Another great month for thriller fans. I was extremely excited to see Brad Meltzer in this month’s case. I am really digging his work. Sting By Sandra Brown was a nice surprise as I have not read any of her books yet. That is one of the many great things about Bookcase.club. You get old favorites and are introduced to new authors monthly! Let’s get started…
Sting By: Sandra Brown
When Jordie Bennet and Shaw Kinnard lock eyes across a disreputable backwater bar, something definitely sparks. Shaw gives off a dangerous vibe that makes men wary and inspires women to sit up and take notice. None feel that undercurrent more strongly than savvy businesswoman Jordie, who doesn’t belong in a seedy dive on the banks of a bayou. But here she is . . . and Shaw Kinnard is here to kill her.
As Shaw and his partner take aim, Jordie is certain her time has come. But Shaw has other plans and abducts Jordie, hoping to get his hands on the $30 million her brother has stolen and, presumably, hidden. However, Shaw is not the only one looking for the fortune. Her brother’s ruthless boss and the FBI are after it as well. Now on the run from the feds and a notorious criminal, Jordie and Shaw must rely on their wits-and each other-to stay alive.
Miles away from civilization and surrounded by swampland, the two play each other against their common enemies. Jordie’s only chance of survival is to outwit Shaw, but it soon becomes clear to Shaw that Jordie isn’t entirely trustworthy, either. Was she in on her brother’s scam, or is she an innocent pawn in a deadly vendetta? And just how valuable is her life to Shaw, her remorseless and manipulative captor? Burning for answers-and for each other-this unlikely pair ultimately make a desperate move that could be their last.
With nonstop plot twists and the tantalizing sexual tension that has made Sandra Brown one of the world’s best-loved authors, STING will keep readers on the edge of their seats until the final pages.
This one of those slow burns. The type of book that has you struggling in the beginning. Asking yourself should I give up or trudge on. My advice is, trudge on! Not only did I fall absolutely in love with the characters I found myself getting drawn more and more into their world. With suspense, mystery and just a hint of romance this book covers all the bases. I am now actively searching for other Sandra Brown books to read. Let me know some of your favorites below in the comments.
The House of Secrets By: Brad Meltzer
When Hazel Nash was six years old, her father taught her: mysteries need to be solved. He should know. Hazel’s father is Jack Nash, the host of America’s favorite conspiracy TV show, The House of Secrets.
Even as a child, she loved hearing her dad’s tall tales, especially the one about a leather book belonging to Benedict Arnold that was hidden in a corpse.
Now, years later, Hazel wakes up in the hospital and remembers nothing, not even her own name. She’s told she’s been in a car accident that killed her father and injured her brother. But she can’t remember any of it, because of her own traumatic brain injury. Then a man from the FBI shows up, asking questions about her dad-and about his connection to the corpse of a man found with an object stuffed into his chest: a priceless book that belonged to Benedict Arnold.
Back at her house, Hazel finds guns that she doesn’t remember owning. On her forehead, she sees scars from fights she can’t recall. Most important, the more Hazel digs, the less she likes the person she seems to have been.
Trying to put together the puzzle pieces of her past and present, Hazel Nash needs to figure out who killed this man-and how the book wound up in his chest. The answer will tell her the truth about her father, what he was really doing for the government-and who Hazel really is.
Mysteries need to be solved. Especially the ones about yourself.
Let me just start by saying that I am a HUGE fan of Brad Meltzer’s work. That being said, I did not care for this particular one. I hate when I have to write a bad review and this is only my opinion so please do not let it stop you from reading this book. It started fantastically which I am accustomed to when it comes to Meltzer’s work. Then, it just sort of fizzled out. I got real confused, real fast. The lack of character development with the addition of her stereotypical friend Butchie just left me feeling disappointed. some bright spots here and there but not nearly enough to make this an enjoyable read. I still love Meltzer’s work and will continue to read his books. If you have read this book what are your feelings about it? Did you enjoy it?
This month’s case introduced to a new author that I really enjoyed reading. While I am sad that I did not enjoy one of the books it will not stop me from reading other books by Brad Meltzer. Please do not let my thoughts discourage you from reading this book or his other work, he is an amazing author. If you would like to try your very own Thrillseeker case use my code AWESOME15 at Bookcase.club to get 15% off of your first case.
Disclaimer: I received these books free for review. All opinions are my own.