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Brown-Eyed Girl

(FBI #1)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  622 ratings  ·  35 reviews
A fashion magazine features editor, Leah McDevitt is haunted by the memory of her cherished younger sister, Melissa, who vanished years ago. Missy, whose extraordinary eyes -- one blue, one brown -- may have lured her abductor to her....When Leah receives a letter from deat
Paperback, 352 pages
Published April 1st 2000 by Pocket Books
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Apr 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Magazine writer Leah McDewitt receives a letter from serial killer Raymond Lambert on death row who claims to know where her missing sister is located. While he doesn't come right out and say that he killed her, he gives Leah a general description of the area her sister is in and will tell her the exact location once he gets $50,000 reward. Raymond is suddenly killed in prison and the only other avenue Leah can pursue is with Ethan Sanger who interviewed the killer extensively and wrote a book a ...more
Oct 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is my first story from Mariah Stewart and it was a smooth and easy read. I knew who the killer was by the middle of the book but that didn't deter me from reading the rest of it. Leah helped to heal Ethan's pain and look beyond the past while Ethan was the strength and stability that Leah needed. And still it was a nice love story.

I was looking forward to a little more from FBI agents Genna Snow and John Mancini....maybe another book??? I am looking forward to more from this author.
Kellie Adams
Jan 10, 2015 rated it liked it
I liked it pretty well. I made the mistake of reading some reviews in here when I was half way thru the book and someone gave up the ending. Why do people do that? It is so rude!! Anyway, I finished the book and still liked it.
Author: Mariah Stewart
First published: 2000
Length: 342 pages, 4103 kindle locations
Setting: Contemporary. St Dennis, Chesapeake Bay, Maryland.
Sex: Door half closed. Infrequent.
Hero: Arson investigator.
Heroine: Fashion Magazine Editor
Trigger: Domestic abuse and spousal abuse.
Trigger: Discussion of rape and murder of young women.

A good suspense with some romance (not a huge amount).

Sad in places but it works. Not too dark. Good storyline. Not predictable.

I liked it.

Brown-Eyed Girl (2000) - Lea
To be truthful, I wasn't expecting to like this book so much.

I expected it to be the usual mystery books that have almost the same plot and yes it was no surprise Catherine had something to do with it but I still loved that it enabled me think a lot and also ask questions.

Overall, quite good. Loved it.
Tracy Stackhouse
Her Best. So Far

I may have to talk nonsense to get the required words because the title sums it up. Read it and find out for yourself. It stands on its own.
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was ok
Aug 26, 2018 rated it liked it
Good story. Way longer than needed.
3 ⭐
Sharon Shreve
Oct 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
good read a long time ago.
Deann Doolittle
Sep 13, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: suspense
Good read
Apr 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My first by Mariah Stewart and it wont be the last. A really good romantic suspense!
Oct 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was my first read of Stewart's. This book was okay for me. I did enjoy the characters and the main line of the plot very much. The characters were very well developed, almost to a point of too developed. This book is based on a lot of feelings and pasts of the characters and not so much on actions by the characters. I found there was a lot of "dead air" so to speak in the writing. It seemed just too drawn out at times, mainly in the very beginning of the book. The writing, however, as far a ...more
Mar 22, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
I knew I had the "right" killer this time!!!! Ya-hooo, I got one right. lol

From back cover:

A fashion magazine features editor, Leah McDevitt is haunted by the memory of her cherished younger sister, Melissa, who vanished years ago. Missy, whose extraordinary eyes - one blue, one brown - may have lured her abductor to her...When Leah receives a letter from death row inmate Raymond Lambert, she eagerly agrees to pay him the long-standing reward for information about Melissa - even if it means comi
May 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Aug 17, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2010
Leah McDevitt loves traveling and writing her articles for the magazine she and her cousin Catherine co-own. Yet despite her dedication to her career, Leah still misses her sister Melissa who went missing 7 years earlier. When contacted by convicted serial killer Raymond Lambert with the taunt that he knows where Melissa's body, Leah is more than willing to pay him the long-standing reward for information. Before Lambert can turn over all his information, he himself is killed sending Leah on her ...more
Dec 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good read

I like Mariah Stewart's books, and this was no exception. I enjoyed the suspense, which was enough to make me feel creeped out. A few of the plot twists were a little obvious... But I like that better than a complete surprise ending which a reader had no clues to throughout the story.
Evelyn Brooks
Feb 24, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

An excellent read.It has a very unexpected twist in the plot and of course, a happy ending.
I really enjoyed it.

Susan Barnes
Apr 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Typical Mariah Stewart

Excellent read. Storyline that kept you wanting to read the entire book at one setting. But because it is typical Mariah Stewart, you thing you have it all figured out she throws a curve that you least expect!
Sep 12, 2015 rated it it was ok
This book was okay. Not nearly as good as the others in the series. Honestly, I felt the author was just trying to meet her publishing commitment to finish the series. No real development of story or character.
Serenity Finlay
Feb 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A heart-touching story of investigating the crimes of a serial murderer. Romance blooms even amidst danger. Reminds me of Alone... You're Not
Vivian Fleury
Sep 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Funny and sexy. I hope she writes more of this series.
Sep 07, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: suspense
3.5 stars
May 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Totally love this book and I have reread it three time
Sep 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A great book. I really enjoyed the characters, especially Leah. There was one surprise I didn't see coming. Definitely a "must read".
Jun 08, 2016 rated it liked it
Better than I expected but nothing spectacular. Sometimes I book exists to just create an escape and entertain. I suppose this fulfilled that purpose.
Jan 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This was the first book I had read by Mariah Stewart. I was hooked and have read everything in paperback since that time!
Jan 24, 2009 rated it really liked it
What a fantastic leap from mundane women's fiction to an out and out thriller!
Nina Irwin
Jun 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
Brown-Eyed girl by Mariah Stewart, which I really enjoyed. It has suspense, serial killers, and romance.
Amy Jarecki
Jan 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
Great story! It started off a bit slow, but once I got into it I couldn't put it down. Steward does a wonderful job of building suspenseful tension with a twist at the end.
Apr 22, 2011 rated it really liked it
Good, quick read book. Easy to understand and a good ending.
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Mariah Stewart is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of twenty-six novels and three novellas and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal. She is a RITA finalist in romantic suspense and the recipient of the Award of Excellence for contemporary romance, a RIO Award for excellence in women's fiction, and a Reviewers Choice Award from Romantic Times Magazine. A three-time winner ...more

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