Friday, August 8, 2014

Sandra Brown's new title Mean Streak

**************Thank You NetGalley for an Advanced copy of this title***********

Dr. Emory Charbonneau, a pediatrician and marathon runner, disappears on a mountain road in North Carolina. By the time her husband Jeff, miffed over a recent argument, reports her missing, the trail has grown cold. Literally. Fog and ice encapsulate the mountainous wilderness and paralyze the search for her.

While police suspect Jeff of "instant divorce," Emory, suffering from an unexplained head injury, regains consciousness and finds herself the captive of a man whose violent past is so dark that he won't even tell her his name. She's determined to escape him, and willing to take any risks necessary to survive. 

Unexpectedly, however, the two have a dangerous encounter with people who adhere to a code of justice all their own. At the center of the dispute is a desperate young woman whom Emory can't turn her back on, even if it means breaking the law. Wrong becomes right at the hands of the man who strikes fear, but also sparks passion.

As her husband's deception is revealed, and the FBI closes in on her captor, Emory begins to wonder if the man with no name is, in fact, her rescuer from those who wish her dead - and from heartbreak.

I stopped reading Ms Brown several years ago. I loved her romantic suspense, but when she veered off into cheating husbands always out to kill their wives and whatnot, I quit reading her. For some odd reason, I requested this one from NetGalley. Not sure why, but I did end up enjoying it. 

Emory is a marathon runner. She is headed into the mountains for a training session and she and her husband have a huge fight. She leaves and says she will call him when she is settled in the hotel but she may be a date late coming home depending on how she feels after her run.

Emory runs along the path enjoying the scenery and the next thing she knows, shes waking up in some strange man's house and he won't let her leave.  Besides having a concussion, she's fine. She figures she must have tripped and fell. The Man is an odd fellow. He lives all alone, no phone no tv no anything in the middle of nowhere. Weather moves in and makes it impossible for Emory to leave. What Emory doesn't realize is that the Man found evidence that she had been attacked and that was why he was trying to keep her from leaving. 
Emory starts to realize there is more to The Man that there seems when he takes her to help a young girl with a medical problem and keeps her felon brothers away from her while she works. 

There are so many twists and turns to this story. I was really quite pleased with it! Thanks NetGalley!


No comments:

Post a Comment