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Low Pressure [Kindle Edition]

Sandra Brown
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (839 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Bellamy Lyston was only 12 years old when her older sister Susan was killed on a stormy Memorial Day. Bellamy's fear of storms is a legacy of the tornado that destroyed the crime scene along with her memory of what really happened during the day's most devastating moments.

Now, 18 years later, Bellamy has written a sensational, bestselling novel based on Susan's murder. Because the book was inspired by the tragic event that still pains her family, she published it under a pseudonym to protect them from unwanted publicity. But when an opportunistic reporter for a tabloid newspaper discovers that the book is based on fact, Bellamy's identity is exposed along with the family scandal.

Moreover, Bellamy becomes the target of an unnamed assailant who either wants the truth about Susan's murder to remain unknown or, even more threatening, is determined to get vengeance for a man wrongfully accused and punished.

In order to identify her stalker, Bellamy must confront the ghosts of her past, including Dent Carter, Susan's wayward and reckless boyfriend -- and an original suspect in the murder case. Dent, with this and other stains on his past, is intent on clearing his name, and he needs Bellamy's sealed memory to do it. But her safeguarded recollections -once unlocked-pose dangers that neither could foresee and puts both their lives in peril.

As Bellamy delves deeper into the mystery surrounding Susan's slaying, she discovers disturbing elements of the crime which call into question the people she holds most dear. Haunted by partial memories, conflicted over her feelings for Dent, but determined to learn the truth, she won't stop until she reveals Susan's killer.

That is, unless Susan's killer strikes her first...

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An author whose (pseudonymous) debut novel is an instant best-seller is revealed to be the survivor of a horrific family tragedy. Now, her identity no longer a secret, she’s forced to revisit the events she’s spent so many years trying to bury and to find out, finally, who murdered her sister almost two decades ago. Brown’s latest thriller should appeal to her many fans. It has a solidly constructed story, with just enough twists and turns to keep readers guessing; a strong and engaging protagonist; and some very effective writing. Readers who are well versed in the thriller genre might see some of the author’s surprises coming, but even if you know what’s going to happen, it doesn’t ruin the enjoyment of the novel. Brown is a proven entity, a big-name writer who reliably delivers the goods, and demand for this title should be high. --David Pitt

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"This is classic Brown, packing a story with plenty of romantic tension and chilling danger!"—Romantic Times on LOW PRESSURE

"Brown skillfully combines strong characterization with plots that keep the reader guessing all the way...A good old-fashioned thriller and a winner..."—Kirkus on LOW PRESSURE

"Sexual tension fueled by mistrust between brash Denton and shy Bellamy smolders and sparks in teasing fashion throughout."—Publishers Weekly on LOW PRESSURE

"Sandra Brown meticulously develops a stellar cast of characters, weaving them into a tense, gritty thriller that offers numerous plot twists leading to stunning revelations and a nail-biting conclusion....I'm now wondering why I waited so long to enjoy this talented author's work. I highly recommend Brown's Low Pressure. Its multilayered, intricate and suspenseful storyline is enriched with vivid descriptions and crisp dialogue. If you enjoy romantic suspense, Low Pressure is a book you'll want to read in one sitting."—USA Today on LOW PRESSURE

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  • File Size: 1090 KB
  • Print Length: 473 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing; 1 edition (September 18, 2012)
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0076DF3LK
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,759 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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57 of 59 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Highly Entertaining! September 18, 2012
Format:Hardcover
Low Pressure is a highly entertaining, suspenseful novel that will having you guessing until the very end!

Sandra Brown has created a fantastic set of likable characters in this newest novel. Unpretentious rich girl Bellamy has repressed childhood memories of the day her sister was murdered. She's written a novel, Low Pressure, in an effort to bring those memories to the forefront and bring the suspicion she has that the wrong man was accused and found guilty of the murder. She teams up with her sister's then boyfriend, Dent, an airplane pilot and self-proclaimed bad boy, to solve the mystery that still surrounds her sister's death.

There are many twists and turns during Bellamy and Dent's investigation. Bellamy has to face some nasty truths about her sister and by digging up the past she's put both her and Dent's lives in danger from quite a few shady characters.

Many chapters end with a cliff hanging sentence which made me not want to put the book down. I couldn't wait to find out what was going to happen in the next chapter. There's a nice steamy love scene in this one which does not disappoint.

For me the best thing about this book was I had no idea who the real murderer was. I knew who I thought didn't do it but didn't figure out who did until it was disclosed in the book...a very rare thing.

One request from the author...I want to read Bellamy's Low Pressure!

This book was provided for review by the publisher.
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54 of 61 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A miss for me... September 19, 2012
Format:Hardcover
It's been awhile since I struggled to finish a book as much as this one. After reading the sensational book Lethal, I had high hopes and expectations for this one. Unfortunately, this one fell way short.

The chemistry that was so scorching and believable in Lethal was missing in this book. I love romantic suspense novels, and I would concede that it is difficult to find a book that can balance both the romance and the suspense plots equally.

Low Pressure tells the story of a woman who is trying to deal with the murder of her sister. She has repressed memories from the night her sister was killed and has written a "fictional" book that rehashes the night of the tornado that changed so many lives forever. There was a trial, and a man was convicted of the murder, but Bellamy fears that an innocent man was framed for the murder.

Add in a host of secondary characters: the convicted man's brother who is bent on revenge, a guilt ridden prosecutor in the case, Bellamy's sisters former boyfriend, his father figure, and a terminally ill father, and you have a fairly intricate plot to dissect.

Unfortunately, I was never invested in any of the characters enough to care. Dent's character was never particularly attractive to me and Bellamy got on my nerves almost immediately. The suspense plot was fairly easy to see and I was able to guess what was going on before it was revealed.

