3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I thoroughly enjoyed this suspense, the plot has lots of surprising twists and turns and is carefully crafted, you don’t know whom to believe as the story unfolds and you are kept guessing till the last pages. I found it was a perfect combination of mystery and romance, I thoroughly enjoyed this book, a excellent read.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on September 29, 2008
I can't say what exactly grabbed me in this book, but I never put it down till the end. Maybe it is everything: from Duncan's unusual reaction to Elise, to her unusual masterplan, to the great backgound plot, to the hot, lustful and dangerous romance....strongly recommended.
Sandra Brown's novels usually provide me with a great amount of enjoyment: an enticing plot, mystery, great characters, suspense, romance, and superbly written. "Ricochet" certainly met more than my full anticipation.
The setting for the story is in Savannah, Georgia. The main protagonist is homicide detective Duncan Hatcher who has a master's degree in criminology, is both physically tough and mentally sharp, is unusually compassionate, and has the naturally acquired ability to play classical music on the piano. His partner is Dee Dee Bowen, who works very well with Hatcher employing her intuition, thoroughness and tenacity on their cases. She is also effective in controlling Hatcher's emotions when he becomes frustrated.
Hatcher's frustrations occur early in the story when key witnesses are murdered just prior to the trial of the master criminal, Robert Savich, and the presiding judge rules a mistrial. The story moves quickly with a surprising climax.