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 am a Sandra Brown fan... this is the third listen (Play Dirty and Mean Streak) by SB and overall this one is the best so far and with the most complex plot. It's a story within a story that's well developed with lots of mystery that kept me listening and wanting to know what's going to happen next. As far as flaws in the story are concerned, I didn't like how Daniel ignored his common sense and put his safety in jeopardy. To me that was a stretch that most 70-something year olds would not do.
Sure, there are a couple of flaws but who cares, the story is good and entertaining. I liked how the two stories were weaved together and especially liked the ending. The characters are likeable and I could not have disliked the main villain more.
This is a story about revenge for a murder triggered by "envy", one of the deadly sins. It's a story about an elaborate plan of revenge for a murder that happened 14 years ago and that story is the catalyst for this story. While the link between the two stories is evident early on, it does not take away from the other mysterious elements as the story develops. There are sex scenes which I think were well done and not over-the-top.
Victor Slezak is an excellent narrator. I really have come to enjoy his voice which is sort of laid back and relaxed but with serious acting skills that fit this story very well.
One of the first audio books I have not been able to "put down". The ability to hold one's interest as she weaves from "sub-story" to "sub-story" is phenomenal. Definitely a 5 star book.
When I clean, drive or exercise I listen to romance. The steamier the better but it must have a great story as well!
I was really surprised by how much I loved this story! I loved all of the twists and turns, I never saw them coming. I loved each character, they were so well developed that you felt attached to each one. The story may seem a little confusing at first because of the flashing back and forth through time. However, this really must be done so that you can form your own idea of what is happening, without being led by the characters. This is a must in my opinion! Defiantly a good read while in the car or doing monotonous work. You want to listen to this story when you can fully focus on it. I listened while doing the dishes after dinner, it always gave me the most vivid dreams.
I am a huge Sandra Brown fan and I have read almost all of her books and I am rarely disappointed. Envy did not let me down. The story within the story was great. You can kind of foreshadow what's to come, but there are lots of little twist that you don't see coming. And I have to say, being a huge fan of Audible.com that Victor Slezak is a great narrator. He has narrated several of Ms. Brown's books and the way he can switch accents and voices makes you believe there are different people talking and takes you inside the book.
I saw some of the bad reviews so I was afraid Ms. Brown might let me down this time, but apparently those people were looking for a different kind of book. I don't like Sci-Fi so I know I'm not going to go buy a Sci-Fi novel. Sandra Brown writes Romance and Suspence novels, if you don't like those types of novels, this isn't for you. So don't write a bad review because you purchased a novel that you won't like to begin with. When you read Ann Rice, expect bloody vampire scenes and don't be offended when you read them. When you read Sandra Brown or Joan Collins, expect sex scenes and if that offends you, then don't read them. And certainly don't give them bad reviews because you wasted your money buying a novel that wasn't you're cup of tea in the first place. Ms. Brown, ENVY, was perfection as always!
This book was great!! I listen to audiobooks when I run and I did 20 extra miles this month just to learn what happens next!!!
Another great book by Sandra Brown. Great plot, nice twists, etc. It was especially intriguing because you get to read a book within a book. I could hardly turn it off. It has a little bit of everything (love, lust, hate, mystery, revenge)so it is appealing to different types of readers. Also, the narrator is easy to listen to. Nothing ruins a good book worse than a boring narrator :(
I have read and listened to quite a few books from all kinds of genere's. This is absolustely one of if not the best book I have ever listened too. I'm afraid to get anything else by sandra brown (or almost anyone else now) cause I don't know how she (or anyone else) could EVER top this book. It grabs you from the beginning and doesn't let go. Even till the end. I honestly can say that I DID NOT WANT THIS BOOK TO END. I can also actually say that I loved this book. And I have never said that before about a book. If you are debating on downloading this book, DON'T!!! It will surely be one of the best you ever listen to. This is my first Sandra Brown book, and I have to say, she is at the top of my favorite author list already!!! Now, YOU QUIT READING THESE REVIEWS AND GO DOWNLOAD THIS BOOK!!!
This was a great book. The ending was anything but predictable! I couldn't stop listening.
Officially made it to my top 10. What a creative and suspenseful book Sandra Brown wrote.
This for me is the best Sandra Brown I have listened to so far (Lethal is a close second)
The narrator did an excellent job and the story line kept be enthralled with the twists and turns it took. I was engrossed and could not stop until the final scene!
My next move is to find which one of her books is just as good!
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