Friday, September 13, 2019

Review & Giveaway: Outfox by Sandra Brown

Publication Date: August 6th 2019 by Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 448
Source: Publisher
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo

About the book:

#1 New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown combines heart-stopping suspense and forbidden passion in this psychological thriller about an FBI agent's hunt for a ruthless conman turned serial killer.

Sure to keep readers on the edge of their seats, this new novel will feature Brown's signature combination of steamy romance and jaw-dropping plot twists.

FBI agent Drex Easton is relentlessly driven by a single goal: to outmaneuver the conman once known as Weston Graham. Over the past thirty years, Weston has assumed many names and countless disguises, enabling him to lure eight wealthy women out of their fortunes before they disappeared without a trace, their families left without answers and the authorities without clues. The only common trait among the victims: a new man in their life who also vanished, leaving behind no evidence of his existence . . . except for one signature custom.

Drex is convinced that these women have been murdered, and that the man he knows as Weston Graham is the sociopath responsible. But each time Drex gets close to catching him, Weston trades one persona for another and disappears again. Now, for the first time in their long game of cat and mouse, Drex has a suspect in sight.

Attractive and charming, Jasper Ford is recently married to a successful businesswoman many years his junior, Talia Shafer. Drex insinuates himself into their lives, posing as a new neighbor and setting up surveillance on their house. The closer he gets to the couple, the more convinced he becomes that Jasper is the clever, merciless predator he's sought--and that his own attraction to Talia threatens to compromise his purpose and integrity.

This is Drex's one chance to outfox his cunning nemesis before he murders again and eludes justice forever. But first he must determine if the desirable Talia is a heartless accomplice . . . or the next victim.
My Thoughts:
As the book description points out, Drex is sure he’s found Weston Graham, now going by Jasper Ford, a man he thinks is responsible for the disappearance of eight or more wealthy women over the years.  Weston befriends them, and then they, along with their money disappear without a trace.  Jasper has married a rich, younger woman, Talia, and Drex is determined to snare Jasper before any harm comes to her.

Drex Easton was like most of Ms. Brown’s heroes, very male, hot blooded and a little rough around the edges. Yum! It was no wonder sparks flew between Talia and Drex the minute they laid eyes on each other.  Their relationship at first was attraction laced with a little hostility, because Drex isn’t sure that Talia isn’t an accomplice, he goes back and forth with his feelings for her.  Talia is attracted, but of course, she’s married to Jasper, yet, Talia something seems off with Jasper, especially since Drex came into their life.  Jasper welcomes Drex into their lives, inviting him to dinner and such, but their exchanges are on the adversarial side, and Talia isn’t sure what’s going on. Is it a male pissing match or something more sinister? 

The story sucked me in right away, each chapter ending on sort of mini cliffhanger, so it pained me when I had to put the book down!  Outfox was signature Sandra Brown, an addictive mystery, combustible romance, and a few twists sure to surprise! The last reveal was a total shock I didn’t see coming, but I loved how everything turned out!

4 Suns

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  1. Always good that you're reluctant to put the book down. :) Interesting situation with the suspect already with his possible new victim.

  2. I enjoy suspenseful books and haven't read this author's work before.

  3. This sounds so addictive! I have such a love hate relationship when each chapter ends on little cliffhangers. Great review!

  4. I used to read Sandra Brown, and I should start again!

  5. Outfox sounds like a thrilling read. Thank you

  6. Glad to hear you loved this one. I still need to read something by Sandra Brown.


  7. This sounds like a real page turner and Drex sounds like my type of male lead! The mini cliffhangers at the end of each chapter would make it so difficult to put the book down, but it sounds like a very exciting story! Wonderful Review Rachel :)

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape