Book Reviews of Charade

Charade
Charade
Author: Sandra Brown
ISBN-13: 9780446601856
ISBN-10: 0446601853
Publication Date: 7/1/1995
Pages: 496
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 254 ratings
Publisher: Warner Vision
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
What an interesting concept for a novel: heart transplants! This was a very good book. It gave you a list of suspects in the beginning but didn't reveal the right one until the very end. Kept your interest. Would recommend to readers that like a little different theme to murder!
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Helpful Score: 4
Wow........I had a hard time getting past the growing list of characters in this book...about 60 pages or so......then, i kept changing my mind until the last 8 or 10 pages of the book. Rarely do you see an author drag all the characters suspicions all the way to the final chapter like Sandra Brown did on this one....One of her best....earl h., meldrim, ga.
From the back cover.

A medical miracle gave TV personality Cat Delaney more than a new heart. It gave her a second chance at life. After leaving Hollywood to host a San Antonio TV show spotlighting children with special needs, Cat fights to gain respect as a newscaster. She meets Alex Pierce, an ex-cop turned crime writer, who regards her as a woman, not as a heart patient. When fatal "accidents" begin killing the other heart recipients, Alex may--or may not--be her most important ally. With her new world turning sinister and a mysterious stalker shadowing her every move, Cat is caught in a dark maze of betrayal and secrets..and perhaps sees too late the mask hiding a killer's face.
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Helpful Score: 3
Another Sandra Brown suspense novel about a woman who gets a new chance at life through a heart transplant, only to have other recipients start turning up dead from "fatal accidents". Great read.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a great suspense book with some very hot love scenes. The book is based on an interesting topic of organ transplant. What a great surprise ending.
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Helpful Score: 1
Another great Sandra Brown thriller/romance. Good read!
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Helpful Score: 1
This is good Sandra Brown, weaving her plot and keeping the reader guessing.
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Helpful Score: 1
a real page turner
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Helpful Score: 1
Sandra Brown never disappoints me! I loved the plot and i loved the main character, Cat. It's hard to put this one down!
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Helpful Score: 1
Very good read, had me guessing until the end!
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Sandra Brown never disappoints.
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Suspenceful & chilling - a very good read.
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Excellent plot and interesting read. A TV personality who has a heart transplant enters a new world turning sinister while a mysterious stalker shadows her every move. Alex, an ex-cop turned crime writer, may be her most important ally.
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Very enjoyable book. Romance, mystery - it held my interest throughout. I enjoy her books and I think this is one of her best.
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Mystery romance
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This book kept me interested from the first page on. Our main character is Cat Delaney, lucky receiver of a donor heart, but not so lucky when she finds out that donors who received hearts on that day are dieing of fatal "accidents" on the anniversary of their surgery. Sandra Brown does a super job of keeping you guessing, right until the very end. She also delves into the subject of whether donor recipients receive more than just an organ. Do they sometimes receive characteristics of their donor as well? When Cat Delaney first receives her heart, she has, literally, a "change of heart" and goes from being a famous TV news personality to running a program for adoptive children. Cat doesn't know her donor's identity, and doesn't want to, until it is much too late. You will enjoy every page and will want to keep reading into the night. Cat Delaney is not even a likeable personality, yet Sandra Brown pulls this story together as easy as pulling a drawstring. This is the first time I have read this author, and I intend to read her more often. Highly recommended.
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Loved it!
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Absolutely loved this book! Great mystery/suspense. Kept me guessing to the very end. Love the romance mixed in. Sotry flowed well and I could not ut it down!
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Abridged
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Loved this one. Sizzling, sexy, and very intense. A real page turner. Characters very likable. Intense.
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GOOD BOOK KEPT ME GUESSING TO THE VERY END
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Abridged/2 Cassettes/Approx 3 Hours.

Cat Delaney was one of Hollywood's glitterati when tragedy struck. A heart transplant was the only thing that saved her life. Cat's near death experience prompted her to move out of the limelight to San Antonio, where she begins to host a television show about children with special needs, and to start a romance with writer Alex Pierce.

