Author : Dawn Terry
Title : Remember Me (previously Costa del Lies)
Pages : n/a
Publisher : Spellbound Books
Publication date : March 21, 2021
| ABOUT THE BOOK |
When Sergeant Michael Sanchez of the Costa Blanca Policia finally finishes a long night shift he didn’t expect to see a woman wandering the beach, soaked and disoriented. When she collapses in front of him from a head wound, he rushes her to hospital.
Helen Jones wakes up in hospital with the headache from hell and a hunky policeman watching her but absolutely no memory of who she is or why she’s been attacked. With only an ankle bracelet with the name Helen on, she has to find out what happened to her.
| EXTRACT |
Slowly she opened her eyes again, and this time the blinding white light had gone. She looked around the room, confused. Numbness gave way to panic as she saw the doctor and nurses in their uniforms standing around her. Why were they there? Who were they, and why did they want to examine her? And for that matter, just where the hell was she? Then she felt a monumental stab of pain sear through her head, followed by a heavy throbbing sensation in her temple, and she groaned aloud.
“Yes, yes. You have a bad cut, but don’t worry we stitched that up whilst you were asleep. Can you keep your head still now, and follow the light with just your eyes?” The doctor asked in his heavy Spanish accent, and she watched his little white light move from side to side.
She tried to remember how she’d come to be there. But she couldn’t. There was nothing. It hurt to even try!
“Where, where am I?” she asked shakily. Her voice was croaky, and her throat rasped with pain as she took deep breaths trying to keep calm.
This time a different male voice answered. It came from behind the doctor and nurses, but she couldn’t see from whom, “You’re in a hospital. Don’t worry. Just try and relax.”
There was no heavy Spanish accent and he spoke perfect English. In fact, he had no accent at all. It was a deep, warm voice with a smoothness which calmed her. She held onto that sound as she tried to do exactly as he said.
“Helen?” the doctor asked, “What is your surname?”
She looked at the doctor like he was asking her some sort of marine scientist’s question.
“Helen?” the doctor repeated, now sounding a little frustrated.
She frantically searched her mind, but nothing would come from the thick, muggy darkness. With complete horror she cried, “I don’t know!” She couldn’t for the life of her remember her own name.
“What do you mean you don’t know?” The doctor asked. Concern edged on his face.
“I mean I don’t know!” She said firmly. “I don’t remember my name.” And then shaking her head and immediately regretting it as pain seared through it again, she continued, “I don’t know what my name is. I don’t know when I was born. I don’t know where I live, and I don’t know where I am!” She looked wide eyed around the bright white room, “Where am I?”
“In hospital,” the doctor replied.
“Yes, I get that! But in which hospital? Where?”
The deep soothing voice came once again from behind the white coats, “Clinica Benisario. You are in Benisario. In Spain.”
| ABOUT THE AUTHOR |
Dawn Terry enjoys writing romantic thriller/suspense novels, in which she takes her readers to beautiful locations on an emotional rollercoaster ride of deep suspense and sensual fiery passion. She is the author of Deadly Escape and Costa Del Lies.
Having worked in interior design, international stockbroking and banking, advertising, law, marketing and radio, Dawn has been personal assistant to some of the most senior men and women within their fields, and she’s had access to, and enjoyed partying in, some of the most exclusive and famous venues.
Dawn enjoys holidaying in idealistic locations and has travelled extensively around the world, using these life experiences as inspiration for her books. As well as living in her home country of England, she has lived in Spain and South America.Currently Dawn lives in Bedfordshire with her family, and is working on novels set in the Balearic Islands, South America, Spain and USA.