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Smash Cut: A Novel | [Sandra Brown]

Smash Cut: A Novel

The murder of Paul Wheeler has all the elements of a blockbuster: family rivalries, incalculable wealth, and a prominent man dying in the arms of his beautiful mistress. It's a case that could earn Derek Mitchell even greater star power. When the Wheeler family approaches him about defending Creighton for his uncle's murder -- even before he's charged -- he jumps at the chance.
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Publisher's Summary

THE PRINCIPALS

Paul Wheeler. CEO of the Wheeler Enterprises empire. At age 52, he's a pillar of Atlanta society and a brilliant businessman. But Paul is out of the picture even before the opening credits -- shot dead during an armed robbery.

Julie Rutledge. A savvy, cultured, and attractive Southern woman, seasoned by a stint of study and romance in Paris. She owns the city's most successful and sophisticated art gallery on Peachtree Street. She was also Paul Wheeler's weekly companion at the hotel where he was murdered and was hand in hand with him at the time of his death.

Derek Mitchell. A defense lawyer of renown. Successful, handsome, and despised by the Atlanta PD for his courtroom victories, he goes to the mat to make a case for every client - and headlines for himself. A guilty verdict is not an option. Yet he's not entirely without a conscience, as proven when his life takes a terrible turn toward the cinematic.

Creighton Wheeler. The prodigal nephew of Paul. With movie-star looks and guileless blue eyes, the 28-year-old playboy has a penchant for call girls, fast cars, and designer clothes. But his passion is movies. He studies them, quotes them...and lives them. Even those closest to Creighton can't be sure when he exits reality and enters the fantasy world of films.

STORYBOARD

The murder of Paul Wheeler has all the elements of a blockbuster: family rivalries, incalculable wealth, and a prominent man dying in the arms of his beautiful mistress. It's a case that could earn Derek Mitchell even greater star power. When the Wheeler family approaches him about defending Creighton for his uncle's murder -- even before he's charged -- he jumps at the chance.

But Derek soon discovers that Julie will stop at nothing to secure justice for Paul...

©2009 Simon & Schuster; (P)2009 Sandra Brown Management Ltd

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    Scott Roseville, CA, United States 09-13-10
    Scott Roseville, CA, United States 09-13-10 Member Since 2006

    Don't you just love a great story well told?

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    "Bad Guy With Interesting Hobby"

    That is about the only thing novel in this novel. It contains Brown's expected contents lovers and thrills, a twist or two a lots of fairly explicit um.... love scenes. (Sex scenes sounds so crass.) She has written so many fine books I suffer "Too high expectation syndrome" meaning when you expect the best and get above average you're a tad disappointed. (it works both ways when something you expect to be junk turns out well you give it high marks. Still, if you're a Brown fan don't pass it up. If you only have $ to spend on the BEST well, this books doesn't quite make the.uh,... cut.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Dave Stillwater Lake, NS, Canada 04-10-10
    Dave Stillwater Lake, NS, Canada 04-10-10 Member Since 2008
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    "A pleasant surprise"

    When I read the description of this novel, I wondered if it would hold my interest. What tipped the scales to buy it was Victor Slezak. I thoroughly enjoy his story telling. He reminds me of Humphrey Bower of Bryce Courtenay fame.
    Smash Cut is a fast paced novel with the central evil character as real and well-defined as those of James Lee Burke. I also like the way Sandra Brown paints the background, the small, insignificant details of life often omitted in other books. Not surprising, there are many surprises as is the norm with Brown.
    I also believe the inclusion of the dog, Maggie, was a brilliant stroke. The movie motif was quite creative.
    This is well worth downloading.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Anne United States 09-15-09
    Anne United States 09-15-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Suspense at it's finest"

    On one hand I wanted to hear the end to see "who really done it." Truthhfully though, I did not want it to end. The story captured my interest so much I was listening to this audiobook in my car, at the gym, in my home, etc. This is Sandra Brown at her best.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kelly GREENSBORO, NC, United States 06-14-12
    Kelly GREENSBORO, NC, United States 06-14-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Another great Sandra Brown novel"

    Envy is still my favorite Sandra Brown novel, but this one is also great! Victor Slezak does another great job narrating. He could make anything interesting!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    LHWebb 09-02-09
    LHWebb 09-02-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Too Much Romance"

    Smash Cut is certainly a decent book, but it contains more romance than mystery or thriller. Also, the female characters lack depth.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Kristi L. BELLE CHASSE, LA, United States 05-02-12
    Kristi L. BELLE CHASSE, LA, United States 05-02-12

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    "One of the Good Ones."
    Would you listen to Smash Cut again? Why?

    Probably. The story has enough twists and turns that I probably forgot half of them. The characte development and the intrigue and twist of the story is enough for a relisten though.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Totally. When Sandra Brown writes well, she writes well. When she wants a plot to just COME TOGETHER she can do amazing things.


    Which character – as performed by Victor Slezak – was your favorite?

    It's been a long time, so I can't remember their names, but it would have to be the Main MC or his detective.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    I love listening to Victor Slezak. He does a number of Sandra Brown's well done stories and I always enjoy them.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    a Gulf Breeze, FL United States 02-05-11
    a Gulf Breeze, FL United States 02-05-11 Member Since 2008
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    "My favorite SB ever!"

    The book is well crafted and holds your attention throughout the entire book. I've listened to it 4 or 5 times and like it every time. My husband even really liked the book. We both enjoy classic movies, so it's great the way she weaves dialog and plots from movies into the story. And of course, anything Victor Slezak reads is always terrific.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara Lewandowski 05-31-10

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "Love Sandra Brown"

    This was one of her best. Kept me guessing until the very end. Characters were unique and intriguing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lynn Loudonville, NY, United States 05-12-10
    Lynn Loudonville, NY, United States 05-12-10 Member Since 2006
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    "Great read!"

    I really enjoyed this book (except for the part about the dog) and would recommend it to anyone who likes interesting twists, a great narrator and suspense right up to the end!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Internet Shopper Denver, CO USA 09-06-09
    Internet Shopper Denver, CO USA 09-06-09 Member Since 2005

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    "Syrup-y Romance Novel"

    This is the first Sandra Brown book I've read and doubt that I would purchase another if they are all like this. I thought the book was a mystery thriller, but it is a romance novel,and unfortunately, sounds like the it was written by a teenage girl with a teenage girl's view of romance. Very predictable with many cliches. I agree with the reviewer that said the women characters lacked depth, but the main male character is just as light. Not my type of book.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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