'Do you know what a smash cut is?' 'It's an abrupt edit. A sudden shift of scene. Used to shock the audience. Very effective. Lots of impact. It'll be like that. No one will see it coming. Especially her.' When Paul Wheeler is shot dead during an armed robbery, his lover Julie Rutledge is... show more
'Do you know what a smash cut is?' 'It's an abrupt edit. A sudden shift of scene. Used to shock the audience. Very effective. Lots of impact. It'll be like that. No one will see it coming. Especially her.' When Paul Wheeler is shot dead during an armed robbery, his lover Julie Rutledge is convinced that Paul's prodigal nephew, Creighton, is responsible for the murder. Creighton has a passion for movies and Paul's murder has all the elements of a blockbuster: family rivalries, incalculable wealth, and a prominent man dying in the arms of his beautiful mistress. Although Creighton has a rock-solid alibi, even his renowned defense attorney, Derek Mitchell, soon doubts the young man's innocence. The clock ticks down as Derek and Julie seek to learn if Creighton's fascination with movie murders is merely a bizarre hobby, or depravity. Has he begun re-enacting cinema's goriest scenes...and, if so, who will be his unwitting co-stars? They won't know until the final SMASH CUT.
Publish date: August 11th 2009
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages no: 367
Edition language: English
Series: Mitchell & Associates (#1)
The identity of the culprit is never much of a secret in this story, but Brown makes it fantastically suspenseful anyway. The romance element is pretty hot, but unfortunately includes one of the oldest, dumbest romance cliches ever, which should have been completely unnecessary in a modern contempo...
This is a very good book. Great characters and plot. Many plot twists that were unpredictable to the reader. Sandra Brown does not dissappoint with this newest book.
I feel like a sicko. Speeding through, interested only in the violenceI actually felt like a frustrated reader, speeding through, interested only in getting to the end. Paul Wheeler, a wealthy man, is shot and killed in an elevator full of people. He is the only casualty of what at first appears ...