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Mean Streak

Mean Streak Description:

Dr Emory Charbonneau a pediatrician and marathon runner disappears on a mountain road in North Carolina By the time her husband Jeff miffed over a recent argument reports her missing the trail has grown cold Literally Fog and ice encapsulate the mountainous wilderness and paralyze the search for her br br While police suspect Jeff of instant divorce Emory suffering from an unexplained head injury regains consciousness and finds herself the captive of a man whose violent past is so dark that he won t even tell her his name She s determined to escape him and willing to take any risks necessary to survive br br Unexpectedly however the two have a dangerous encounter with people who adhere to a code of justice all their own At the center of the dispute is a desperate young woman whom Emory can t turn her back on even if it means breaking the law br br As the FBI closes in on her captor Emory begins to wonder if the man with no name is in fact her rescuer

Rating: 3.66 out of 5


Lethal Description:

When her four year old daughter informs her a sick man is in their yard Honor Gillette rushes out to help him But that sick man turns out to be Lee Coburn the man accused of murdering seven people the night before Dangerous desperate and armed he promises Honor that she and her daughter won t be hurt as long as she does everything he asks She has no choice but to accept him at his word br br But Honor soon discovers that even those close to her can t be trusted Coburn claims that her beloved late husband possessed something extremely valuable that places Honor and her daughter in grave danger Coburn is there to retrieve it at any cost From FBI offices in Washington D C to a rundown shrimp boat in coastal Louisiana Coburn and Honor run for their lives from the very people sworn to protect them and unravel a web of corruption and depravity that threatens not only them but the fabric of our society

Rating: 3.49 out of 5

The Alibi

The Alibi Description:

Born into a fine old Charleston family Hammond Cross is determined to be the city s next district attorney without sacrificing his integrity br br Prosecuting the sensational murder of a real estate magnate could be his ticket into office Yet while Hammond anticipates his success someone near him is plotting his downfall Is it Steffi Mundell colleague ex lover and rival Rory Smilow homicide detective and Hammond s avowed enemy br br Is it the dead man s widow wily beautiful and Hammond s lifelong friend Or is it Hammond s prime suspect the mysterious woman who shares the secret that would be fatal to Hammond s ambitions

Rating: 3.53 out of 5


Ricochet Description:

From the bestselling author of Hello Darkness and Smash Cut comes another steamy thriller of murder love and betrayal featuring a Savannah homicide detective fighting attraction in the heat of the South br br 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 discretion and kid glove treatment will be key to staying in the judge s good graces and keeping his job br br It s an open and shut case Elise the judge s beautiful trophy wife interrupted a burglary and killed the intruder in self defense Yet Duncan is suspicious of the beautiful woman s story of innocence and his gut tells him her account of the shooting is only partially true br br Determined to learn the dead man s connection to the Lairds Duncan investigates further but soon finds his career and integrity in jeopardy Despite his suspicions Duncan is increasingly drawn to Elise even if she is a married woman a proven liar and a murder suspect br br When Elise seeks Duncan out privately he initially dismisses her incredible allegation as the manipulative lie of a guilty woman But 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 crime lord Robert Savich br br And then Elise goes missing

Rating: 3.28 out of 5

Chill Factor

Chill Factor Description:

Cleary North Carolina is a sleepy mountain town the kind of place where criminal activity is usually limited to parking violations Not so lately Four women have disappeared from Cleary over the past two years And there s always a blue ribbon left near the spot where each of the women was last seen There are no bodies no other clues and no suspicion as to who their abductor might be And now another woman has disappeared without a trace br br It is to this backdrop that Lilly Martin returns to close the sale of her mountain cabin marking the end of her turbulent eight year marriage to Dutch Burton Cleary s chief of police Dutch s reluctance to let her go isn t Lilly s only obstacle As she s trying to outrun a snowstorm her car skids on the icy road and strikes a man who emerges from the woods on foot She recognizes the injured man as Ben Tierney whom she d met the previous summer They re forced to wait out the storm in the cabin but as the hours of their confinement mount Lilly begins to wonder if the greatest danger to her safety isn t the blizzard outside but the mysterious man right beside her br br Is Ben Tierney the feared abductor Or is he who he claims to be her rescuer from harm and from the tragedy that haunts her

Rating: 3.57 out of 5


Envy Description:

Maris Matherly Reed is a renowned New York book editor the daughter of a publisher and the wife of bestselling author Noah Reed It isn t often that an unsolicited submission so captivates her that she feels she must immediately meet its author But Maris has just received a tantalizing partial manuscript submitted by a writer identified only as P M E with the return address of an obscure island off the Georgia coast P M E s blockbuster potential and perhaps something else compels Maris to search for him br br On an eerie ruined cotton plantation she finds Parker Evans a man determined to conceal his identity as well as his past Working with him chapter by chapter Maris is riveted by his tale of two friends who charter a boat with a young woman for a night of revelry an excursion from which only one person returns br br As the story unfolds Maris becomes convinced it is more than just fiction Disturbed about her growing attraction to Parker and gripped by a chilling suspicion about his novel s characters she searches for the undisclosed truth about a crime committed decades ago Then someone close to her dies while even closer looms the presence of evil a man who will use her or anyone to get what he wants br br Exploring the way love and hatred shape lives ENVY uses both Maris s quest and Parker s novel to create a breathtaking story of suspense Not until the shattering surprise finale will readers guess the solution to its puzzle of deceit and murder retribution and redemption

Rating: 3.53 out of 5

Low Pressure

Low Pressure Description:

b Length hrs and mins b br br Bellamy Lyston Price was only years old when her older sister Susan was killed on a stormy Memorial Day Bellamy s fear of storms is a legacy of the tornado that destroyed the crime scene as well as her memory of one vital fact that still eludes her br br Now years later Bellamy has written a novel based on Susan s murder It s her first book and it s an instant sensation But because the novel is based on the most traumatic event of her life she s published it under a pseudonym to protect herself and her family br br But when a sleazy reporter for a tabloid newspaper discovers that the book is based on a real crime Bellamy s identity and dark family secrets are exposed Suddenly she finds herself embroiled in a personal conflict and at the mercy of her sister s killer who for almost two decades has gotten away with murder and will stop at nothing to keep it that way

Rating: 3.75 out of 5

Smoke Screen

Smoke Screen Description:

b i New York Times i bestselling author Sandra Brown returns with a tale of corruption and betrayal revenge and reversal where friends become foes and heroes become criminals in the ultimate abuse of power b p When newswoman Britt Shelley wakes up to find herself in bed with Jay Burgess a rising star detective in the Charleston PD she remembers nothing of how she got there or of how Jay wound up dead p p Handsome and hard partying Jay was a hero of the disastrous fire that five years earlier had destroyed Charleston s police headquarters The blaze left seven people dead but the death toll would have been much higher if not for the bravery of Jay and three other city officials who risked their lives to lead others to safety p p Firefighter Raley Gannon Jay s lifelong friend was off duty that day Though he might not have been a front line hero he was assigned to lead the investigation into the cause of the fire It was an investigation he never got to complete Because on one calamitous night Raley s world was shattered p p Scandalized wronged by the people he trusted most Raley was forced to surrender the woman he loved and the work to which he d dedicated his life For five years his resentment against the men who exploited their hero status to further their careers and ruin his had festered but he was helpless to set things right p p That changes when he learns of Jay Burgess s shocking death and Britt Shelley s claim that she has no memory of her night with him As the investigation into Jay s death intensifies and suspicion against Britt Shelley mounts Raley realizes that the newswoman Jay s last sexual conquest might be his only chance to get personal vindication and justice for the seven victims of the police station fire p p But there are powerful men who don t want to address unanswered questions about the fire and who will go to any lengths to protect their reputations As Raley and Britt discover more about what happened that fateful day the more perilous their situation becomes until they re not only chasing after the truth but running for their lives p p Friends are exposed as foes heroes take on the taint of criminals and no one can be trusted completely A tale about audacious corruption and those with the courage to expose it i Smoke Screen i is Sandra Brown s most searing and intense novel yet p

Rating: 3.53 out of 5

The Witness

The Witness Description:

Kendall Deaton pulls herself and her baby out of a wrecked car and a mixture of courage and fear gets her to the top of a ravine where she flags down help But she doesn t dare reveal her true identity or that of her amnesiac passenger to the authorities Instead she plans her immediate escape Her perilous flight begins br br The best public defender in Prosper South Carolina Kendall had stumbled upon the town s chilling secret and her marriage to one of the town s most powerful men became a living hell Her only hope for survival is to flee Now Kendall is a terrified mother trying to save her child s life a reluctant witness who knows too much about an insidious evil and a woman who knows too little about her own heart

Rating: 3.51 out of 5


Friction Description:

b From i New York Times i bestselling author Sandra Brown comes a gripping story of family ties and forbidden attraction b br br A Texas Ranger relegated to deskwork due to past recklessness petitions to regain custody of his five year old daughter and his case is assigned to a family court judge who is as attractive as she is ambitious When a masked gunman barges in during the custody hearing with his sights on the judge the Ranger reacts instinctually and goes after him But authorities apprehend the wrong man and the real gunman remains unknown at large and a threat Will this take charge lawman jeopardize his chances of custody by going after the would be assassin And will this unlikely pair be able to deny the forbidden attraction building between them

Rating: 3.74 out of 5