11. lis 2014.

Envy by Sandra Brown

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My rating: 4 stars

Book summary:

"Sandra Brown, the #1 New York Times bestselling author, keeps readers turning pages with an explosive tale of a long-ago crime and the victim's plan for revenge...When New York publisher Maris Matherly Reed receives a tantalizing manuscript from someone identified only as P.M.E., its blockbuster potential-and perhaps something else-compels her to meet its author. On an eerie, ruined cotton plantation on a remote Georgia island she finds Parker Evans, a man concealing his identity and his past. Maris is drawn into his tale of two young friends and a deadly betrayal ... and to Parker himself. But there's something especially chilling about this novel, its possible connection to Maris's own life, and the real-life character who uses her, or anyone, to get what he wants."


    This summer I started to read suspense/thriller novels and they became my new obsession. Yes, there a cliches even here, but nothing that I can't get over. I thought that there would be no one better than Linda Howard. And then I started to read Sandra Brown.

Five reasons why you should read Envy:

  • Story that will keep your attention until the very end. It just pulls you in from the page one and doesn't let you go. I couldn't do anything else but read because I had to know what happens next. And you get two stories in one - I should probably stop talking now before I spoil it for you. The best way to read this book would be just to pic it up an read. Don't ask too many quetions.
  • Characters. So complex and well developed. You live and breathe with them.
  • Writing. And all parts about being a writer. I like to say that you can always notice when author writes about something that is familiar and personal for her/him, and there is nothing more personal for author than the very process of writing and creating fictional world. 
  • Angst, but not the kind of angst you will find in popular trashy romance novels. 
  • Parker. He is heart and soul of this book and one of the most intriguing characters I've read about.

      But unfortunately, Envy didn't stay amazing all way trough. Last few chapters were rushed and filled with too much melodrama. I wish it ended differently, but still it was a good book.

      Who should read it? Fans of good suspense stories.

 Happy reading,

Broj komentara: 8:

  1. I love stories that can pull you in from the very first page Glass! This sounds fabulous!

  2. This is the second Sandra Brown book I've heard good things about...I think I need to give this author a shot.Ive been looking for someone who'll pull me in like Flynn did with Gone Girl.

  3. I do like suspenseful books, and it sounds like this one had many wonderful elements from the characters to the writing. Parker sounds like a character I'd like to get to know! Lovely review Glass!

  4. There was a period in my life when all I read was books like these -- I was a graduate student and needed lots of distraction, I think. I love them -- will have to get back out there and see what's new in the genre.
    Jen @ YA Romantics

  5. I loved Mean Streak and I'm listening to Lethal by Sandra Brown and loving it. I'm a little worried about the ending though with your comment, Glass. Hmm...

    Great review, but I'll have to figure out if it's a bad ending before deciding. :)

  6. I read a few by her, because the name does ring a bell but I'm sorry it wasn't all goog, mainly about the end...

  7. Unfortunately Glass, I'm not one to read suspense, but fortunately, you have me intrigued. I'll make to check out Envy sometime. Nice review!

    Sarika @ The Readdicts



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