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Ricochet
Ricochet
Author: Sandra Brown
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ISBN-13: 9781416523321
ISBN-10: 1416523324
Publication Date: 7/24/2007
Pages: 544
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 433 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 16
Sandra Brown's books are usually very engrossing and enjoyable. However, this was the one exception. Except for the opening scene, there was very little in the way of drama or action. It was mainly police interrogations followed by the "he said...she said" type of stuff. And I grew weary of reading about Detective Hatcher's hard-ons for the victim/suspect (who happens to be married) on every other page. I normally finish a good book within 4-5 days and I had reached the point where I was dreading having to pick this one up. It took two weeks for me to make it only halfway through the book before I decided to put it down for good.
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Helpful Score: 8
A suspensful thriller of murder and betrayal in high society Savannah, where a homicide detective finds his career and life on the line. This is one excellent read for those who like thrillers and suspensed. I highly recommend this book.
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Helpful Score: 7
I was pleasantly surprised how good this book was. It has many twists and turns that I did not see coming, which I throughly enjoyed.
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Helpful Score: 4
Intense as only Sandra Brown knows how to do. You won't know who or what to believe until the end. It keeps you going all the way through.
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Helpful Score: 4
Excellent story with some nice twists and turns. Human nature at its finest (not)
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Helpful Score: 2
What a great book!! Lots of twists and turns!
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Helpful Score: 2
I generally love the writing style of this author (Sandra Brown). If I usually give her a 4-star rating, I would give this book a 2-star. Mystery/suspense novels should, in my opinion, concentrate on the mystery and puzzle-pieces of the story. Include a good number of twists and turns that make you not want to put the book down. What this novel lacked in twists it tried to make up for with a sub-storyline that didn't belong: the "romance" between two of the main characters. It seemed out of place and forced; a way to allow the author to add some titillating romance aspects to the story. A good mystery doesn't need such affectations, and I think this novel suffered because of it.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a very good book. I enjoyed every minute of it and when it ended was wanting more. Fast paced action, interesting plot and constant twists that keep you turning the pages to see what will happen next. Very good read!
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Helpful Score: 1
Brown has written a murder mystery with many twists and turns. The end was a total surprise - never would have guessed it. I enjoyed the many surprises throughout the book.
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Helpful Score: 1
Not Sandra Brown's best work. Very slow read.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is really just a wonderful, Sandra Brown book...
I really do enjoy reading her and this one is definitely a
page turner into the early hours of morning...
It is a great mystery and the characters are all very compelling,
sexual tension and stunning plot twists...
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Helpful Score: 1
An Excellent Sandra Brown Read!!!
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Helpful Score: 1
Probably her best book to date
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Helpful Score: 1
This is my first Sandra Brown novel and I have to say it was just about the perfect mix of suspense, mystery, and a little dash of romance. Not a bad read - and trust me, once it finally comes together, you will probably sh*t your pants! I have to admit that the male perspective seemed to be very well done, but the female perspectives were a little extreme (either extremely girly or harsh). I still have to give it 4 stars - Good enough to read, but I probably won't go out and look for more of her books.

But I can honestly say I don't feel like I wasted my time reading it - this book pulled me into Savannah, GA and kept me there until the issues resolved.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great, fast-paced book with lots of action. Another fabulous Sandra Brown novel.
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crime novel
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Detective Sargeant Duncan Hatcher is called to a late night homicide at the home of Judge Cato Laird. An intruder broke into the home and was shot and killed by the Judge's wife, Elise Laird. It looks like a case of self-defense, but Duncan and his partner, DeeDee Brown, know something just isn't right. As he tries to find a connection between the dead man and the Lairds, Duncan cannot deny his growing attraction to Elise. When Elise secretly meets with Duncan to make allegations against her husband, Duncan doesn't know who to believe.

This romantic suspense story certainly kept me glued. The mystery had lots of twists and turns. Some were obvious and others were a surprise. I just kept turning the pages to see what would happen next.

The romance portion of the book really didn't work for me. I could see the lust at first sight, but didn't believe Duncan and Elise really fell in love with each other. I had a hard time with Elise and her many lies. She really drove me crazy when she would make accusations against someone, but couldn't give details because "you wouldn't believe me". Of course they wouldn't if you didn't explain everything. I also had a hard time believing Duncan would be dumb enough to put his job on the line for her.

