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Most Helpful Favorable Review

9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

A "hit" in disguise...

A wonderful new Sandra Brown extravaganza, full of suspense, twists and turns,and romance...Paul Wheeler killed in a cops and robber situation? A disguised "hit"? Who dun it? Family honor questionable...Movie making fantasy come true?...Hang on to your senses! You're in...
A wonderful new Sandra Brown extravaganza, full of suspense, twists and turns,and romance...Paul Wheeler killed in a cops and robber situation? A disguised "hit"? Who dun it? Family honor questionable...Movie making fantasy come true?...Hang on to your senses! You're in for another exciting ride, thanks to Sandra Brown's creative genius!! Worth your time!!...Also love Barbara Taylor Bradford, Lisa Scottoline, Diana Gabaldon....and a new discovery, Linda Masemore Pirrung, author of EXPLOSION IN PARIS...Talk about senses....This one will keep your blood cooking!

posted by SHARON39 on October 26, 2009

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Most Helpful Critical Review

8 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

Don't read this if you love animals

I had a hard time getting into this book and stopped when I got to one horrible line. I almost threw the book. I may never read one of her books again.

posted by suzi61 on September 11, 2009

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  • Posted July 29, 2010

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    Lacks the usual sophistication I have come to expect from Brown

    Sandra Brown is one of the few authors who can combine action, thriller, suspense, murder, crime, and romance, and can do it marvelously. I've developed an insatiable taste for her books, reading them as soon as they come out and impatiently waiting for more. Brown has superb talent in making the readers connect with her characters, making them so real that I mourn their end when I finish each book. Her writing, wording, and style are always beyond five stars.

    While "Smash Cut" was somewhat suspenseful with a nice little twist in the end, I felt this was not one of her best. The constant movie references were annoying and, for lack of a better work, corny. Julie's motive for sleeping with Derek in the beginning was incredibly outlandish and immediately made me dislike her. It seems as though Julie was this evil character in the beginning, with her remark to Derek, "You've been had", but then completely does a 180 and is now someone loved and respectable. I found it incredibly hard to sympathize with her and like her. Creighton seemed too fake of a person and rather childish with copying movie scenes and spitting out movie quotes. There was a lack of passion between Derek and Julie, and passion is supposed to be Brown's writing specialty. When I put this book down in the end, it reminded me of the movie "Scream", although I felt "Scream" was actually a little better than this book. Her plot was just lacking the usual sophistication I have come to expect from her novels.

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2012

    I love Ms Browns novels. This one however, was a huge disappoin

    I love Ms Browns novels. This one however, was a huge disappointment. It was too long and repetitive as compared to her other novels.
    With the premiss of using a "movie afficionato" as the villain, she totally rips off Alfred Hitchcocks "Strangers on a Train".
    Very upsetting

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  • Posted November 27, 2011

    Highly recommend

    A well written book, kept my interest throughout. The characters are colorfjul and real to life. I truly enjoyed this light read book.

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