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Sandra Brown

Grand Central Publishing
9/20/11 / ISBN: 9781455501472

Reviewed by Susan Johnson

Honor Gillette is trying to get on with her life after being widowed by a horrific car accident that claimed the life of her spouse a year earlier. Her husband was a policeman for the local force. His death left her with a beautiful and precocious four-year-old daughter and a lovely home that is rather isolated on the bayous in Louisiana.

Honor is busy making her cupcakes to celebrate the birthday of her father-in-law when her daughter informs her that there is an injured man in the front yard. Little does Honor know that the injured man is Lee Coburn, the prime focus of a manhunt resulting from the murder of seven people in a local warehouse the previous night.

Before the tale is told, Honor will not know whether to doubt the close police friends of her dead husband or the hard-hearted accused killer that has taken her and her daughter captive and set them on the run from the very people that Honor trusts most.

The story takes place in the Louisiana bayous and swamps, one of my favorite settings for an eerie-type mystery. Believe it or not this is one of the few Sandra Brown books I have read. I had the preconceived notion that they were romance novels, something I generally steer clear of. This book proved me wrong. The story was very strong and suspenseful and held my attention all the way through.

It looks like a Sandra Brown fan has been born.

Reviewed 2011
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