Who is the beautiful Jayne Doe? And why does someone want to kill her?
Ex-detective Saul Becker learned the hard way not to get involved in the troubles of beautiful women. But what else can he do when a barefoot, catatonic Jayne Doe turns up practically in his backyard? Who is she, and what is she so afraid of?
Jayne Doe doesn't remember anything about her life before she crawled into a hollow tree at the lake next to Saul's home. All she knows is that she's afraid of something-or someone.
Together, Saul and Jayne set out to uncover her past. But they are in more danger than they know, and it will take all of Saul's skill and training to track down the past that's stalking them.
S.D. O'Donnell was born in Louisiana, raised in New Mexico, and currently resides in the Denver, Colorado area, where the book Deadly Memories takes place. After years of working with words in the non-fiction arena as a freelance writer, technical writer, and multimedia producer(among other positions), S.D. decided to write a novel. The end result is Deadly Memories, the first of a four book series about Saul Becker and Jayne Doe. She is hard at work on the second novel, Deadly Bayou.
She knows she's done something unusual in writing from a male point of view but believes herself to be well-qualified. Her house is the gathering grounds for her former-Special Forces husband and his contingent of buddies (many of them former military, too). She gives them food and drink, all the while observing what she considers her private laboratory of male behavior.
"Deadly Memories" is a riveting thriller that will more than keep the pages turning.
The Midwest Review
Though I like clever plots and great writing, it’s the characters that determine how much I’ll love a story in the end. And Deadly Memories has some very good characters. Good enough I’d love to see them in another novel, and another after that.
Niko Silvester for IndieReader
There is a subtle dark undertone which runs through from early on, and you aren't entirely sure, until the end, who it is directed to or why. Overall, the book is beautifully put together with well-rounded characters and a nice twist at the end. Really, this book is well worth a read.
Steven Daws for Reader's Favorite