Will Not See

Will Not See

by Chautona Havig

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Overview

When Vikki Jeffries wakes up in a Rockland hotel with no idea of who she is and why she can't remember... well, anything, the Rockland medical community begins to take a closer look at what may have happened to cause a second case of inexplicable amnesia.

But for Vikki, this is more than a medical anomaly-it's her life. What is she doing in Rockland, thousands of miles away from her home in Apache Junction, Arizona? Who is she? Why is no one looking for her? Or are they?

The secrets of a past she's discovering she doesn't want to know lay locked away in a memory that refuses to acknowledge their existence.
When Brandon Marana finds his neighbor struggling to open her front door, his quiet life becomes a race to protect Vikki and himself from people who are determined to find her.

He's falling in love with her-but he shouldn't. He's a Christian. She's not. But the more she depends on him to know who she is and learn why these things keep happening to her, the stronger those ties become.

Will Not See: Sometimes, the past needs to stay there.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781973928201
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/17/2017
Pages: 342
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.71(d)

About the Author

Chautona Havig is the author of over thirty books including the Rockland Chronicles including Past Forward, Ready or Not, and The Hartfield
Mysteries series. Chautona lives and writes in California's Mojave desert.

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Will Not See 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
readerscozycorner More than 1 year ago
Chautona definitely has a way with words and Will Not See is no exception. This story is very different than the first book None So Blind, which of course is a good thing. You wouldn't want to read a book that seems like the same story with different names Vikki is in a different spot in her life than Ella was, she's completely alone and without a friend to help her. I really enjoyed how Ella helped Vikki and how Chautona built their relationship. I also really enjoyed the character Brandon. I liked how very real he was with real struggles and real feelings. Not your cookie cutter always perfect Christian that you sometimes see in Christian fiction. This story did take a little longer for me to get into but once I did I couldn't wait to see what happened. I have only two real negatives for the book. The dialogue in the book is extremely choppy and confusing at times. It is very distracting in the first half of the book but didn't keep me from an overall understanding of the story. The second issue is with the term cray cray. It is used several times through out the book and it just didn't seem like a term that anybody would use. Overall for me this was a really good story with an ending that has me dying to read book 3! I can't wait to see where this story ends up and how Chautona wraps it all up. This series is definitely worth the read and I recommend starting with book 1. Thank you to Chautona and Celebrate lit for the free copy of this book to review. A positive review was not required. all opinions are my own.
ARS8 More than 1 year ago
Will not See by Chautona Havig followed its predecessor None so Blind as a not-your-usual-Christian-read. The characters in the first book are still important in this one, but new characters find the spotlight. Vikki Jeffries has the same sort of amnesia- or very similar to it- that Ella had in the first book, but the two couldn’t be more different. While Ella was a middle-aged, Christian married woman, Vikki is a young unsaved woman with a past. And people trying to silence her because of that past- the not knowing why or who was especially creepy. What I really loved about this story- besides the suspense- were the characters. We got to see two very different people grappling with this strange amnesia and the people around them helping them out. The good Christian family, the hospital Christian ‘widow’, the bad girl with a past, and her conscientious and sweet roommate (if David from the last book was the epitome of patient, Brandon here is the epitome of kindness). But my absolute favorite character was police cop detective Fahrina. Now there’s hero material there. I sure hope he has an important part in this next book! Note, this is definitely a novel for adults. It grapples with some very dark, adult themes because everybody’s lives are not all sunshine and roses. There is nothing graphic, of course- just some things better left un-remembered. Vikki and I have to go to therapy now. Anyway, over all, I really enjoyed this book. And Fahrina. It’s nice to read something outside the pigeonhole genres. And reading about Fahrina. I received a copy of this book for free. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions expressed are my own.
Laundry_Whispers More than 1 year ago
I was super excited when this book came up for review with Celebrate Lit. Remember, the first book None So Blind is what shot this author to the top of my favorites list. It left me wanting so much more and I was NEEDING this followup to provide all that and some. Again, I was not left disappointed. And while some questions were answered it spun so many more. We get to pick back up with Ella as she steps to to try to help the next victim of whatever this thing is. I didn't quite bond with Victoria (Tori now Vickki) as I did with Ella. Her story in and of itself drew me in and made me ache for who she had been but also who she could become. But she wasn't Ella. She didn't have her backbone, her strength, and her indomitable spirit. I mean, I guess she did but it was softer. She'd survived so much and still came out ahead. I'm not as taken of guard with the loss of memory as I was with Ella. Vikki's situation brought answers to previous questions and even more questions. What frustrated me was the seeming lack of ability for law enforcement to actually get their hands on information. Birth certificates? Criminal background? Those things are seemingly easy to get your hands on with a simple internet search. I know it's really not that simple but... I'm still waiting for resolution on the money! And now the drugs. And the hospital. And Rockland. How did Vikki end up there anyway? And... So many questions. I know that there's another book coming but I can't wait! I love how Havig took something so intense and difficult and personal and makes it open without saying a word. Vikki's background, what she could piece together, was not the thing of fairy-tales. It wasn't even just a 'bad' childhood. The author handled that with grace and compassion without being overt and heavy handed. The more I read about Vikki the more I bonded with her. The more I cared. I was invested in her faith, or lack thereof. I was even invested in her love triangle. I honestly can't say who would even wish for her to be with at the end. What I do know beyond a shadow of a doubt is I need the next book sooner rather than later. I need to know how this all plays out. There are so many mysteries and balls in the air and I'm not even in the ballpark to be able to figure out where they will drop. Oh gravy, did I just use a sports-y reference?!? Now that's worth writing about! I was provided a complimentary copy of this book by CelebrateLit. I was not compensated for this review and all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. I was not required to write a positive review.
