Sting - Sandra Brown

Sting

By Sandra Brown

  • Release Date: 2016-08-16
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 366 Ratings

Description

#1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Sandra Brown jolts the reader from the first page of this heart-pounding story of corruption, treachery, and ceaseless deception . . . where nothing is what it seems and every truth brought to light exposes a darker lie.

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.

Reviews

  • Stick with it til the end

    4
    By KPMe1
    I read this book for a book club. I'm glad that I read it but I'm afraid that this would have been a completely different review if I hadn't pushed myself to keep reading. It wasn't until I hit 53% that I really connected with the book and started liking it. Actually liking it isn't strong enough, I started loving it and couldn't put it down! Being our monthly read for the book club I felt obligated to push through and I'm so glad that I did. Jordie and Shaw are difficult characters to really connect with. At first it was almost like they were just playing their role but not really filling it. It's hard to really describe, maybe they were more 2 dimensional but then everything changes and they turn into these wonderful characters that you are connecting with and breathless as they go through the story. I wouldn't normally recommend reading a book that took that long for me to get into but I promise, it's worth sticking with it in the end.
  • consuming plot

    4
    By Toni FGMAMTC
    Sting has a decent amount of mystery and suspense. You aren't quite sure who's doing what and who's the good/bad guys through most of it. Also, it feels as if someone could die at any given moment. There's also some sexual tension and just regular strain between most of cast over who is going to be the one in charge. Romantic Suspense is an awesome genre for me. I liked this book and will check out more from this author.
  • Sting

    5
    By Book Broad
    Excellent book! Sandra Brown has done it again.
  • Sandra Brown does it again

    5
    By steph_rae
    Another incredible book by Sandra Brown. I couldn't put it down.
  • Disappointing

    1
    By Riverboat16
    This my my least favorite of Sandra Brown's books. I would not recommend reading it!
  • Disappointed

    1
    By BrandyMorgan8743
    I was so disappointed. I didn't think there was a connection between the main guy and girl and then one of the major plot twists was the same as an earlier book by Sandra which I did like very much.
  • More of the same

    3
    By 2468snoozy
    I love Sandra brown ...read all her books. This one was so much like " mean streak" that I knew from the beginning what was going down. I was disappointed. Usually all her stories are completely different...this one seemed...more of the same.
  • Sting

    5
    By Marmiladka
    Loved it !!! I could not put it down . I don't why there are some negative reviews because this book was great !
  • Sting

    1
    By G312kay
    As I read the book I felt as though I had already read it. Came off as a rewrite.
  • How can this be on a best seller list?

    1
    By Janet Silver
    I'm sorry to offend the author, but parts of this book were so repetitious as to be painful. Sappy and directed at a sex absorbed 12 year old!