Friday, 2 October 2015

Eyewitness by Carolann Camillo & Phyllis Humphrey

The big break Toni Abbott longed for has finally arrived. She has been cast as the soap opera villainess everyone loves to hate, and because of her, ratings are soaring. Then her lucky streak runs out. During a late-night photo session, Craig, the photographer, is shot to death. In the confusion Toni hits her head and is knocked unconscious, and when she awakes, she can't recall what happened. If she could regain her memory, could she identify the killer? Apparently the killer thinks so, because soon after the incident, Toni hears someone breaking in to her apartment and barely escapes. Too bad the police believe she is somehow responsible for Craig's murder. It doesn't help that her character on the show is so convincingly nasty and conniving.
Was the target really Craig, or did the killer aim for Toni and miss? Craig was an unscrupulous womanizer. Any number of people might have wanted him dead, including a career criminal he helped convict, his business partner, his wife, and his mistress. Despite her winning personality, Toni has her share of enemies, among them an older actress jealous of her success and the show's director, whose animosity baffles her.
With the help of Michael Benedict, a handsome young criminal lawyer, Toni sets out to awaken her dormant memory and unmask the killer. Meanwhile the character she plays, Alexandra, is in a coma, fighting for her life. The writers will decide Alexandra's fate, but Toni must save herself.  (summary via Amazon)

What an amazing story.  What would you do if you are involved in a murder but don't remember it ? And you may have seen the killer ?  What if there have been a few "attempts" on your life ?  What do you do if the police don't take you seriously ?  Well you do what Toni does and tries to remember that night that her memory has blocked out.  And add a very handsome and caring attorney to your team.

Unfortunately the business that Toni is in, show business, has a lot of suspects.  While at a photo shoot with Craig Landis, Craig is shot and murdered and Toni passes out and wakes up in the hospital with no recollection of the evenings events.  Being the villainess on a very popular soap opera also has her questioning if she may have been the intended target. Between herself and Craig the list of suspects is long.   And you may think you know who the murderer is but your won't know for sure until you finish the book.  The twists and turns will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Carolann Camillo and Phyllis Humphrey have a winner in this book.  Due out on October 15th, you will want to add this to you winter reading list.  


  1. Thank you for the intro and review of this new-to-me author. Sounds like a good read!