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 absolutely loved it ... all of it, and the ending? well, I never saw it coming.
The reader really brough the characters to life. Envy is the best audio book yet.
Sandra Brown's best work to date. Fantastic character development and interesting plot twists. At times, predictable, yet the path to get you there is not.
The book does rely heavily on sexual cliches. A woman unfilled and clueless, a domineering brute who some how is a turn-on, and a plot that once you take away a lot of filler verbage is fairly slim. It should be called "Revenge of the Envious Idiots." This is definitely a classic trashy novel for those who are lacking something in their own lives.
This is my first sandra brown book. After reading it, it will surely not be my last! I loved listening to the romance of the characters and the mystery of the story =D
The suspense, mystery and romance of the story really keeps you off your seat! A truly great book to read. I will now buy and read the other books of Sandra Brown.
A great story, brilliantly read! Never heard of Sandra Brown before, but I will be looking out for more from her! A little predictable, but well told!
I listen to books to be entertained... my favorite genre is a "Legal Thriller" I have actually been a member since 2001. Love my books!
I wish there were more books by this Author and Narrator. I could not stop listening. This book made me want more!
I purchased this book after reading all of the glowing reviews here... and now that I've finished listening, I'm somewhat puzzled. While this was a decent book, it definitely didn't live up to my expectations. I found the plot to be slow and the characters to be caricatures. Goods guys are sincere. Bad guys are evil. And crusty cantankerous (crippled) guys? Why, you know that they really have a heart of gold, right?
Like a couple other reviewers here, I found the sex scenes unnecessary, but for a different reason. They were mostly absurd. I definitely wouldn't characterize them as porn or x-rated like other reviews... I just kind of thought they were filler and had to wait through them until the plot continued. I found myself talking out loud to my car stereo on several occasions saying: "okay, okay... we know they get it on... let's get on with the story now".
It would be misleading to say that I disliked this book. The writing was adequate. The narration wasn't terrible. I just don't know that it was worth fifteen hours of my time.
I really enjoyed this book. It was read well and the writing was great. This is my first Sandra Brown and I'll agree with an earlier review that it has inspired me to look for more, preferably unabridged.
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