In this tantalizing thriller from a #1 New York Times bestselling author, a woman uncovers lifelong secrets as she searches for the truth behind her father's involvement in a heist gone wrong.
Twenty years ago in the dead of night, four seemingly random individuals pulled the ultimate heist and almost walked away with half a million dollars. But by daybreak, their plan had been shot to hell. One of them was in the hospital. One was in jail. One was dead. And one got away with it.
Arden Maxwell, the daughter of the man who disappeared all those years ago -- presumably with the money, after murdering his accomplice -- has never reconciled with her father's abandonment of her and her sister. After countless personal setbacks she decides to return to her family home near mysterious Caddo Lake, and finally get answers to the many questions that torment her. Little does she know, two of her father's co-conspirators -- a war hero and a corrupt district attorney -- are watching her every move.
Ledge Burnet, a rebellious teen at the time of the heist, evaded his jail sentence by enlisting in the army. Now he's back in town to care for his ailing father -- and to keep his eye on the county's corrupt district attorney, whom he suspects was the real murderer. Although the two are bound to silence because of the crime they committed together, each has spent years waiting and hoping that the other will make a fatal misstep. But the arrival of their elusive accomplice's daughter, Arden, who may know more about the missing money than she's telling, sets them both on red alert. She ignites Ledge's determination to expose the D.A.'s treachery . . . and sparks a desire he wishes to deny.
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Busting into a new Sandra Brown thriller always gets our heart racing—and this sultry story is no exception. Arden Maxwell moves back to her rural Texas hometown 20 years after her father disappeared after being implicated in a robbery turned murder. Unfortunately, Arden’s homecoming kicks up dirt and fuels a lingering grudge against the Maxwell family. Brown’s tense mystery takes us deep into the kind of small town where the gossip is as steamy as the summer heat. We couldn’t get enough of the novel’s sympathetic tough-girl heroine, or her volatile chemistry with a stoic local handyman who has an unflinching sense of right and wrong. Thick as Thieves is the kind of book that makes you hold your breath and race through the pages.
Arden Maxwell, the heroine of this taut novel of romantic suspense from bestseller Brown (Outfox), returns to Penton, Tex., after an absence of 20 years. In 2000, Arden was in grade school when she and her college-age sister, Lisa, left town, following their father's disappearance (their mother was dead). Many of the townspeople believe that their father got away with a large sum of money, stolen from a local business. After Arden hires contractor Ledge Burnet\n to remodel her rundown family home, she learns that the tall, muscular builder has insider information about her father and the theft. Chapters relating Arden and Ledge's pursuit of the truth behind the robbery alternate with descriptions of what occurred 20 years earlier told from the thieves' points of view. The stakes rise as Arden becomes the target for someone who suspects her of having access to the two-decades-old stolen cash. A final twist will catch readers by surprise. Good pacing, smooth prose, inventive action scenes, and a touch of hot romance combine to make this a winner. Brown consistently entertains. \n
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Fast Paced & Catches You Off Guard
I absolutely loved this book. I’ve read just about every Sandra Brown book out there and was so excited for this one to be released. It did not disappoint. When I wasn’t reading the book I found myself thinking about the plot during the day at work LOL. It was fast-paced, had a lot of twists and turns and just when you think you know something it catches you off guard and the story takes a turn. I will definitely be reading this one again in the future.
Thick as Thieves
Read like Readers Digest condensed book. Good story but so abbreviated..felt like money spent poorly.
Not good at all
I’ve never disliked a Sandra Brown book but this one was awful. I can’t believe she wrote it. Normally I speed through her books but this one was so dull I kept putting it down and coming back thinking something would happen to keep me in it. It has a slight curve at the end but that’s all.