Monday, January 13, 2014

Review: Deadline by Sandra Brown

Genre: Romantic Suspense/Thriller
Rating: 5 stars
Published September 24th, 2013


Suspense at its finest!


Sandra is skilled at creating a plot! Twists and Turns abound in this book about Dawson Scott, a magazine journalist, just back from covering the war in Afghanistan and Amelia Nolan, ex-wife of Jeremy Wesson, a former Marine presumed dead. Sandra takes us from a 1976 shoot out to a 2013 murder trial. What's the link between the two? The interest of FBI Agent Gary Headly.

Amelia, along with her two cute little boys, help Dawson to heal from PTSD, although it takes a long time and with a stubborn Amelia to keep Dawson from pushing her away.

There is just enough romance to make me happy but the thrills, OH MY, kept me hanging in there! Shocking plot twist at the end that will leave you stunned! I wasn't expecting it!

Yummy romance, murder, sociopaths, and drama combined to make a fantastic read!


I recommend any thriller buff to give Sandra a chance! She's one of the leaders of writing romantic suspense, although this one was more of a thriller!


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.


Soon, Dawson is covering the disappearance and presumed murder of former Marine Jeremy Wesson, the biological son of the pair of terrorists who remain on the FBI's Most Wanted list. As Dawson delves into the story, he finds himself developing feelings for Wesson's ex-wife, Amelia, and her two young sons. But when Amelia's nanny turns up dead, the case takes a stunning new turn, with Dawson himself becoming a suspect. Haunted by his own demons, Dawson takes up the chase for the notorious outlaws. . .and the secret, startling truth about himself.