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Outfox New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown combines heartstopping suspense and forbidden passion in this psychological thriller about an FBI agent's hunt for a ruthless conman turned serial killerSure to keep readers on the edge of their seats, this new novel will feature Brown's signature combination of steamy romance and jawdropping plot twistsFBI agent Drex Easton is relentlessly driven by a single goal: to outmaneuver the conman once known as Weston Graham Over the past thirty years, Weston has assumed many names and countless disguises, enabling him to lure eight wealthy women out of their fortunes before they disappeared without a trace, their families left without answers and the authorities without clues The only common trait among the victims: a new man in their life who also vanished, leaving behind no evidence of his existenceexcept for one signature customDrex is convinced that these women have been murdered, and that the man he knows as Weston Graham is the sociopath responsible But each time Drex gets close to catching him, Weston trades one persona for another and disappears again Now, for the first time in their long game of cat and mouse, Drex has a suspect in sightAttractive and charming, Jasper Ford is recently married to a successful businesswoman many years his junior, Talia Shafer Drex insinuates himself into their lives, posing as a new neighbor and setting up surveillance on their house The closer he gets to the couple, the convinced he becomes that Jasper is the clever, merciless predator he's soughtand that his own attraction to Talia threatens to compromise his purpose and integrityThis is Drex's one chance to outfox his cunning nemesis before he murders again and eludes justice forever But first he must determine if the desirable Talia is a heartless accompliceor the next victim [EPUB] ✼ The End (The 30-Day Collective Book 1) ✿ Ellen A. Easton – 9facts.co.uk this new novel will feature Brown's signature combination of steamy romance and jawdropping plot twistsFBI agent Drex Easton is relentlessly driven by a single goal: to outmaneuver the conman once known as Weston Graham Over the past thirty years ➽ [Download] ✤ The Light Over London By Julia Kelly ➲ – 9facts.co.uk Weston has assumed many names and countless disguises [Ebook] ➣ Cell By Robin Cook – 9facts.co.uk enabling him to lure eight wealthy women out of their fortunes before they disappeared without a trace ❰Download❯ ➺ Braving the Wilderness Author Brené Brown – 9facts.co.uk their families left without answers and the authorities without clues The only common trait among the victims: a new man in their life who also vanished [Ebook] ➣ Lightning / Midnight / The Bad Place By Dean Koontz – 9facts.co.uk leaving behind no evidence of his existenceexcept for one signature customDrex is convinced that these women have been murdered ❴Read❵ ➳ A Cidade Das Trevas (Dean Koontzs Frankenstein, Author Dean Koontz – 9facts.co.uk and that the man he knows as Weston Graham is the sociopath responsible But each time Drex gets close to catching him [BOOKS] ⚣ Iron Council (New Crobuzon, By China Miéville – 9facts.co.uk Weston trades one persona for another and disappears again Now [KINDLE] ❅ Big Magic By Elizabeth Gilbert – 9facts.co.uk for the first time in their long game of cat and mouse [BOOKS] ✭ Bloody Acquisitions (Fred, the Vampire Accountant, By Drew Hayes – 9facts.co.uk Drex has a suspect in sightAttractive and charming ❁ [EPUB] ✹ Dangerous By Amanda Quick ➚ – 9facts.co.uk Jasper Ford is recently married to a successful businesswoman many years his junior [Read] ➬ Succeed and Grow Rich through Persuasion Author Napoleon Hill – 9facts.co.uk Talia Shafer Drex insinuates himself into their lives ➺ [Reading] ➼ Agile Software Requirements By Dean Leffingwell ➯ – 9facts.co.uk posing as a new neighbor and setting up surveillance on their house The closer he gets to the couple ➠ [Epub] ➚ The Last Kids on Earth By Max Brallier ➪ – 9facts.co.uk the convinced he becomes that Jasper is the clever ❴Epub❵ ➞ Fusiliers Author Mark Urban – 9facts.co.uk merciless predator he's soughtand that his own attraction to Talia threatens to compromise his purpose and integrityThis is Drex's one chance to outfox his cunning nemesis before he murders again and eludes justice forever But first he must determine if the desirable Talia is a heartless accompliceor the next victim


