Release Date: September 13th 2012
Format: MP3 Audio
Pages: 467 (Hardcover) / Audio Length: Approx 8+ hours
Source: Library Borrow
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Review Date: February 13, 2013
Rating: 2 bookmarks
Synopsis: Bellamy Lyston Price was only 12 years old when her older sister Susan was killed on a stormy Memorial Day. Bellamy's fear of storms is a legacy of the tornado that destroyed the crime scene as well as her memory of one vital fact that still eludes her...
Now, 18 years later, Bellamy has written a novel based on Susan's murder. It's her first book, and it's an instant sensation. But because the novel is based on the most traumatic event of her life, she's published it under a pseudonym to protect herself and her family.
But when a sleazy reporter for a tabloid newspaper discovers that the book is based on a real crime, Bellamy's identity - and dark family secrets -- are exposed. Suddenly, she finds herself embroiled in a personal conflict and at the mercy of her sister's killer, who for almost two decades has gotten away with murder...and will stop at nothing to keep it that way.
Now on the positives. Pretty much everyone in my book club seemed to really enjoy this book, which was good because it prompted good conversation. The plot was well crafted and everything fell together seamlessly at the end.
I listened to this on audio at work, and I found pretty quickly that I did not like the male narrator. I think that possibly took away from the story. The story is about Bellamy's experience and the story is centered around her, so it should have been read by a woman. I just feel that it was an odd pick for this story.
If you're a die hard Sandra Brown fan, do check this out. Otherwise if you're new to her books, start with something else.