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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,995 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sandra Brown Narrator: Tom Wopat Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2002 ISBN: 9780743567749
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When Dr. Rennie Newton is summoned to jury duty, she brings to the courtroom the same level of competence that she displays in the operating room. Her commitment to precision compels her to deliver a not guilty verdict in the murder case against notorious contract killer Ricky Lozada.

It will be the most regrettable decision in her life...because Rennie's trial with Lozada doesn't end with his acquittal.

Her carefully structured life begins to crumble when a rival colleague is brutally slain. Lozada's menacing shadow looms over the murder, but it's Rennie the investigators focus on as a prime suspect. The privacy she has cultivated and protected at all costs is violated by the police as well as Lozada. And when he begins an earnest courtship, it becomes terrifyingly clear that he is obsessed with having her.

Wick Threadgill is a detective on indefinite leave from the Fort Worth PD, who has his own, personal agenda for the contract killer. Temperamental, bitter, and driven by loyalty and love, Wick is determined to destroy Lozada.

In order to defeat Lozada -- and save their lives -- Rennie and Wick form an uneasy alliance. Mistrustful of each other, they know only one thing with absolute certainty, when this killer strikes, they won't see it coming.

The Crush will take you on a tortuous path through a twisted sociopath's eerie obsession, a haunted man fragile hopes for redemption, and a woman's heart as she struggles to face the greatest fear -- to open herself to love. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Once things get rolling, the plot crackles with tension moving toward the final showdown between Lozada and Wick…Fans will not be disappointed.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Powerhouse writer Sandra Brown proves yet again why she is at the top of her field. The Crush reverberates with tension, excitement, and romantic suspense.” 

    RT Book Reviews (Top Pick!)

  • “Brown, master of the romantic mystery, goes into darker territory here, but she handles it with her usual deftness and turns in a well-paced…thriller with the requisite happy ending.” 

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Delivers a menacing villain and page-turning suspense.” 

    Booklist

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maurean | 2/17/2014

    " This was a pretty good thriller of a tale. I'm a big fan of Brown's work, and while I enjoyed all 400+ pages of this one, I still think "The Alibi" was her best work. But, these characters were well drawn, the plot was full of twists & turns, so if you like agood edge-of-your-seat thriller, this would be a book for you! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheila | 2/9/2014

    " Very intense stalker novel. Parts of it really gave me the creeps. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy Anne | 2/7/2014

    " Great mystery with a fab ending.Heroine is on the jury of the accused who gets obssesed with and stalks her.One of the cops fall for her-hes got a strange hobby allright.Fab ending on this book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dedetmix | 2/5/2014

    " whooaaa, one of the best favorite books. The story is about love triangle Dr. Newton, Wick and Lozada. But hold on, Lozada is a criminal and stalker to Dr. Newton. Wick is a good policeman who pursues Lozada. Lozada love Dr. Newton because of she give a vote that help Lozada free from accusation in the court, maybe as love at the first sight. I love this book because Wick is different from the other character men in Sandra Brown. On the contrary, the cool character is found in the woman, Dr.Newton. The relationship between Dr.Newton and Wick who have different perception make you not boring to read this book. Besides the suspense plot will make you hold out until the last page. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deborah | 1/22/2014

    " Th book was pretty interesting but not as good as other Sandra Brown books. The premise was good and the story line was good also but could have been expounded on. I am tired of the cat and mouse games that are played between men and women in some books. Get to the point and move on !!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Skyqueen | 1/20/2014

    " Wow! She can really write some great love scenes. Pretty good story & plots too. Of course, in my Native TEXAS!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Leigh Ann Krohe | 1/12/2014

    " I was expecting a little more heat. It was a good vacation beach read though! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 1/5/2014

    " A thouroughly creepy and evil villian--and scorpions! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Connie | 12/2/2013

    " My first Sandra Brown read - I'm hooked. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Merri | 10/25/2013

    " A fast read once I got interested in the plot. This is more of a vacation read, and if there was a 2 1/2 star rating, I would have given that instead of 3 stars. This book reminded me of a Harlequin-type romance...entertaining but not real in any sense of the word. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cecillia V. | 10/17/2013

    " I was in suspense throughout this entire book. I would read it at night alone in my room and would find myself constantly looking over my shoulder to see if there was someone or something out of place. This story took me on a ride of seduction and crime and it was absolutely riveting! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ron | 7/24/2013

    " Nancy 5 stars; Ron 4.5 stars "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ranya | 7/7/2013

    " An enjoyable book and a quick read. This is the first book I read by this author; her style reads sort of like a suspense movie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbe | 6/20/2013

    " Good book. Somewhat predictable but Fast and easy read. Sandra brown doesn't disappoint. I listen to books during my commute and this was a great one for keeping me entertained during my drive. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 6/15/2013

    " I'm always a Brown fan. Liked this book, but liked others better. Well paced. Entertaining. You won't pull any brain muscles, so it's a perfect pool/beach read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandy | 6/15/2013

    " Fell in love with the detective in this book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky Hicks | 5/30/2013

    " How they get the bad guy was pretty cool! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 June Jensen | 3/13/2013

    " Pretty good book, thriller with twists. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ♥ Nell ♥ | 1/29/2013

    " Won this book. Loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb Krill | 5/11/2012

    " unfortunately the book was predictible, but Sandra Brown does know how to write a story, the plot with its twists and turns always has me wanting more. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Malinda | 4/16/2012

    " Liked the storyline, but there was a lot of language and quite explicit sex scenes. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Beverly | 3/19/2012

    " Cliched, unrealistic, lacks subtlety and texture; plot points contrived and awkward; stupid dialogue. In short, crap. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Val | 10/22/2011

    " This one was ok. not my favorite SB book, so far. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lyn | 9/9/2011

    " Another fast-paced read!!! Great story that I just couldn't put it down! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adinda Owen Anderson | 5/3/2011

    " Walo ceritanya ga gitu banyak konflik namun gw ga ngerasa bosan dan skip2... :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bunny | 4/19/2011

    " I was under the impression Sandra Brown was some big, badass mystery writer. Are all of her books this mediocre? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gloria | 4/17/2011

    " Suspense held me all the way thru this book, can't wait to read other books of hers "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teresa | 3/7/2011

    " Great book! Kept me on the edge of my seat. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dottie | 2/4/2011

    " I think I read this already, but you can't go wrong with Sandra Brown.
    Just as good the second time around. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cecillia | 1/12/2011

    " I was in suspense throughout this entire book. I would read it at night alone in my room and would find myself constantly looking over my shoulder to see if there was someone or something out of place. This story took me on a ride of seduction and crime and it was absolutely riveting! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie | 1/4/2011

    " A little too crude and vulgar for my taste. Has a decent plot, but a little bit predictable and a few too many "coincidences." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah | 12/30/2010

    " My favorite of her books, and I've read a number of them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maldivianbookreviewer | 11/30/2010

    " One of my favorites. Should read it for a review one of these days. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 9/21/2010

    " Great mystery with romance mixed in! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debebete | 9/2/2010

    " Quick read. But more of the same from Sandra Brown--successful beauty, a bad guy and a knight in shining armour. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Grace | 9/1/2010

    " I started this book but did not finish it due to foul language and sex scenes. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Darcy | 8/14/2010

    " I thought this one was just ok, I am not sure if it is because it seems like I might have read it or if because it is similar to something else I have read before. "

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