About the Author: Sandra Brown

See this thread for information Sandra Brown is the author of than sixty New York Times bestsellers, including STING (2016), FRICTION (2015), MEAN STREAK (2014), DEADLINE(2013), LOW PRESSURE (2012), LETHAL (2011).Brown began her writing career in 1981 and since then has published over seventy novels, bringing the number of copies of her books in print worldwide to upwards of eighty million Her work has been translated into over thirty languages.In 2009 Brown detoured from romantic suspense to write, Rainwater, a much acclaimed, powerfully moving historical fiction story about honor and sacrifice during the Great Depression Brown was given an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Texas Christian University She was named Thriller Master for 2008, the top award given by the International Thriller Writer’s Association Other awards and commendations include the 2007 Texas Medal of Arts Award for Literature and the Romance Writers of America’s Lifetime Achievement Award.



10 thoughts on “Outfox

  1. Melissa Melissa says:

    *3.25-ish stars*

    Despite what the title may have hinted at, Sandra Brown’s latest release failed to *outfox* this loyal reader. Her signature plot trickery deployed to dupe readers—in only the best way possible, of course—wasn’t up to snuff this go-round. No doubt a decent read overall, but several rungs below what’s become her standard. The harmonious counterbalance of suspense and romance Brown has excelled at in the past, eradicated by a plot-hole ridden investigation.

    Brown’s name tops my romantic suspense leaderboard, by leaps and bounds above others in the genre. Game-changing plot twists, combined with potent doses of sexual tension from her love interests, typically spell page-turner.  I would say that’s true here, for the first half of the lengthy novel. At the midway point, things take a bit of a turn though—transitioning from intriguing to repetitive and theatrical. Well, except for the love part, but more on that in a bit. 

    Oozing charm and with a deep dimple to boot, FBI agent, Drex (what a name!) Easton makes it easy to get wrapped up in his mission. Driven by a blood oath and deep-seated need for vengeance, Drex has spent the entirety of his adulthood chasing a faceless man. A chameleon responsible for the alleged disappearance of eight women and their sizable bank balances. When Drex gets a lead on his mark's assumed identity and location, he wastes no time planting himself in the rented garage apartment next door. Selling himself as a struggling writer, looking for color and context to beef up his debut, he sets up surveillance. Despite concrete evidence or the discovery of any bodies, Drex intuitively knows Jasper Ford is his man. What Drex couldn't plan for, the connection he feels when he locks eyes with Talia, Jasper's much younger wife.  Which makes uncovering her role—accomplice or potential victim—pivotal.

    The why driving the suspense is a tad murky. Lost among the jurisdictional interferences, the annoyance of Drex’s arch-nemesis Rudkowski, and the blatant lack of evidence. Things get a touch overwrought and even downright messy at times. And the mundane collection that provides the only link between the cases, completely uninspired.

    Drex and Talia's connection is an effortless scene-stealer. Threaded throughout are bouts of witty banter, and an attraction so intense, at times it's all-consuming. There are a few subtle clues—seasoned romance readers will likely pick up on—as to where things are headed for the newfound duo. Nothing that detracts from their journey per se, but with the potential to drag a reader's preferences into the equation. Or maybe not. In a surprise turn of events, my typical loathing for the said scenario marked a no-show. The gaping hole instead filled by a healthy dose of unabashed glee. An epilogue so stellar in fact, it acted almost like a salve, mitigating my disappointment with the other plot lines. I couldn't have dreamt up a more fitting end.

    *Thanks to Poisoned Pen and Sandra Brown for landing a personalized copy on my doorstep. ♥

  2. Corina Corina says:

    Outfox was a fantastic cat and mouse game.

    It had many twists and turns, therefore there was no chance for me getting bored. As a matter of fact, the chase which was the main focal point of Outfox was what I loved the most about this book. Because if you boil it down to the basics, it was a story about two very intelligent men trying to outfox each other - and I've always loved these kind of premises.

    Unsurprisingly the tension was high throughout the entire book. For one thing both male protagonists were incredibly smart and neither was ready to give up. The way they tried to outwit each other was incredibly captivating. As a matter of fact the few close calls between Drex and Weston were enough of a reason to keep me on the edge of my seat for most of the novel.

