cover image You Betrayed Me

You Betrayed Me

Lisa Jackson. Kensington, $27 (448p) ISBN 978-1-4967-2222-5

A complex web of romantic entanglements forms the core of Jackson’s exhilarating third Cahills romantic suspense novel (after Almost Dead). Megan Travers has a vicious fight with her boyfriend, serial dater James Cahill, after which Megan goes missing and James wakes in a hospital room badly bruised and beaten, with no recollection of how he got there or the woman, Sophia Russo, who shows up insisting that she’s his girlfriend. James is also the main person of interest in Megan’s disappearance, but his memory loss holds up the investigation. Not buying the amnesia angle, Megan’s sister, Rebecca, another of James’s ex-lovers, arrives in Riggs Crossing, Wash., determined to find out what really happened. The memory of James’s passion for Rebecca turns out to be the only thing that can break through James’s foggy mind. The romance takes a back seat to the suspense as Jackson pulls the entire cast of kooky, nefarious townsfolk into the mystery of Megan’s disappearance, and the constant twists will keep the readers hooked. This is a nonstop thrill ride. Agent: Robin Rue, Writers House. (Oct.)