Book Review: “Eyewitness” by Carolann Camillo and Phyllis HumphreyNovember 15, 2015 at 1:13 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
Tags: Book Review, Fiction, Thriller
From the back cover: The big break Toni Abbott longed for has finally arrived. She has been cast as the soap opera villainess everyone loves to hate, and because of her, ratings are soaring. Then her lucky streak runs out. During a late-night photo session, Craig, the photographer, is shot to death. In the confusion Toni hits her head and is knocked unconscious, and when she awakes, she can’t recall what happened. If she could regain her memory, could she identify the killer? Apparently the killer thinks so, because soon after the incident, Toni hears someone breaking in to her apartment and barely escapes. Too bad the police believe she is somehow responsible for Craig’s murder. It doesn’t help that her character on the show is so convincingly nasty and conniving.
Was the target really Craig, or did the killer aim for Toni and miss? Craig was an unscrupulous womanizer. Any number of people might have wanted him dead, including a career criminal he helped convict, his business partner, his wife, and his mistress. Despite her winning personality, Toni has her share of enemies, among them an older actress jealous of her success and the show’s director, whose animosity baffles her.
With the help of Michael Benedict, a handsome young criminal lawyer, Toni sets out to awaken her dormant memory and unmask the killer. Meanwhile the character she plays, Alexandra, is in a coma, fighting for her life. The writers will decide Alexandra’s fate, but Toni must save herself.
This is one very clever murder mystery. There was a murder. Toni may have seen it however she has temporary amnesia. However the killer does not know that and feels that she can identify him so he is gunning for her. Was the cameraman really the killer’s target or was he really after Toni all along? How do you investigate when no one believes you? And is it possible that it ties in with the Soap Opera? If Toni doesn’t figure this all out soon she might wind up like the cameraman. “Eyewitness” is a wonderful thriller as the tension mounts as Toni is trying to identify the killer. “Eyewitness” is loaded with twists and turns and red herrings that will leave you guessing all the while you are flipping pages to find out what happens next. Don’t start this book late at night because you will lose sleep while you excitedly try to finish without guessing the end. Ms. Camillo and Ms. Humphrey have provided us with a great character in Toni Abbott and I think it would be nice to have her return in another adventure.
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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Camel Press. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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