From the bestselling author of Hello, Darkness and Smash Cut comes another steamy thriller of murder, love, and betrayal featuring a Savannah homicide detective fighting attraction in the heat of the South When Detective Sergeant Duncan Hatcher is summoned to the home of Judge Cato Laird in the middle of the night to investigate a fatal shooting, he knows discretion and kFrom the bestselling author of Hello, Darkness and Smash Cut comes another steamy thriller of murder, love, and betrayal featuring a Savannah homicide detective fighting attraction in the heat of the South When Detective Sergeant Duncan Hatcher is summoned to the home of Judge Cato Laird in the middle of the night to investigate a fatal shooting, he knows discretion and kid glove treatment will be key to staying in the judge s good graces and keeping his job.It s an open and shut case Elise, the judge s beautiful trophy wife, interrupted a burglary and killed the intruder in self defense Yet Duncan is suspicious of the beautiful woman s story of innocence and his gut tells him her account of the shooting is only partially true.Determined to learn the dead man s connection to the Lairds, Duncan investigates further but soon finds his career, and integrity, in jeopardy Despite his suspicions, Duncan is increasingly drawn to Elise even if she is a married woman, a proven liar, and a murder suspect.When Elise seeks Duncan out privately, he initially dismisses her incredible allegation as the manipulative lie of a guilty woman But if she s telling the truth, then that single fatal gunshot at her home takes on even sinister significance, possibly involving Duncan s nemesis, the brutal crime lord Robert Savich And then Elise goes missing
Ricochet From the bestselling author of Hello Darkness and Smash Cut comes another steamy thriller of murder love and betrayal featuring a Savannah homicide detective fighting attraction in the heat of the
Desire, such as he s never felt before pulsed through himI really enjoyed this one The last SB book I read was a bit of a letdown so I was a tad wary of starting another one by her Do you play Love her male characters Duncan is a cop Dedicated to the job Tough, gruff, grouchy Loved his partner too, Dee Dee would love her to get a HEA I don t believe we get to choose who we fall in love with, do you As with a lot of suspense mystery novels, we are better off knowing less about the plot so I did n [...]
My love affair continues with yet another fantastic book by Sandra Brown I will say though for this one it took a little longer for me to lock in to the love but it happened and that is all that is important In Ricochet we are taken to beautiful Savannah, Georgia and Lady s Island, South Carolina SB writes so descriptively that you can close your eyes for a moment and imagine that you were there.The main characters were awesome I really enjoyed both Duncan and Elise The secondary characters roun [...]
4.5 starsIn what police procedural novels are concerned, Sandra Brown can do no wrong, and Ricochet is yet another winner Definitely a page turner, dynamic, intense, perfectly plotted, well researched, with equally believable good guys and villains, and displaying once the astounding dialogue and the cop banter I have always loved this author for I cannot say I really liked the sound and detached heroine, but that was probably me, I have never been too fond of the premise of a lady view spoiler [...]
Things get started when Detective Duncan Hatcher is called to the home of Judge Cato Laird s home where his wife, Elise had shot and killed an intruder What follows during the investigation is lots of intrigue and subterfuge It s an interesting story with a slow start and an exciting second half The ending had me in a twist and confused so that s a plus However, I found it difficult to connect with anyone, especially Elise and Hatcher s partner, Dee Dee He also ran hot and cold so often he left [...]
Loved this book The twists and turns kept me reading all through this long rainy day.
2 stars It was not fun I was angry at Elise for than half the book.Elise asks Duncan for help and says her husband wants to kill her When Duncan asks what her husband s motive is, she won t tell him Therefore, he has no reason to believe or help her Finally at about the 3 4 mark, she tells him why Then Duncan helps her and the story becomes interesting I would cut a lot of the first 2 3 or so of the book There was too much hypothesizing, pondering, and wondering I did enjoy the last part I enjo [...]
A very good and interesting story I love how Ms Brown s stories are complicated and how she resolves the complications So, why only 4 stars It s because the romantic part of the story seemed rushed I couldn t feel the connection between Duncan and Elise I couldn t understand, besides the insta lust, why Duncan fell in love with Elisa.They didn t have very much contact, they didn t interact enough, he hated her, didn t trust her, suspected her of murder and of being a money grabbing cold woman So [...]
Overall rating 4 stars Triggers Cheating view spoiler This was one book where the heroine s husband albeit, he was a terrible human being was not shown to have cheated on Elise Now, in regards to the hero and heroine Duncan is attracted to Elise from the start That turns into feelings which turns into love He is fighting these feelings for a few reasons all very understandable First, she is married Second, she is married to a man he despises Third, she is the lead suspect in a murder investigati [...]
ENGLISH REVIEW DOWN BELOWSandra Brown nos trae de nuevo un thriller imposible de soltar, que te mantiene enganchado hasta la ltima p gina y que te deja sin aliento.En esta ocasi n nos plantea un conflicto a simple vista como bien lo detalla la sinopsis El detective Duncan tiene que ir a la casa del juez Cato Laird porque su esposa, Elise, mat en defensa a un ladr n que quiso dispararle primero.Hasta ah todo viene bien, la premisa es sencilla y nos presentan a los personajes a grandes rasgos pero [...]
I picked this up in an airport last weekend, and I believe it s the first Sandra Brown novel I ve read Which is impressive, because she s got than 70 novels in print under a couple of different names Ricochet is a character driven mystery novel centering on Duncan, a detective with a rock solid moral core and Elise, a beautiful trophy wife who may or may not have committed murder As Duncan investigates the shooting, he is increasingly attracted to and drawn in by the lovely and mysterious Elise [...]
They can t all be winners, right
3.5 starsThis signed book was won in a First Reads giveaway Ricochet takes place in Savannah, Georgia Detective Duncan Hatcher is investigating a murder at a prominent judge s home The judge s wife Elise admits to killing an intruder but Duncan wants to investigate further To make matters worse, Duncan is attracted to Elise I must admit that I really enjoyed reading Ricochet Ricochet was a very readable book, full of mystery and suspense, sexual tension, and many plot twists I loved the characte [...]
Esta opini o cont m alguns spoilers Ricochete foi a minha estreia com Sandra Brown E que dizer deste livro Bem, ele certamente teve capacidade para me entreter mas n o me conquistou.Sandra Brown presenteia nos com um a leitura agrad vel e com um leque diversificado de personagens, sendo que a minha personagem preferida foi sem sombra de d vida a parceira de Duncan, DeeDee Ela honesta, sarc stica, mordaz, perspicaz e terra a terra e protagonizou v rios momentos hilariantes no livro.Quanto trama e [...]
This wasn t Sandra Brown s best, but it s not her worst, either The good was Brown s ability to build suspense she s one of the best But not all of the characters worked for me Duncan was a little too ruled by his hormones, and sometimes had mood swings that didn t make much sense His partner, DeeDee, was essentially the stereotypical homely girl who automatically hates anyone who is pretty whether she has a reason to or not Elise is intended to be a mystery You re never quite sure which side of [...]
My first book from Sandra Brown I loved this story The twists and turns were engaging and the chemistry between Duncan and Elise was delicious Elise was my favorite character She was regarded as a brainless piece of arm candy by everyone even Duncan, but she was so much I enjoyed watching her quiet strength unfold and her fight to get her life back.
Full review to come, but I have to just say, Duncan Love that man
Duncan adalah gambaran polisi yang banyak kita lihat di film Seksi dengan gaya peselancar ugal ugalan berantakannya, mulut ceplas ceplos, kelakuan semau gue tapi itu justru jadi pesona utamanya Elise heroinenya adalah tipikal karakter trophy wife SB yang sejujurnya ngebosenin banget karena udah tampil beberapa kali Wanita yang luar biasa cantik, sempurna, misterius dan di salah pahami pembaca Sayangnya Dee Dee partner Duncan yang lugas dan seru banget justru mencuri spotlight dari Elise yang di [...]
Relistening Terrific story but narration leaves a lot to be desired Still thoroughly enjoying this second listen But in the end, I didn t care for it as much as the first time around That terrific feeling lessened The narrator is average at best and it is sometimes difficult to tell if the hero or heroine is speaking a particular that will cause my opinion of an audio to plunge Also saw some real plot holes this time around Content 4 stars and narration 3 stars 8 2015AudioGals review Narrated by [...]
Ricochet is a moderately enjoyable thriller rating it between 2 and 3 The plot s just interesting enough to keep on reading There s a mystery in this novel about the major female character, Elise Laird, and about whether her motives are good or not I found that aspect of the mystery intriguing, but I thought the author took too long in developing it In my opinion there are too many long passages in the middle of this book where the police characters speculate about who did what, and why Overall, [...]
I don t know why, but the whole time i was reading this book I kept thinking that Sandra Brown has some kind of patter with her mystery thrillers murder some people, place the blame on some faulty character who insists is innocent and that someone is framing them trying to murder them, confuse reader about the moral code of all the characters finally conclude the story with the most ovbious solution that one of the morally inept characters was trying to push off on us from the beginning And, of [...]
Acho que me vou repetir Adorei, adorei, adorei Mais uma vez Sandra Brown conseguiu cativar me com mais um romance policial J adorava esta autora desde que lia os seus romances da Harlequin, mas esta vertente tem me completamente cativada S o poucas as pessoas que conseguem escrever um romance policial com tanta ess ncia de mist rio e suspense e apesar de os vil es n o serem muito surpreendentes, muitas vezes dei por mim a pensar o que seria ou n o correcto naquela trama Gostei da Elise, amei o D [...]
I ve been reading mostly suspense lately, including a lot of romantic suspense, or suspense with romantic elements Unfortunately, too much of it has been mediocre to virtually unreadable Then I came across a copy of Sandra Brown s Ricochet on our shelves at home I hadn t read anything by Brown yet, but my wife had read Ricochet several years ago and enjoyed it, adding it to our keeper collection I picked it up and was hooked in the first few pages The pacing in the book is just right, the charac [...]
I normally love Sandra Brown books but I thought this one was poor The plot, storyline and characters were incredibly weak It was utterly boring and so full of stupidity that I was hardly able to read it all the way through A downer all the way The worst part was Elise s character I had not simpathy for her She was unpleasant, deceptive and dishonest A pain in the neck And don t even get me started on the unrealistic romance and the infidelity angle Sorry, I absolutely hate cheating in stories I [...]
Every strength has a weakness.Duncan I ve fallen into instant lustI didn t know that getting struck by lightning could feel so good What I like most about this novel is Duncan character He has been a man of integrity until he met Elise.How Ms Brown methodically shapes MCs into moral grey areas makes this book a page turner.Elise s plan for vengeance is somewhat unrealistic It is a good RS with multi layered characters and the mystery that hooked me from the start.
This book wasn t bad, but I just found some aspects of this book to be unbelievable Sandra Brown did manage to keep me interested, and I wanted to know what was going to happen I was able to figure out some of the twists, but I would definitely check out some of her other books
Adoro Sandra Brown.
Blah Blah Blah summer easy peasy read I m onto the formula now so I need to take a Sandra Brown break Plus this narrator was not my favorite, unlike Slezak and Stephen Lang who are my favorites.
Sandra Brown uma das minhas autoras predilectas Conquistou me logo primeira linha, sem me dar a possibilidade de pensar duas vezes no assunto Hoje em dia quando penso em romances policiais, um dos primeiros nomes que me vem cabe a ela Assim sendo, os policiais rom nticos que Sandra Brown escreve tornaram se leituras obrigat rias para mim Ambas as caracter sticas a parte policial e a parte rom ntica est o bastante equilibradas, o que faz com que os livros da autora sejam uma tenta o para mim em t [...]