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Reviewed by Barbara Garcia for Readers' Favorite
In Chaysing Memories by Jalpa Williby, we find a now grown up Tess moving on with her life, and in training for the special forces in the U.S. Military. But all is not well in Tess' world. She has memory lapses of a three-week time period she refers to as a “get-away.” She can't remember where she was, why she was gone, or who she was with. And her dreams are back, dreams filled with beautiful grey eyes, but little else. She only knows that whoever it is made her very happy, but he left her. Her friend Kylie is able to fill in some of her “blank” spots, but it doesn't jog her memory. Through her training, she is called upon to help find a missing agent named Chayse Pierce - the only other person her boss knows of that is like her, having special abilities. Tess figures out her dream and realizes she is certain she knows where Chayse may be, and she gets special help from her dog Gem in finding him. With her boss and the five special agents of Chayse's team, Tess and Gem set out to find Chayse. Gem locates the underground base he's being held in, and after a high tension, gripping battle, an emaciated and barely alive Chayse is taken from the facility and flown to a secret medical center. But with one mystery solved, Tess is confronted with even more as she struggles to unravel the mysteries still locked in her mind.
I could easily describe Chaysing Memories by Jalpa Williby in one word: WOW. I've read her first book in this series, Chaysing Dreams, so I knew Chaysing Memories would be good. I was blown away at just how incredibly good it was. Jalpa's writing can only be described as pure literary artistry, and it is in clear abundance in Chaysing Memories. Right from the beginning, I was slowly inching my way to the edge of my seat. This story unfolds in one heart-racing scene after another. It's not that the story is rushed; on the contrary, it is perfectly paced, but the very nature of the plot lends itself to the danger you know is lurking, and Ms. Williby allows it to come to life in some shocking moments. I'm truly impressed, almost beyond words. I've heard there is another book coming up, Chaysing Destiny. I'm not sure how Ms. Williby will be able to surpass the magic of Chaysing Memories, but you can bet I'll be reading it to find out! I highly recommend this book, but if you want the full impact, I strongly suggest you read Chaysing Dreams first. Together, they will take your breath away.