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A solução do assassinato do construtor Lute Pettijohn, homem de grande influência em Charleston, odiado por muitos por suas características pessoais e seus negócios inescrupulosos, pode ser o passaporte para o cargo de procurador-geral da cidade (que breve estaria vago), disputado por Hammond Cross e Stefanie Mundell, assistentes do promotor público.
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Paperback, 477 pages
Published January 2003 by Rocco (first published 1999)
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    ♥Sharon♥
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    I know I must sound like a broken record right but I truly enjoy all of the Sandra Brown books that I have read so far. Well, there was one that fell a little short for me but all the others have been such fantastic reads for me.

    The Alibi is one of my top three SB books. This one takes us to Charlotte, South Carolina where we meet the sexy Hammond Cross and the stunning Alex Ladd.

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    With each book I have read, there is something a little extra that I end up loving. Whether it is the location, th
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    Mo

    I really enjoyed this book, as I have enjoyed every Sandra Brown book I have read.

    Out here, he wasn’t a professional, or a colleague. Or a son. Tension, anger and the weight of responsibility began to melt off him. The sense of freedom was heady.


    It’s more on the suspense and mystery than on the romance but don’t let that put you off. There are still some hot scenes.


    “Dispensing with the frivolity, he kissed her meaningfully. When at last he pulled away, her troubled expression alarmed him. "
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    Karen
    Wow! Another stunner by Sandra Brown. Loved it. Review to come.
    Una Tiers
    A looooooooooooooong book. The plot started strong, but drifted to details that were too inconsequential to be red herrings. The romance was silly.
    The culprit was well disguised.
    Pat Cromwell
    The absolute best Sandra Brown book ever. Hammond Cross is the best hero she has ever penned. The book moves at a fast pace. The ending is excellent! Ah... so tempted to give it 5 stars but only God rates a 5. I have 3 copies of the Alibi for fear something might happen to one and then I'd be without. I keep a copy on my bookshelf, my desk at work, and in my car. That way I am covered. There are very few books I am that anal about but this book along with Sharon Sala's Out of the Dark and Anne S ...more
    Oana
    I know I said the exact same thing about every other Sandra Brown novel I had read, but The Alibi truly is the best romantic-suspense ever to be written. And this time I'm sticking to my guns (well, at least until August, when her next one - Mean Streak - will be out).

    Julie
    Oh, Sandra Brown!! This woman kills me. I just don't know what I would do without her books!!! I'm beginning to wonder if I have some sort of addiction problem. I just can't get enough of her novels. Okay. All gushing aside, lets rip this book apart and see what's going on within the pages.

    If you've read my reviews before, you know how much I love a flawed character. Sorry, but the more messed up they are, the more I love them. Come on, it's got to be easy to write the PERFECT character. Everyt
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    Pooja Jeevagan
    Coming from someone who rarely gives out 5 star (just 10& of all read books maybe and even rarer to thrillers)...and damn, I have too many freaking reasons for it, including but not limited to:-

    - it manages to keep the suspense....even when it dedicates last 50-60 pages pointing in a person's direction you don't feel is right, it keeps the mystery...any novel that is able to keep it for 80& of the span, is worth it...
    - its a mystery book, but such soft mystery that half the book; you won
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    ♥ Nell ♥
    One of my favourite Sandra Brown novels.

    Loved the relationship between Alex and Hammond; and Hammond and Davee.

    Right from the get go Steffi comes across as harsh. I know she was trying to get ahead in a "man's world" but she seemed to hate every female.

    The mystery aspect was great. All I know is that it wasn't Alex or Hammond. Everyone one else was up for grabs.

    Wished there was an epilogue.
    Ivana Azap
    I loved this book again - loved Hammond Cross and his gallant behavior. I have been little annoyed with Dr Alex Ladd, and her "damsel in distress" act. Good plot line, an you will never guess who the killer is. Great recommendation ;)
    ElaineY
    REVIEW OF AUDIOBOOK; JUNE 3, 2014
    Narrator: Dennis Redfield.


    One of the best SB's I've read. Nothing she's written in recent years can match this 1999 murder mystery.

    The MCs are flawed, vulnerable and fighting for survival - Hammond Cross, for his career, Dr Alex Ladd, for the same and her life. My thoughts about Hammond ran along the lines of 'not another think-with-my-dick hero', "it's black and white, dickhead!" and "you just met her, how can you be so besotted!" so in a way, Hammond Cross, cur
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    Hayley
    Wow I finally finished this book.... Took me long enough. I gave this book a 3 star rating because I did enjoy it, but I felt that the book took way too long to get to the point and didn't keep me turning the pages quite as fast.

    This story was about a prosecutor named Hammond Cross who goes to clear his head one evening and decides to visit a fair where he runs into a beautiful woman whom he just has to talk to. At the end of their little escapade, he wakes up to find her gone. Pissed off royall
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    Julie Barrett
    The Alibi by Sandra Brown
    Luke is dead at the hotel, shot 2 times. They inform his wife and she's not surprised he's not been murdered from his lovers husband. He has had many affairs in the past and although they are married, live in the same house, she knows nothing of his style or meetings of his life.
    At the hotel there was also several others who had come down with food poisoning that may have seen the murderer. The cops try to get through to the ER doctor that they must talk to the people ri
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    Komal
    NO. JUST NO. DON'T READ THIS GARBAGE.

