Mean streak

Sandra Brown, 1948-

Large print - 2014

Dr. Emory Charbonneau, a pediatrician and marathon runner, disappears on a mountain road in North Carolina. When she regains consciousness, she finds herself the captive of a man whose violent past is so dark that he won't even tell her his name. She's determined to escape him and willing to take any risks necessary to survive. Unexpectedly, however, the two have a dangerous encounter with people who adhere to a code of justice all their own.

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Subjects
Genres
Suspense fiction
Published
New York : Grand Central Publishing 2014.
Edition
Large print edition
Language
English
Physical Description
631 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
ISBN
9781455530083
1455530085
Main Author
Sandra Brown, 1948- (-)
Review by Library Journal Reviews

With her husband slow to report her disappearance in the North Carolina wilderness (they'd been quarreling), pediatrician and marathon runner Emily Charbonneau wakes up the captive of a man who won't reveal his name. But he could be her rescuer; there's something suspicious about that husband. [Page 65]. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

At the start of this solid novel of romantic suspense from bestseller Brown (Deadline), heiress Emory Charbonneau, a successful Atlanta-based pediatrician, disappears while training for a marathon; the police, along with her colleagues and husband, are soon engaged in efforts to locate her. Awakening after a painful collapse, Charbonneau finds herself in the remote cabin of a handsome, nameless man. While he doesn't restrain her, he does refuse to drive her to her car, citing inclement weather. She's distrustful of the claim that he has no phone and begins to question his motives. A parallel plotline involving FBI agent Jack Connell's search for a man involved with a deadly incident intersects with Charbonneau's predicament, casting further suspicions on her captor. Florid prose and problematic power dynamics render sex scenes more troubling than titillating, but Brown ends her gone-girl narrative with a surprising denouement that hits the reader like a well-aimed blow to the back of the head. Agent: Maria Carvainis, Maria Carvainis Agency. (Aug.) [Page ]. Copyright 2014 PWxyz LLC

Review by Publisher Summary 1

After being abducted from a mountain road in North Carolina, a pediatrician and avid runner, Dr. Emory Charbonneau, finds herself held captive by a violent man with a dark past who may ultimately end up being her savior.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

After being abducted from a mountain road in North Carolina, a pediatrician and avid runner, Dr. Emory Charbonneau, finds herself held captive by a violent man with a dark past who may ultimately end up being her savior, in the new thriller from the author of Deadline. (suspense). Simultaneous.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

In this New York Times bestselling thriller, a doctor is kidnapped in the mountain wilderness after a fight with her husband -- and as the FBI closes in, she must make dangerous choices to survive.Dr. Emory Charbonneau, a pediatrician and marathon runner, disappears on a mountain road in North Carolina minutes after an argument with her husband Jeff. But by the time he reports her missing, the trail has (literally) gone cold. Fog and ice encapsulate the wilderness and freeze the search. While police suspect Jeff of "instant divorce," Emory regains consciousness only to find herself the captive of a man whose violent past is so dark he won't even tell her his name. She's willing to take any risks necessary to survive. But before she can escape, the two encounter dangerous people who adhere to their own code of justice. A desperate young woman is caught at the center of a dispute, and Emory can't bring herself to look the other way, even if it means breaking the law. Rising tension and barely restrained passion blurs the lines between right and wrong, and Emory begins to wonder if the man with no name is the one who has rescued her from death . . . and from heartbreak. Combining the nail-biting suspense and potent storytelling that has made Sandra Brown one of the world's best-loved authors, Mean Streak is a wildly compelling novel about love, deceit, and the choices we must make when our lives are on the line.