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When Detective Sergeant Duncan Hatcher is summoned to the home of Judge Cato Laird in the middle of the night to investigate a fatal shooting, he knows that discretion and kid-glove treatment are the keys to staying in the judge's good graces and keeping his job.

At first glance, the case appears open-and-shut: Elise, the judge's trophy wife, interrupted a burglary in progr...more
Paperback, Canadian Trade Export Edition, 400 pages
Published January 2nd 2007 by Simon & Schuster (first published January 1st 2006)
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Jane Stewart
2 ½ stars. It was not fun. I was angry at Elise for more than half the book.

Elise asks Duncan for help and says her husband wants to kill her. When Duncan asks what her husband’s motive is, she won’t tell him. Therefore, he has no reason to believe or help her. Finally at about the 3/4 mark, she tells him “why.” Then Duncan helps her and the story becomes interesting. I would cut a lot of the first 2/3 or so of the book. There was too much hypothesizing, pondering, and wondering. I did enjoy the...more
Cata
*Esta opinião contém alguns spoilers*

Ricochete foi a minha estreia com Sandra Brown. E que dizer deste livro? Bem, ele certamente teve capacidade para me entreter... mas não me conquistou.

Sandra Brown presenteia-nos com um a leitura agradável e com um leque diversificado de personagens, sendo que a minha personagem preferida foi sem sombra de dúvida a parceira de Duncan, DeeDee. Ela é honesta, sarcástica, mordaz, perspicaz e terra-a-terra e protagonizou vários momentos hilariantes no livro.

Quant...more
Ana Luisa
Acho que me vou repetir…Adorei, adorei, adorei! Mais uma vez Sandra Brown conseguiu cativar-me com mais um romance policial. Já adorava esta autora desde que lia os seus romances da Harlequin, mas esta vertente tem-me completamente cativada. São poucas as pessoas que conseguem escrever um romance policial com tanta essência de mistério e suspense e apesar de os vilões não serem muito surpreendentes, muitas vezes dei por mim a pensar o que seria ou não correcto naquela trama. Gostei da Elise, ame...more
Randy
I've been reading mostly suspense lately, including a lot of romantic suspense, or "suspense with romantic elements". Unfortunately, too much of it has been mediocre to virtually unreadable. Then I came across a copy of Sandra Brown's "Ricochet" on our shelves at home. I hadn't read anything by Brown yet, but my wife had read "Ricochet" several years ago and enjoyed it, adding it to our "keeper" collection. I picked it up and was hooked in the first few pages. The pacing in the book is just righ...more
AH
3.5 stars

This signed book was won in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway.

Ricochet takes place in Savannah, Georgia. Detective Duncan Hatcher is investigating a murder at a prominent judge’s home. The judge’s wife Elise admits to killing an intruder but Duncan wants to investigate further. To make matters worse, Duncan is attracted to Elise.

I must admit that I really enjoyed reading Ricochet. Ricochet was a very readable book, full of mystery and suspense, sexual tension, and many plot twists.

I l...more
Jaime
This wasn’t Sandra Brown’s best, but it’s not her worst, either. The good was Brown’s ability to build suspense – she’s one of the best. But not all of the characters worked for me. Duncan was a little too ruled by his hormones, and sometimes had mood swings that didn’t make much sense. His partner, DeeDee, was essentially the stereotypical homely girl who automatically hates anyone who is pretty whether she has a reason to or not. Elise is intended to be a mystery. You’re never quite sure which...more
Sarah
I picked this up in an airport last weekend, and I believe it's the first Sandra Brown novel I've read. Which is impressive, because she's got more than 70 novels in print under a couple of different names. Ricochet is a character-driven mystery novel centering on Duncan, a detective with a rock-solid moral core and Elise, a beautiful trophy wife who may or may not have committed murder. As Duncan investigates the shooting, he is increasingly attracted to and drawn in by the lovely and mysteriou...more
Filipa
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Sandra Brown é uma das minhas autoras predilectas. Conquistou-me logo à primeira linha, sem me dar a possibilidade de pensar duas vezes no assunto. Hoje em dia quando penso em romances policiais, um dos primeiros nomes que me vem à cabeça é ela.
Assim sendo, os policiais românticos que Sandra Brown escreve tornaram-se leituras obrigatórias para mim. Ambas as características (a parte policial e a parte romântica) estão bastante equilibradas, o que faz co...more
Lea's Audiobooks Hensley
Narrated by Dennis Boutsikaris
Looking to quench my Sandra Brown thirst, I recently listened to Ricochet after receiving a recommendation from an audio friend who knows Brown’s audiobook backlist inside-out. As I started listening, I felt that rush coming on that I identify as my Sandra Brown fever. And it remained throughout the audio.

