Forgotten Summary

Forgotten (Book 2, Twisted Cedars Mysteries Trilogy)

After a shocking secret is uncovered in Twisted Cedars, Oregon, fresh trouble surfaces.

Sheriff Wade MacKay is fishing on the Rogue River when he comes across a cargo truck crashed off the side of a winding mountain road. The driver is dead. The sole passenger, a woman in her early thirties, is unconscious with a severe head injury. When she comes to, the next day at the hospital, she is suffering from amnesia. Since she carried no ID, there is no clue to her identity.

Judging by the Jane Doe's bruises, which pre-date the accident, Wade suspects she was running from danger when she hitched a ride with the truck driver. But how can he protect her, when he doesn’t even know who she is? Wade’s office is already working overtime, investigating the death of one of his former school friends.

True crime writer, Dougal Lachlan, Finds the situation surrounding the Jane Doe suspicious and with the help of local librarian Charlotte Hammond, he discovers a possible link to some unsolved murders of librarians dating back thirty years. Can he convince the Sheriff that a serial killer has returned to Twisted Cedars before the man strikes again?

Twisted Cedar Mysteries (a three book trilogy):

Buried (Book 1)

Forgotten (Book 2)

Exposed (Book 3)

"CJ Carmichael is a seasoned author... and this shows...She has written a fluid, easy to fall into mystery and I'm really hoping there will be more books in this series. The first installment in the Twisted Cedar Mysteries was a great read and I can't wait for more.“ - Cozy Reader

"One of my favorite elements of Carmichael’s books is her gripping portrayal of family dynamics.”Kathy Altman,USA Today

About The Author

USA TodayBestselling author C. J. Carmichael has written over 45 novels in her favorite genres of romance and mystery. She has been nominated twice for the Romance Writers of AmericaRITA Award, as well as RT Bookclub’s Career Achievement in Romantic Suspense award, and the Bookseller’s Best honor.

Book Reviews


Not as Cozy as I would like...4 star

Interesting story-line, again...45

It's all about music

Keeps you on the edge of your seat5 star

Suspenseful, perfect ending leading into the next book.55


Great Read5 star

This book kept me on the edge of my seat. Glad I stumbled on the series.55


Twisted Cedars Trilogy, should have be one book3 star

This is a compelling read in the 1st book. You get interested in the characters and the mystery but as the 1st book ends there are a lot of loose ends. I enjoyed the series less as I reached the 3rd book. Basically you have to buy the whole Twisted Cedars Trilogy to learn the entire story and the original 1st book "Buried" mystery isn't solved until the last book. This trilogy should have been published as one book. I'm getting really tired of paying $16.00 (trilogy) or more for substandard stories. The last books are always repetitive and slow. I'd love it if the authors that publish like this would put their story(s) in one book, develop the characters by giving each one their own identity instead of them all looking so flat; one "face & voice" blends into the other. The only character in this series worth reading about is Dougal but even he falls flat by book 3.35


LOVE this series!!!5 star

Book 2 is just as good as the first with even more questions and twists. If you love thrillers, you will not be disappointed. I just purchased the 3rd and final book in the series "Exposed" and as sad as I am for it to end, I can't wait to finally find out and tie in all the unanswered questions. This is exactly how a thriller should be! Only $10 for 3 books is a steal. I could not put this book down. I had to force myself so I could take my time enjoying it.55


Forgotten1 star

Don't bother. I purchased the first in this series at a discount. It was entertaining so I wanted to read the next two. Part 2 and 3 add very little to the story that couldn't have just been in the first one. Two and three have too much filler of what happened in the first one.15


Excellent Part 25 star

Just when it seemed things could be coming to a neat and tidy ending....didn't happen. Part 2 is just as much as a page-turner, I could not put this down!55


Great series5 star

Got the first in the series free and was dying to know what happened next. This kept it going, and when you read the third, it all comes together!!! This, and the third in the series, were worth every penny. I'll be watching for books by c.j. From here on out.55


Good book!5 star

Interesting compelling.55

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