Out of Sight Out of Mind by Evonne Wareham
Out of Sight Out of Mind (Choc Lit)
Everyone has secrets. Some are stranger than others.
Madison Albi is a scientist with a very special talent – for reading minds. When she stumbles across a homeless man with whom she feels an inexplicable connection, she can’t resist the dangerous impulse to use her skills to help him.
J is a non-person – a vagrant who can’t even remember his own name. He’s got no hope, until he meets Madison. Is she the one woman who can restore his past?
Madison agrees to help J recover his memory, but as she delves deeper into his mind, it soon becomes clear that some secrets are better off staying hidden.
Is J really the man Madison believes him to be?
Evonne describes J, the hero, in terms of chocolate:
J would be the last perfect liqueur in the battered box at the back of the fridge. The contents is a mystery, but on biting into it there is a breathtaking rush of fire, spirit and power.
Out of Sight, Out of Mind was a strange read for me. I didn't really like it, was constantly like what is going on? But at the same time understanding, but not understanding why I care or why anything was happening. It was just...missing something.
Madison is a mind-reader of sorts and she works in this lab and the book starts off with her walking home and feeling a power down this dark alley. She needs to find it and see if it is what she has been looking for her whole life, if this power is what she needs. Why? I have no idea. The whole power things and what she needs and whatnot was not explained very well. It was just...I didn't really care. It was like cool you are a scientist, you are taking in this homeless man cause you want to study him and he is letting you since he can't remember anything about himself so...
The whole first part of the book is just Madison and Jay doing mind experiments to try and break through the wall in his mind so he will know who he is. It was kind of boring and I just didn't get why Madison was so intrigued with him. They both are attracted to one another, but they try not to do anything about it. Again this was missing something. It was a romantic suspense, but it didn't really follow through for me on either aspect. You keep getting glimpses of the bad guys, but they were written like they were supposed to be creepy pervs, but it didn't feel real to me. Like they didn't really seem like real people.
So when you find out what is happening, who the bad guys are and what they are trying to do I kind of just felt like okay....so? Like I didn't really understand why this was such a terrible thing. Are there that many people out there with mind reading powers? Is this a big thing? Would this really be this terrible terrible thing if someone bad got ahold of what they are doing? Maybe I just didn't understand what exactly they were doing. It didn't seem like a big deal to me, but the way the whole mind reading thing came across was just blah in the story so...not a very good book. It does get more exciting by the end as they try and defeat the bad guys, but still not so good. When Madison finds out who Jay really is she is instantly super angry, then not so much, just all over the place. I didn't get it. I didn't understand why she would react like that to him and why everything just went crazy there for a bit. Oh well. Not the book for me.