Friction - Sandra Brown


By Sandra Brown

  • Release Date: 2015-08-18
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 540 Ratings


From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown comes a gripping story of family ties and forbidden attraction.

Crawford Hunt wants his daughter back. Following the death of his wife four years ago, Crawford, a Texas Ranger, fell into a downward spiral that left him relegated to deskwork and with his five-year-old daughter Georgia in the custody of her grandparents. But Crawford has cleaned up his act, met all the court imposed requirements, and now the fate of his family lies with Judge Holly Spencer.

Holly, ambitious and confident, temporarily occupies the bench of her recently deceased mentor. With an election upcoming, she must prove herself worthy of making her judgeship permanent. Every decision is high-stakes. Despite Crawford's obvious love for his child and his commitment to being an ideal parent, Holly is wary of his checkered past. Her opinion of him is radically changed when a masked gunman barges into the courtroom during the custody hearing. Crawford reacts instinctually, saving Holly from a bullet.

But his heroism soon takes on the taint of recklessness. The cloud over him grows even darker after he uncovers a horrifying truth about the courtroom gunman and realizes that the unknown person behind the shooting remains at large . . .and a threat.

Catching the real culprit becomes a personal fight for Crawford. But pursuing the killer in his customary diehard fashion will jeopardize his chances of gaining custody of his daughter, and further compromise Judge Holly Spencer, who needs protection not only from an assassin, but from Crawford himself and the forbidden attraction between them.

FRICTION will keep you on the edge of your seat with breathtaking plot twists and the unforgettable characters that make Sandra Brown one of the world's best-loved authors. It is an extraordinary novel about the powerful ties that bind us to the ones we love and the secrets we keep to protect them.


  • Loved this one!

    By JP_FictionLover
    Couldn't put it down.
  • Disappointed

    By Mileva2
    I have loved all of Sandra Brown books in the past. This story is very slow moving and boring. The writing is very elementary.
  • Page turner

    By Galveston, Texas
    Couldn't put it down, was a great read!
  • Friction

    By lasd68
    Wonderful moving book. Enjoyed it immensely. Characters were really eye opening individuals. Would recommend it to anyone who enjoy Sandra Browns work.
  • Slow

    By Beachbabies
    I absolutely love Sandra Brown and every book I've read of hers but this one was a good sleep aid. Very slow, no suspense, characters were flat. Wouldn't recommend.
  • Friction

    By Canny sue
    Awesome book. Sandra never disappoints!
  • Great book

    By Joeygirl1980
    I loved this book. It was a great read. This is the first book I have read by this author. Can wait to try more.
  • So-so read

    By Honoree 7477
    I've been a fan of Sandra Brown for a long time, but her past few books, including this one, have been disappointing. Her graphic sex scenes, and in particular her graphic sex dialogue are almost laughable. Who talks that way? I'm certainly no prude, but some of her phrases literally make me roll my eyes. Friction was a decent enough murder mystery, but probably my last book by Ms. Brown.
  • Sandra at her best

    By Lakewaco
    Really good book. Suspenseful, intrigue, ups & downs. Typical Sandra novel with bedroom scenes, multiple bad guy choices and cop chases. Was really hard to put down from page 1. Highly recommend.
  • Friction

    By Denio64
    A good story, with surprising twists and the sex, purely feminine, was all top notch. Author is more of a volume writer than a researched, get it right type. So easy read, not thought provoking. So I'll just read on and relax. Thank you for not keeping me up at night😎...