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Ricochet: A Novel

Ricochet: A Novel

Written by Sandra Brown

Narrated by Dennis Boutsikaris


Ricochet: A Novel

Written by Sandra Brown

Narrated by Dennis Boutsikaris

ratings:
3.5/5 (14 ratings)
Length:
6 hours
Released:
Aug 15, 2006
ISBN:
9780743561815
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Description

FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE #1 BESTSELLER CHILL FACTOR

New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown is back with a spine-tingling story of murder and betrayal -- and a homicide detective's struggle with his own rules of conduct.

When Detective Sergeant Duncan Hatcher is summoned to the home of Judge Cato Laird in the middle of the night to investigate a fatal shooting, he knows that discretion and kid-glove treatment are the key to staying in the judge's good graces and keeping his job.

At first glance, the case appears open-and-shut: Elise, the judge's trophy wife, interrupted a burglary in progress and killed the intruder in self-defense. But Duncan is immediately suspicious of Elise's innocent act. And further investigation quickly puts Duncan's career in jeopardy -- because he can't deny his increasing attraction to Elisa Laird, even if she is a married woman, a proven liar, and a murder suspect.

Ricochet's plot twists -- as only Sandra Brown can write them -- make this a gripping thriller, in which a decent cop's worst enemy may be his own conscience...and trusting the wrong person could mean the difference between life and death.
Released:
Aug 15, 2006
ISBN:
9780743561815
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)
    Enjoyable book. Enough twists, turns and suspense to keep me wanting to read.
  • (4/5)
    Reading a Sandra Brown novel is always an entertaining treat and "Ricochet" is no exception. The homicide detective partnership pairs Detective Sergeant Duncan Hatcher and Detective DeeDee Bowen with the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department. There is mystery, suspense, romance, betrayal, secrets, police investigations, and court room drama for a roller coaster reading experience filled with unexpected twists and turns. At the end of each chapter, I found myself saying, "just one more chapter."
  • (2/5)
    I was struggling with this book for almost a year. The suspense part is actually quite good and it is the only reason I finally finished it. Really, there were few times when I was seriously thinking about giving up.

    It's all because the romance part is so unrealistic and annoying. There are no feelings between Duncan and Elise. I just couldn't believe there is anything between them. Also, I like Duncan only in the slightest part and I completely don't care about Elise. They don't look real to me.

    I was really disappointed, heard so many good things about this book. What a pity!
  • (4/5)
    Wie immer spannend, ein bisschen erotisch und mit interessanten Hauptfiguren.
  • (4/5)
    Another good one from Sandra Brown, and I loved her cop characters, Duncan and his partner Dee Dee. I got really involved in it, but the ending had to be read twice, as, again with SB, various explanations had to be made, hastily at the conclusion.
  • (3/5)
    little too much sex and plot was a liitle hard to believe
  • (2/5)
    This is a potboiler, with lots of action and with far too many steamy sex scenes. The detective as the main character is infatuated by a woman married to a judge whom the detective hates. There is no literary merit to the writing but the story unfolds so fast and furiously that the book is very easy to read. The locale is Savannah, GA. Much of the scenario is not credible but you probably won't guess every twist and turn. Requires little or no concentration.
  • (3/5)
    This wasn’t Sandra Brown’s best, but it’s not her worst, either. The good was Brown’s ability to build suspense – she’s one of the best. But not all of the characters worked for me. Duncan was a little too ruled by his hormones, and sometimes had mood swings that didn’t make much sense. His partner, DeeDee, was essentially the stereotypical homely girl who automatically hates anyone who is pretty whether she has a reason to or not. Elise is intended to be a mystery. You’re never quite sure which side of the equation she’s on, even at the end.Also, the revenge plot that is the reason for everything made absolutely no sense to me. Without giving away too much, I don’t know what the person wanting revenge was thinking – they had no exit strategy. For a supposedly intelligent person, it was weak.But, Brown does make you think hard about who you suspect and why, and that’s one of the reasons why I read her books.
  • (4/5)
    This is a book you do not want to miss. I always enjoy Sandra Brown books. This book was a real page turner.
  • (4/5)
    This was my first novel by Sandra Brown, and I was quite happy with it. I am especially happy that she has such an arsenal of books I can read. “Ricochet” has you guessing until the very end. It was an exceptional thriller. I would recommend this book to all. I cannot wait to read another by Mrs. Sandra Brown.
  • (5/5)
    Police drama set in Savannah involving a detective, a judge, his wife, and a collection of unsavory characters....crossing and double crossing each other to a surprise ending. How wonderful to find a new author with so many books to her credit. Like finding money!
  • (3/5)
    Judge Laird's trophy wife has shot a burglar. Duncan Hatcher has to figure it out. Good beach read.