When her four-year-old daughter informs her a sick man is in their yard, Honor Gillette rushes out to help him. But that "sick" man turns out to be Lee Coburn, the man accused of murdering seven people the night before. Dangerous, desperate, and armed, he promises Honor that she and her daughter won't be hurt as long as she does everything he asks. She has no choice but to accept him at his word.
But Honor soon discovers that even those close to her can't be trusted. Coburn claims that her beloved late husband possessed something extremely valuable that places Honor and her daughter in grave danger. Coburn is there to retrieve it - at any cost. From FBI offices in Washington, D.C., to a rundown shrimp boat in coastal Louisiana, Coburn and Honor run for their lives from the very people sworn to protect them, and unravel a web of corruption and depravity that threatens not only them, but the fabric of our society.
©2011 Sandra Brown (P)2011 Hachette
This story has all the elements, too many of them. If you're using a formula for a certain kind of book, you don't have to insert ALL the items. 1) woman in danger, make her a single mother, a widow, give her a little girl. 2) handsome, manly-man, Dangerous, but turns out to be the good guy. Too obvious. It is not faultlessly crafted. It also has too many elements that don't make enough sense, they should have been left out. It doesn't add up at the end. Perhaps there should have been more editing. It ends up formulaic. It's a pretty good idea, but perhaps if it was pared down and then polish what's left it could have been much better.
The "communication" with the Bookkeeper premise that is dropped in at the end does not fit how it is handled earlier in the book. It doesn't work. It becomes a little too obvious that certain facts are being withheld to spring on us later, and so it isn't a surprise.
I did enjoy it, but the only thinking it made me do was "Why the heck did the author do that, it doesn't work?" It really needs better editing. Firm editing.
The narration was excellent.
love, love, love sandra brown's later books and this is one of the best. I figured out who the bookkeeper was in the middle, but by the time he was revealed I'd forgotten all about it, the action had me so shook up.
Oh most definately
Yes, i kept getting surprised
Yes He reads very well and his emotions are heard very well
No, but it kept me on the edge of my seat
Sandra Brown is a very exciting author I have loved every book so far that I have listened of hers!!!!
I really enjoyed this audiobook. I found it hard to put down and ended up listening for hours on end. My only complaint was the ending. I would have liked just a little more closure, but that's probably just me!
This is my favorite Sandra Brown by far. Loved the twists and turns, loved the interaction between Coburn and Emily, loved not knowing the villain until much later than usual. Narration was great, love Victor Sleazak.
No, it is not pronounced "Don Quicks-Oat." Go to jail.
This is an actor who could turn "Old Yeller" into an erotic novel, and the only audiobook narrator whose name I enter into the Search box here when browsing for a good 'read.'
Combine Slezak's narration with Sandra Brown's storytelling when she's near the top of her game, and you've got an entertainment so sublime, you could almost skip the pint of Haagen Daz Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream.
Rated the story 4 out of 5 only because I found parts of it predictable. I was having so much fun, it hardly mattered.
Tell us about yourself!
Better narrator could possibly help.
Used a little more imagination.
Did not put much life into the characters.
I have "read" worse.
I was on the edge of my seat for the entire book while trying to figure out "who done it". Great book!! Sandra Brown, you should be proud.
I always hate turning to last page of Sandra Brown's novels. I just don't want the story to end.
No. I have not read the book. Why would I purchase both when one version is more than enough?
not really, at times I miss the feel of books and their smell
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