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Best Kept Secrets | [Sandra Brown]

Best Kept Secrets

Alexandra Gaither is an attorney who finally has the power to get the justice she needs. Twenty-five years before, her mother had died a scandalous death. Alex believes one of three powerful men murdered her. Each is charming, each is a suspect, and each tries to shield her from his past. But not one of them can stop her passionate search for the truth.
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Publisher's Summary

Alexandra Gaither is an attorney who finally has the power to get the justice she needs. Twenty-five years before, her mother had died a scandalous death. Alex believes one of three powerful men murdered her. Each is charming, each is a suspect, and each tries to shield her from his past. But not one of them can stop her passionate search for the truth.

Like her mother before her, Alex sparks controversy and excitement in this remote Texas town. Now, as she investigates her mother's former lover, his best friend, and the father figure to them both, she will risk everything to uncover their best kept secrets.

©2007 Sandra Brown; (P)2007 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    jaimie1805@yahoo.ca jes2370 07-14-08
    jaimie1805@yahoo.ca jes2370 07-14-08 Member Since 2015
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    "Worst book ever"

    This was by far the worst book I have downloaded so far. This includes those that were poor in sound quality. I would give it less than 1 star if I could. It was my fault, I didn't read the synopsis carefully enough. I wasn't aware that it was a retread of one of Sandra Brown's first books. Just drivel that goes on far too long. And the narrator thinks that syncopating a southern accent captures the female voice. Not. It just makes it bothersome. It can't believe I wasted a credit on this and I use the term loosely - 'book'. One saving grace - Sandra Brown gets much, much better over time.

    17 of 19 people found this review helpful
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    Kathy United States 09-07-08
    Kathy United States 09-07-08
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    "Falls short of expectations"

    Typically a Sandra Brown novel read by Dick Hill is hard to beat. The fact that this story has a 1989 copyright, may help explain why this one falls far short of expectations; they were both learning then.
    The Hero consistently confuses anger/violence with sex - not a likable trait. The Heroine is forever hostile and so immature, she makes the playboy character seem like an intellectual.
    Of course, as in all romance novels, everyone has communication problems but this group of characters take it WAY past patience.
    Dick Hill can usually rescue a failing book but not this time. His female voices just don't cut it.
    Brown and Hill give a whole new meaning to "You've come a long way, Baby" and thank goodness.

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia Macomb, MI, USA 09-09-09
    Patricia Macomb, MI, USA 09-09-09
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    "Another great Sandra Brown novel!"

    Lots of suspense and twists. It held me right to the very end. Dick Hill is usually a great reader, but I thought his clipped words made everyone seem angry and pompous. Sandra Brown tells a great story, but the reader did not do the characters justice this time.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    DK 06-24-13
    DK 06-24-13 Member Since 2013

    No spoilers! Love HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. I also review in exchange for books-lots of fun surprises!

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    "Intrigue-Interesting-A Bit Strange Relationships"
    What did you like best about Best Kept Secrets? What did you like least?

    The constant 'Who dun it?' is the best.

    The 3 men hitting on a woman 20+ years their junior-and the daughter of a woman they all loved was a bit creepy.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I'm not sure-perhaps changing the fact that Alexander was attracted to her mother's old boyfriends...


    Did Dick Hill do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Yes, but as with most male narrator's his female characters sounded like effeminate men.


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    I'd consider it more of a mystery than a romance-so more romantic scenes may have made it a romance.


    Any additional comments?

    Good, 'clean' book...a few cusses and a PG romantic encounter.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    DallasGin 06-04-09
    DallasGin 06-04-09 Member Since 2015
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    "Justice Revenge & Love"

    Sandra Brown always tells a good story - this time is no different. When she is telling the story she introduces many characters and pretty soon you are getting ideas as to who could have committed the murder. There are some unexpected twists - but the ending is most satisfactory - and of course, their is passion and love!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Chihuahua Mom Alabama 08-27-15
    Chihuahua Mom Alabama 08-27-15 Member Since 2009
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    "Boring and Trite"
    Would you try another book from Sandra Brown and/or Dick Hill?

    I usually like Sandra Brown books, but I couldn't get through this one.


    Has Best Kept Secrets turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    How could the performance have been better?

    Dick Hill would do better to just read instead of doing simpering female voices.


    What character would you cut from Best Kept Secrets?

    The entire cast!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    lineup29 04-25-15
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    "Not worth listening to."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    No one I know


    What could Sandra Brown have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Spent more time on a real story and less time on sexist remarks from a jerk and his caveman behavior. Story had possibilities but fell flat!


    What didn’t you like about Dick Hill’s performance?

    So so


    What character would you cut from Best Kept Secrets?

    Reed


    Any additional comments?

    I will be extermely careful when buying more of her books. She really missed the mark on this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Veronica R. Barrett 03-30-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Good listening"

    Story was good. It didn't too many characters or situations that you couldn't keep up. It kept my attention at all times.

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    Lelegee 01-10-15
    Lelegee 01-10-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent. Just the right amount of intrigue"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I already have. The characters were interesting and diverse. Good story about everyday life.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jane, I could relate to her even though our lives are quite different


    Have you listened to any of Dick Hill’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, actually since the majority of characters are female, I thought the narrator was female. Good job!


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

    Yes but too long. I did stay up half the night to finish it.


    Any additional comments?

    I also got the kindle version so I could continue as desired. Also I like the way I can look up characters with kindle.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Violet Travers new jersey 01-07-15
    Violet Travers new jersey 01-07-15

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    "This book was the absolute worst"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Nothing. The story was so boring and stupid. The main character is whiny, wimpy, annoying, and dumb. The guy she falls in love with is an old guy twice her age who is a total creep. The plot is beyond ridiculous and repetitive. The ending was the worst. Skip this one!


    Has Best Kept Secrets turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, not at all. I love suspense/mysteries. I actually loved the other 4 books by Sandra Brown I've read. This one was just the worst one I've ever read.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Best Kept Secrets?

    All of them especially the corny sex scenes


    Any additional comments?

    Save your credit!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    "A really good listen."

    A very good romantic suspense story with memorable characters which I really enjoyed listening to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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