Ricochet features detective Duncan Hatcher and his determination to put Robert Savich in prison – for good. His effort to put together a case that will finally get...more
Laurie
Sandra Brown delivers again with this book and boy, does she ever deliver. This is by far the best of her thrillers that I've read and I've read several of hers. There is constantly something happening in this book and it pretty much starts from page 1 and keeps one enthralled until the very end. It's amazing to me that one book could have so many different plot twists.

Elise is married to a judge and shoots an "intruder" in their expensive, posh home. The main character, Duncan Hatcher, one of...more
Sara
I don't know why, but the whole time i was reading this book I kept thinking that Sandra Brown has some kind of patter with her mystery/thrillers: murder some people, place the blame on some faulty character who insists is innocent and that someone is framing them/trying to murder them, confuse reader about the moral code of all the characters & finally conclude the story with the most ovbious solution that one of the morally-inept characters was trying to push off on us from the beginning....more
Andreia Silva
Mais uma vez, Sandra Brown não desilude. A forma como ela desenvolve toda a acção faz com que nós, leitores, não queiramos largar o livro. Faz-nos dizer aquela frase "só mais um capítulo". Não é um policial puro e duro, é daqueles bons, que mistura romance, e que tem uma ponta de mistério que só se desvenda lá para o final. As personagens são muito bem construídas e neste caso, adorei a detective DeeDee (e não só pela originalidade do nome). Não achei tão alucinante como o Vidas Trocadas, mas é...more
Aiesha
Whew!!! What a wild ride Sandra Brown takes you on throughout this entire book! I was hooked! I hadn't read anything like this and was loving every bit of it! There was a lot of stuff that happened that I didn't see coming and I was on the edge of my seat waiting for the next big blow. Excellent book! This was my first by this author but definitely not my last! I am looking forward to reading more from her!
Kristy Trauzzi
Good book. I kinda assumed the woman did it and was just selling sex to get out of it. Clever. The ending was actually brilliantly done. It's been a long time since I finished going WOW! That was awesome! I approve. But, there were still some things that were predictable, thus it had to lose one star.
Joanna
I picked up this little gem at the airport. It's pretty bad, but I think I'll finish it anyway. I just finished Anna Karenina and this is like a palette cleanser before I tackle another tome.
Okay, I just finished this and it had some very steamy sex scenes. But otherwise, not really worth its paper.
Pertita
Foi uma estreia! Gostei muito. Uma história com voltas e reviravoltas, com muito ritmo em que eu tive sempre muita dificuldade em parar.... Vou continuar a ler esta escritora....
Debbie "DJ" Wilson


This is a really good thriller that had me guessing right up till the end. I couldn't put it down, often reading late into the night!
Dorsi
This was a pretty good tale and it kept my attention well enough. It just wasn't unique. There was a character that about drove me to distraction. DeeDee was one of homicide cops in the story, the partner of Duncan. She was a homely and plain woman and was insanely jealous of Elise Laird, the suspect in the story. Her whole opinion was based on her dislike and jealously of the beautiful Elise. She WANTED her to be guilty. Her partner's attraction to Elise did not help matters at all. There were...more
Marleen
Ricochet is a moderately enjoyable thriller (rating it between 2 and 3). The plot's just interesting enough to keep on reading. There’s a mystery in this novel about the major female character, Elise Laird, and about whether her motives are good or not. I found that aspect of the mystery intriguing, but I thought the author took too long in developing it. In my opinion there are too many long passages in the middle of this book where the police characters speculate about who did what, and why. O...more
Jay
I won this book as part of Goodreads giveaways and first reads.

I had a rather nice, long, detailed review written up and then the window crashed and I lost it. Well, damn. So I'm going to try and piece it together again.

Having previously read Breakfast in Bed by Sandra Brown, I was hoping that this book was an improvement on her previous literary works. It is- Brown has grown as an author, and her plots are now better detailed and her characters less contrived. There are some of her trademarks-...more
HÜLYA
Kaza Kurşunu Sandra Brown

Yazarın en güzel romanlarından idi bence..Bitireseye kadar elimden bırakamadım..
Şimdiye kadar yazarın okuduğum en güzel eserlerinden di diyebilirm..

