Monday, December 16, 2013

Deadline by Sandra Brown

Author: Sandra Brown
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Date of publication: September 2013

Dawson Scott is a well-respected journalist recently returned from Afghanistan. Haunted by everything he experienced, he's privately suffering from battle fatigue which is a threat to every aspect of his life. But then he gets a call from a source within the FBI. A new development has come to light in a story that began 40 years ago. It could be the BIG story of Dawson's career--one in which he has a vested interest.

Deadline is Ms. Brown's latest thriller.  I have to say that I really liked this one.  Dawson Scott is a journalist who suffers from PTSD as a result of being in Afghanistan.  His editor wants him to do a story on  blind balloonists, instead, he pursues an old cold case that his godfather never solved.  A man is on trial for murdering his wife and her lover.  The murdered man's DNA is a match to a child's blood found at the scene of the cold case.  The murdered man's ex-wife, Amelia, intrigues Dawson so he decides to stay.

It's a convoluted story, but bare with it because it will keep you guessing.  Just when I thought all of the secrets had been revealed, another surprise was thrown at me.  I loved that about this book. The relationship between Dawson and Amelia was definitely intense and very believable.  The other characters were a nice addition, especially the Amelia's sons.  This isn't one you want to miss, so make sure to check it out!

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