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Monday Reads: Seeing Red by Sandra Brown

I’ve been a fan of Sandra Brown for years, so I was excited when her new book Seeing Red crossed my desk! I love a good mystery, and she is the queen of mixing mystery and romance. Read on for my review!

Monday Reads: Seeing Red by Sandra BrownSeeing Red by Sandra Brown
on August 15, 2017
Genres: Mystery, Suspense
Pages: 432
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Kerra Bailey is a TV journalist hot on the trail of a story guaranteed to skyrocket her career to new heights. Twenty-five years ago, Major Franklin Trapper became a national icon when he was photographed leading a handful of survivors to safety after the bombing of a Dallas hotel. For years, he gave frequent speeches and interviews but then suddenly dropped out of the public eye, shunning all media. Now Kerra is willing to use any means necessary to get an exclusive with the Major--even if she has to secure an introduction from his estranged son, former ATF agent John Trapper.

Still seething over his break with both the ATF and his father, Trapper wants no association with the bombing or the Major. Yet Kerra's hints that there's more to the story rouse Trapper's interest despite himself. And when the interview goes catastrophically awry--with unknown assailants targeting not only the Major, but also Kerra--Trapper realizes he needs her under wraps if he's going to track down the gunmen . . . and finally discover who was responsible for the Dallas bombing.

Kerra is wary of a man so charming one moment and dangerous the next, and she knows Trapper is withholding evidence from his ATF investigation into the bombing. But having no one else to trust and enemies lurking closer than they know, Kerra and Trapper join forces to expose a sinuous network of lies and conspiracy--and uncover who would want a national hero dead.



Review of Seeing Red

Sandra Brown delivers another successful thriller in Seeing Red. True to fashion, this suspenseful book has her trademark plot twists; I wasn’t sure who to trust, or what was coming next. Her plots are always well constructed, and this one does not disappoint. I’ve long been a fan of her writing style, as she brings together a great mix of tension offset by humor/sarcasm. I love it!

The characters are well written, and the chemistry between Kerra and Trapper is palpable – despite the fact that Trapper is basically a macho pain in the ass. Speaking of chemistry – I have to make note that their interactions lean more to “steamy” than to “romance” – hence my macho ass comment. But the surly, snarky Trapper grew on me as I worked to figure out how he played into the whole thing – because she had me second guessing HIS motives and involvement as the story hurtled on. Kerra’s character was sympathetic, brave and interesting, and I had to wonder what was with her infatuation with Trapper.

Ultimately, this is a suspenseful thriller, and Sandra Brown nails it with Seeing Red. This book is an epic roller coaster ride.

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About the Author

Sandra Brown is the author of sixty-nine 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. You can find more information at

Seeing Red

Thanks to NetGalley and Grand Central Publishing for providing me with an advance copy of the book. All opinions and typos are my own!

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