Her trip to Georgia to meet the mysterious author takes her to an eerie, ruined cotton plantation, where Maris finds Parker Evans, a man confined to a wheelchair who carefully hides his past. Coaxing his novel from him chaper by chapter, Maris becomes caught up in his tale of two friends who rent a boat with a young woman for a night of sex and drinking. Only one person will return from that trip.
Disturbed about her sexual attraction to Parker and worried about her marriage to author and her co-publisher Noah Reed, Maris returns to New York, where the delivery of Parker's newest chapters convince her they are more than fiction. She wonders how well she knows her husband and begins a harrowing search for a truth that ties back to a terrifying crime and a man who will use her, or anyone, to get his revenge.
©2001 Sandra Brown Management, Ltd; (P)2001 Simon & Schuster Inc.; AUDIOWORKS Is an Imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster Inc.
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The story line was very good- a book within a book, and interesting plot twists. But the dialog was so stilted and artificial, especially in the main "book". Part of the blame I attribute to the narrator, as his word emphasis contributed to the "just off" feeling.
I loved this book. I have not read a Sandra Brown yet that I didn't like but Envy is one of her best. I loved the characters and simply could not stop listening to it. Highly recommend this one!
this is the 2nd book of Sandra's that I've read and I've just purchased another because I can't get enough of her stories. I've been an insatiable reader all my life and these days the books that really consume me get harder to come by, however envy and chill factor have both done that. Keep writing Sandra.
This is a fantastic book! Sandra Brown never ceases to amaze me with her writing talent. The weaving together of two stories in this book was wonderfully entertaining. Hated to see it end!
Overall I actually enjoyed listening to this book, but I found the narrators lack in change of inflection and voice to depict the different characters frustrating. The book itself was well written and enjoyable - an easy listen.
Excellent book! A writer writing about a writer! I loved how Brown incorporated Parker's book into the story line jumping between what was happening in the book and what was happening in the true-time plot. (it makes sense when you listen to it!). I didn't find one of the main characters very likeable but his personality and abrasiveness suits him when you learn the whole story. Loved the plot twists and especially loved the ending.
This was my second Sandra Brown book. I downloaded Envy right after I listened to Chill Factor b/c I liked Chill Factor so much. It's a toss up which is better. I recommend both!!
Don't you just love a great story well told?
The whole process of writing is explored in this excellent romance and edge of your seat thriller. This is clearly one of Sandra Brown's Best. A bit too much explicit sex for me but that is Brown's style, they're romantic thrillers so it is to be expected.
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