Book Reviews of The Alibi

The Alibi
The Alibi
Author: Sandra Brown
ISBN-13: 9780446618670
ISBN-10: 0446618675
Publication Date: 11/1/2006
Pages: 592
Edition: Reissue
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 144 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
Good murder mystery with romance thrown in.
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It took about 10-15 pages for me to get into this book, but once I did, it just took off, and never stopped! Great twists and turns!
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Great book in the Sandra Brown tradition.
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I liked this one, but not as much as other Sandra Brown's I've read. Sometimes I've said to myself "now would that really happen in real life???" when reading this book...I don't like when I can't believe the characters ... or belive IN them.
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Helpful Score: 2
Great fast read with lots of twists and turns. Really enjoyed it, and have enjoyed it more than once since.
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It is a great book.... what i wolud like to know is.. is there a movie?? :)
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Good "who done it"! I usually enjoy this authors stories and this one was no exception. Interesting characters, and intricate plot twists kept me totally intriqued.
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Good book. A quick read, once started you can't put it down.
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With this book, Sandra Brown has made the jump from romance to ace mystery writer--there's no turning back now.
"The Alibi" is a fast-paced, terrific mystery with more plot twists, red herrings, mysterious would-be murderers, and all-around interesting characters than the law allows. It follows the story of urbane, charming, and gorgeous wunderkind Hammond Cross, whose Charleston, South Carolina family is one of the oldest and most respected in the tight-knit upper-class world he calls his own. He's in line to be the next DA, and rightly so. Then, in one fateful night, his world falls apart.

A woman he knows intimately may or may not have murdered the town's wealthiest and most hated citizen, Lute Pettijohn. Even the reader is not sure whether sophisticated psychologist Alex Ladd has done the deed. There are so many other suspects: the un-grieving widow Davee, whose friendship with Cross goes back to their privileged childhoods; most of Pettijohn's business associates, all of whom hated him--and Cross's own upper-class father.

Cross is in this murder up to his neck. If he successfully prosecutes the cops' key suspect, he is a shoe-in for the DA spot. If he doesn't, he may be brought up on charges of obstruction of justice. Along the way, he has to contend with his own tangled and uncharacteristically personal feelings about the case; his jealous and ambitious partner, the acerbic and unlikeable Steffi Mundell; his longtime nemesis, supercop Rory Smilow; and his own cold, judgmental father.
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This was one of my keepers, I was given this recently in paperback so am letting it go. I believe it is one of her best in her romantic suspense line.
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My first Sandra Brown Novel And It was great a true page turner in every sense!!
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A wonderful book that keeps you guessing until the end.
Sandra Brown has done it again!!! 2 Thumbs up!!!
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The sensational murder of one of Charleston's most powerful citizens, real-estate tycoon Lute Pettijohn, rocks the city and gives ambitious prosecutor Hammond Cross his chance to become the city's next district attorney...if he wins the case. His investigation turns up no shortage of people who wanted Pettijohn dead. But when the prime suspect turns out to be a mysterious woman who holds the secret that can shatter Hammon's ambitions, he faces a moral dilemma and a haunting question: Was he set up to be the perfect alibi?
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Great book!!! You "think" you have it figured out, then you dont?! lol Leaves you going till the last page!
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Very quick read. Nice insight you actually feel like you are in downtown Charleston the way that the author describes it so detailed. A must read!!
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was so good I could not go to bed until I read the whole book.
Really holds your interest.
One of her best.
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good read. you really get to like the charectars. I hated for the book to end. Lee S.
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A good listen for a trip or when there is nothing on TV. Not a spectacular mystery, good narrator, interesting setting.
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Good, exciting book!
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Fast read!
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Loved it so much, i read it twice.
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There ought to be a special section of hell for those who would lump romance novels, even romantic intrigues in with books which more properly belong in the genre of 'mystery/thriller'. Of course when the publishers and the hack reviewers conspire to hide the fact that one needs to have a greater suspension of disbelief about both characters and situations tnan one could expect of a halfway intellgent kindergartener what can the poor shelf-organizer do? Be warned that while this book is 'cleverly crafted' it has a plot and characters that can most readily be found in soap opera land. Of course, if one likes soap operas, this book will be a great read.
