re and re-done, it’s time to move on.” Monique is working on her ninth book, a sequel to Scar Tissue, tentatively titled Seeing Evil.