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White hot

White hot

Written by Sandra Brown

Narrated by Victor Slezak


White hot

Written by Sandra Brown

Narrated by Victor Slezak

ratings:
3.5/5 (10 ratings)
Length:
6 hours
Released:
Aug 17, 2004
ISBN:
9780743567848
Format:
Audiobook

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Description

When she hears that her younger brother Danny has committed suicide, Sayre Lynch relinquishes her vow never to return to Destiny, the small Louisiana town in which she grew up. She plans to leave immediately after the funeral, but soon finds herself drawn into the web cast by Huff Hoyle, her controlling and tyrannical father. Hoyle owns the town's sole industry and runs the lives of everyone who lives there. Her father and older brother, Chris, are as devious as ever with their new partner-in-crime, a disarming lawyer named Beck Merchant. When Sayre is thrown in closer contact with Beck, she senses something more sinister is at play. As she sets out to learn just what did happen to Danny, Sayre is inextricably drawn into a struggle with striking laborers, her unscrupulous father, and her growing love/hate relationship with Beck -- a man with mysteries of his own. A brilliant combination of hard-edged suspense and intense emotion, White Hot is master storyteller Sandra Brown at her very best.
Released:
Aug 17, 2004
ISBN:
9780743567848
Format:
Audiobook

Also available as...

Also available as bookBook


About the author

Sandra Brown is the author of seventy-two New York Times bestsellers, has published over eighty novels, and has upwards of eighty million copies of her books in print worldwide. Her work has been translated into thirty-five languages. Four books have been adapted for film. She lives in Texas.

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  • (4/5)
    Good, suspenseful book. Kept your interest and wanting to read
  • (4/5)
    Very good Sandra Brown - about Sayre Hoyle who's brother Danny was killed. She goes down to Lousiana to see her corrupt family and the plot thickens. Hero is Beck Merchant.
  • (4/5)
    White Hot by Sandra BrownShe had returned for the funeral of her brother Danny who she knows did not commit suicide. The police also didn't see how he could've done it.She also discovered Jessica, the woman he had asked to marry from her father.Sarah finds a lot of clues and with others help is able to discover what really happened.Sex scenes galore!Got my copy of this audio book from National Library Service for my BARD(braille audio reading device)
  • (3/5)
    Sayre is a rich girl who returns after 10 years of separation to her hateful father and older brother. Her younger brother Danny has died, supposedly of a suicide but nobody is believing that. Sayre ends up staying to uncover the truth, both being attracted to and disliking the family lawyer and of course becoming involved with him even though she has only been in town for a few days. I found the attraction a bit unbelievable given her hatred of her father and everything he represents, and the plot offered up no real surprises. I would have liked a bit better character development, but it was an OK read. . . but not exceptional.
  • (3/5)
    White Hot
    3.5 Stars

    A solid romantic suspense.

    While the plot is entertaining, it is not extraordinary and the supposedly surprising twist is actually predictable.

    The characters are quite stereotypical: the patriarch, the prodigal daughter, the favorite son, the corrupt layer, the town bad boy, etc.

    Overall, the romance is better than the mystery.
  • (2/5)
    an easy summer read with predictable characters. entertaining but no deep story and main characters. Happy Hollywood-style ending which will not surprise you. I found this book through a book exchange.
  • (3/5)
    This is pretty much a soap opera in book format complete with a touch of romance and a dysfunctional but powerful family. Instead of 'Who shot J.R?' we have 'Who shot Danny?'
  • (4/5)
    White Hot is my second book by Sandra Brown, and she gets better every time. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. The more plot twists, the better – and this book had it all. You really get emotionally connected in the relationship between Sayre and Beck. This book is mostly a murder mystery with a little romance thrown in there. A great book for all to read!
  • (5/5)
    When she hears that her younger brother Danny has committed suicide, SayreLynch relents from her vow never to return to Destiny, the small Louisianatown where she grew up. She plans to leave immediately after the funeral,but instead soon finds herself drawn into the web cast by Huff Hoyle, hercontrolling and tyrannical father, the man who owns the town's soleindustry, an iron foundry, and in effect runs the lives of everyone whoworks there. Nothing has changed in the 10 years Sayre has been gone. Herfather and older brother, Chris, are as devious as ever, and now they have anew partner in crime, a canny and disarming lawyer named Beck Merchant, whoappears to be their equal in corruption. As Sayer sets out to learn justwhat did happen to Danny, she comes to realize that there are many secretsin Destiny -- secrets that hide decades of pain and anger, and that threatenat any moment to erupt and destroy not only her father and brother, butperhaps Sayre herself. Old hatreds foster plans for revenge, past crimesresurface, and a maverick deputy sheriff determines that Danny Hoyle's deathwas not suicide but murder. Before long, Sayre finds herself in over herhead in labor turmoil, family dynamics, and involvement with an old lover.Nothing is as it seems in this sleepy little Louisiana town.This book would likely be classed as a romantic suspense thriller, but I wasfar more interested in the suspense plot and it was well crafted andskillfully told. The characters could have easily come from the pen ofWilliam Faulkner. This book typifies why I really like a well-written"southern" novel: steamy characters, tense prejudices, long awaitedrevenge, with a twist at the end that came as a complete kick in the pants.I'd rate this a strong 4.5.
  • (5/5)
    Tone of language: Colorful, brazen, psychologicalCharacters: Capable, self-asured, able to justify all their dubious behaviorsPlot twists: People with extraordinary privileges take extraordinary measures causing extraordinary consequences.Pace: Each chapter ends with a tease or revelation that propels the story forward.Values: Compassion for other people's experiences is the highest value.Background research: Factories, OSHASexuality: Sexual yearning runs throughout and leads to an explicit consummation.Ending: Selfishness contains fatal flaws that will inevitably destroy whatever was gained by it.Objectionable to any groups: Greedy capitalists, corrupt policeTargetted audience: Women, due to the budding romantic interest, but the book deserves wide readership.Flaws: It is inconsistent that Sayre refused to speak to her brother Danny for 10 years because actually she respected and cared for him.
  • (3/5)
    Girl returns home to attend brother's funeral and her hatred for father (who is the powerful man who owns the mill in a small southern town) is the basis for the book amid cooperate takeovers and union issues. The characters aren't likeable and it took too long to get to the reason Sayer hates her father.