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5.0 out of 5 stars exhilarating romantic suspense, September 18, 2012
This review is from: Low Pressure (Hardcover)
Bellamy Price never moved passed the murder of her sister Susan Lyston in Austen though almost two decades have passed. Now thirtyish the troubled Bellamy writes a novel under a pseudonym based on the homicide as a means of closure. Low Pressure becomes a best seller and Bellamy is exposed as the actual author.

Many people involved in Susan's life become angry at Bellamy for opening up wounds. Susan's boyfriend pilot Denton Carter is especially livid as he was at one time the prime suspect, but had a perfect alibi to exonerate him. Also upset is violent Ray Strickland, whose brother Allen was convicted of the homicide and eventually murdered in prison; he blames Susan for his sibling's death. When an unknown adversary trashes her house and attacks Bellamy and Dent, they team up to investigate who is retaliating for her book and why he is a target too. Dent also believes Bellamy's suppressed memory of what happened on that fatal night before the tornado destroyed the murder scene is the key.

This is an exhilarating romantic suspense starring three interesting flawed individuals tied together by the late Susan as each has weaknesses (though sociopathic violent Ray would deny it after hammering your head with an object). The romantic subplot enhances the mystery by adding tension to an already taut situation. Action-packed, fans will appreciate Sandra Brown's Low Pressure.

Harriet Klausner
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Initial post: Sep 18, 2012 4:12:21 AM PDT
Southpaw says:
As of today, there are 26 fake reviews regurgitated by Amazon's #1 Shameless Fraud, including this one! She usually makes a huge dump on her Special Tuesdays. Tuesdays are special to Amazon's favorite fraud becomes it's usually the first day of publication. It's a great unfortunate and disservice to both authors and customers that Harriet is always the very FIRST to fake review a book.

She wants you to believe that she's read and "reviewed" ALL of the 26 books that were RELEASED TODAY! That's IMPOSSIBLE!! For proof, click on this link and see for yourself:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/cdp/member-reviews/AFVQZQ8PW0L?ie=UTF8&display=public&page=1&sort_by=MostRecentReview

There is another review which I found to be helpful. Please wait until other reviewers kindly post their reviews and steer clear of this one!

I love Ms. Brown's novels, so this doesn't reflect on the author or the book; just this fake reviewer.

Posted on Sep 18, 2012 4:22:17 AM PDT
Southpaw says:
I miscounted; there are 25 fake reviews by Harriet.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 18, 2012 5:59:01 AM PDT
Beachmama says:
It is flat out impossible for this reviewer to buy a hardcover edition of a book released today, read it, write and post a review of it -- let alone manage to do that twenty five times in one morning.

Is this review from an ARC? For those who don't know an ARC is an Advanced Reading Copy. It's a pre-publication edition of a book that is printed by the publisher and send out to reviewers, booksellers and other trade people in hopes of generating reviews, word-of-mouth and orders. I believe that reviewers who receive free books are required to disclose that fact, but Harriet never does.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 19, 2012 12:42:54 PM PDT
If in fact this reviewer is receiving advanced copies without stating it, wouldn't this be an abuse to us book lovers? I love to read Amazon's reviews. I would hate to think someone would abuse it. Has anyone ask Amazon?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 19, 2012 1:49:40 PM PDT
There is a new review of this book now posted.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 19, 2012 2:31:10 PM PDT
Southpaw says:
Yes, Harriet is not only abusing the reviewing system, but also terrorizing it with gusto and evidently Amazon has her back. I, along with many aggrieved Amazon customers have contacted Amazon, only to be rebuffed or given a vague, lame answer. I personally have asked them to monitor Harriet's reviews so they can see for themselves that she's a dishonest reviewer.

Harriet doesn't disclose that she receives advanced and/or free copies. That she gets paid for her fake reviews. Harriet always strays away from the plot points in her "reviews." Anyone who has read the book she "reviewed" can tell right off the bat that Harriet didn't read it. She just skims the first few pages and editorial reviews and then casts it as a "review." You would never find in any of her 27,000+ reviews what she personally thought of the book. Her thoughts and opinions. Her reviews read strictly like a book blurb! She posts a staggering number of reviews in a day and all of them are 4 and 5 stars! She's the ONLY human on earth who can read and review dozens of books per day! With such extraordinary ability, the media should be all over her! She should be in a lab - monitored and prodded by scientists. With all that said, according to Amazon, Harriet doesn't violate Amazon's reviewing guidelines and continues to deceive Amazon customers.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 19, 2012 2:41:37 PM PDT
Southpaw says:
I love to read Amazon Reviews. For the past 10 years, I based my purchasing decisions on these reviews. Long ago, I used to believe Harriet's reviews but never found them particularly helpful since they're a rehash of the plot description. I hate being duped and the fact that Harriet duped me and thousands of Amazon customers is despicable! Nowadays, I am more vigilant and careful about believing any review. Personally, I steer clear of the Amazon Vine program and Top Reviewers. I rely more on people who have an Amazon Verified Purchase.

Posted on Sep 19, 2012 9:32:59 PM PDT
Southpaw says:
There's another new review. I found it to be particularly helpful.

Posted on Sep 21, 2012 1:04:36 PM PDT
Southpaw says:
Finally! One of the 6 readers is perceptive enough to be able to tell a poorly-written summary from an actual review!
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