    If I had the time, I would have read this book in one sitting. Especially since it was written so well, with a perfectly planned and executed plot. Furthermore the chemistry between Drex and Talia was palpable, and added another layer of complexity. The very sensual atmosphere between them, their sizzling but also forbidden attraction was like catnip for me. I couldn't get enough.

    Altogether it was an intense and captivating read. I really loved the plot. It was unique, thrilling, fast paced, action packed and was supported by a great cast.

    This book should be on anyone's romantic suspense reading list. It's definitely one of my favorite books by her.


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  3. Anne OK Anne OK says:

    If you’ve read the book blurb, I’m betting you’re already convinced to add this one to your TBR list. You won’t be disappointed!

    Anytime there’s a new release from Sandra Brown, there’s cause for celebration. She is one of the best romantic suspense writers on the scene and for years has been one of my favorite writers. Each new novel refines her talent and quickly becomes one to be remembered. This is the case with “Outfox.”

    In a slow-on-the-get-go twisted mind-game between a clever and ruthless old fox, who has killed too many hens and evaded capture for twenty years, and a determined hound dog with a nose for sniffing out trouble (and one who isn’t cryin’ all the time), Brown delivers a wild foxhunt. One in which Drex Easton has a personal stake. Well-plotted with plenty of unexpected surprises to keep you thrown off the chase. It’s not long before the pace picks up and doesn’t stop until it carries readers over the finish line with a flag-waving cheer.

    Sandra Brown once again aces the delivery of an intense and sensual forbidden romance pulsing with energy. There’s almost always an unforgettable happily-ever-after from her, but sometimes she makes her readers work extra hard for it.

    Amid the murder and mayhem, and against his better judgment, Drex is attracted, captivated and drawn to Talia Shafer, a married woman – whose husband, Jasper Ford, is Drex’s numero uno suspect. Could it be possible that Talia may even be an accomplice in Jasper’s murderous romance scams to defraud women of their fortunes? Ambiguities fill the pages enriching the story and forcing readers to constantly seek the truth. A little ambiguity keeps you on your toes and exercises the old brain a bit. I kind of enjoyed having Sandra Brown mess with my head.

    With a PhD in criminal psychology, a FBI badge in his pocket and his weapon always at-the-ready, Drex Easton goes with what gets the job done. Telling lies is as easy as breathing for him, along with some window-peeping, too. He may have a bit of bad boy in him. He’s definitely not a strictly-by-the-book kind of guy. You may not like him at first, but give it a little time and trust SB to convince you that he’s earned his spot on the infamous list of her past heroes.

    Once you begin, you're barely going to blink until you've reached the end and find that Sandra Brown has saved the best for last. With a high level of intrigue and an unexpected stunning “gotcha,” she may have outfoxed us all.

    Don’t miss out on one of the most highly anticipated romantic suspense releases of the summer. Outfox is an intensely gripping thriller that will keep you guessing until the very end -- my very favorite kind.

    An absolute must-read!

  4. Mo Mo says:


    Well, that is hard to believe ... can barely shove the rating up to 3 but I will... it was a 2.5, at best. Honestly, it did nothing for me. I didn't like the characters. I felt there was no real development with the relationship between Drex and Talia. I mean, you have seen my previous reviews of SB books. I usually LOVE them. They are re-reads and audio listens!


    I am a little annoyed as these new books are not cheap. Plus I was waiting all summer for this one! I am not sure if it Publishers or Editors who want authors to release a book every year ... when maybe they are not in the frame of mind to do so and they just trot out something to keep the publishers and the bank happy. No idea.


    I think I will have to lower the expectations a little for her next book. This is my opinion. A lot of my friends loved it/will love it ... I mean, where was the big twist that we are so used to getting in an SB book?



    OK, there wasn't a typewriter used but it looks so much prettier than a modern day laptop!! See, I am fucking desperate here ... LOL.

    Even the ending was a bit predictable and boring ...

    Where does a writer begin looking for inspiration?

