I liked this a lot but got a little bit tiresome and repetitive, but otherwise a great audio.
Lethal by Sandra Brown opens at the home of Honor Gillette in the outskirts of New Orleans near the foggy mysterious rivers and swamps surrounding the area. Honor, the young widow of a local cop, is making cupcakes in the kitchen with her 4 year old daughter - a sweet, familiar domestic scene until Emily brings to her mom's attention that there is an injured stranger in their yard near the river. Honor goes to check on the bloodied man who appears to be dead when he suddenly jumps up and takes her and her young daughter hostage in their home. We soon find out that the police are conducting a manhunt for Lee Coburn, the injured man and suspect in a mass murder which occurred the night before, and why he has targeted Honor and Emily. Even with the action starting full force right from the get-go, the story at first seemed like it was going down a predictable road -- the handsome, misunderstood felon on the run takes attractive young widow and cute, endearing child hostage only to create a bond. I was a bit worried this might end in disappointment from the predictability, but the action quickly took great unexpected turns and twists just like the seldom traveled country back roads and bayous of the book, you were never quite sure where you might end up and what you might find along the way. Suspenseful surprises keep the pages turning and each scene in the book is there for a reason in the plot which Sandra Brown artfully and efficiently unfolds culminating in a final unexpected twist. It was anything but predictable after all and I couldn't put it down.
I felt it was just left hanging. Did she show up or did she finally believe it was over. It left me very unsettled I wanted to know the ending.
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