Four women have disappeared from Cleary over the past two years. And there's always a blue ribbon left near the spot where each of the women was last seen....
From the bestselling author of The Alibi comes a thriller about a woman investigating the murder of her identical twin sister....
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, accused of murdering seven people....
From acclaimed best-selling author Sandra Brown, Tough Customer is a heart-pounding tale about obsession and murder....
Bellamy Lyston was only 12 years old when her older sister Susan was killed on a stormy Memorial Day....
Barrie Travis is a damn good reporter stuck at a low-budget television station when the First Lady calls her—and offers her the opportunity of a lifetime....
Carl Herbold enjoys being bad. After all, he is terrifyingly good at it. Stimulated by violence, he and his brother, Cecil, had easily graduated from being juvenile delinquents to full-blown killers...
New York book editor Maris Matherly-Reed knows a best seller when she sees one - even if it is just a tantalizing partial manuscript...
Born into a fine old Charleston family, Hammond Cross is determined to be the city's next district attorney - without sacrificing his integrity...
A listener to Paris Gibson's radio show tells Paris that the girl he loves jilted him because of Paris's on-air advice. He intends to exact revenge by killing the girl - and then coming after Paris....
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....
Deadly consequences ensue when an eccentric millionaire, crippled in a tragic accident, hires a fallen football hero (and ex-con) to impregnate his wife....
Britt Shelley wakes up in bed with the handsome and hard-partying Jay Burgess. She remembers nothing of how she got there...or of how Jay wound up dead....
No one knows why Lara Mallory opens up her medical practice in the rowdy Texas town where Tackett Oil owns everything....
Kerra Bailey is a television journalist on the rise, and she's hot on the trail of a story guaranteed to skyrocket her career to even greater heights....
When Detective Sergeant Duncan Hatcher is summoned to the home of Judge Laird in the middle of the night to investigate a fatal shooting, he knows that discretion and kid-glove treatment are key....
Dawson Scott is a well-respected journalist recently returned from Afghanistan....
Betrayal had ruined Banner Coleman's wedding day and on her wedding night she was a jilted bride. Now old seeds of greed and desire are harvesting a scandal....
Kendall Deaton pulls herself and her baby out of a wrecked car, and a mixture of courage and fear gets her to the top of a ravine, where she flags down help. But she doesn't dare reveal her true identity to the authorities. Instead, she plans her immediate escape. Her perilous flight begins.
The best public defender in Prosper, South Carolina, Kendall had stumbled upon the town's chilling secret - and her marriage to one of the town's most powerful men has become a living hell. Now Kendall is a terrified mother trying to save her child's life...a reluctant witness who knows too much about an insidious evil...and a woman surrounded by forces that will stop at nothing to protect what is "theirs".
Although the story was interesting enough (although not as good as much of Ms. Brown's work), the narrator's interpretation of the protagonist's voice was incredibly annoying. She was supposed to be mature enough to have a career as an attorney and be married with a child, but Ms. Bean gave her a childlike voice that made her sound like an 18 yr. old airhead. Very distracting and really diminished my enjoyment of this story.
13 of 13 people found this review helpful
This was an interesting story. I found that some parts of the story were predicable, but others were shocking (a little to much blood and guts for me). And, Ms. Brown does not describe a scene sparingly!
The story starts slow but strong and builds. Lots of backstories which held my interest fairly well. Nearly three quarters into the story, the action really get started and the story suddenly makes a sharp left turn and went in a direction that I did not expect. Unexpected twists and turns that elevated the story above predictability for me.
The voice the narrator used for the main character sounded very immature. The voice did not match the character's ability to get herself and her baby out of a fatal car crash, escape from a hospital with her baby, and run from the FBI and everybody else for days and days!
While the narration was not that good, it wasn't bad enough to make me quit listening. The story could benefit with a stronger narrator, possibly a female with a deeper voice.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
This is a must read. I love how Sandra Brown brings the characters together. You know there must be a connection and eventually there is. Her stories are so interesting and suspenseful. It's always a pleasure.
17 of 18 people found this review helpful
I think Sandra Brown never met an adverb she didn't like. Patiently, sarcastically, warmly, ruthlessly, sexily... egads, I began to count them. It's as if she writes with a thesaurus, not at all like real people talk or think. The narrator doesn't help...she lays into every word and is not natural. Also her male characters all sound like Colonel Sanders or Rooster Cogburn, old or young, so it began to take on an unintentionally comical sound. I gave it three stars because there is a story that is fairly compelling. I didn't realize that Sandra Brown was a romance writer, I guess I thought it was going to be more of a crime story, so maybe my expectations were skewed.
12 of 13 people found this review helpful
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
Oh, I think the potential for this to be a 4 or 5 star book is definitely there. Loved the plot and the twists and the overall flow of the book. However, the sex scenes were overtly graphic and vulgar, and the narration was grating. So, tame the sex scenes way down and get a good narrator, and it's a winner.
How did the narrator detract from the book?
The narrator was good for the main female character, but horrible for most of the other characters, especially the male characters. The voices (save the protagonist) were harsh and grating.
13 of 15 people found this review helpful
It kept me guessing for most of the book but in a good way. I couldn't get any work done until I had heard it all!
13 of 15 people found this review helpful
What would have made The Witness better?
The protagonist of this story is portrayed as an idiot. She didn't know that Matt was a spineless daddy's boy before marrying him? And a mother of a newborn being hunted by white supremacists does not forgo her opportunity to escape because she feels sorry for a man she barely knows. But the worst part of this audio book is the narration. Like so many books, you don't get to hear the narrator do the characters' voices in the sample. Her Kendall voice was awful, as were all her male voices. I almost couldn't finish the book because listening to Kendall was driving me nuts. <br/><br/>I recommend other Sandra Brown audio books such as Lethal, Envy and White Hot. This is a waste of a credit.
Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Joyce Bean?
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
Brief moments of suspense.
8 of 9 people found this review helpful
What made the experience of listening to The Witness the most enjoyable?
Sandra browns of building a plot, characterisation and suspenseful story lines is second to none. I really relate to her strong yet feminine women and the men who aren't quite perfect but are
What did you like best about this story?
Getting to know the characters and the path it lead to, which although expected took very unexpected turns.
What about Joyce Bean’s performance did you like?
She is a marvellous reader and makes the characters really come to life. I bought this book because I have listened to Joyce bean before and selected it mainly because of her, then discovered Sandra brown is a brilliant author. Excellent very thrilling combination
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Yes there were moments that made me lol and other that made angry / sad however there were parts that were completely uplifting
Any additional comments?
Buy a Sandra brown or search for Joyce bean, you won't be disappointed.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
This was a totally gripping novel. I couldn't stop listening. It had me so wrapped up in the story line it was the first thing I started to listen to as I woke up. Great twist at the end. Highly recommended.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful
Loved the book but couldn't stand listening to the reader. The plot certainly keeps your attention.
10 of 13 people found this review helpful