    I received this book as a prize for English when I was 12, and it was my first experience of the modern thriller. Comparing it to my regular staple of classics I was utterly shocked by the amounts of sex and retarded writing. NOTHING stirred any emotion in me but I laughed quite a lot at how pathetic the book got with each page. One particular point of comedy for me was how horny the characters were. One time Hammond the lead guy breaks up with a girl and the
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    Kara
    This is a shockingly bad book about lawyers. There's some romance and a mystery involved; those were blah. The romance was based on immediate physical attraction that supposedly deepens into amazing trust and a willingness to sacrifice everything for each other . . . after one night when the two characters don't even know each others' names. I roll my eyes in disbelief.

    But the legal aspects of this story made it almost unreadable for me. Every attorney/law enforcement officer has significant con
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    Karen San Diego
    I wasn't expecting a romantic suspense when I put this on my to-read shelf. I mean, I am often confused by that – how do you say a novel is romantic suspense? Almost every novel has romance element in it. And after reading The Alibi, I got it – you say a book is a romantic suspense when the central idea of the book focuses on the romance and the suspense only comes second. This one qualifies.

    I am a fan of thriller novels, those which contain some romance in it because really, what good is a book
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    Verylazydaisy
    I can always count on Sandra Brown to deliver some steamy romance, intricately woven into a good old fashioned murder mystery. A bit predictable and formulaic, and I enjoy every bit of it. Great palate cleanser between heavier reads.
    Dee
    Two-haiku review:

    He meets, sleeps with her
    Now he must prosecute her
    Knows she's not guilty

    What a tangled web
    The perils of deception
    And legal ethics
    Amy Metz
    I listened to this on audio. Usually that means I listen in the car or puttering around the house, sometimes I let it read me to sleep. In other words, when I'm not doing much and I want something to occupy my mind, I listen. I'm not one to sit in a room and listen to an audiobook. I broke that rule with this book. This one was a can't put down (or don't turn off) book for me. I enjoyed everything about it, and just when I thought I knew who the killer was, Sandra Brown threw a curve ball. I lov ...more
    Anne
    WEll now...this was a bit of a slow read. My friend told me to read Sandra Brown The Switch .... much better. I will give this a go and then get back into the In Death series.
    Nancy Thomas
    A little old-fashioned, somewhat predictable, kept my attention because I wasn't positive which villain was the real "whodunnit" until late in the book.
    Kim
    I listened to this driving to work. So, my opinion is likely different than if I read it.

    I spent the first half, perhaps the first 2/3 ready to turn it off for good. I just didn't like it. But then... Then it didn't take so much work to get through. Pretty soon, I found myself sitting in the car for extra minutes not wanting to stop listening.

    By the end I loved this book. Thankfully, I finished it long before my drive ended and I had some time to decompress. It was a great ending. By ending, I r
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    Elisabeth
    Another good and honourable man led astray by a dubious woman, although his honour is already taking a beating from his ambitious father's ties to criminal events.

    I found this very similar to Ricochet although the setting, Charleston, was much more pervasive and actually served to show how difficult it is for outsiders (Steffi Mundell) to struggle to impose themselves against those that are children of the town (Hammond, Davee). Charleston was beautifully described.

    Alex, the female lead, was int
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    Laura Perrotta
    As a fan of Sandra Brown , to me this was not one of her best. Although it was a page turner I sometimes found myself bored. It was just not the one of her best. The ending for me was not the jaw drop I usually get from her books. On the other hand I did not hate it either. I would call it a good book. I personally like great books.
    Nomad nimrod
    10% of this book is about hammond thinking about sex.
    another 10$ of this book is about alex thinking about sex.
    another 10% of this book is about both hammond and alex wanting to jump to each other.

    There's not a single likable character nor mystery is any good and let's not even talk about the love story.
    Theresa
    The Alibi

    A master at mystery writing, Sandra Brown impresses me with her writing skills every time! A well-known assistant solicitor is caught in the middle of a scandal. He must work very hard to solve the murder and maintain his position at the firm. Excellent mystery!
    Seashell Deea
    It was an amazing book, the suspense was incredible. The author managed to keep me interested until the end. Hadn't read such a good book in a while now.
    I liked how she pieced together every little detail, the ending was perfect for me,unexpected like the rest of the book. Even though it was all of a sudden and short I felt like it made justice to the book.
    It will make a great movie, I kept replaying the scenes in my head and imagined the ending and couldn't find a better way for it. Some might
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    Laura
    Another good Sandra Brown mystery. It was a suspenseful novel that had a surprise ending. I have definitely noticed a pattern in the past 2 novels I've read by Brown. There's always a romance that is compromising an investigation. We'll see if the next one has the same pattern...
    Akhil
    the best book i have read in 2015 , so far...a suspense that no one will guess till the end....
    Rafael
    Note: I received this book from a GoodReads giveaway.

    In general, this was a good read. However, it took me some time to get used to the writing style used by the author. I also struglged a bit with the slow pace in in the beginning of the story. But this may be because it is a more romantic part of the book and I'm not much into romantic stories. After about one hundred pages, the story becomes more interesting and seems get more dinamic.

    The mistery revolves around a muder in a hotel room from t
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    “I'm sure you could have. Fending off unwanted male attention is a skill every attractive woman must acquire. But you're also a lady who was reluctant to cause a scene.. (Hammond Cross)” 13 likes
    “Dispensing with the frivolity, he kissed her meaningfully. When at last he pulled away, her troubled expression alarmed him. "What?"
    "Be careful, Hammond."
    "No one will know I was here."
    She shook her head. "Not that."
    "Then what?"
    "You may have to put me on trial for my life. Please be careful that you don't make me fall in love with you first.”
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