Saturday, August 23, 2014

Review of Mean Streak by Sandra Brown A novel of suspense!

Release Date: August 19,2014
Grand Central Publishing


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.

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. 

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.

As her husband's deception is revealed, and the FBI closes in on her captor, Emory begins to wonder if the man with no name is, in fact, her rescuer.

My Review:

I have been disappointed in suspense books the last few years. They all seemed to be the same story with different names and the cliched bad guys: religious leader, rogue cop, or power-mad politician. That's why it was such a nice surprise to read the blurb for Mean Streak and actually look forward to reading another suspense novel.
This novel is Sandra Brown writing her A Game. From the eye-catching cover to the great suspenseful tale inside, this story had me turning page after page after page.  Dr. Emory Charbonneau is a busy pediatrician, an heiress, and she runs and trains for marathons on her down-time. In a troubled marriage, she finds herself attacked on the trail and now in the care of a taciturn stranger who won't even tell her his name. Imagine not knowing if he could be the attacker or if she can trust him. Eventually he releases her, but the mystery lives on. 
There are plenty of red herrings, twists and turns galore. There is also a surprise that I never saw coming. Emory and the stranger reunite and time nearly runs out as they search for the person who tried to kill her. What an excellent read and powerful story-telling by Sandra Brown!

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I would like to thank the Publisher, Grand Central Publishing, and Net Galley for letting me read the ARC of Mean Streak for an honest Review


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  2. I'm bummed I didn't sign up to read this ahead of time but now I REALLY want to read it!