Wednesday, September 28, 2011

ARC Review: Lethal [Hardcover]

I've finished "Lethal" by Sandra Brown.

Product 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.

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

Product Details
Hardcover: 480 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (September 20, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1455501476
ISBN-13: 978-1455501472

My Review:

This was a really thrilling, exciting and fast paced mystery thriller with characters not who they are.

Storyline: Lee Coburn is accused of killing 7 people in a warehouse so he is on the run.  He ends up in the backyard of Honor Gillette.  Her four year old daughter Emily announces their is a sick man in our backyard.  Honor goes to check out the sick man while asking her daughter to get her phone from the bedroom.  As she nears the man he's so quick she doesn't have time to react before he's behind her with a arm around her neck and gun pointing right at her heart.

He says he's there to retrieve a package her husband is in possession of and he attempts to terrorize her.  He then proceeds to tear up the house but promises her he would not harm her or Emily if she does exactly what he says.  He hints that Eddie her husband's death wasn't an accident but murder and was killed for what he knows.  He also says the the item he is looking for is of great value and that Honor and Emily are in danger.

She eventually believes him and they are forced to go on the run when the police are called in.  They must find out what Eddie knew and what he had in his possession, who the killers are and the identity of "The Bookkeeper".

Characters: I loved how honor would do anything to keep her daughter Emily alive so she would endear the treatment that Lee forced her.  I also really loved how she believed her husband Eddie was clean and a good cop and wasn't on the sly.

Romance: There wasn't really a build up of romance but you can feel the tension and attraction between Honor and Lee.  Honor was exactly what Lee needed in his life.

Killer(s):  The killers were very deadly and really enjoyed the killings.  They took their order from "The Book Keeper" who is a mystery and never been identified.  This person who was the Book Keeper wasn't someone I expected it to be until I had some clues to make me suspicious of them.  They really got off on killing people they thought was in the way or to make a statement to employees. 


1 comment:

  1. I really think I should pick up her books again, loved them back in the day.