Friday, October 21, 2011
Lethal by Sandra Brown
Lethal by Sandra Brown
Published by Grand Central Publishing (September 20, 2011)
Sold By Hatchette Book Group
Genre: Mystery & Thrillers
About The Author:
Sandra Brown is the author of sixty New York Times bestsellers, including RAINWATER (2010), TOUGH CUSTOMER (2010), SMASH CUT (2009), SMOKE SCREEN (2008), PLAY DIRTY (2007), RICOCHET (2006), CHILL FACTOR (2005), WHITE HOT (2004), HELLO, DARKNESS (2003), THE CRUSH (2002), ENVY (2001), THE SWITCH (2000), THE ALIBI (1999), UNSPEAKABLE (1998) and FAT TUESDAY (1997), all of which have jumped onto the Times bestseller list in the number one to five spot.
Brown began her writing career in 1981 and since then has published over seventy novels, bringing the number of copies of her books in print worldwide to upwards of eighty million. Her work has been translated into thirty-three languages.
A lifelong Texan, Sandra Brown was born in Waco, grew up in Fort Worth and attended Texas Christian University, majoring in English. Before embarking on her writing career, she worked as a model at the Dallas Apparel Mart, and in television, including weathercasting for WFAA-TV in Dallas, and feature reporting on the nationally syndicated program "PM Magazine."
She is much in demand as a speaker and guest television hostess. Her episode on truTV's "Murder by the Book" premiered the series in 2008 and she was one of the launch authors for Investigation Discovery's new series, "Hardcover Mysteries."
In 2009 Brown detoured from her thrillers to write Rainwater, a much acclaimed, powerfully moving story about honor and sacrifice during the Great Depression.
Brown recently was given an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Texas Christian University. She was named Thriller Master for 2008, the top award given by the International Thriller Writer's Association. Other awards and commendations include the 2007 Texas Medal of Arts Award for Literature and the Romance Writers of America's Lifetime Achievement Award.
Amazon.com Book Description:
When her four year old daughter informs her a sick man is in their yard, Honor Gillette rushes out to help hi. But that "sick" man turns out to be Lee Coburn, the man accused of murdering seven people the night before. Dangerous, desperate, and armed, he promises Honor that she and her daughter won't be hurt as long as she does everything he asks. She has no choice but to accept him at his word.
But Honor soon discovers that even those close to her can't be trusted. Coburn claims that her beloved late husband possessed something extremely valuable that places Honor and her daughter in grave danger. Coburn is there to retrieve it - at any cost. From FBI offices in Washington, D.C., to a rundown shrimp boat in coastal Louisiana, Coburn and Honor run for their lives from the very people sworn to protect them, and unravel a web of corruption and depravity that threatens not only them, but the fabric of our society.
My Book Review:
Seven people have been brutally murdered and the killer is still on the loose ... that is until he shows up at Honor Gillette's remote coastal Louisiana home. Lee Coburn has been accused of being the mass murderer and kidnapper of Honor and her duaghter, Emily, and now they're on the run from the manhunt that is bearing down on them. But is Lee Coburn a mass murderer, or is he really someone else?
Widow Honor Gillette and her four year old daughter, Emily, live on the bayou in remote coastal Louisiana, and their world as they have known it will never be the same when accused mass murderer Lee Coburn shows up at their home. Coburn tells Honor that he is not the mass murderer that law enforcement has made him out to be, that her life and that of her daughter's are in danger, especially from those that they have considered to be close friends. He tells her that she has "something" that the others want, and he needs to find whatever this "something" is in order to solve a corruption case, and that he needs her help. Is he lying, or should she believe him? Their journey to seek the truth and to solve the corruption case have Lethal ramifications ....
Lethal is a novel jammed packed with twists and turns that will have you sitting on the edge of your seat. This novel has all the bells and whistles that a true mystery thriller needs to captivate the reader. The storyline is in true Sandra Brown style, it is very well written, the characters are believable and unforgettable, and the intense suspense she gives her readers is worth the ride. I was hooked on this story from the first page, and was completely shocked by the ending, any good mystery thriller than can do that is well worth reading.
RATING: 5 STARS *****