New York Times best-selling author Sandra Brown is back with a spine-tingling story of murder and betrayal, and a homicide detective's struggle with his own rules of conduct.
When Detective Sergeant Duncan Hatcher is summoned to the home of Judge Cato Laird in the middle of the night to investigate a fatal shooting, he knows that discretion and kid-glove treatment are the key to staying in the judge's good graces and keeping his job.
At first glance, the case appears open-and-shut: Elise, the judge's trophy wife, interrupted a burglary in progress and killed the intruder in self-defense. But Duncan is immediately suspicious of Elise's innocent act. And further investigation quickly puts Duncan's career in jeopardy because he can't deny his increasing attraction to Elisa Laird, even if she is a married woman, a proven liar, and a murder suspect.
Ricochet's plot twists, as only Sandra Brown can write them, make this a gripping thriller, in which a decent cop's worst enemy may be his own conscience...and trusting the wrong person could mean the difference between life and death.
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"Gripping and absorbing, this is Brown's best thriller in years and a must-read for her many devotees." (Booklist)
"Tight plotting, a hot love story with some nice twists, and a credible ending help make this a stand-out thriller." (Publishers Weekly)
I had trouble believing this was a Sandra Brown novel. It was so slow. It finally picked up at the end. The narrator was down right awful. His voice was like nails on a chalkboard. His accent was horrible. I will never listen to another book he narrates. Don't waste a credit. Thank goodness I can return this book.
I just love her books. Narrator was bad, but you forget that quite quickly once you get into the story. The ending was abrupt. Wish that had been extended a bit.
Excellent story of complex characters and good cops and bad criminals but with a few interesting twists -- corruption where you don't expect it and courage in the least expected character. Well written story that holds your interest. Narrator is a man who reads the woman's parts - which is odd - but he does the best he can. Overall the story is excellent and worth reading.
Grandma who spends too much time in her car. The books keep me happy and sane!
The first time I listened I was so angry about the poor representation of Savannah that I honestly could not concentrate on the substance. Once I resigned myself to the fact that Ms. Brown knows very little about our beautiful city, I enjoyed the story.
Genre? Definitely not. Author? Definitely.
Nothing really. His female characters vocalization is painful at time, but his voice is easy to listen to, his diction is better than most and I enjoy listening to him.
After the first listen, yes. It is a quite intriguing plot and the characters have more than just superficial personalities.
I bought this book specifically because it is set in Savannah. The only thing she goes into any detail by name about is the Talmadge Bridge. She briefly mentions the old police station, but completely ignores the many squares and historical aspects of the city. No, they don't contribute to the plot, but they make it more believable to those of us who know the city. It would be like writing a novel set in NYC and not mentioning Central Park or the Empire State building.
Very good read- I would say it is worth your time and you will enjoy it. Not the greatest but good.
Say something about yourself!
I usually love her books. This one is not one of my favorites. I was very intrigued at times, however, Elise was simply an unrealistic character. There is no way that anyone in their right mind would marry someone for the reasons that she did. Also, the romantic relationship between the detective and Elise was just weird and overly lustful. The narrator was fine, I didn't mind him, but I think I would've enjoyed it more if I read it myself. Give it a chance.
Waste of time.
Unlike a lot of the reviews, I thought the narrator was good. The book however was not. If this guy is supposed to be some crackerjack detective, he's got a funny way of showing it.
I've never met a man who is so given to all the supposedly deep thoughts (of course they're all about the icky main female character, Elise)he has. I think maybe he's supposed to be a tortured conflicted detective, but it just doesn't work. He sounds like a woman, not a man. Sandra Brown should have just had a female detective, however then she wouldn't have had all those weird out of place sex scenes in the book.
This is the second book of Sandra Brown's I have listened to (what was I thinking?), and while this one was better than the other one I listened to, it wasn't by much.
Ricohet maybe the most touching, entertaining romantic mystery listen of my experience. Outstanding reading, audio reproduction quality, intense character development, magnificant plot fill me with joy and appreication for living in a world where such art florishes. Sandra Brown's grasp of human nature, and creativity in interuptating this nature in her characters simply holds me in awe. For me, this was a wonderful experience.
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