When a tabloid exposes her personal life, a bestselling author reconnects with a man from her past to unearth the secrets behind her sister's murder.
Bellamy Lyston was only twelve years old when her older sister Susan was killed on a stormy Memorial Day. Bellamy's fear of storms is a legacy of the tornado that destroyed the crime scene along with her memory of what really happened during the day's most devastating moments.
Now, eighteen years later, Bellamy has written a sensational bestselling novel based on Susan's murder, published under a pseudonym to protect her family from unwanted publicity. But when an opportunistic tabloid reporter discovers that the book is based on fact, Bellamy's identity is exposed along with the family scandal . . . and she becomes the target of a vengeful assailant.
In order to identify her stalker, Bellamy must confront the ghosts of her past, including Susan's wayward and reckless boyfriend, Dent Carter. Dent is intent on clearing his name, and he needs Bellamy's help to do it. But her dangerous memories -- once unlocked -- could put both of their lives in peril.
Determined to learn the truth, Bellamy won't stop until she finds Susan's killer. That is, unless the killer strikes first . . .
In this breathless romantic thriller from bestseller Brown (Lethal), Bellamy Price hopes that her debut novel, the pseudonymous Low Pressure, will be therapeutic. Instead, Low Pressure reopens many old wounds in Austin, Tex., after Bellamy's identity becomes known, and the public learns the novel is based on the murder of her sister, Susan, 18 years before. Among those most upset is pilot Denton Carter, Susan's one-time boyfriend and a prime suspect until his alibi proved convincing. Another is Ray Strickland, the brother of the man convicted of the crime and later killed in prison. When both Bellamy and Denton are targeted in attacks, digging further into Susan's murder becomes imperative for both. As they re-examine the unsavory roles played by officials involved in the case, Bellamy must face new truths about Susan and other members of her family. Sexual tension fueled by mistrust between brash Denton and shy Bellamy smolders and sparks in teasing fashion throughout.
Low Pressure is a highly entertaining, suspenseful novel that will having you guessing until the very end!
Sandra Brown has created a fantastic set of likable characters in this newest novel. Unpretentious rich girl Bellamy has repressed childhood memories of the day her sister was murdered. She's written a novel, Low Pressure, in an effort to bring those memories to the forefront and bring the suspicion she has that the wrong man was accused and found guilty of the murder. She teams up with her sister's then boyfriend, Dent, an airplane pilot and self-proclaimed bad boy, to solve the mystery that still surrounds her sister's death.
There are many twists and turns during Bellamy and Dent's investigation. Bellamy has to face some nasty truths about her sister and by digging up the past she's put both her and Dent's lives in danger from quite a few shady characters.
Many chapters end with a cliff hanging sentence which made me not want to put the book down. I couldn't wait to find out what was going to happen in the next chapter. There's a nice steamy love scene in this one which does not disappoint.
For me the best thing about this book was I had no idea who the real murderer was. I knew who I thought didn't do it but didn't figure out who did until it was disclosed in the book...a very rare thing.
One request from the author...I want to read Bellamy's Low Pressure!
Mystery and Love Again
A story of a Book about a Murder 18 years ago. Then there are the Airplanes, Love, Intrigue, Suicide. How could it get any better. Worth the time reading.
Was an okay read, not much suspense. A book when I needed one.