This was a miss for me, but Lethal was a complete hit. I guess there are different strokes for different folks, and this one was not for me.

A big thanks to Grand Central Publishing for providing me with an ARC for review!!!
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29 of 35 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "That little trick of hers cost us all so dearly." September 18, 2012
Format:Hardcover
The plot of Brown's novel is simple enough: In an effort to find closure, Bellamy Price, the daughter of a wealthy Texas family, writes a fictional account of a family tragedy that occurred eighteen years ago on the site of a Memorial Day celebration but also a devastating tornado that left nine people dead in its wake. And one murder victim, Bellamy's sister, Susan Lyston. Based on a sensational murder and trial, the novel attracts enormous media attention, old wounds reopened for many of the individuals involved, not to mention long-buried hidden skeletons. One such individual is Denton Carter, Susan's boyfriend at the time of her death, the detective's first suspect, though Allen Strickland is eventually convicted of the crime, then murdered in prison. Dale Moody, the lead detective, has never found peace with his part in the investigation, but Rupe Collier, the prosecutor, a successful businessman, has developed an appetite for media attention. Adding to the drama, Bellamy's father is in the last stages of terminal illness, Bellamy's step-mother, Olivia, afraid to leave his side, Bellamy's step-brother having distanced himself from the family over the years.

Brown is an accomplished storyteller, at her best mixing personalities, motives, truth and lies, Bellamy's notoriety drawing the attention of tabloid reporter Rocky Van Durbin, as well as Strickland's brother, Ray, a loose cannon in search of revenge for the injustice done his brother. A young girl's crush on Denton, now an airline pilot Bellamy charters to take her father to the hospital, adds romantic tension, the pilot's life nearly destroyed by the investigation and animosity of the powerful Lyston family.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good mystery.......Ms. Brown has another winner September 20, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Ms. Brown has done it again! "Low Pressure" which I am assuming is referring to a weather condition, as in a tornado, is an excellent mystery. I'll not go into length of the synopsis of the book because other reviewers have already done a good job doing so. I'll just state that Bellamy writes a book about the murder of her older sister at a family company picnic 18 years ago. Bellamy was 12 at the time of the murder. Her sister's body was found just after a deadly tornado had hit the picnic grounds. The book opens up a so called "can of worms" and the story begins. I could hardly put the book down, but that is usually what happens when I read one of Ms. Brown's books and I believe I've read all of her books even the ones listed using her pseudo names. The twists and turns in the story are outstanding. I don't want to discourage anyone, but the book was a mystery; not a romance mystery; just a mystery with a little peripheral romance involved that is why I gave the book a 4.5. Like I have stated before, I prefer romance with a little mystery not the other way around. Hey, that's just my preference. Still the book was great! Like another reviewer, I had already figured out who the murderer was, but Ms. Brown did a great job tying it all together. If you like mysteries, you will love this book. I give a big thanks to Ms. Brown.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love Sandra Brown. One of my very favorite authors since her first novel.
Published 5 days ago by Shirley Roberts
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
I love all of Sandra Brown's books and this one didn't disappoint! Can't wait for her next book to hit the shelves!
Published 5 days ago by James Pike
5.0 out of 5 stars Intrigue and Skulduggery
Bellamy Price and her sister Susan were the daughters of Olivia and Howard Lystins owner and founder of Lystons Electronics. Read more
Published 7 days ago by Jennifer Jill Moss
5.0 out of 5 stars Low pressure by Sandra Brown
I love most of Sandra Brown's books and this one didn't let me down. She developed a complex story, of who done it and combined it with a love story. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 7 days ago by Boyd Dooley
5.0 out of 5 stars BIG MISTAKE!
O.K., I must admit I was reluctant to read this book. BIG MISTAKE! This was a riveting book right up until the end. What more can I say. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Dave Mclaughlin
3.0 out of 5 stars Slow
Couldn't get into the story, isn't up to her other novels. I was disappointed. Story line was good just wasn't into the book.
Published 15 days ago by Ann Michaels
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!!!!
A quick read that makes you want to not stop until finished. I am ready to read another novel by Sandra Brown...
Published 15 days ago by Karen McCummings
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I love all of Sandra Brown Books
Published 15 days ago by Islandgirl927
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Enjoyed. Good read
Published 17 days ago by Alta TerBlanche
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More About the Author

Sandra Brown is the author of more than sixty New York Times bestsellers, including DEADLINE (2013), LOW PRESSURE (2012), LETHAL (2011), RAINWATER (2010), TOUGH CUSTOMER (2010), SMASH CUT (2009), SMOKE SCREEN (2008) & PLAY DIRTY (2007).

Brown began her writing career in 1981 and since then has published over seventy novels, bringing the number of copies of her books in print worldwide to upwards of eighty million. Her work has been translated into thirty-three languages.

A lifelong Texan, Sandra Brown was born in Waco, grew up in Fort Worth and attended Texas Christian University, majoring in English. Before embarking on her writing career, she worked as a model at the Dallas Apparel Mart, and in television, including weathercasting for WFAA-TV in Dallas, and feature reporting on the nationally syndicated program "PM Magazine."

She is much in demand as a speaker and guest television hostess. Her episode on truTV's "Murder by the Book" premiered the series in 2008 and she was one of the launch authors for Investigation Discovery's new series, "Hardcover Mysteries."

In 2009 Brown detoured from her thrillers to write Rainwater, a much acclaimed, powerfully moving story about honor and sacrifice during the Great Depression.

Brown recently was given an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Texas Christian University. She was named Thriller Master for 2008, the top award given by the International Thriller Writer's Association. Other awards and commendations include the 2007 Texas Medal of Arts Award for Literature and the Romance Writers of America's Lifetime Achievement Award.

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