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Forgotten Sins by Rebecca Zanettis is probably one of the best romantic suspense stories I’ve read since the end of summer. It kept me guessing the whole way through, and every scene included in the plot felt necessary and added to the on going guessing game going on in my brain.
Shane and Josie, the protagonists, were really the only two characters that I trusted throughout the entire plot, from beginning to end. Everyone else I felt could have ulterior motives, even Shane’s brothers. Shane and Josie really sucked me into their tragic story. I felt for Josie. She was desperately hurt by being left alone two years ago. I felt for Shane. It was obvious he was completely in love with Josie, but he was continuously punished for something he truly couldn’t remember. It was frustrating seeing Josie fight Shane and their chemistry.
I continuously worried about Josie throughout the story. For someone that’s been hurt multiple times, I thought she was pretty trusting of people, even her meth addicted coworker that she took over for. The only person she had difficulty trusting was Shane. Perhaps it was the dual POVs the story was written in, but I think there were a ton of red flags with the people she was interacting with. Her coworkers felt suspicious, her friends felt suspicious, even her clients felt suspicious to me. Hence, I trusted no one.
As you can probably tell, there’s a lot of secrets and questions in this story. The biggest question of all being who is Shane or what is he? I thought the first chapter, which was set in Shane’s childhood, set up the question well. I couldn’t help but feel for Shane and his brothers. They were only children, had no idea what a mother was, and were forced to kill at such a young age. Forgotten Sins was able to answer the big question for the most part, but there’s still lots of holes. The story ends well on a happy note but is far from a happily ever after. Questions need to be answered, people’s secrets must be revealed, and some people may even need to be killed.
Rebecca Zanetti set up the series well with Forgotten Sins. She left me longing to see that happily ever after. This is definitely a series worth continuing. Overall, I’d give the book 4.5 stars.