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White Hot
White Hot
Author: Sandra Brown
#1 bestselling author Sandra Brown ignites crackling suspense and fiery emotion in an unforgettable novel of passion and vengeance. — When her younger brother, Danny, commits suicide, Sayre Lynch breaks her vow never to return to her Louisiana hometown, and gets drawn back into her tyrannical father's web. He and her older brother -- who control ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780743466769
ISBN-10: 0743466764
Publication Date: 7/19/2005
Pages: 608
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 527 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 5
My first Sandra Brown book and I've got to say I was thoroughly entertained. The ending was a little farfetched, in my opinion, but overall I enjoyed it.
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Helpful Score: 5
Excellent! She is such a great storyteller. A real surprise ending, as most of her books are. Loved it!
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Helpful Score: 4
Typical engrossing Sandra Brown fare. Determined, strong willed heroine. Fierce, possibly evil, hero. Tension (and torid sex) between the two. Happy ending.

A great "beach book" -- better written than many. I seem to be hooked! I have to admit to being fooled about the ending this time. Clever.
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Helpful Score: 3
I am reading it now for the second time and it's still as great as the first time I read it. I would recommend this book to anyone!!
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Helpful Score: 3
This was another great book by Sandra Brown. A definite 5 star read. Will keep you on the edge of your seat waiting to find out what really happend and the ending was a complete surprise!
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Sayre never gives up her search for the truth.
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This was a fantastic book. Sandra writes so well. Her character development, plotlines, and just her writing style in general are exactly what I love in a good book.
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Sandra Brown's cross from the romance genre into mystery has been an excellent move in my opinion. Of the many authors who have made this switch, she is one of the best!

In WHITE HOT, Sayre Lynch returns to Destiny, LA for her brother Danny's funeral. Even though she's not had contact with her family for over ten years, she is tossed into the middle of a minefield, some of which is her own doing. Huff, her father, is still the same egotistical, domineering person he always has been. He continues to run his foundry with an iron fist, and dares union reps and government officials to try to make him change the way he does business. Chris, Sayre's brother, is his father's yes-man. The sad part is that he's been spoiled by Huff and in growing up in this environment has been corrupted into Huff's way of thinking. Beck Merchant, Chris' college buddy, and now legal counsel to Hoyle Enterprises, is just like a member of the family and his level of corruption is often at the center of debate between he and Sayre.

As Sayre says a final farewell to Danny at the grave, she meets his fiancée and begins to doubt that her brother committed suicide. This begins the journey into corruption, self indulgence, and a good old fashion "who dun it" that at times leaves the reader just as breathless as those in Destiny trying to endure a heat wave. Between the accidents at the foundry, the union strike, the attacks by a local reprobate (Slap Watkins), flying sparks between Beck and Sayre, and other incidences the reader isn't given a chance to relax!

Character development is excellent, as usual for Brown. Sayre lives up to her redhead temperament, and her bouts with Beck will make the reader chuckle, and also feel the electricity between the two. A bit predictable, we are not surprised when Sayre and Beck give in to temptation and begin an affair.

Being fooled very seldom as to the villain's identity, Brown did have me wondering if I was correct in my choice. She confused the issue right up until the last 20 pages, and the twist left me smiling and being thoroughly entertained! But a few of the loose ends that she tied up were not a surprise even if they were extremely minor!

Overall, WHITE HOT was fast paced, action packed, and full of life. The story had life, as well as the characters. This book emphasizes why Sandra Brown is one of my favorite authors!