- Title: Identity
- Author: Betsy Love
- Paperback: 310 pages
- Genre: Mystery/Suspense
- Publisher: Brigham Distributing (July 13, 2011)
- ISBN-10: 193521795X
While vacationing in Mexico, two similar-looking young women find themselves caught in a chain reaction of mistaken identities. Amelia is a wealthy heiress and business owner, and Savannah is a sweet Mormon girl deciding whether or not to serve a mission. When they end up on the same flight to Phoenix, Savannah and Amelia unravel the sequence of events that wreaked havoc on their trips, and they make plans to resolve the subsequent misunderstandings. But their flight is cut short when the plane crashes, killing one of the young women and plunging the other into a world of intrigue and deceit where identity means everything.
The biggest mystery in the story truly happens after the plane crash. Which girl survived? The surviving girl has a case of amnesia and can't remember anything that happened. Savannah is different after the accident, but the doctors, friends and family all blame the personality differences on her head injury. Now it is up to the reader to look at all of the pieces and figure out the puzzle.As the clues are given, it might be easy to figure out who truly had survived the plane crash.
Another aspect I liked about the book (besides the amazing cover!) was the other storyline going on at the same time. The people in Amelia's life, her fiance Brent, Step-Father Marc,and disgruntled step-siblings all play a part in the book. In their world of super powered business people, the atmosphere is cut-throat and ruthless. A company takeover is at the forefront and Amelia is stuck right in the middle. She is not sure who she can trust. The suspense circulating around this segment of the story is very good and keeps you guessing the whole time. Any violence in the story revolves around these particular characters. As a reader you can see a vast difference between the lives of Amelia and Savannah. Most of the action parts happen at the beginning and the end of the book, and involve many bad guys,gals and guns.
Savannah has been raised in a strong, LDS family where her Dad is the current Bishop of the ward. This young lady has always done the right thing, and is teased by her siblings that she is a perfect child. Betsy wrote such a loving family in the Freemans and it shows in their actions. This book clearly shows people who are not familiar with the LDS faith (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints...often called Mormons) what an LDS family "looks" like in most cases. The Freeman family has a loving Mom and Dad, siblings that support and love each other, go to church together each week, and pray and read scriptures together. Even if you are not LDS, you will still enjoy this book and will be able to relate to the kindness, love and caring they show to others.
Without giving much more away, I will sum this up by saying, that Identity was well written, had characters that you connect with quickly, especially Savannah's family...LOVED them! You will enjoy this LDS mystery/romance and may or may not figure out the surprise ending before it's revealed.
If you would like to learn more about Author Betsy Love please visit her at her blog here. Or you can also go to her blog:Identity-LDS Mystery Romance Novel
**I was given a review copy of Identity from Walnut Springs Press. In no way did this influence the review that was given.**
This is the book trailer for Identity. I thought you would enjoy watching it.