So, overall I liked the suspense portion of the book which kept me turning the pages, but could have done without the romance. And, I never figured out what the title "Ricochet" had to do with this story. My rating: 4 Stars.
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Very good book, not lots of violence. But kept my interest all the way to the end. I really like the way she writes. Have read quit a few of her books.
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Love reading Sandra Brown and especially enjoyed this book. Good twist in end.
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Great reading
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any fan of sandra brown a reading of this book is a must! all the twists, turns and suspense sandra brown has in this book with the story line and characters made the book hard to put down.
detective duncan hatcher is summoned to an unusual crime scene, he knows discretion is key. influential judge cato laird's beloved trophy wife, elise, has fatally shot a burglar. she claims self-defense, but duncan suspects she's lying, and puts his career in jeopardy by investigating further. then, in secret, elise makes an incredible allegation, which duncan dismisses as the lie of a cunning woman trying to exploit his intense attraction to her. but when elise goes missing,duncan finds that trusting the wrong person could mean the difference between life and death for both of them.
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I love Sandra Brown!
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Another great suspense novel by Sandra Brown. I couldn't put this down until the last page!
Four stars
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Savannah Georgia, not only has some of the best food and most beautiful scenery in the continental US, it's people are the friendliest and nicest. This is not only entertaining but it kept me guessing until the unexpected ending.
When Savannah detective Duncan Hatcher is summoned to an unusual crime scene, he knows discretion is key. He gets help from his partner detective DeeDee Bowen. Influential Judge Cato Laird's beloved trophy wife, Elise, has fatally shot a burglar. She claims self-defense, but Duncan suspects she's lying, and puts his career in jeopardy by investigating further. Then, in secret, Elise makes an incredible allegation, which he dismisses as the lie of a cunning woman trying to exploit his intense attraction to her. But when Elise goes missing, Duncan finds that trusting the wrong person could mean the difference between life and death for both of them.
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Ricochet by Sandra Brown (fiction) is set in Savannah. Detective Duncan Hatcher is called to a crime scene. The beautiful trophy wife of an influential judge fatally shot a burglar. Duncan suspects she is lying, and investigates the murder. But when the wife makes an incredible accusation, sparks fly. When she goes missing, Duncan begins to unravel the truth. Sandra brown excels at writing suspenseful books. This is no exception. It kept me engaged to the end.
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Highly recommended
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It took many pages before my interest was engaged in this book. The angst of the lead detective looking into the apparent murder of an intruder by the beautiful wife of a sitting judge did nothing to make me feel more sympathy for him. His partner, a truly good cop who admires him greatly, is nicely portrayed. The action of the plot, dealing with corruption in the judicial system and how the three protagonists have an effect on it, moves well. Once my interest was caught, I had trouble putting down the book. You're in for a good read, PBSers!
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Nice twists along the way. One of her better books I'd say.
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I really enjoyed this book. I love Sandra Brown's novels. This one wasn't quite as exciting as some of her books I have read, but still a very good book.
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Sandra Brown's books are always enjoyable, engrossing, well-researched and disturbing! Loved it!
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Great read!!!
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A good read. Twists and turns. You'll enjoy it.
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Great read! Full of twists and turns.... Who to believe??
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Sandra Brown wins again with an intriguing mystery and a pasionate love story.
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Very enjoyable read!
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Excellant new Sandra Brown thriller!
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Excellent book--riveting right to the end. So many twists and turns it is difficult to "figure it out" ahead of time.
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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 that discretion and kid-glove treatment are the keys to staying in the judge's good graces and keeping his job. At first glance, the case appears open and shut: Elise, the judge's trophy wife, interrupted a burglary in progress and killed the intruder in self defence. But Duncan is immediately suspicious of Elise's innocent act. His gut feeling is that her account of the shooting is only partially true--and it's the parts she's leaving out that bothers him.

Very good book...hard to put down.
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A gripping thriller with plot twists--as only Brown can write them--and palpable suspense create a plot in which trusting the wrong person could mean the difference in life and death. (A hardcover book)
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A good thriller
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Another good Sandra Brown story... and just when you think you know whats going to happen... she is still able to surprise you... very good read!
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Love story, but not just mush. All of SB's books have good stories and great men. If you like her....read. If you haven't read her, they are all pretty much separate books, except the Texas Trilogy. I won't give that one up!
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This book has lots of twists and turns, and keeps your interest until the very end. A very good read.
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Sandra Brown writes a good story with just enough of everything, I especially appreciate the fact that she does not dwell on pages of descriptions that don't add anything to a story.
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This was an exciting book to read from beginning to end. It keeps you wondering who's telling the truth until the very end of this mystery. I will be reading more of Sandra Brown's books because of this one. She's an excellent writer.
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She's one of my favorites!
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Not one of my favorites by Brown, but still pretty good.
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When Savannah detective Duncan Hatcher is summoned to an unusual crime scene, he knows discretion is key. Influential Judge Cato Laird's beloved trophy wife, Elise,has fatally shot a burglar. She claims self-defense, but Duncan suspects she's lying, and puts his career in jeopardy by investigating further. Then, in secret, Elise makes an incredible allegation, which he dismisses as the lie of a cunning woman trying to exploit his intense attraction to her. But when Elise goes missing, Duncan finds that trusting the wrong person could mean the difference between life and death for both of them.
An excellent book, I couldn't put it down!!
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This a spine tingling thriller. Homicide Detective Sargeant Duncan Hatcher is summoned late at night to a judge's home to investigate a fatal shooting, he knows staying in the judge's good graces are essential to keep his job.

At first glance the Judge's beautiful wife Elise kills an intruder, but is Elise a proven liar, and murder suspect? And as a married woman and the judge's wife he is attracted to her.

The plot twists and a decent cop's worst enemy may be his conscience and trusting the wrong person may mean life or death.
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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 that discretion and kid-glove treatment are the keys to staying in the judge's good graces and keeping his job.

At first glance, the case appears open-and-shut: Elise, the judge's trophy wife, interrupted a burglary in progress and killed the intruder in self-defense. But Duncan is immediately suspicious of Elise's innocent act. His gut feeling is that her account of the shooting is only partially tru -- and it's the parts she's leaving out that bother him.

Determined to learn the dead man's connection to the Lairds and get at the truth, Duncan investigates further and quickly finds his career, as well as his integrity, in jeopardy -- because he can't deny his increasing attraction to Elise Laird, even if she is a married woman, a proven liar, and a murder suspect.

When Elise seeks Duncan out privately and makes an incredible allegation, he initially dismisses it as the manipulative lie of a guilty woman. But what if she's telling the truth? Then that single fatal gunshot at her home takes on even more sinister significance, possibly involving Duncan's nemesis, the brutal crim lord Robert Savich.

And then Elise goes missing...

Ricochet's plot twists -- as only Sandra Brown can write them -- and palpable suspense combine to create this gripping thriller, in which a decent cop's worst enemy may be his own conscience, and trusting the wrong person could mean the difference between life and death.
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This is one of the best books I've read in a while. Very quick read, but very suspenseful. highly recommended.
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loved it
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good read
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Another can't miss by Sandra Brown