Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Review - Outfox by Sandra Brown @GrandCentralPub @SandraBrown_NYT

Outfox by Sandra Brown
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication Date: August 6, 2019
Date Read:  August 9, 2019
Length:  448 pages
Source: Publisher
★★★★☆
#1 New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown combines heart-stopping suspense and forbidden passion in this psychological thriller about an FBI agent's hunt for a ruthless conman turned serial killer.

Sure to keep readers on the edge of their seats, this new novel will feature Brown's signature combination of steamy romance and jaw-dropping plot twists.


FBI agent Drex Easton is relentlessly driven by a single goal: to outmaneuver the conman once known as Weston Graham. Over the past thirty years, Weston has assumed many names and countless disguises, enabling him to lure eight wealthy women out of their fortunes before they disappeared without a trace, their families left without answers and the authorities without clues. The only common trait among the victims: a new man in their life who also vanished, leaving behind no evidence of his existence . . . except for one signature custom.

Drex is convinced that these women have been murdered, and that the man he knows as Weston Graham is the sociopath responsible. But each time Drex gets close to catching him, Weston trades one persona for another and disappears again. Now, for the first time in their long game of cat and mouse, Drex has a suspect in sight.

Attractive and charming, Jasper Ford is recently married to a successful businesswoman many years his junior, Talia Shafer. Drex insinuates himself into their lives, posing as a new neighbor and setting up surveillance on their house. The closer he gets to the couple, the more convinced he becomes that Jasper is the clever, merciless predator he's sought--and that his own attraction to Talia threatens to compromise his purpose and integrity.

This is Drex's one chance to outfox his cunning nemesis before he murders again and eludes justice forever. But first he must determine if the desirable Talia is a heartless accomplice . . . or the next victim.

My Review

This was really good.  I have a long history with Sandra Brown.  I am not even sure how many years it has been since I first tried her work.  I haven't read them all yet but I have quite a few under my belt.  I have yet to be disappointed and look forward to getting my hands on her new work every year.  It is safe to say that I went into this book with fairly high expectations and I pleased to say that they were all met.  This was a highly entertaining story that was hard to put down at times.

Agent Drex Easton has spent years focused on finding a single killer and he thinks that he may have finally tracked him down.  He goes undercover and moves into the garage apartment next door to his suspect, Jasper Ford, and starts working to put the pieces together.   Jasper lives in a large home with his much younger wife, Talia.  Drex likes Talia immediately and may actually feel a little something more than that.

This book did a lot of things really well.  I thought that the mystery was very well done.  I wanted Drex to get his man but I wasn't quite sure if Jasper was the right guy.  I thought that all of the pieces fell into place at just the right time to really keep the momentum of the story moving forward.  The characters were very well done.  I liked Drex and Talia right away.  I also thought that the pair of agents helping with the case, Gif and Mike, were both wonderful characters that added a lot to the story. 

I liked the romance between Drex and Talia for the most part.  I thought that they had great chemistry together and really enjoyed their interactions.  I really did wish that Talia had not been married though.  Granted she may be married to a serial killer and her marriage might be built on lies so maybe it is okay?  I do think that the romance worked despite my issues.

I would highly recommend this book to others.  I found this book to be quite the page-turner with some pretty big surprises along the way.  I cannot wait to read more of Sandra Brown's work!

I received a review copy of this book from Grand Central Publishing.
About the Author

Sandra Brown is the author of sixty-eight New York Times bestsellers. There are over eighty million copies of her books in print worldwide, and her work has been translated into thirty-four languages. She lives in Texas. For more information you can visit www.SandraBrown.net.

Author Links: Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter

14 comments:

  1. Oh man. I too, have a long history with Sandra Brown. I don't think I've ever missed a current release. I just picked this up and will be reading it this weekend. I'm glad to hear that it's the usual Sandra Brown fare. Can't wait!

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  2. It's been a while since I haven't read one of her books but I usually love them as well

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  3. Oh wow, this sounds really good! And something I think I would enjoy too. Great review.

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  4. I think her being married would bother me too. I am glad it didn't get in the way of your enjoyment of this book. It does sound good!

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  5. i always enjoy sandra brown's novels. her being married would bother me too, but isn't that like real life? a lot of people don't leave a bad marriage until they find someone else.
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  6. Fun that you have such a long standing love affair with the author's books. I still have the one that I won from one of your posts to read and try as my first Sandra Brown. :)

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  7. Wow, that sounds so good. I have read this author in the past and I like her writing but it's been a while since I've red one of her books.

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  8. I read them aaaages ago, wait, I was in elementary school? I must have read them at 12 then. Long ago

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  9. I've been reading her books for a long time too. This sounds like another thrilling story.

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  10. I've only read 1 or maybe 2 of her books and loved it. I like to listen to the audiobooks. I want to binge through all hers as they are at the library and most seem to be standalone. Excellent review!

    Anne - Books of My Heart

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  11. Sandra Brown is one of those authors that I've seen for years and always meant to read but never have. This looks like one I'd enjoy! I really need to try her and this sounds like one I'll have to see if my library has. Though I think I'd have issues with Talia being married even if it is to a serial killer.

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  12. I love when you have a history with an author and you are ready to keep reading their works and know what to expect. It sounds like this was one that definitely did not disappoint and it was good for you. Which is what matters most!

    Olivia-S @ Olivia's Catastrophe

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  13. Looks like you have an author that keeps on delivering for you!

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  14. I'm glad this was another winner for you and yay for a mystery well done!! I really need to read something by Brown. I don't think I have yet, but I've always heard good things.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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