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Nancy Bush, . . Zebra, $6.99 (384pp) ISBN 978-1-4201-0340-3

In a shift from her Jane Kelly mystery series (Candy Apple Red , etc.), Bush pens an eerie suspense novel woven with a compelling romance and a touch of the supernatural. In rural Oregon, Gemma LaPorte wakes up in a hospital with a fragmented memory. Det. Will Tanninger tells Gemma that she’s a prime suspect in a hit and run that critically injured a child molester. As Gemma’s memories start to return and she finds notes she had made about brain function, she wonders whether the concussion is the only reason for her amnesia. Suspense builds as a subplot involving a serial killer who burns his victims slowly merges with Gemma’s story. As Will and Gemma’s relationship becomes increasingly intimate, the plot takes a darker, more sinister turn, and the terrifying denouement will have readers riveted. (Apr.)