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.
I LOVE to listen to audiobooks - the Audible ap is by far the best thing that's ever happend to my iPhone.
I would put this book in the top 5 of my Audible library... I was a Sandra Brown virgin until now - and based on another listener's review - I tried this first. And it was outstanding.
I listen to/read lots of books - and one of the things I struggle with is over-blown situations - the heorine laments too much - the villian is overly cruel - to the point where I ache for the chapter to end because the author is dragging out a situation to the point of irritation.
This book was a miraculous mix of all the essential elements of a novel. It didn't twist and turn crazily to throw the reader into a tizzy - it led the reader to through the plot with the perfect pace - and just enough suspense to keep you wanting more.
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I was looking forward to hearing this book ??? new author (for me) ??? quite high rating - but I have to say that half way through part one I was fairly certain how it was going to go ??? and I was right. I don???t like to not complete a book ??? especially for one rated so highly so I did. The story was very predictable, and about authors no less. It may have been better had the narrator been any good; he was so bad that it was hard to know who was talking ??? woman or man. There are soooo many better narrators and I won???t be listening to anymore of his performances. Back to the story ??? the evil character was so evil that it is hard to believe more people didn???t know what a pig he was - Mr. Evil is revealed early so I don???t think this is a spoiler. The result of the extortion was unbelievable. The end was good ??? not surprising but good.
This is the kind of book you don???t have to spend a lot of time intently listening to. It is obvious and predictable ??? white hat, black hat, innocent maidens ??? every character has well earned flaws ??? except Evil ??? he was???just evil. There are many more books worthy of a point.
This audio book was simply not good. I did not like the narrator's performance; he was very monotone. The story was unbelievable, the characters, for the most part, were unlikeable, and parts of it were very crass. No thanks.
This book pulled me in from the first word and kept me riveted to the last. The characters were so well developed you felt like you knew them personally. Some parts were a bit predictable, but it was fun to listen to them unfold nonetheless. So far, this is my favorite from Sandra Brown. Love the narrator! He is a pleasure to listen to an enhanced the story. This is a credit well spent here on Audible.
I believe that this has become my favorite Sandra Brown book and one of my favorite books altogether. I didn't want to put it down. It was an altogether excellent novel from the characters to the plot to the overall story itself. Great job Sandra Brown...you definitely hit a homerun with this one. I have already recommended it to many.
Great book with terrific characters. Suspenseful and surprising. I could have done without the explicit sex scenes. Leaving something to the imagination would have been just fine.
My first Sandra Brown loved it finished in 3 days wished it would not end :) got my next one Slow Heat in Heaven
What a mastery of love, lies, deception and mystique....this is one of the best books of Sandra Brown's I have read.....actually one of the best mystery/romance novels I have read in a long time. This story is actually a book within a book and Ms. Brown has the talent to encompass 2 different and yet intricately involved stories into to 1 book. The story is of 2 rival authors that start out their careers as best friends....yet greed, jealousy, ambition and envy draw both to use the same beautiful woman to their own ends....at her expense.....fantastic read with twists and turns and a few surprises.....great love scenes that touch your heart as well as the nether-parts.
Although I have to admit, I did find myself daydreaming a little in the first couple chapters, the further I got into it, the better it was. It wasn't long before I found myself hardly able to wait to listen again to see what would happen next. Great & realistic characters, and great story plot. It kept me in suspense until the end! I would definitely recommend this book to others.
I've always liked Sandra Brown's work, but I think this one tops them all! I have to also give credit to the narrator...great voice and excellent job!
Great book. Great reading. The story has enough twists to keep you going, but doesn't get lost in trying to be too smart to follow. Fun book to listen to.
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