Title and Author(s): Sandra Brown’s Low Pressure
Release Date: Sept 18, 2012
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Source: eBranch Harris County Public Library
Reasons for Reading: Author Sandra Brown resides on my Author Alerts list. I normally enjoy the dialogue between Brown’s characters. Like Brown, I grew up in Texas and appreciate the local color which creates the settings for her stories. When I discovered Low Pressure took place in Austin, Texas, I requested an eBook version of her latest.
Summary: When a tornado struck an Austin-area state park, twelve-year old Bellamy Lyston lost her teenage sister, Susan. The tornado didn’t kill Susan, though. Her murder destroyed the blended Lyston family.
Eighteen years later, as Bellamy’s father, Howard, ails from cancer, Bellamy writes a book about it called Low Pressure. It’s a huge bestseller but not everyone is pleased. Bellamy receives threats on her life. With the reluctant help of her late sister’s boyfriend, Denton “Dent” Carter, Bellamy tries to solve the mystery behind her sister’s death.
One Thing I Learned from this book: Dent is a pilot and, as such, he thoroughly checked the planes before flying anywhere.
What I Liked: I liked the info about Dent’s flight checks. Also, I appreciated the relationship between Dent and his mentor called Gall.
What I Disliked: The local color didn’t come through in Low Pressure. Also, I found Bellamy and Dent’s relationship rather predictable. I wished Brown had eased up on the single-entendres. Lastly, Bellamy is an awful name!
Rainbow Rating: Orange – Restricted from those under age 17
Song: Tee Set – Ma Belle Amie
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- Sandra Brown’s Lethal
- Sandra Brown’s Hello, Darkness
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