Standoff (its original title) is not new, but with this cover, I simply had to have it. A fast-paced thriller with a great main figure and a plot so twisted that you never know what´ll happen next. I am a Sandra Brown fan for many years. Mostly when it comes to her thrillers I love to read her work and see how she combines tension with the thrill of a haunting plot. Standoff is no exception. I had from the beginning all the way through the end a great time and was enjoying the book very much.

Nacht Ohne Ende*
by Sandra Brown
Original Title Standoff
Publisher Blanvalet on July 17, 2017
Genre Thriller
Pages 284
Format Paperback
Source Publisher**

An ambitious female television reporter is driving through New Mexico when she hears that a Texas millionaire’s teenage daughter has been kidnapped. Knowing the girl´s father lives nearby, she quickly lines up an interview. The situation quickly spins out of control, however, and the reporter finds herself at the center of a tense situation that could have devastating consequences for all involved.
Tiel is on her way to finally enjoy some vacation with her new boyfriend when she not only figures out that he isn´t what she thought he´d be but also that a hot story is very near and she could have the absolute advantage. And when she finds herself all of a sudden right in the middle of a dangerous and very threatening situation, she sees the chance of a lifetime to get what she wants.

This is a thriller you can read in no time and have great fun while reading. Fast-paced and written in the fantastic style the author has, there isn´t one boring moment or a situation where you can guess what´ll happen next. The language is to the point, blunt and yet with a hint of elegance. Oh yes, her writing style is simply fantastic. Good, this thriller doesn´t have many pages, I read it within a couple of hours, but with that plot and all the action, you won´t feel the shortness of this book.

Tiel is a great woman. Not only because she stays calm all the time and tries to keep the entire situation under control but she also knows that not always is the time to think and act as if she´d be doing her job. Sometimes the human comes first and with the two teenagers fighting for their right to live their own lives the way they want, she quickly understands that she has something else to do but getting the story.

Sandra Brown shows in a very impressive and great way that doing a job and helping others isn´t always on the same page. Her characters are strong and not everyone is what they seem to be.

What a haunting and fantastic thriller. I had a great time reading it, though this thriller wasn´t very long. But right for a relaxing afternoon read. You shouldn´t miss this book.

Happy reading

**This book was kindly provided to me by Blanvalet in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. Thank you. Therefore, the cover of the German edition is shown first in this review.

*This book was originally published Standoff by Grand Central Publishing on April 30, 2013 

Sandra Brown
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Sandra Brown is the author of 63 New York Times bestsellers. Brown began her writing career in 1981 and since then has published over seventy novels, bringing the number of copies of her books in print worldwide to upwards of eighty million. Her work has been translated into thirty-four languages. A lifelong Texan, Sandra Brown was born in Waco, grew up in Fort Worth and attended Texas Christian University, majoring in English. She is much in demand as a speaker and guest television hostess. Her episode on truTV´s Murder by the Book premiered the series in 2008. She appeared in 2010 on Investigation Discovery´s new series, Hardcover Mysteries. In 2009 Brown detoured from her thrillers to write Rainwater, a much acclaimed powerfully moving story about honor and sacrifice during the Great Depression. Brown holds an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Texas Christian University where she and her husband Michael Brown, have instituted the ELF, a scholarship annually awarded to a student pursuing a fiction-writing career. In 2008, she was named Thriller Master, the top award given by the International Thriller Writer´s Association. Other awards and commendations include the 2007 Texas Medal of Arts Award for Literature and the Romance Writers of America´s Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2011 she and four colleagues went on a week-long USO tour to Afghanistan, meeting with service members on numerous bases. Sandra is the past president of the Mystery Writers of America in 2012. She lives in Arlington, Texas, with her husband, Michael Brown.


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