Unforgettable

by Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen

Unforgettable suspense novel

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Haley has always admired her strong-willed great-grandmother Grisa. The woman survived the disappearance of her husband and thrived after her immigration to America at the beginning of World War II. But when a shocking telephone call from a detective in Germany turns Haley's life upside down in an instant, she finds herserlf questioning everything she thought she knew about her heritage.

The body of Ulrich Krauss has been found, and the renowned toymaker and artist has a shocking connection to Haley: he is her great-grandfather—not missing, but murdered. Now, at the request of her ailing great-grandmother, Haley travels to Germany to seek answers. What she finds instead are more questions and a growing sense of danger dodging her every step. Protection appears in the form of Joshua, an attractive man from Haley's past who is in Germany on business. Together the pair embarks on an emotional quest for the truth, only to discover that a generations-old plot is very much alive, and there are those as determined as ever to keep the facts surrounding Ulrich's death hidden—even if it means silencing his great-granddaughter for good.

Product Details

Pages208
Size6 x 9
ISBN9781524403362
PublishedCovenant Communications 2018
Audiobook NarratorLuone Ingram
Audiobook RuntimeApproximately 8 hrs.
AudiobookUnabridged

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Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen

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Reviews

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Interesting historical fiction
By , Submitted on 2018-08-15

Well done and the narrator, like usual, is excellent.


By , Submitted on 2018-08-13

Breathtaking (literally) beginning. Good read with enough mystery and intrigue to keep me reading.

Great historical fiction novel!
By , Submitted on 2018-07-25

I don’t usually leave book reviews, but I really enjoyed this book! It had a good story line, with believable characters, and was suspenseful. I enjoy learning more about the World War Ii era and this book did not disappoint. I highly recommend it!

Fun Romantic Suspense
By , Submitted on 2018-05-29

Unforgettable is a suspenseful novel that skillfully blends the past and present while stirring in a little romance. Follow Haley and Joshua as their visit to the past threatens another’s future. Discover what really happened to Haley’s great-grandfather in the tumultuous times preceding World War II in Germany. This book moves quickly and is a fun read.

Unforgettable by Ronda Hinrichsen
By , Submitted on 2018-05-19

A refreshingly, clean historical fiction. The story instantly captured my attention as I've always wanted to visit the Alps and see Germany myself. I was intrigued to learn more about the stolen art from World War II and enjoyed the relationships of the characters. A really good read!

Mystery-suspense with a hint of romance
By , Submitted on 2018-05-15

This book had an intriguing plot and cool setting in contemporary Germany. Haley’s great-grandmother Isle lost her husband before WWII and never knew what happened to him. When a police investigator calls to let the family know Ulrich’s remains have been found inside a basement wall over 60 years later, Haley’s great-grandma begs her to go to Germany for her to see what she can find out and to do a memorial service for her dear husband, who was killed. But as Haley and Josh, a friend she bumps into in Germany, start doing some investigating in Germany, it seems that the killer from decades ago might still be alive. Mysterious, eerie things start happening to thwart their efforts to find out the truth.

This was a well done book. The suspense was good. The villain was intriguing, and the author did a good job of helping the reader feel empathetic toward him (a little). The romance felt a little stilted and slow to me, but it was there. The mystery element in this book was super fascinating. I loved the idea of a German helping Jews hide their priceless art before the Nazis took over and confiscated it all. But a new organization arose, the one responsible for offing Ulrich, and they’re still working their underhanded ways all these years later.

My favorite characters were Haley and Ilse. They had a touching, sweet relationship. I loved how Haley learned slowly along the way that her family might not be as cold and unloving as she’s always believed. This book seemed to promote the theme that not everyone is as cut and dry, white or black as we tend to believe or judge on first impressions (or even after knowing for years).

I love a great suspense story! Get this one!
By , Submitted on 2018-05-15

I love to read a good suspense book, especially when it also includes a touch of romance! Unforgettable by Ronda Gibb Hinricksen is both and it’s done so well!

I loved the way that the book begins with Ulrich. The reader knows at least kind of what had happened to him, at least partially, throughout the book. Of course, the characters have no idea. Haley didn’t have any idea that he hadn’t been killed in World War II.

I really liked Haley. She was willing to take a break from her job, and maybe even miss the death of her beloved great-grandmother to go on a mission to Germany for her. There she faced danger at almost every turn. It was not a trip for the faint of heart. I liked that she was able to keep her wits about her and do what she needed to do, even with seemingly everything against her.

Lucky for Haley, she was met by Joshua, a friend of her brother. He was willing to drop what he was doing and help her pretty much every day, with anything she needed. Together they face the danger and the craziness that comes Haley’s way.

It was interesting in this one not to have the second voice be Haley’s love interest. The second voice in this one is the bad guy, Otto. I liked the way the author had the reader see what was coming for Haley through his eyes. It was one of those books where you just want to shout at the character to not walk into the house, because you knew that someone or something bad was waiting for her.

I really liked the plot of this one. I enjoyed the family history element. And the history in general. I learned at least a little about World War II Germany and the pictures that are actually still missing from this time period. I also really liked how the title, Unforgettable, plays into this book.

This book is so well done! Make sure you take time to read it yourself!

Light Suspense/Mystery
By , Submitted on 2018-05-15

This is a mystery, light suspense novel. There really isn't much romance, just a growing friendship that turns into more the last couple pages. The whole book covers just a handful of days so it makes sense.

I thought the concept of this book was good, the plot was interesting. I love how it started off giving us most of the information while the characters worked through the muddy stuff. 😀 I almost wish I could have had more of the historical stuff, more about Ulrich from his point of view like we did in the beginning. He was such an interesting character to me and the one I had the most attachment to.

The story was a bit slow for me. The suspense wasn't especially gripping where I felt the need to keep turning pages in desperation. I didn't have a real emotional connection to the main character except to appreciate her devotion to her great grandmother. I could sense her kindness but I wasn't emotionally drawn to her. Even though this wasn't my favorite book by this author, I will be coming back for more because I love her mystery/suspense angle and how she keeps things clean! 3/5 stars

Content: mild violence, peril, death

- I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions expressed are my own.

A thrilling tale of mystery, suspense, and romance
By , Submitted on 2018-04-28

The suspense starts right off in this story with a strange message left on Hayley's great Grandmother's, Grisa, answering machine. Thinking it must be a mistake, Hayley follows up on the message only to find that it's very real - the body of her great Grandfather, who went missing just before the start of World War II, has been found in a renovated house. At her great-Grandmother's request, Haley travels to Germany to learn what she can about the situation. She's torn about leaving her elderly and sick great-Grandmother who has been a stabilizing force in Haley's broken family, but wants to honor her wishes, and get some answers. From the moment she steps on the plane, Haley finds herself with unwanted attention from a German man who ends up every where she is. Thankfully her brother has a friend in Germany, Joshua, and he comes to Haley's rescue. The two become fast friends, and set off together to learn what they can about her great-Grandfather, to piece together his last days, and try to figure out who might want him dead. Unfortunately, Haley becomes a target too.

With her signature style of mixing great locations, mystery, and a touch of romance, Ronda Hinrichsen takes the reader on a trip through German landmarks and history as Haley and Joshua search for answers. The descriptions are wonderful, and family ties reach across miles and generations. It is also a story of family reconciliation, healing, and finding love. A great read

Suspense, mystery, and a trip to Germany
By , Submitted on 2018-04-28

The suspense starts right off in this story with a strange message left on Hayley's great Grandmother's, Grisa, answering machine. Thinking it must be a mistake, Hayley follows up on the message only to find that it's very real - the body of her great Grandfather, who went missing just before the start of World War II, has been found in a renovated house in Germany. At her great-Grandmother's request, Haley travels to Germany to learn what she can about the situation. She's torn about leaving her elderly and sick great-Grandmother who has been a stabilizing force in Haley's broken family, but wants to honor her wishes, and get some answers. From the moment she steps on the plane, Haley finds herself with unwanted attention from a German man who ends up every where she is. Thankfully her brother has a friend in Germany, Joshua, and he comes to Haley's rescue. The two become fast friends, and set off together to learn what they can about her great-Grandfather, to piece together his last days, and try to figure out who might want him dead. Unfortunately, Haley becomes a target too.

With her signature style of mixing great locations, mystery, and a touch of romance, Ronda Hinrichsen takes the reader on a trip through German landmarks and history as Haley and Joshua search for answers. The descriptions are wonderful, and family ties reach across miles and generations. It is also a story of family reconciliation, healing, and finding love. A great read!

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