Sunday, September 23, 2012

Low Pressure [Hardcover]

I've finished "Low Pressure" by Sandra Brown.

Product Description

Bellamy Lyston was only 12 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 along with her memory of what really happened during the day's most devastating moments.

Now, 18 years later, Bellamy has written a sensational, bestselling novel based on Susan's murder. Because the book was inspired by the tragic event that still pains her family, she published it under a pseudonym to protect them from unwanted publicity. But when an opportunistic reporter for a tabloid newspaper discovers that the book is based on fact, Bellamy's identity is exposed along with the family scandal.

Moreover, Bellamy becomes the target of an unnamed assailant who either wants the truth about Susan's murder to remain unknown or, even more threatening, is determined to get vengeance for a man wrongfully accused and punished.

In order to identify her stalker, Bellamy must confront the ghosts of her past, including Dent Carter, Susan's wayward and reckless boyfriend -- and an original suspect in the murder case. Dent, with this and other stains on his past, is intent on clearing his name, and he needs Bellamy's sealed memory to do it. But her safeguarded recollections - once unlocked - pose dangers that neither could foresee and puts both their lives in peril.

As Bellamy delves deeper into the mystery surrounding Susan's slaying, she discovers disturbing elements of the crime which call into question the people she holds most dear. Haunted by partial memories, conflicted over her feelings for Dent, but determined to learn the truth, she won't stop until she reveals Susan's killer.

That is, unless Susan's killer strikes her first ...

About the Author

Sandra Brown is the author of sixty New York Times bestsellers, including TOUGH CUSTOMER (2010), SMASH CUT (2009), SMOKE SCREEN (2008), PLAY DIRTY (2007), RICOCHET (2006), CHILL FACTOR (2005), WHITE HOT (2004), HELLO, DARKNESS (2003), THE CRUSH (2002), ENVY (2001), THE SWITCH (2000), THE ALIBI (1999), UNSPEAKABLE (1998) and FAT TUESDAY (1997), all of which have jumped onto the Times bestseller list in the number one to five spot. Brown now has over seventy million copies of her books in print worldwide, and her work has been translated into thirty-three languages.

Product Details
Hardcover: 480 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (September 18, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1455501557
ISBN-13: 978-1455501557

My Review:

Bellamy Lyston was twelve years old when her older sister Susan was murdered on stormy Memorial Day.   Bellamy is afraid of storms when a tornado destroyed the crime scene and she lost her memories of that day.

18 years later after the crime Bellamy now 30 has written a sensational book based on the real life murder of Susan.  She wrote under a pen name to protect her family from the pain and publicity.  But a reporter has digged up a scoop and has exposed Bellamy and her family to a scandal.

As a result, Bellamy has become a target of a stalker who either wants to make sure Susan's murder is never solved or as revenge for a man who was wrongly convicted and died.

Bellamy to unearth her stalker must confront her painful past and the man accused of the crime Dent Carter (her long time crush), Susan's bad boy boyfriend.  Dent is determined to clear his name and find out who the real killer is but needs Bellamy's sealed memories to do that.

As Bellamy investigates further she uncovers disturbing facts and information about her family which causes her to question their motives.  She is determined to figure out what really transpired that day even though she is still haunted by flashes of memory and her conflicted feelings for Dent.


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