by Sandra Brown
4 of 5 stars
** spoiler alert **
What can I say more than this ... ANOTHER Sandra Brown book that kept me so intrigued. And again, no idea who the killer was. In fact, I thought there were a few that could be but whenever I got through another chunk of the book, I changed my mind. I'm always so sure I'm on to her and I know what's going to happen and then another twist.
Wow, I love these books for the gym especially. I get fully engrossed and don't know the time is passing. Well, it's not unbearable. And there have been a few of her books this year that I found myself trying to hide my tears (I *know*).
I got attached to both the main characters. And I was so happy to find out her lover was not the killer. He SO could have been. Wasn't it clever how she got away with this? I think...I can't figure out any other way that would have been possible for him to be innocent.
I do get tired of the repetition in the book, in these books in general. But I've discovered it's a norm for this genre - the romantic suspense and also for erotic fiction. How many times can she say No and in her head say Yes but over and over and over.
I was sad that the kid got hurt (or actually jumped apparently) but he lived. I cannot believe her ex made it alive through that ridiculous over-the-top accident when the power station fell on him. And I wasn't sorry to see him go toward the end of the book. It irritated me that he kept having the dude drive up that mountain in the worst storm "ever". I mean it got a bit labored and tiring.
But altogether, the story was gripping and the plot twisty and the characters interesting.
About the author by Goodreads:
Born in Waco, TX, The United States
Genre Mystery & Thrillers, Suspense, Romance
Influences Oscar Wilde, Mary Stewart, Taylor Caldwell, Evelyn Anthony...too many ...more
Sandra Brown is the author of more than sixty New York Times bestsellers, including STING (2016), FRICTION (2015), MEAN STREAK (2014), DEADLINE(2013), & LOW PRESSURE (2012), LETHAL (2011).
Brown began her writing career in 1981 and since then has published over seventy novels, bringing the number of copies of her books in print worldwide to upwards of eighty million. Her work has been translated into over thirty languages.
In 2009 Brown detoured from romantic suspense to write, Rainwater, a much acclaimed, powerfully moving historical fiction story about honor and sacrifice during the Great Depression.
Brown was given an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Texas Christian University. She was named Thriller Master for 2008, the top award given by the International Thriller Writer’s Association. Other awards and commendations include the 2007 Texas Medal of Arts Award for Literature and the Romance Writers of America’s Lifetime Achievement Award.