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kept me guessing!!!!
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I know that this book got great reviews, and I admit that it was a suspenseful thriller and it could have been a quick read if it had not been over 500 pages long filled with what I felt was unnecessary words to make the book bigger. I am not against reading a long book, I have done it frequently, but when making a book over 500 pages it really needs to have material that is essential tot he plot in order to keep the page length. To me the ending was ok, not thrilling, but kept me reading, but for me this was a book I could put down and not think about when I wasn't reading, therefore it was not the best for me.
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A novel of suspense intrigue and corruption. a woman suspected of murder arrangws the one thing she desperately needs a ALIBI.
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riveting
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The more she writes the better her story content gets. Sandra had be quessing until the end! A good read.
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Good twists and turns in story line. Fast read. Would recommend.
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The only other book I've read by Sandra Brown was RAINWATER. It was wonderful, but it stated that it was a departure from her regular genre.

THE ALIBI is a fantastic mystery that had me guessing right until the end. I'll be reading more of her books in the future!
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Great book. I love Sandra Brown and this is one of her good ones.
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The sensational murder of one of Charleston's most powerful citizens, real-estate tycoon Lute Perrijohn, rocks the city and gives ambitious prosecutor Hammond Cross his chance to become the city's next DA-if he wins the case. His investigation turns up no shortage of people who wanted Peffijohn dead. But when the prime suspect turns out to be a mysterious woman who holds the seret that can shatter Hammond's ambitions, he faces a moral dilemma and a haunting question: Was he set up to be the perfect alibi?
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The sensational murder of one of Charleston's most powerful citizens, real-estate tycoon Lute Pettijohn, rocks the city and gives ambitious prosecutor Hammond Cross his chance to become the city's next district attorney--if he wins the case. His investigation turns up no shortage of people who wanted Pettijohn dead. But when the prime suspect turns out to be a mysterious woman who holds the secret that cwn shatter Hammond's ambitions, he faces a moral dilemma and a haunting question: Was he set up to be the perfect alibi?
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It took me a bit to get into this book but now that I am, I'm staying up too late at night to finish it. :) Full of surprises.
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Very readable.
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"A masterful storyteller, carefully crafting tales that keep readers on the edge of their seats." - USA Today
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Sandra Brown delivers another fast pased murder mystery, this time the focus being on everyone's alibi. Definately a book that will keep you guessing. I usually pick up on things quickly but this one gave me some surprises. Worth a read!
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Good mystery. Fast read.
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I couldn't put it down. It was that good.
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Like all her books this one was hard to put down.
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Good read!
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Love Sandra Brown! This is no exception. Suspense and romance and hard to put down!
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Easy and fun reading.
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Slow start I thought but still a pretty good book!
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Sandra Brown is one of my favorite romance aothors. Great story line. Suspense, romance, sex. Keeps you guessing till the end.
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I loved this book, had a hard time putting it down!
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A great romantic suspense novel, with spooky supernatural elements!
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I couldn't put it down!
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This is a very good book by Sandra Brown. "The sensational murder of a powerful citizen, Lute Pettijohn in Charleston, gives ambitious prosecutor Hammond Cross his change to become the city's next district attorney--if he wins the case. His investigation turns up no shortage of people who wanted Pettijohn dead. A masterful storyteller.
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Great book! Lots of twists and turns and you're kept guessing. You really like the hero and herione in this book. Vintage Sandra Brown
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The sensational murder of one of Charleston's most powerful citizens rocks the city and gives ambitious prosecutor Hammond Cross his chance to become the city's next district attorney-if he wins the case.
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Really, really good. Enjoyed the plot, characters, and the twists.
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Great Book! Keeps you guessing right up until the very end.
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This is just the kind of twist and turn murder mystery I like, lots of surprises and suspense with a satisfying surprise ending.
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real estate tycoon ends up dead, prosecuter trying to make a name for himself goes to see this man minutes before he is murdered.
