Tough Customer - Sandra Brown

Tough Customer

By Sandra Brown

  • Release Date: 2010-08-10
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 454 Ratings


When a hardened cop turned Private Investigator gets a call about a woman he hasn’t seen in thirty years, he must race to Texas to stop the stalker terrorizing her. A blistering new thriller from the bestselling author of Smash Cut.

Colleagues, friends, and lovers know Dodge Hanley as a private investigator who doesn’t let rules get in his way—in his private life as well as his professional one. If he breaks a heart, or bends the law in order to catch a criminal, he does so without hesitation or apology.

That’s why he’s the first person Caroline King—who after a thirty-year separation continues to haunt his dreams—asks for help when a deranged stalker attempts to murder their daughter…the daughter Dodge has never met. He has a whole bagful of grudging excuses for wishing to ignore Caroline’s call, and one compelling reason to drop everything and fly down to Texas: guilt.

Dodge’s mind may be a haze of disturbing memories and bad decisions, but he arrives in Houston knowing with perfect clarity that his daughter, Berry, is in danger. She has become the object of desire of a coworker, a madman, and genius with a penchant for puzzles and games who has spent the past year making Berry’s life hell, and who now has vowed to kill her.

Dodge joins forces with local deputy sheriff Ski Nyland, but the alarming situation goes from bad to worse when the stalker begins to claim other victims and leaves an ominous trail of clues as he lethally works his way toward Berry. Sensing the killer drawing nearer, Dodge, who’s survived vicious criminals and his own self-destructive impulses, realizes that this time he’s in for the fight of his life.

From acclaimed bestselling author Sandra Brown, Tough Customer is a heart-pounding tale about obsession and murder, the fragile nature of relationships, and, possibly, second chances.


  • Another great one!

    By Lenox252
    Loved all the twists & turns, and well worth the $. Read this book in 2 days-couldn't put it down, which is the usual for any Sandra Brown book. I'm already missing all the characters, especially Dodge.
  • Tough Customer

    By Book Broad
    Excellent as are all of Sandra Brown's books! Couldn't put it down - waiting anxiously for her next one!!!
  • It's good stoughf

    By Lisa Barton
    I enjoys sandy' s book emmensly. It was action pack and had me at the beginning of the novel. Fans of hers won't be dissappointed. Even that said, her book smash cut and fat Friday were even better. I personally loved play dirty. Hot! She is a gifted writer and like her ever changing hair , Sandra knows how to keep u up at night promising to stop at the next chapter and never do. The best book she wrote was "white hot", I was flummoxed when I came out of my bedroom and it took a half of a the evening to calm me down, my head was so spinning. You have to read these along with chill factor and white hot. Don't forget an oldie but goodie, charade. Clearly Sandy is a very talented writer and she is so good at what she does. Ready for a thrill read her books mentioned. Finished? Go look up Lisa Scottoline. She 's just as hot a writer with a little kick. Happy reading
  • Tough Customer

    By Jmgo2
    Sandra did her usual outstanding job - great book!
  • Tough coustomer

    By Celinan
    Wonderful to the end. I enjoyed the easy reading. Please continue to develop the relationship between characters Dodge, Berry, Ski, & Caroline.
  • Not one of her best work

    By Dida1H
    Somehow the writing is not as good as most of her other books. I was a little disappointed in the ending.
  • Average Customer

    By Neal Krama
  • Predictable

    By Nonnachka
    Would have been better positioned as a trashy supermarket romance novel. Definitely not worth the money.
  • Tough Customer

    By Irish Woman
    I love her books, but this is one of her best ones ever. It kept me going until the shocking end. Can't wait to read her next one and hope she does write another one with all the same characters. Hope to see Dodge And Ski again.