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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.

She will learn to regret this decision, 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 a 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. Distrustful of each other, they know only one thing with absolute certainty, when this killer strikes, they won't see it coming.

©2002 Sandra Brown Management, Ltd. (P)2002 Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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Good one

Sandra Brown is queen of suspense. It was a good read.. but lacked her usual fast pace. Narration was also fine. The chemistry between Wick and Renee wherawesome. overall a good short read..

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  • Erin
  • 09-04-18

Didn’t realize it’s a shortened version

I’m relatively new to audible, so the fact that this book is less than half the running time of another Sandra brown book I purchased didn’t even click with me. I never noticed the “abridged audiobook” label. I’ve actually read the book so I realized quickly that big chunks were missing. The reading performance is great, but if I had known this wasn’t the full book I wouldn’t have wasted my money. I wish they made the abridged label more prominent somewhere for the benefit of people in a rush and not quite paying attention like me oops.

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  • Alice W
  • 21-06-12

The abridged version is bad

You miss so much of the story. It's a great SB book, but can't even listen to the abridged version after hearing the unabridged. I'd buy it again in a minute if they come out with the unabridged version. Don't waste your money on this one.

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  • Shannon Taddy
  • 03-12-17

Where is the rest?

I was disappointed in only being able to listen to a small portion of the book.

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  • Miranda
  • 14-09-16

wow

I had read this book. An, it is skipping several details from the book not just in one chapter, but multiple chapters. It would be better if you guys actually stick to the book and not jump through pages

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  • A Customer
  • 31-08-15

Not worth the price

Boringly boring. I usually like Sandra Brown's books, but this one was not up to par.

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  • linda
  • 12-10-12

Crushed is the true feeling

This book keeps you on the edge. You want to know what is coming next. I liked getting to know the characters. You will not be disappointed.

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  • Christy D
  • 04-01-21

Awesome!

I read The Crush in 2004. It was one of my favorites. I decided to revisit it with the audio version. I’m so glad I did. Tom Wopat made the characters come to life! I highly recommend!

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  • Sammirae
  • 24-08-20

Not the usual stellar narration

Disappointed in the voice of the male lead character. Didn't sound appropriate for serious and romantic scenes.

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  • Lisa S.
  • 25-05-19

great story

Very good story. interesting. Love Tom Wopat's ability to vary all the voices. you feel like there are several people doing it. I listened to it previously unabridged that was the only thing that would have made it better.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-02-19

Great book!!

This book was one you didn't want to stop listening to. Would highly recommend to listen to this one.