Mystery · Romantic Suspense

Book Review – Seeing Red by Sandra Brown

Goodreads Synopsis:

Kerra Bailey is a television journalist on the rise, and she’s hot on the trail of a story guaranteed to skyrocket her career to even greater heights: an interview with the legendary Major Trapper. Twenty-five years ago, the Major emerged a hero from the bombing of the Pegasus Hotel in downtown Dallas when he was photographed leading a handful of survivors out of the collapsing building. The iconic picture transformed him into a beloved national icon, in constant demand for speeches and interviews–until he suddenly dropped out of the public eye, shunning all members of the media. However, Kerra is willing to use any means necessary to get to the Major–even if she has to wrangle an introduction from his estranged son, former ATF agent John Trapper.

Still seething over his break with both the ATF and his father, John Trapper wants no association with the hotel bombing or his hero father, and spurns the meddling reporters determined to drag them back into the limelight. Yet Kerra’s sheer audacity and tantalizing hints that there’s more to the story rouse Trapper’s interest despite himself. And when her interview of a lifetime 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 before they strike again . . . as well as discover, finally, who was responsible for the Pegasus bombing.

Kerra is wary of a man so charming one moment and dangerous the next, and she knows Trapper is withholding evidence collected during 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 and risk their very lives to expose a sinuous network of lies and conspiracy running deep through Texas–and uncover who would want a national hero dead.

My Opinion:

I first fell in love with Sandra Brown’s books after reading Mean Streak, and I’ve been a fan ever since. She’s best known for her romantic suspense novels and writes them like no other. I find them to be heavier on the suspense than the romance, so if romance isn’t your thing, don’t let that steer you away.

John Trapper is a rash, hot-headed, stubborn man. Kerra Bailey is a television journalist who does not take no for an answer. When Kerra reaches out to Trapper for help to acquire an interview with his father, Franklin Trapper, both of their worlds get turned upside down.

From the outside this is a seemingly simple story, but in reality Sandra Brown has woven a very complex story of lies and deceit. I was enjoying the book, but it wasn’t until the last 20% of the book that the story really took off for me. It was full of twists and turns, most of which I did not see coming.

This book was an intense, wild ride that will keep you on the edge of your seat and wondering what would happen next.

Thank you NetGalley, Grand Central Publishing, and Sandra Brown for an opportunity to read and review this book for my honest opinion.

My Rating: 4/5

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Series: None

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Publication Date: 8/15/2017

Pages: 432 (eBook)

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