Everything is rosy until someone begins killing other patients who received heart transplants at the same time, and Cat begins to realize that everything and everyone around her may not be what they seem.
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with her ne world turning sinister and a mysterious stalker shadowing her every move,cat is caught in a dark maze os secrets
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Sandra Brown is alway good!
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You are one of several to get a new heart, after you are compelled to change your life style completely. Filled with emotionally charged suspence. You can't help not getting envoled. A real page-turner.
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Cat Delancy is a TV personality who experiences a lifesaving medical miracle, only to be trapped in an ever-tightening web of danger. On its edges lurk sinister shadows and cruel lies. At its center waits an unknown stalker reaching for her with the hands of a killer.
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I couldn't put this book down and stayed up all night reading it. It went all around the office and everyone of us read it in one sitting. Lots of twists and turns.....Sandra Brown kept me guessing until the end.

A book I would read again.
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This book was really good. There were a lot of twists and turns that the author puts in.
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very good book. lots of surpises
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A medical miracle gave TV personality Cat Delaney more than a new heart. It gave her a second chance at life. After leaving Hollywood to host a San Antonio TV show spotlighting children with special needs, Cat fights to gain respect as a newscaster. She meets Alex Pierce, an ex-cop turned to crime writer, who regards her as woman, not as a heart patient. When fatal "accidents" begin killing the other heart recipients, Alex may - or may not - be her most important ally.
With her new world turning sinister and a mysterious stalker shadowing her every move, Cat is caught in a dark maze of betrayal and secrets.... and perhaps sees too late the mask hiding a killer's face.
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Famous as a star of the television soap opera Passages, Cat Delaney, experiences both a literal and figurative change of heart after her surgery, abruptly opting to drop her acting career, move to San Antonio, and create a local news segment aimed at matching abandoned children with good adoptive homes. She breaks off an affair with Dr. Dean Spicer, her wealthy cardiologist, and falls madly in love with Alex Pierce, a Houston cop turned mystery writer whose sudden appearance in her life may not be coincidental. When newspaper articles describing murders of other heart transplantees begin appearing in Cat's mailbox, she realizes she's being stalked by a lunatic obsessed with stilling the heart of a loved one who may or may not be her donor. As the anniversary of Cat's transplant nears, the threat of violence grows greater.
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A great Sandra Brown novel........full of intrigue in that unique writting style only she possesses. Heart transplants, Ex-cops, TV personalities, stalkers, fatal accidents...all make for a very good quick moving story.
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A TV personality with a heart transplant has to avoid a murderer who wants to punish her for het transplant.
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I love to read Sandra Brown book, and this one was no exception. Good Read!!!
A medical miracle gave TV personality Cat Delaney more than a new heart. It gave her a second chance at life. After leaving Hollywood to host a San Antonio TV show spotlighting children with special needs, Cat fights to gain respect as a newscaster. She meets Alex Pierce, and ex-cop turned crime writer, who regards her as a woman, not as a heart patient. When fatal "accidents begin killing the other heart recipients, Alex may--or may not--be her most important ally.
With her new world turning sinister and a mysterious stalker shadowing her every move, Cat is caught in a dark maze of betrayal and secrets...and perhaps sees too late the mask hiding a killers face.
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exellent read
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not one of my favorites
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Book had a lot of twists in it..good read!
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Sandra Brown read
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A medical miracle gave TV personality Cat DeLaney more than a new heart. It gave her a second chance at life. After leaving Hollywood to host a San Antonio TV show spotlighting children with special needs, Cat fights to gain respect as a newscaster. She meets Alex Pierce, an ex-cop turned crime writer, who regards her as a woman, not as a heart patient. When fatal "accidents" begin killing the other heart recipients, Alex may-or may not- be her most important ally. With her new world turning sinister and a mysterious stalker shadowing her every move, Cat is caught in a dark maze of betrayal and secrets...and perhaps see too late the mask hiding a killer's face.
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From cover:
Cat Delaney is a TV personality who experiences a lifesaving medical miracle, only to be trapped in an ever-tightened web of danger. On its edges lurk sinister shadows and cruel lies. At its center waits an unknown stalker reaching for her with the hands of a killer.
It all begins with Cat's new heart. One of several patients who receive transplants on the same day, Cat doesn't know her donor's identity. She only knows that intead of returning to her glamorous, high-profile career, she feels compelled to change her life.
Leaving Hollywood for San Antonio to host a TV show spotlighting adoptive children with special needs, Cat has reevaluted the women she has been-and the person she needs to be. Where she had embraced ambition, she opts for compassion; where she fought for fame, she begins to value love. In her new role she fights to gain respect as a newscaster and meets Alex Pierce, an ex-cop turned crime writer who regards her as a woman, not a heart patient. When danger strikes, he may-or may not-be her most important ally.
Cat doesn't yet suspect her new world will lead her into a dark maze of love, betrayal, and fear. Or that the people around her are not what they seem. Even more frightening are the fatal "accidents" befalling the other patients who received donor hearts-and the mysterious stalker who now haunts her every move. From the high drama of it's opening to its lst explosive page, CHARADE is a powerhouse of authentic emotions and edge-of-the-seat suspense. Sandra Brown transformed some of today's hottest issues into a masterful novel that will leave you breathless and perhaps, like Cat, with a slightly different view of life.
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A Medical miracle gives TV personality Cat Delaney more than a new heart. With her second chance at life Cat trades Hollywood for San Antonio,where she hosts a TV show for children with special needs.Here she meets Alex Pierce,an ex-cop turned crime writer-and the first man to see her as a woman since her surgery. But her new world turns sinister when a fatal "accidents" begin killing other heart recipients,and a mysterious stalker starts shadowing her every move. Soon Cat realizes Alex may or may not be her most important ally and that her new heart comes at a terrible price: a tangled web of secrets and someone determined to take her life.
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From Library Journal: "Cat Delaney has it all: beauty, a glamorous career, and a man who cares for her. Unfortunately, Cat also has a bad heart and needs a transplant. After receiving her new heart Cat decides to give up her career and her boyfriend to move to Texas and start a program to help find adoptive parents for foster kids. Her life is complicated by her jealous secretary and a new man in her life. In addition, she is being stalked by someone who is killing all the people who received a heart transplant on the same day she did. This is a tale with many twists, turns, and blind alleys..." Danna C. Bell-Russel, Dist. of Columbia P.L. Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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FROM THE BACK:

A medical miracle gives TV personality Cat Delaney more than a new heart. With her second chance at life Cat trades Hollywood for San Antonio, where she hosts a TV show for children with special needs. Here she meets Alex Pierce, an ex-cop turned crime writer-- and the first man to see her as a woman since her surgery. But her new world turns sinister when fatal "accidents" being killing other heart recipients, and a mysterious stalker starts shadowing her every move. Soon Cat realizes Alex may--or may not-- be her most important ally and that her new heart comes at a terrible price: a tangled web of secrets and someone determined to take her life.
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A medical miracle gave TV personality Cat Delaney more than a new heart. It gave her a second chance at life. After leaving Hollywood to host a San Antonio TV show spotlighting children with special needs, Cat fights to gain respect as a newscaster. She meets Alex Pierce, an ex-cop turned crime writer, who regards her as a woman, not as a heart patient. When fatal "accidents" begin killing the other heart recipients, Alex may-or may not-be her most important ally.
With her new world turning sinister and mysterious stalker shadowing her every move, Cat is caught in a dark maze of betrayal and secrets..and perhaps sees too late the mask hiding a killer's face.
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A medical miracle gave TV personality Cat Delaney more than a new heart. It gave her a second chance at life. After leaving Hollywood to host a San Antonio TV show spotlighting children with special needs, Cat fights to gain respect as a newscaster. Alex Pierce, an ex-cop turned crime writer, who regards her as a woman, not as a heart patient. When fatal "accidents" begin killing the other heart recipients, Alex may---or may not---be her most important ally. Cat is caught in a dark maze of betrayal and secrets...and perhaps sees too late the mask hiding a killer's face.