Author: Sandra Brown
Publisher: Grand Central Publisher
Release Date: August 16, 2016
#1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Sandra Brown jolts the reader from the first page of this heart-pounding story of corruption, treachery, and ceaseless deception . . . where nothing is what it seems and every truth brought to light exposes a darker lie.
When Jordie Bennet and Shaw Kinnard lock eyes across a disreputable backwater bar, something definitely sparks. Shaw gives off a dangerous vibe that makes men wary and inspires women to sit up and take notice. None feel that undercurrent more strongly than savvy businesswoman Jordie, who doesn’t belong in a seedy dive on the banks of a bayou. But here she is . . . and Shaw Kinnard is here to kill her.
As Shaw and his partner take aim, Jordie is certain her time has come. But Shaw has other plans and abducts Jordie, hoping to get his hands on the $30 million her brother has stolen and, presumably, hidden. However, Shaw is not the only one looking for the fortune. Her brother’s ruthless boss and the FBI are after it as well. Now on the run from the feds and a notorious criminal, Jordie and Shaw must rely on their wits-and each other-to stay alive.
Miles away from civilization and surrounded by swampland, the two play each other against their common enemies. Jordie’s only chance of survival is to outwit Shaw, but it soon becomes clear to Shaw that Jordie isn’t entirely trustworthy, either. Was she in on her brother’s scam, or is she an innocent pawn in a deadly vendetta? And just how valuable is her life to Shaw, her remorseless and manipulative captor? Burning for answers-and for each other-this unlikely pair ultimately make a desperate move that could be their last.
With nonstop plot twists and the tantalizing sexual tension that has made Sandra Brown one of the world’s best-loved authors, STING will keep readers on the edge of their seats until the final pages.
After writing so many reviews you start to know which ones are your favorite and least favorite to write. Over the years I’ve realized that my least favorite reviews to write are the thriller/suspense ones. As a reader I hate being spoiled before going into a book, (while I’m reading, searching for spoilers isn’t a problem), so I don’t want to write anything to spoil that for another person. And of course, suspenseful thrillers tend to be so intricate and webbed that it’s hard to say anything of substance without spoiling. So this review will be short and sweet… unlike the actual book, which was so twisted and gritty.
Sandra Brown is slowly making her way up to being one of my favorite authors, so I started STING before even reading the synopsis. I was not disappointed in going in blind.
Jordie’s brother is in big trouble. After rolling over on his criminal partner for immunity with the FBI, he escapes the safe house and is on the run. Now Jordie has no idea where her brother is, but she knows he’s warned her to be careful because people will use her to get to him. When she goes into a dive bar she doesn’t expect anything bad to happen, but as she’s walking out she gets cornered by two men.
One thing I’ve come to love about Sandra Brown’s books is the unexpected twists. I feel like I’m generally pretty good at figured out where a book is going, but I’m always stumped when I read one of her books. The twists and turns keep me glued to the pages and on the edge of my seat.
STING is the third book by Sandra Brown that I’ve read… and after this, I think I’ll go binge read the rest. She provides readers with the perfect reading experience.
*complimentary copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review