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Ricochet
Ricochet
Author: Sandra Brown
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 ...  more »
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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 437 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 17
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
Excellent story with some nice twists and turns. Human nature at its finest (not)
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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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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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Great reading
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Love reading Sandra Brown and especially enjoyed this book. Good twist in end.


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