OUTFOX By Sandra Brown



SYNOPSIS

One man with multiple identities. Eight women who vanished without a trace. The next likely victim…his wife.

FBI agent Drex Easton is driven by a single goal: to outmanoeuvre the conman once known as Weston Graham. Over the years, Weston has assumed countless names and disguises, luring eight wealthy women out of their fortunes before they disappeared without a trace. The only common trait among the victims; a new man in their life who also vanishes.

Drex is convinced that these women have been murdered, and that the man he knows as Weston Graham is responsible. But each time Drex gets close to catching him, Weston trades one persona for another. Now, for the first time in their long game of cat and mouse, Drex has a suspect in sight.

Attractive and charming, Jasper Ford is recently married to a successful business woman, Tania Shafer. Posing as a new neighbour, Drex attempts to get close to the couple.

This is Drex’s one chance to outfox his cunning nemesis before he murders again.

 

MY REVIEW

I loved this book from start to finish it hooked me from the first page. Drex works with Mike Mallory who is a well built man who likes his food but is a computer genius, and Gifford Lewis who covers Drex’s back from the boss Rudkowski who really doesn’t like Drex. But how Rudkowski ever got to be in charge is anyone’s guess. Drex has been looking for the man they know as Weston Graham for years he is convinced he has murdered numerous wealthy women and then just disappeared changing his identity and looks each time, the problem is he has no proof. Also no bodies until the that of Marian Harris was found in a container with signs she had been buried alive. Mike and Gif call Drex about a new lead informing him they think they may have found Weston although the only photo of this man is very blurred so as they say it may or may not be him. Bit Drex isn’t listening he is convinced that finally they are on his trail and he is determined not to lose him again. He doesn’t want Rudkowski to know either. The only thing is, the man is now known as Jasper Ford and is newly married to Talia Ford or Talia Shafa as she still uses her maiden name. But is Talia the next victim or is she an accomplice. Drex rents an apartment opposite the Fords house pretending to be a writer. This is when the fun begins.

Drex makes sure he gets to meet Jasper and Talia. Which leads to two problems Jasper isn’t convinced from the beginning that Drex isn’t who he says he is.Secondly Drex fancies Talia but can he trust her and obviously she is married to the man he believes is Weston Graham. Whilst Drex is on the inside Mike and Gif have his back on the outside. Rudkowski has got wind that something is going on with the threesome but has been told Drex is on a three week vacation and Gif is having surgery for haemorrhoids! so he puts a tail on Mike who isn’t really going anywhere anyway as long as he has his food delivered and has his laptop he can work from home. Another acquaintance of the Fords is Elaine Conner another wealthy woman who Drex flirts with just to rile Talia, but where does she fit in?

I love the way the plot Comes together, and each character has there little quirks. You are rooting for Drex and the guys and not rooting for the boss. Drex could probably talk his way out of a paper bag, he is just so persuasive even when local police forces and other agencies are involved he talks them round to his way most of the time despite the fact that Rudkowski is the boss. There are a couple of unexpected twists towards the end that I really didn’t expect. If you are looking for a gruesome serial killer thriller then this is not what you get this is more what I would call a contemporary romance/thriller. If you like Linda Howard, Nora Roberts chances are you will enjoy this. Overall this is a really good read, a book you could curl up with in a comfy chair or read on the beach or by the pool on holiday. I would certainly recommend it I give it 5 stars out of 5.

Thank you to #netgalley #Hodder&Stoughton #sandrabrown all opinions are my own and honest. This book is available to pre order now and will be released on the 8th August 2019

THE AUTHOR

Sandra Brown is the author of numerous New York Times bestselling thrillers. She lives in Arlington Texas. Visit her website at http://www.sandrabrown.com and connect with her on Twitter:@SandraBrown_NYT


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