Sting by Sandra Brown
Expected publication: August 16th 2016 by Grand Central Publishing
Goodreads Summary: When Jordie Bennet and Shaw Kinnard lock eyes across a disreputable backwater bar, something definitely sparks. Shaw gives off a dangerous vibe that makes men wary and inspires women to sit up and take notice. None feel that undercurrent more strongly than savvy businesswoman Jordie, who doesn’t belong in a seedy dive on the banks of a bayou. But here she is . . . and Shaw Kinnard is here to kill her.
As Shaw and his partner take aim, Jordie is certain her time has come. But Shaw has other plans and abducts Jordie, hoping to get his hands on the $30 million her brother has stolen and, presumably, hidden. However, Shaw is not the only one looking for the fortune. Her brother’s ruthless boss and the FBI are after it as well. Now on the run from the feds and a notorious criminal, Jordie and Shaw must rely on their wits-and each other-to stay alive.
Miles away from civilization and surrounded by swampland, the two play each other against their common enemies. Jordie’s only chance of survival is to outwit Shaw, but it soon becomes clear to Shaw that Jordie isn’t entirely trustworthy, either. Was she in on her brother’s scam, or is she an innocent pawn in a deadly vendetta? And just how valuable is her life to Shaw, her remorseless and manipulative captor? Burning for answers-and for each other-this unlikely pair ultimately make a desperate move that could be their last.
With nonstop plot twists and the tantalizing sexual tension that has made Sandra Brown one of the world’s best-loved authors, STING will keep readers on the edge of their seats until the final pages.
Review: I received a copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I have to say that I was a little disappointed in this one. I had been looking for a great thriller and this one seemed to fit the bill upon reading the summary. I was hooked for the first quarter of the book but then it started to get really repetitive and a bit predictable. There was one pretty big twist a little over halfway through that I did not see coming, but other than that this seemed like a pretty average thriller. I had a hard time connecting with the main character, Jordie. There really wasn’t anything remarkable or likable about her so I found myself not particularly caring what happened to her. Based on the description of this book, I had been expecting something pretty great but ended up with a mediocre suspense in the end.