Standoff by Sandra Brown Review

A fearless reporter trapped in a volatile siege, two young lovers turned fugitive and a hold up that transforms a small desert town into a powder keg . . .

TV reporter Tiel McCoy is driving to New Mexico for a well-earned vacation when she hears on the radio that Fort Worth millionaire Russell Dendy’s daughter has been kidnapped. Calling her editor she finds out that the girl is pregnant, the kidnapper is the girl’s boyfriend and that they may be heading, as she is, to a small town in New Mexico.

She puts her holiday plans on hold to chase the story but as she stops for gas she gets caught up in a standoff at a gas station. If she survives she knows this will be the biggest scoop of her life. But as the night-long siege continues she is forced to put aside her reporter’s impartiality and become involved . . . or lives will be lost.

This is the second Sandra Brown novel I’ve read, and although I didn’t think it was as good as the first I read The Crush, I still enjoyed it a lot.  In fact, I finished it in one day – something that I rarely get the opportunity to do, but a long train journey and gripping story gave me the time.

Practically from the first page I was drawn into the story. Tiel’s a great main character, she’s believable and  I found myself rooting for her from the off. The kidnapping and resulting siege kept me on the edge of my seat throughout the whole novel. I’d strongly recommend this novel!

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