Lethal by Sandra Brown

71%

21 Critic Reviews

A relentless pace and clever plot twists keep the pages turning.
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

When her four year old daughter informs her a sick man is in their yard, Honor Gillette rushes out to help him. But that "sick" man turns out to be Lee Coburn, the man accused of murdering seven people the night before. Dangerous, desperate, and armed, he promises Honor that she and her daughter won't be hurt as long as she does everything he asks. She has no choice but to accept him at his word.

But Honor soon discovers that even those close to her can't be trusted. Coburn claims that her beloved late husband possessed something extremely valuable that places Honor and her daughter in grave danger. Coburn is there to retrieve it -- at any cost. From FBI offices in Washington, D.C., to a rundown shrimp boat in coastal Louisiana, Coburn and Honor run for their lives from the very people sworn to protect them, and unravel a web of corruption and depravity that threatens not only them, but the fabric of our society
 

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 September 20, 2011 by Grand Central Publishing. 455 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction
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Peak Rank on Oct 09 2011
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Critic reviews for Lethal
All: 21 | Positive: 16 | Negative: 5

Kirkus

Below average
Jul 01 2011

Subplots ... add some interest to a story line which is otherwise pat and predictable.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
Jul 11 2011

A relentless pace and clever plot twists keep the pages turning.

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Book Reporter

Excellent
Reviewed by Joe Hartlaub on Sep 19 2011

LETHAL is a whodunit and a whydunit, and while you may guess an element or two of its significant mysteries, you will never figure them all out.

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All About Romance

Excellent
Reviewed by Maggie Boyd

But for me it was an intense, enjoyable thriller that didn't let me go till the last page.

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Suite 101

Below average
Reviewed by Caroline Trent-Gurbuz on Dec 04 2011

While Brown excels at plotting and character development, her pacing borders on slow.

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USA Today

Excellent
Reviewed by Carol Memmott on Sep 17 2011

The amazingly prolific Sandra Brown, author of 60 best sellers, does not disappoint in this new Louisiana-set novel that's a perfect mix of thriller and romantic suspense.

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Denver Post

Excellent
Reviewed by Jeff Ayers on Sep 21 2011

No one is better in the genre than Brown, and she has written her best book to date.

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Fiction Vixen

Below average
Reviewed by Catherine on Dec 22 2011

Although I loved how authentically the characters behaved in the beginning, it didn’t go quite as smoothly when the author started to add in the romance.

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FictionDB

Excellent
Reviewed by Karen on Jun 20 2011

It was anything but predictable after all and I couldn’t put it down.

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The Romance Reader

Good
Reviewed by Thea Davis

The ending will surprise you, and the journey toward it will be pure reading pleasure.

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Love Romance Passion

Good
Reviewed by Karin on Oct 29 2011

The plot is complicated, but woven together nicely.

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Jandy's Reading Room

Good
Oct 15 2011

Brown has a winning combination in Lethal.

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My Reading Room

Good
Reviewed by Crystal on Sep 15 2011

Great suspense, romance and characters make this latest book by Sandra Brown a must-read.

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BCF Book Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Renegade on May 18 2012

Sandra Brown’s latest novel is a rip-roaring, turn-pager of a thriller that has you glued to your seat, unable to move until you have seen it through to its conclusion.

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Notes of Life

Below average
Reviewed by Nikki-ann on Apr 12 2012

Unfortunately, when the ends were tied together at the end of the book, I was disappointed.

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Top Mystery Novels

Good
Reviewed by Sharon on Feb 29 2012

Sandra Brown’s done it again with Lethal – this is a book well worth reading, and one that will keep you up all night.

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Maldivian Book Reviewer's Realm of Romance

Good
Sep 24 2011

A game of cat and mouse timed to perfection & flawless in its execution, Lethal by Sandra Brown is another winner by master storyteller Sandra Brown.

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All-Consuming Media

Good
Reviewed by Tiger Holland on Oct 09 2011

I connected with this book on almost every level, and it won't be the last Sandra Brown novel I read.

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Happily Ever After Thoughts

Good
Reviewed by Dawn Kunda on Mar 14 2012

The bullets will fly in the story as fast as the pages will turn when you pick up Lethal.

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The Novel Report

Below average
Reviewed by Edward Gordon on Oct 31 2011

That results in an unbalanced story that leaves the reader wanting to know more about a minor character than any of the major ones.

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Caught in a FAB Romance

Good
Reviewed by Pam on Oct 06 2011

Great story, great writing; this is definitely a book that I will be passing on to my friends and family to read.

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