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.
Love reading Sandra Brown and especially enjoyed this book. Good twist in end.