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Publisher's Summary

New York book editor Maris Matherly-Reed knows a best seller when she sees one - even if it is just a tantalizing partial manuscript submitted by a writer identified only as P.M.E., with the return address of an obscure island off the Georgia coast. Maris is intrigued enough to search for him.

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.

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Great Book!!!!

I own books in every conceivable form.
Hardback, paperback, CD, Kindle and my most recent discovery…Audio Books!!!!
I enjoy all immensely. However, there are few books moving enough to write a review about. All I can say is that Sandra Brown is a gifted writer and the narrator paid tribute to Ms. Brown’s talent. The characters in the book seemed to leap off the pages. They were well developed, the dialogue edge- of -your -seat gripping and the narrator superb, opting not to use a falsetto when reading for the female lead, which is a mistake some male narrators make. Let me tell you, women don’t like it because it sounds mocking and at times condescending.
Like any good book, Envy was hard to put down—or in this case, it was hard to log-out of my computer. There’s not much I would lose sleep over but I found myself night after night breaking my iron-clad rule to get to bed no later than ten because I have to get up at 5:00.
But it was definitely time well spent.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Denese
  • Morgan, UT, USA
  • 02-07-10

Amazing!

This is one of the best books I've read/heard. Kept me on the edge of my (car) seat during my commute. Just as I thought I had things figured out, I find out I couldn't have been more wrong! Absolutely, wonderful!
kah

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A good plane book

This was my 2nd book by this author. It was an easy book to listen to, but do not expect to be challenged by the plot, the characters, or the ending. Very few surprises, but an okay way to pass the time on a plane or in the car. While not as bad as Ricochet, I struggled with the narration of the male characters - the attempts at the Southern accents are, at times, painful to listen to.

If you are looking for a book that does not require much effort, this is a decent choice.

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Envy -

This was a great book with many twists and turns and kept my interest until the very end.... I will continue to read/listen to more Sandra Brown books. The narrator was also excellent.

If you like suspense, this book has it all.

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  • holley
  • pennington, NJ, United States
  • 05-12-06

Loved it!

This book was just great. The story was extremely well written, the narrator excellent, and with twists that I didn't figure out before they were revealed! One of the few I plan to keep and listen to again.

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Sat in my parked car in the driveway to finish it

This book had a lot of twists and turns that kept me litterally in my seat. I had to get to the end of it.

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  • Rhonda
  • San Antonio, TX, USA
  • 10-08-05

Envy, Sandra Brown

This was my first Sandra Brown book, but not my last. It was well paced, with fascinating characters. I carried this book from car, to work, to running errands, until I was done. When I thought I had the plot figured out, there was another twist, with the most amazing twist coming at the end. Great read.

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Envy

This is one of the best books I have read. When I wasn't reading about it, I was thinking about what was going to happen next. The narrator did an excellent job telling this story and while I listened, I felt as if I was in the South. This is one story I will read again and recommend to others.

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  • Karen
  • Reading, PA, USA
  • 01-19-05

lulu

This is a great book on the drive. The author creates enough entertainment, and enough predictability that you feel like you are so smart. Sandra Brown gives just enough AWAY but keeps enough to herself, so that you continue to listen, and contiue to enjoy. A perfect choice for those who want to be entertained.

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Great Listen

Good characterization, good story, everything tied together at the end. I enjoyed this author and will listen to her other titles if they are available. Sound quality is also good, as is the narrator. Nothing bad to say.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful