Ricochet - Sandra Brown


By Sandra Brown

  • Release Date: 2006-08-15
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 40 Ratings


“If you want romantic suspense that has teeth...Sandra Brown is your gal.” ―Stephen King

From the bestselling author of Hello, Darkness and Smash Cut comes another steamy thriller of murder, love, and betrayal featuring a Savannah homicide detective fighting attraction in the heat of the South.

When Detective Sergeant Duncan Hatcher is summoned to the home of Judge Cato Laird in the middle of the night to investigate a fatal shooting, he knows discretion and kid-glove treatment will be key to staying in the judge’s good graces and keeping his job.

It’s an open-and-shut case: Elise, the judge’s beautiful trophy wife, interrupted a burglary and killed the intruder in self-defense. Yet Duncan is suspicious of the beautiful woman’s story of innocence and his gut tells him her account of the shooting is only partially true.

Determined to learn the dead man’s connection to the Lairds, Duncan investigates further but soon finds his career, and integrity, in jeopardy. Despite his suspicions, Duncan is increasingly drawn to Elise―even if she is a married woman, a proven liar, and a murder suspect.

When Elise seeks Duncan out privately, he initially dismisses her incredible allegation as the manipulative lie of a guilty woman. But if she’s telling the truth, then that single fatal gunshot at her home takes on even more sinister significance, possibly involving Duncan’s nemesis, the brutal crime lord Robert Savich.

And then Elise goes missing...

With plot twists and palpable suspense as only Sandra Brown can write, Ricochet is a gripping thriller of a decent cop’s worst enemy may be his own conscience, and placing trust in the wrong person could mean the difference between life and death.


  • Ricochet

    By 4ah
    There were so many holes in this plot I can't even count them. I can't believe the same person who wrote this also wrote Chill Factor. No more Sandra Brown books for me.
  • Not one of her best books

    By Lisa Barton
    Even though ms brown delivers, the characters are weak and if you are like me who has read all her other novels, this one lacks a certain panache. The novels spins like her other books, lacking originality. If your a fan, you might want to read this to tic off your book list , but other than that, it's not worth a good thrill ride, very sedate.