Kathae More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the premise of the first book of the Sight Unseen series, None So Blind. Author Chautona Havig ramps up the intrigue in this second book, Will Not See. The characters and premise from the first book connect the two, but this one takes off in an exciting new direction that made it a very compelling read. Not all the questions were answered by the end of this story, so Book #3 will be a priority for this reader. Although this book could be read as a stand alone, I recommend reading None So Blind first. Fans of Chautona's books will be thrilled with a cameo appearance from a beloved character from another series. Fans of contemporary suspense will love this highly recommended book. I received a digital ARC of this book from the author, through Celebrate Lit. The thoughts expressed here are my own.
SeasonsofGrace More than 1 year ago
After reading book one in this series, I was excited to get to check out this, the second book. Although, a stand alone in its own right, the book will certainly have more meaning if you read the books in order. The first book is about Ella Weeks, who woke up one morning with amnesia, not knowing who she was or where. It took a while for her to adjust to her family and figure out her life. In this book, Victoria Jeffries wakes up in a hotel room with no knowledge of who she is or where she came from, or even why she is there. She happens to be in the same town as Ella, hence the two establish a friendship with help of Ella's psychiatrist. Eventually, Victoria decides to go home to Arizona, but upon arriving there, finds out her life is not a bed of roses. What kind of life did she have before developing this bout of amnesia. I enjoyed the mystery surrounding Vickie. While Ella's story was more about re-connecting with her family, Vickie's is more suspenseful and mysterious. Finding out about her past may involve a little danger, and does she really want to know what''s in her past? Although the story was interesting enough to keep me reading, I didn't really enjoy the slang like language, possibly because that isn't the way I talk, so I had a hard time relating. There were parts of the book that felt a bit choppy, the author breaks off the sentences quite often while the person is speaking, and at times I had to go back and re-read that part to really get it. However the story itself was appealing. I would recommend that you read both books in this series to really get the whole picture. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Celebrate Lit Blogger Community and the Author. All opinions are my own and I was not asked to review positively.
rokinrev More than 1 year ago
[ Disclaimer: I received an ARC of the book as a gift from the author. Therefore it will not show as a "verified purchase". I am voluntarily reviewing this and my opinions are wholly my own] "How can you take charge of a life when you don’t even know who you are?" One day in early April, Victoria Jeffries wakes up in a hotel room and has no idea who she is or how she got there. She ends up in the hospital where she meets Ella Davis, who had the same thing happen to her a year or so before. Between them, they figure Vikki is from Arizona, and when she has stabilized enough, she flies back there to try to figure things out. What she doesn't find are answers, just more questions. However, what ever it was has made her a target, and a call to Ella to come get her may get her out of there, but now both are targets, along with everyone they hold dear. Imagine not having a past! How does that effect your future? If you had a chance, would you have rebuilt you life the same way, or would you scramble around trying to figure out where, why and how the puzzle piece that is you fits?This is some book! Part CSI, part mystery, part current headlines with the added romantic touchstones, Ella, Vikki, Tammy, Nick and Brandon become parts of a puzzle that just don't come together easily, or with instructions. I have read many of Chautona Havig's books, and have come up against some of life's true challenges within their many pages. However, I have never been compelled to HAVE to keep reading others the way I did with this story. Well written and highly recommended.
annelr More than 1 year ago
Will Not See by Chautona Havig is the second book in her Sight Unseen series. Havig brings to light another amnesia victim, Vikki. She wakes up in a hotel room with no knowledge of who she is or where she is or how she got there. Ella, the main character from None So Blind who also has experienced amnesia, is introduced to Vikki. Can she help Vikki as they try to figure out if their cases are related? Will either of them ever remember the past or will the future be all they have? The author does a masterful job of portraying the emotions and reactions of Vikki and the people who are there to help her. Panic, fear, anger, loss of control--of self, disbelief, helplessness, despair. Would she ever stop feeling 'cray-cray'? And to add to these feelings of panic and craziness is the realization that someone very dangerous is after her. Who? and Why? The characters are strong and realistic and the story moves quickly with several twists and turns to the plot. Through it all is woven a strong thread of faith in a God who is there and a journey of learning to trust in Him. A friend encourages Vikki with words from a sermon he had heard, "Shine the light of truth on the deeds of darkness, and what was hidden in secret can be cleansed by the Son." Could the secrets of her past be revealed and healing begin as the light of truth works in her heart and life? Will Not See is a captivating story and a gripping thriller not to be missed. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author via CelebrateLit. A favorable review was not required and opinions are my own. This review is part of a CelebrateLit blog tour.