Title: A Forgotten Truth
Author: Chautona Havig
Series: The Agency Files, book 4
Major Themes: Mystery, Romance, Christian Living
Synopsis: When a man wakes up from a head injury with no idea who he is or what he has been doing, but believes he’s in trouble, what should he do?
I believe The Agency Files is the only series by Chautona Havig that I hadn’t read yet. Now that I’ve finally gotten to read all four books in the series, I want her to write the next one! A Forgotten Truth begins where Effective Immediately ends, and goes along with most of the Hearthland series. By reading A Forgotten Truth, I got to read about Annie, one of the stars of Hearthland, from a different point of view.
As the story begins, a man hits his head hard enough that he loses all memory of who he is or what has been happening in his life—but he is afraid enough of someone that he refuses to go for medical help and instead takes off hitchhiking wherever he can go. He ends up with an old lady way back in the hills somewhere—which is fine until he surprises someone who he believes will turn him in to the police.
Meanwhile, Keith has taken Annie into protection, and he’s also carrying on his relationship with Erika (which has gotten even more interesting lately, since her father became a Christian and she still isn’t). Then there is the Korean man from Effective Immediately—which side is he on, anyway? There are many threads woven together in this book, which means I loved it! I really like the way Chautona can write a complicated story and have everything work.
If you enjoy mysteries, check out The Agency Files. I don’t read a lot of mysteries, but for me, these books were page-turners. I really liked A Forgotten Truth. There is so much to think about in here, not just solving the mysteries and making sure everyone is safe who needs to be, but so much about faith, as well. For not being a Christian, Erika has a lot of insight and wisdom.
WARNING: Somewhere in the book, a woman is killed, and somewhere else two men pretend to be killed. I forgot to mark the spots, though.
Reading Independently—Ages 15 and Above, Adults