by Sandra Brown

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Friction by Sandra Brown

The #1 New York Times bestselling thriller about powerful family ties and the forbidden attraction between a judge and a Texas Ranger.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455581191
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 07/26/2016
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 172,644
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 6.75(h) x 1.32(d)

About the Author

Sandra Brown is the author of seventy New York Times bestsellers. There are over eighty million copies of her books in print worldwide, and her work has been translated into thirty-four languages. She lives in Texas. For more information you can visit


Arlington, TX

Date of Birth:

March 12, 1948

Place of Birth:

Waco, Texas


Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, Texas Christian University, 2008

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Friction 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 75 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I dare you to read this and not be moved too tears! My favorite book so far this year.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sandra did it again could not put this one down. Ignore the idiots who do not know any better. Sandra Brown is far above people like them! NLR
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sandra Brown has done it again! Friction is a roller-coaster ride from beginning to end. I always look forward to her books and read them entirely too fast. This one was no exception.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read--hard to put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And comes up with another winner. I couldn't put this book down until I finished, with each new revelation I delved deeper into the mystery, and found myself more and more invested Crawford, Holly, Conrad and sweet little Georgia...a definite MUST read! Sandra Brown is a recent discovery for me, and I have happily fallen hopelessly in love with every book I've read thus far...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Some part I couldn't put the book down. Could have done without one sexual part. Wasn't writen like rest of the book . Still good read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good book . Had hard time putting it down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very predictable. Not one of her best mystery's.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not the Sandra Brown I'm used to. Have read & loved all her books. She got lazy with this one. Not fact checked,weak plot, almost unreadable. .
Anonymous 7 months ago
Couldn't predict this
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Plenty of twist and turns.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story line must read real like
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a great read I could not put it down. She may not come out with great books evertime but when she dose they are top notch.
sharonka322 More than 1 year ago
Sandra Brown used to be one of my go to authors, but then I realized I was falling into a rut and needed to branch out and read different books. Pity I picked this one up. Talk about predictable. Now, first, the story starts with a sad tale, a husband loses his wife in a car accident, he blames himself, he becomes a drunk and gives custody of his daughter to his inlaws. The book starts with him going to court hoping to gain custody back. Of course it isn’t that easy, and there’s a shooting in the court house and he is either reckless or brave by going after the shooter. And he saves the life of the judge who is supposed to decide his fate. I’ll be honest, read the book less than a month ago, and I can’t for the life of me remember who the killer was. I remember a few scenes, but it wasn’t a book that stuck with me. So if you’re looking for a predictable book to waste a day away with, this is it. If you’re looking for a page turner…this isn’t it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Many twists and turns!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great book by Sandra Brown. Suspense, love and family, very well written. 349 pages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Looking forward to reading another of her stories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A page turner almost from the beginning. A good who done it with twists and turns.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read every Sandra Brown book, and I have to say that this was my favorite one by far. Crawford was my favorite male character in any of her books. Mostly Sandra's hero's are moody, dangerous, even criminal; but Crawford Hunt was different, he was so lovable, funny, tough, but he showed his soft side with daughter, and with Holly; I loved that Sandra didn't make his character as a moody jerk, she made his character as someone that everyone ( well except for one or two ) liked. I liked Holly too, she wasn't weak or afraid. I have no idea how people are giving this a low rating, I thought it was incredible, I actually want to read it again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting peaked my interest
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this book! It had an exciting storyline ! Great characters too!
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Bigedsgirl1 More than 1 year ago
Being a Sandra Brown fan for many years now, I must say I was not as impressed with Friction, as I have been by some of her other romantic suspense titles; Envy and Unspeakable to name two. This was an action packed drama with some noteworthy twists and turns, but the romance and physical relationship between the hero and heroine seem to develop unbelievably fast, and I was not emotionally drawn in by their interaction with each other. The relationship that moved me the most was the one between our taciturn hero and his sweetly impish little girl. The lengths he was prepared to go to and the danger he placed himself in, to protect his daughter from emotional as well as physical harm kept me reading to the end, and made this a read well worth my time.