Mean Streak introduces us to Dr. Emory Charbonneau, pediatrician, marathon runner and discontented wife. Emory is a typically strong character who disappears on a North Carolina mountain road while training for a marathon. Her husband, Jeff, takes a bit too long to report her missing, and nasty weather makes finding her impossible.
Emory is alive and suffering from blunt head trauma. Was it from a fall or something else? When she regains consciousness she is seemingly being held captive by a man with a violent past. Before she can escape they meet up with people who might prove more dangerous.
The police suspect Jeff, and the reader has no idea who to suspect from page to page. There are a number of twists and turns in this book, and as in all of Ms. Brown's books, the reader finds himself/herself trying to figure out clues that keep changing until the very end of this well written book. In her writing, Sandra Brown has figured out how to mix romance with excitement in the best possible way, and I definitely recommend this for those who want one more great "summer read" before the new season changes our moods.
Publisher - Grand Central Publishing
Date of Publication - August 19, 2014