Hikayede aşk,macera,tutku,cinayet her şey vardı..Bir an kendimi sanki Sidney Sheldon kitaplarından birini okuyorum sandım..
Bir yanda görevini yapmaya çalışan ve şüpheli durumdaki güzel bir kadından etkilenen bir dedektif.Öte yandan da üvey kardeşinin ölümünden sorumlu tuttuğu bir adamla intikam için yıllarca evli kalmayı göze...more
Maddy
RATING: 3.25

Most homicide detectives appreciate a no-brainer case, the kind where they are called in, it's easy to see who was killed and why, and things just sort themselves out from there. The killing at the home of Judge Cato Laird's home seems to fit into this description at first; the judge's wife, Elise, interrupted a burglar and shot him in self defense. But when Detective Duncan Hatcher starts looking into the killing in more detail, he begins to wonder. The dead man was a complete loser...more
Cindi
I don't know why I have not read Sandra Brown previously; I regret it now because this book was excellent.

Duncan Hatcher is a Savannah detective who is brought in to investigate the killing of an intruder at the home of a very wealthy and influential judge toward whom Hatcher has serious hatred. The judge's wife killed the intruder seemingly in self-defense but the police are suspicious. While pursuing this case, Hatcher is also obsessed with getting sufficient evidence to put away a drug deale...more
Connie
RICOCHET by Sandra Brown is 515 pages in paperback form.

Brief Description:

When Savannah detective Duncan Hatcher is summoned to an unusual crime scene, he knows discretion is key. Influential Judge Cato Laird's beloved trophy wife, Elise, has fatally shot a burglar. She claims self-defense, but Duncan suspects she's lying, and puts his career in jeopardy by investigating further.

Then, in secret, Elise makes an incredible allegation, which he dismisses as the lie of a cunning woman trying to exp...more
Arttemizza
Este é o segundo livro da escritora que tenho oportunidade de ler e se o primeiro não me cativou como esperava, o mesmo não posso dizer deste, sinceramente, gostei bastante. É claro que continua a ser um romance policial levezinho e talvez um pouco previsível mas mesmo assim não deixou de me maravilhar.

Neste conhecemos Ducan, um detective de homicídios inteligente, com princípios e que de um momento para o outro se vê confrontado por uma paixão avassaladora pela única pessoa que não esperava qu...more
Christina Browne
detective hatcher and detective dee are on a mission to catch the notorious robert savich the jury does not go hatchers way as the judge conducts a mistrial hatcher isn't happy says rude things to the judge and ends up in jail for 2 days then along comes a shooting which the judges wife shot a man and is claiming self defense but the story is not adding up right the judges wife claims that her husband is trying to kill her which the detective instinctively dismisses until she goes missing
Nancy
I thoroughly enjoyed this mystery. I live near Savannah, Ga. So I could picture all the locations! It had quite a few twists & turns & seemed to wrap up all the loose ends of the case. It even kept the detectives within the legal means in getting it accomplished , even though it didn't look like it could! It seemed to show the detective's confused feeling as to the innocence of the wife of the judge! Of course it is always good when a so called pillar of the law who is corrupt gets caugh...more
Sarah Schoesler
Great book by Sandra Brown that kept you guessing throughout if the judge's wife is a cold hearted killer or if her life really is in danger. The character's that were interwoven into the story were very real, especially that of lead detective Duncan Hatcher. You saw many sides of him: the hard nosed detective; the pastor's son struggling with moral issues; and the man falling in love with a supsect. I also liked the fact that Duncan's partner was a women (that he was not romantically involved w...more
Ruthy
O que dizer sobre este livro?!
Gosto da escrita mas acho que fiquei mal habituada com o primeiro livro que li desta autora "Calafrio". Esse livro surpreendeu-me completamente e apanhou-me desprevenida em relação às suposições que fiz e de modo inconsciente estava à espera do mesmo neste livro, o que não aconteceu.
No entanto, isto pode não ser o aspecto negativo, apenas os detectives eram muito bons e fizeram-me questionar muita coisa à medida que ia lendo e talvez por aí não me ter sentido tão...more
Darcy
This one was just ok, the Elise wasn't very likable for most of the book. I do understand the choices she made, so while she whored herself out in the name of justice I don't agree with them. Duncan had his own belief system in place and Elise made him through it out the window, which made me think less of him too.

The more I read this authors books I find that these type of characters run rampant. I think the author means to use the book as redemption for them, but for me it just doesn't come th...more
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