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Envy
by Sandra Brown

Published: 2002-08-01
Mass Market Paperback : 576 pages
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When a New York editor receives a manuscript that catches her eye, she travels to the author's residence to learn more. The more she learns about the manuscript, however, the more she suspects that the author's story may be connected to a crime in her ...
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When a New York editor receives a manuscript that catches her eye, she travels to the author's residence to learn more. The more she learns about the manuscript, however, the more she suspects that the author's story may be connected to a crime in her past.

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The prologue of a novel arrives in the Manhattan offices of a book editor, who's intrigued enough to chase its mysterious author, identified only by his initials, to his decrepit plantation on an island off the Georgia Coast. That's the first clue that fiction is stranger than fact; few publishers (if any) would go to that sort of trouble for anything less than a new J.D. Salinger novel. But bestselling author Sandra Brown makes the most of her far-fetched premise, setting up a convoluted plot that keeps the reader engrossed despite its flaws and foibles.

Maris Matherly-Reed is more than an editor. She's also the beloved daughter of the publishing house's highly respected and successful leader, and the wife of Matherly Press's second-in-command, the smooth, suave, double-dealing Noah Reed. Reed, it develops, is the real target of the literary scam set up by the reclusive writer of the novel whose opening pages so captivate Reed's spouse. P.M.E., the writer, has a score to settle with Maris's husband, and he doesn't care whom he hurts as long as he brings Noah down. At least, not until he meets Maris, who has an unfortunate habit of falling in love with her authors (see above; that's the second clue). Brown is a master at romantic suspense, and Envy displays the talents that have won her a devoted following: a deft hand at evoking the vulnerability and humanity of her protagonists, a sure command of narrative tension, and a nice sense of place. This is a terrific hammock read, just right for a summer day as sultry and humid as Envy's Low Country setting. --Jane Adams

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by mrstodd (see profile) 11/08/19

 
  "Envy by Sandra Brown"by Mbeek (see profile) 01/10/18

We read this book because we had been reading heavier books and wanted an easy book. This book had more sex in it than the last Sandra Brown book I read. It was a fun mystery. Half of our group liked... (read more)

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