Ties That Blind
post written by Emma Filbrun
Title: Ties That Blind
Author: Chautona Havig
Series: Sight Unseen, book 3
Major Themes: Amnesia, Mystery, Romance
Synopsis: When a third person loses his memory in Rockland, the first two victims are sure there is something sinister behind these episodes.
I have enjoyed the Sight Unseen series since I read the first book a couple of years ago. The premise of the story was quite intriguing—what would it be like to wake up one morning and not remember anything? Then, as the story continued through the second book, with another person experiencing the same thing, the mystery deepened. What was causing these losses of memory? Was it a freak accident, or was something more sinister going on? For nearly a year, I had to wait for the third book to be written!
Ties That Blind tells Simon’s story. He, like Ella in None So Blind and Vickie in Will Not See, also woke up with no memories—but he was also accused of murder! Did he kill his wife? He can’t remember. If he did, why? And if he didn’t, who did, and why? And what is really going on behind the scenes? Simon teams up with Ella and Vickie to try to figure out what happened to them and if they can prevent it happening to anyone else as they continue to rebuild their lives.
Once again, Chautona Havig has put together a wonderful story. There is suspense and danger, along with people growing in their faith, and a bit of romance as Vickie both learns more about Jesus and His love for her, and deepens her relationship with a man who knew her before her “episode.” There are funny bits here and there, as well. I loved this book, even though (or maybe especially since) it was torturous reading it little by little as it was written!
I have one warning, though: Do not read these books out of order. They build on each other and you will not understand or enjoy Ties That Blind as well if you have not read the first two books.
I was given a copy of this book by the author, and chose to write a review. All opinions are my own.