Review: Memory Blank by John E. Stith

Memory Blank by John E. Stith
Re-release Date: December 15, 2016
Publisher: ReAnimus Press
Pages: 281
Source: book provided by the author for review
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Cal Donley regains consciousness on the orbital colony Daedalus. It’s a beautiful place, home for more than a million people, but Cal doesn’t remember leaving Earth. In fact, he can’t remember his name or most of the past dozen years.

What disaster has stripped away so much of his memory? Why? And what about the dried blood on his hands?

 

Review: This review is for John E Stith, who is a Sci-fi writer. This book is not romance at all. I just wanted to let the readers know this right off the bat, so that no one is misled and reads something that they do not want to read.

I want to start out this review by saying that if I woke up and had no recollection of who I was or what I had been doing for the last twenty years, I think I would just sit there, wherever I was, and just start crying hysterically.

Cal handles his memory crisis with a lot more aplomb then I would have. He also has his cool wrist unit whose name happens to be Vincent, and is quite the smarty pants. I loved it, because where Cal was super cool, calm, and collected, and he doesn’t get his feathers ruffled, Vincent was the comic relief that was needed to offset each other.

Cal was smart, tenacious, and was determined to find out what’s going on and why his memory was tampered with.

Nikki is Cal’s wife, and the audience has limited contact with her during the book. She is a woman who loves her husband very much, is confused about his behavior as of late, and is afraid to hope that her husband loves her back. The audience gets glimpses of what is going on behind closed doors regarding their marriage, but it’s enough to know that things are not good.

I loved having Cal’s perspective of what’s going on in his marriage, and it’s written from a male author, so we’re getting a man’s take on the situation.

I was enraptured with the book within the first few pages and I couldn’t put the book down, until I got to the end.  Give this book a try, even if sci-fi isn’t something the reader is into, I think you’ll enjoy this one.