Smash Cut by Sandra Brown
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From the queen of romantic suspense and bestselling author of Ricochet comes a thriller full of jarring cinematic twists in which a killer reenacts cinema’s goriest murders.

When millionaire Paul Wheeler is murdered, his family retains renowned lawyer Derek Mitchell to defend the victim’s nephew Creighton—although the police have not charged the young man with the crime. Wheeler’s mistress Julie Rutledge, who is also a suspect, believes that Creighton is the killer, despite his rock-solid alibi, and she’ll do almost anything in her quest to prove his guilt—even ruin Derek’s career. But as Derek learns of Creighton’s darker side, especially his bizarre fascination with movie murders, the more he comes to believe Julie is right. The clock ticks down to a shocking ending as Derek and Julie join forces to find the truth. Has Creighton begun re-enacting cinema’s goriest scenes and, if so, who will be his unwilling costars? They won’t know until the final Smash Cut.

About Sandra Brown

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Sandra Brown is the author of numerous New York Times bestsellers - including most recently Smash Cut, Smoke Screen, Play Dirty, Ricochet, Chill Factor, White Hot, Hello, Darkness, The Crush, and Envy. She is the recipient of the 2008 Thriller Master Award from International Thriller Writers, Inc. She and her husband live in Arlington, Texas.
Published July 23, 2009 by Simon & Schuster. 388 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Romance, Crime. Fiction

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For her part, Julie claims that her preemptive seduction was merely a ploy to ensure that Derek would be compromised and unable to represent Paul’s creepy nephew Creighton, whom she is convinced had Paul killed.

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When Creighton, who has always harbored a deep dislike of Julie, becomes aware of the attraction, it puts Julie and Derek --- as well as the real killer --- in his crosshairs as Julie slowly and inexorably becomes the primary focus of the police investigation.

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On a return flight home from a vacation in Paris, he is seduced into joining the Mile High Club by a mysterious woman who tells him – cryptically enough – when he attempts to follow her after landing, “you’ve been had.” With Derek sill reeling from the shock of the experience, the murder v...

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Still with me?” For the slightly more advanced reader: “People in early-1800s England assume that rich single men should get married.” If the book thinks you’re up for it: “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” Place...

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