Wednesday, August 1, 2012

"Unspeakable" by Sandra Brown

Unspeakable by Sandra Brown is an interesting novel because it has three main story lines and I only guessed the ending of one of them.  The first is the two escaped convicts Carl and Myron, who can’t even stay out of trouble until meeting up with Carl’s brother.  This bunch is mean!  Another interesting story line is about the newly retired policeman, Ezzy and his preoccupation with an unsolved crime from 22 years ago.  The third is about a deaf/voluntary mute widow, Anna, and her 5-yr-old son, David who live with her father-in-law on a ranch.  Shortly after Carl and Myron escape from prison, John Sawyer, a drifter, suspiciously arrives to offer to be their ranch hand.  Although he is a good worker and eventually Anna begins to fall for him, something just seems off about him.

This book is very well written too; it was easy to follow the different story lines and keep characters straight.  I liked the character development which gave this book a realistic flavor and the fact that everything was explained in the end and there are no loose ends.  Unspeakable is packed with humor, action, suspense, romance which mix together making this a really good read that kept my attention throughout!    I highly recommend it.

Sample of humor:  Ezzy, the forced retired cop’s description of a cruise:
She also had mentioned a cruise.  He couldn’t think of anything worse than being stranded on a ship with a bunch of strangers and a hyperactive crew determined to see that he had a good time doing things he didn’t want to do.

Sample of mean:  They had left the sisters resting in peace at the bottom of their water well with bullets in their heads.

Sample of action and suspenseJack grabbed David’s hand and thrashed through the shallow water to shore.  “Quick, put your shoes on.  Get your clothes.”  Jack scrambled into his jeans and picked up his boots.  The triangle had stopped clanging, but Anna wouldn’t have used the emergency signal just for the hell of it.   

Sample of romance:   His arms tensed, tightening the embrace.  Then, pressing her lips with his, he kissed her.
He thought Oh, Lord, oh, Lord, because her mouth was very soft and so sweet and temptingly receptive.
Moments later, it was he who initiated the exchange of tongues, but she responded favorably.

(Karen's review)

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