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This thriller is about murder, deceit and passion. One of the town's most powerful citizens turns up murdered and they are discovering that there is no shortage of people in the town who wanted him dead.
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Intense...Intriguing...couldn't put it down. Can't say much more or I will give it away. You just have to read it!!!
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Excellent thriller with the typical Sandra Brown romance thrown in.
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Murder, deceit, and passion...what more could you want?
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Ambitious, smart, and driven to succeed, a.d.a. Hammond Cross has his sights set on the District Attorney's office. Prosecuting a high-profile murder case in his hometown of Charleston practically ensures him of the job. But a Saturday night encounter with a mysterious woman is the start of a living nightmare, especially when the prime suspect in his case turns out to be Dr. Alex Ladd, his mystery woman. Hammond now faces a moral dilemma -- and a haunting question. Is she innocent of the crime, or was he set up as the perfect alibi?
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If you enjoy stories about murder, passion, and deceit, you will like this novel.
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One of her bests.
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I loved this book, it left me guessing right up to the end.
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The sensational murder of one of Charleston's most powerful citizens, real estate tycoon Lute Pettijohn, rocks the city and gives ambitious prosecutor Hammond Cross his chance to become the city's next district attorney-if he wins the case.
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another good one from Brown...if you're familiar with the south(especially Charleston, SC) some of the areas will be familiar which adds a little more to the book, I think. a good read. -Mirah W.
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Another fast paced legal mystery from Sandra Brown! Had romance, intrique, twists and turns with a surprise ending!
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Loved it.
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If you like Sandra Brown books - you will like this book.
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Good story! A surprise ending.
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Sandra Brown at her best in thie suspense novel.
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slow start, slow middle, but ppicks up
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The sensational muirder of one of Charleston's most powerful citizens, real estate tycoon Lute Pettijohn, rocks the city and gives ambitious procescuter Hammond Cross his chance to become the city's next district attorney. Murder, deceit and passion.
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Another great story from Sandra Brown.
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I am a Sandra Brown fan and this book did not disappoint! She is a genius.
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Its a great who done it mystery book.
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Fast moving and suspensful. Hard book to put down.
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very very,good but there has to be a sequel
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Ambitious, smart, and driven to succeed, a.d.a. Hammond Cross has his sights set on the District Attorney's office. Prosecuting a high-profile murder case in his hometown of Charleston practically ensures him of the job. But a Saturday night encounter with a mysterious woman is the start of a living nightmare, especially when the prime suspect in his case turns out to be Dr. Alex Ladd, his mystery woman. Hammond now faces a moral dilemma -- and a haunting question. Is she innocent of the crime, or was he set up as the perfect alibi?
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i love surprise endings. i also love all the moral and ethical dilemmas. this was a good read.
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Not as strong story as others by author. Would enjoy more with less explicit sex.
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A well written book. Not one of my favorite books,but it kept my interest.
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good read
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Good plot. Interesting read.
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nice combination of romance and suspense. Will keep you guessing till the end
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good book
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From the back of the book, "The sensational murder of one of charleston's most powerful citizens, real-estate tycoon Lute Pettijohn, rocks the city and gives ambitious prosecutor Hammond Cross his chance to become the city's next district attorney - if he wins the case. His investigation turns up no shortage of people who wanted Pettijohn dead. But when the prime suspect turns out to be a mysterious woman who holds the secret that can shatter Hammond's ambitions, he faces a moral dilemma and a haunting question: Was he set up to be the perfect alibi?" Sandra Brown never fails to write a great suspense story and this is one of them.
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Great book. I really liked this book Sandra brown a great writer. Will e
Read many more of her books..
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Good story, enjoyed.
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The sensational murder of one of Charleston's most powerful citizens, real-estate tycoon Lute Pettijohn, rocks the city and gives ambitious prosecutor Hammond Cross his chance to become the city's next district attorney---if he winds the case. His investigation turns up no shortage of people who wanted Pettijohn dead. But when the prime suspect turns out to be a mysterious woman who holds the secret that can shatter Hammond's ambition, he faces a moral dilemma and a haunting question: Was he set up to be the perfect alibi?