Monday, October 24, 2016

Book Review ~ Unspeakable by Sandra Brown

by Sandra Brown
Expected publication: October 25th 2016
by Grand Central Publishing
(first published January 1st 1998)

Carl Herbold is a cold-blooded psychopath who has just escaped the penitentiary where he was serving a life sentence. Bent on revenge, he's going back to where he began--Blewer County, Texas... Born deaf, lately widowed, Anna Corbett fights to keep the ranch that is her son's birthright, unaware that she is at the center of Herbold's horrific scheme--and that her world of self-imposed isolation is about to explode...

Drifter Jack Sawyer arrives at Anna's ranch asking for work, hoping to protect the innocent woman and her son from Herbold's rage. But Sawyer can't outrun the secrets that stalk him--or the day of reckoning awaiting them all...

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It’s been awhile since I picked up a book written by Sandra Brown and from what I recall from previous novels, her writing and stories were amazing.  With that being said, I was somewhat disappointed in Unspeakable.  It’s not that it was bad per say, it was just extremely slow going for me with a lot of drawn out fluff that almost made this a DNF.  I’m glad that I stuck it out though as the ending to me was most exciting part of the book where all the action occurred and questions were finally answered.
There is a lot of violence in Unspeakable and not a ton of romance, so if you are looking for the romance part, this book probably won’t satisfy you.  But if you are looking for a suspenseful mystery, then give this one a try.  Stick with it though and don’t give up because the ending is what makes this book shine.
3 ½ stars

Sandra Brown is the author of more than sixty New York Times bestsellers, including FRICTION (2015), MEAN STREAK (2014), DEADLINE(2013), LOW PRESSURE (2012), LETHAL (2011), & TOUGH CUSTOMER (2010).
Brown began her writing career in 1981 and since then has published over seventy novels, bringing the number of copies of her books in print worldwide to upwards of eighty million. Her work has been translated into over thirty languages.
In 2009 Brown detoured from romantic suspense to write, Rainwater, a much acclaimed, powerfully moving historical fiction story about honor and sacrifice during the Great Depression.
Brown was given an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Texas Christian University. She was named Thriller Master for 2008, the top award given by the International Thriller Writer’s Association. Other awards and commendations include the 2007 Texas Medal of Arts Award for Literature and the Romance Writers of America’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

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