Ace, Sep 2003, 6.50, 368 pp.
Passerby Sandra Murray rescues an unconscious stranger from the river after his automobile plunges into the water after an accident. She learns from his identifications that his name is Paul Anderson and he works as an executive at Stellar Research, an R&D firm. When Paul awakens at the nearby hospital, he has no idea who he is or any memory of just about anything else.
In spite of the amnesia, Paul instinctively distrusts anyone associated with Stellar Research, especially his superior Sir Philip Lloyd, but is not sure why. While he heals, his savior decides to make inquiries into his identity though she leans towards he is Paul. However, his terrorized look whenever Stellar Research is mentioned makes her determined to learn why.
THE WRONG REFLECTION shows the depth of talent that highly popular historical author Gillian Bradshaw has as she deftly provides a powerful amateur sleuth science fiction. The story line focuses on Sandra's investigation that takes her where no woman has gone before. She and the hero are a delightful duo whose star-crossed romance seems to fit the adage that it must have been the wrong time and the wrong place, but feels right. Science fiction, mystery, thriller, and romance readers will appreciate this taut tale that will send everyone (including this reviewer) seeking DANGEROUS NOTES, from what I have heard as good as or better than this great novel.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner