November 11, 2011

Review "Lethal" by Sandra Brown

LETHAL by Sandra Brown
Published by Grand Central Publishing
Hachette Book Group
ISBN-13: 9781455501472
ISBN: 1455501476 
At the request of Grand Central Publishing, a HC was sent, at no cost to me, for my honest opinion.

  Synopsis (from publisher):  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, 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 Thoughts and Opinion:  I have been a fan of Ms. Brown's for many years, I would even guess since from when I was in college, so we are talking many, years. However, and I don't know why, but it has been quite a while since I have read one of her novels.  So when I saw that this book was up for review, I requested to be one of the lucky reviewers.  I doubt there are many avid readers who haven't heard of this best selling author and/or read one of her many books.

I am so glad that I did because I realized just why it was that I became a fan so many years ago. I have to start with a caveat.  Ever since I started book blogging, reviewing, meeting (through emails) and speaking to authors, publishers, and publicists, I have such a different outlook when I now read a novel.  Yes, it still is for pleasure, enjoyment and entertainment but I now also think about what and how the author creates the characters, premise, the written words so that the reader can create their own imagery and be transported straight into the story and not even realize what is going on around them or even how much time has passed.  How the author can create a cast of characters and weaves them together where they become so life like that you feel as if you know them is pure talent and Lethal had all that and more.

Lethal was a phenomenal read!!  A pure adrenaline rush from start to finish.  A novel that was a non stop page turning, couldn't put down, white knuckle read.  This reader will not be letting so much time pass in between Sandra Brown books again because I definitely was the one missing out on some great reading.

I received a copy of this book, at no charge to me,
in exchange for my honest review.
No items that I receive
are ever sold...they are kept by me,
or given to family and/or friends.


bermudaonion said...

I'm so glad to see this is good. Brown spoke at SIBA and she was hilarious so I have a feeling I'll like her book too.

Nise' said...

I've got this one up next. So glad you enjoyed it.

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Good to know! I have it on my pile and I've only read two others by her many years ago. Thanks for the great review!