ARC Review – Seeing Red by Sandra Brown

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Meet the Author:

Sandra Brown is the author of sixty-eight New York Times bestsellers, including Sting, Mean Streak, Friction, Deadline, Low Pressure, Lethal, and Rainwater.

Writing professionally since 1981, Brown has published over seventy-five novels and has upwards of eighty million copies of her books in print worldwide. Her work has been translated into thirty-four languages.

Her episode on truTV’s “Murder by the Book” premiered the series in 2008. She appeared in 2010 on Investigation Discovery’s series, “Hardcover Mysteries.” Television movies have been made of her novels French Silk, Smoke Screen, and Ricochet.

Brown holds an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Texas Christian University, where she and her husband Michael Brown, have instituted the ELF, a scholarship awarded annually. She has served as president of Mystery Writers of America, and in 2008 she was named Thriller Master, the top award given by the International Thriller Writer’s Association. Other honors include the Texas Medal of Arts Award for Literature and the Romance Writers of America’s Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2011 she went on a USO tour to Afghanistan.

 

 

 

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Seeing Red

 

Published August 15th 2017

Genre: Romantic Suspense

 

 


BLURB

 

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Sandra Brown delivers her trademark nonstop suspense and supercharged sexual tension in this thriller about tainted heroism, cold fury, and vengeance without mercy.

Kerra Bailey is a television journalist on the rise, and she’s hot on the trail of a story guaranteed to skyrocket her career to even greater heights: an interview with the legendary Major Trapper. Twenty-five years ago, the Major emerged a hero from the bombing of the Pegasus Hotel in downtown Dallas when he was photographed leading a handful of survivors out of the collapsing building. The iconic picture transformed him into a beloved national icon, in constant demand for speeches and interviews–until he suddenly dropped out of the public eye, shunning all members of the media. However, Kerra is willing to use any means necessary to get to the Major–even if she has to wrangle an introduction from his estranged son, former ATF agent John Trapper.

Still seething over his break with both the ATF and his father, John Trapper wants no association with the hotel bombing or his hero father, and spurns the meddling reporters determined to drag them back into the limelight. Yet Kerra’s sheer audacity and tantalizing hints that there’s more to the story rouse Trapper’s interest despite himself. And when her interview of a lifetime goes catastrophically awry–with unknown assailants targeting not only the Major, but also Kerra–Trapper realizes he needs her under wraps if he’s going to track down the gunmen before they strike again . . . as well as discover, finally, who was responsible for the Pegasus bombing.

Kerra is wary of a man so charming one moment and dangerous the next, and she knows Trapper is withholding evidence collected during his ATF investigation into the bombing. But having no one else to trust and enemies lurking closer than they know, Kerra and Trapper join forces and risk their very lives to expose a sinuous network of lies and conspiracy running deep through Texas–and uncover who would want a national hero dead.

 


CORINA’S REVIEW

 

I’ve just recently started picking up Sandra Brown books again. I still remember her steamy romances from long ago – they were STEAMY!!! Now her books are more suspense and thriller than romance, at least that’s what I thought while reading Seeing Red.

Seeing Red was definitely suspenseful and thrilling. I loved the plot, and John Trapper kept me guessing more than once. He was fantastic  – I truly loved him. He always had a plan. I never knew what was coming next, or what he had waiting in the wings.

This book had me on the edge of my seat for most of the time. I never knew who I could trust. I was second guessing everyones motive – it was a NAIL BITER for sure.

I loved the plot!!! It was masterfully crafted. Suspenseful, and highly entertaining – which is exactly what I’ve come to rely on when reading a Sandra Brown novel. Her books never disappoint. If I listen to the audiobook, or as it was in this case, reading the ebook, I can be assured that I’ll be sucked into the book right away. Her books are never slow paced. Even though this relationship was rather slow burn – the plot opened with a BANG and that’s how it continued.

Of course I wished there would have been more sexual tension. There was for sure a good amount of  mutual attraction, but did the couple steam up the pages? No. They slowly came together towards the end. I thought it fit the storyline, but I would have loved a little bit MORE.

Like I said, I still remember her steamy romance novels and miss them quite ardently.

But otherwise this book was a HIT, right where it counted. It was the perfect novel for a rainy afternoon, for a sunny day at the beach, or just a lazy day in bed. It gripped me, and didn’t let go until it was done. I can honestly say that Sandra Brown’s books have been one of my more highly anticipated novels throughout the last couple years. Because her name guarantees thrilling and captivating entertainment, perfectly crafted plots, and immaculate writing on top of fascinating and truly likable characters.

Very well done!!!!!

ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.

 

Recommended for readers who enjoy:

Marie Force – Fatal series – Book 11

JD ROBB – In Death series

Julie Garwood – WIRED


 

 

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