Saturday, April 26, 2014

Not Forgotten Book Review

I have a mystery/thriller book to share with you that you will want to read called Not Forgotten written by Donna M. Zadunajsky.
Twenty-six years later, Deanna Iris and her son move back to the town she grew up in, back where her secret began and where her life changed forever.
Unpacking boxes, she receives a call from Officer Bates stating that her sister and son were in a car accident and are in critical condition. Upon arriving at Mendota Community Hospital, she is approached by Officer Bates, who takes her in to see them.
Sitting with her son Brent, who is unconscious, and her sister Shelia, who suffers from a head injury and is in a coma, Deanna meets their doctor for the first time.  
Is it Dr. Sheldon’s face that reminds her of someone she knew? Could it be possible that her dead daughter from twenty-six years ago could now be alive? 
After meeting with a friend who knew about her secret and who is later found murdered, Deanna receives a note in her mailbox telling her to get out of town before what happened to her friend will happen to her. What transpired all those years ago and who is this mysterious woman she sees as she drives by her sister’s house?  
Will Deanna ever allow herself to be loved? Or will searching for the answers to her past lead to her death?
My thoughts:

Wow, this was a really great mystery that even I did not see coming! Usually I can spot the person responsible pretty quick but this one threw me for a curve for quite awhile. I kept going back and forth on who I thought was doing all these things to Deanna until one mystery was solved, then I still had a hard time figuring it out.
This book has so many twists and turns, it is like a maze and puzzle all wrapped into one. At first I thought maybe she was imaging things and it would come out later that all of this was in her head, but it's not and that is what makes this so spine chilling. She really has no idea what is going on or who is doing all of this to her.
You will want to read this one! It will blow your mind what actually happened the night that she thought a high school friend raped her is in fact not what happened at all. From that misconception is the base of all the lies she has believed her whole life.
Unforgettable is what I would say about this book. Grab your copy and take a journey.
Happy Reading! 
About the Author: 
Donna Zadunajsky was born and raised in Bristolville, Ohio. She is 41 years old and currently lives in Homer Glen, Illinois. Ever since she was a teenager, she had an interest and a dream to write books. Six years ago that dream came true. She has written seven children's books that are about her daughter and all the adventures that she has done in her young life. They are currently on the Barnes and Noble and Amazon website and at
Available in eBook and paperback. She has also started writing short stories as well as a novels. She published her first novel, "Broken Promises," June 2012, and "Not Forgotten", in May 2013, currently working on her third novel.
Besides writing, she enjoys spending time with her twelve-year-old daughter and her husband, their two dogs and two cats. She enjoys reading and working on crafts and scrapbooking. She has currently graduated from The Institute of Children's Literature.

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from you.


Vivian Hollidee said...

I always like a mystery book with a little bit of humor and maybe some paranormal entity involve.

krissylu said...

I love mysteries.

Anita Yancey said...

I like the hard core mysteries such as thrillers. Thanks for having the giveaway.