Friday Finds [#1]: Smash Cut by Sandra Brown


Friday Finds is a weekly feature hosted by Should Be Reading to showcase recent finds acquired from the library, used book store, Goodwill, or the basement of your momma’s house. 

Smash Cut by Sandra Brown
Simon & Schuster | Hardcover, 367 pages
Publication Date: August 11th, 2009
Adult Fiction | Mystery


When millionaire Paul Wheeler is murdered, his family retains renowned lawyer Derek Mitchell to defend the victim’s nephew Creighton— although the police have not charged the young man with the crime. Wheeler’s mistress, Julie Rutledge, who is also a suspect, believes that Creighton is the killer, despite his rock-solid alibi, and she’ll do almost anything in her quest to prove his guilt—even ruin Derek’s career. But the more Derek learns of Creighton’s darker side, especially his bizarre fascination with movie murders, the more he comes to believe Julie is right. The clock ticks down to a shocking ending as Derek and Julie join forces to find the truth. Has Creighton begun reenacting cinema’s goriest scenes? And who will be his unwilling costars? They won’t know until the final SMASH CUT.

I’m one of those people who has an obsessive personality. I take my liking of a certain object/person/personality/band/film/food/books/author to extreme heights. I don’t just LIKE them. I OBSESS about them. So when I’ve fallen back in love with Sandra’s books, I have to have all of them.

Last weekend, I dragged my husband to Value Village , a thrift store similar to Goodwill. They have shelves upon shelves of used books that cost from $.50 – $5 max, a piece. I went specifically to find copies of Sandra Brown’s books. However, I was disappointed to see I could only find this one.

The best thing about Sandra’s books is that she doesn’t stick to one area of expertise as a topic. Readers will have a great time learning about a certain industry as they enjoy the mysteries she’d carefully laid out for them to solve. In this case, I’m thinking it’s the film industry. I also love that the romance tend to feature two people who butt heads before they succumb to the mutual attraction they initially worked hard to ignore. I’m really excited to dive into this one, and deathly curious to see what kind of contentious romance she has to offer. 

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