    I don't know the answer to that but I sure hope SB finds some inspiration for her next book - for me, at least.

    You can do it, Sandra, I know ...

  5. Anita Anita says:

    Sun, lake, sailing, hiking, a week with family and a new Sandra Brown book. Life just doesn't get any better than this and this was a perfect book to read on a long drive and any time I could steal away from everyone! The romance tough to warm up to, but the steam and charisma just oozed off the page once the heat turned up. The suspense was full of twists and misdirection. I wasn't that taken with the heroine, and the hero kept me guessing just what he would do next. The ending was vintage Sandra Brown, loved it!

    Drex Easton has been on the trail of a serial killer of women for most of his adult life. This killer, known to Drex as Weston Graham, started his career with Drex's mother and has killed seven other women, that Drex knows about, and he has never left a clue. They each had a new man in their lives, disappeared without a trace after their bank accounts had been looted, and the new man also disappeared as if he had been vapor. With no evidence and no clues, the FBI seriously doubt that he even exists, but Drex knows in his bones that he does.

    With help from his friends, Drex is finally onto a person that just could be the killer. They have finally found a pattern that fits the killers known victims, that they know how the killer selects his victims. This time it appears that the killer has departed from his pattern, this time he married his mark. The only way to know for sure is to go the Charleston, SC and find out.

    Drex goes about insinuating himself into the neighborhood as a writer looking to polish his book by adding a dose of southern flavor to it. His next door neighbor is a trim, fit sixtysomething married to a beautiful, young businesswoman who is loaded. Drex's room above the garage next door gives him the perfect place to spy on Jasper Ford and his lovely wife, Talia Shafter.

    Talia is married to a man she believes is charming and attentive, but when Drex shows up she is drawn to him in a way she has never experienced before and she is very uneasy that her husband is more than a little suspicious of him. Drex has been nothing but solicitous and witty with her and her best friend Elaine. After getting close to the couple, Drex is certain that he has found his killer. A true psychopath who uses his charm to attract and kill. His only problem is that pesky thing called proof and his intense attraction to and fear for Talia.

  6. ♥Rachel♥ ♥Rachel♥ says:

    As the book description points out, Drex is sure he’s found Weston Graham, now going by Jasper Ford, a man he thinks is responsible for the disappearance of eight or more wealthy women over the years. Weston befriends them, and then they, along with their money disappear without a trace. Jasper has married a rich, younger woman, Talia, and Drex is determined to snare Jasper before any harm comes to her.

    Drex Easton was like most of Ms. Brown’s heroes, very male, hot blooded and a little rough around the edges. Yum! It was no wonder sparks flew between Talia and Drex the minute they laid eyes on each other. Their relationship at first was attraction laced with a little hostility, because Drex isn’t sure that Talia isn’t an accomplice, he goes back and forth with his feelings for her. Talia is attracted, but of course, she’s married to Jasper, yet, Talia something seems off with Jasper, especially since Drex came into their life. Jasper welcomes Drex into their lives, inviting him to dinner and such, but their exchanges are on the adversarial side, and Talia isn’t sure what’s going on. Is it a male pissing match or something more sinister?

    The story sucked me in right away, each chapter ending on sort of mini cliffhanger, so it pained me when I had to put the book down! Outfox was signature Sandra Brown, an addictive mystery, combustible romance, and a few twists sure to surprise! The last reveal was a total shock I didn’t see coming, but I loved how everything turned out!

    A copy was kindly provided by Grand Central Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

  7. Carole (Carole& Carole (Carole& says:

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.

    This was really good. I have a long history with Sandra Brown. I am not even sure how many years it has been since I first tried her work. I haven't read them all yet but I have quite a few under my belt. I have yet to be disappointed and look forward to getting my hands on her new work every year. It is safe to say that I went into this book with fairly high expectations and I pleased to say that they were all met. This was a highly entertaining story that was hard to put down at times.

    Agent Drex Easton has spent years focused on finding a single killer and he thinks that he may have finally tracked him down. He goes undercover and moves into the garage apartment next door to his suspect, Jasper Ford, and starts working to put the pieces together. Jasper lives in a large home with his much younger wife, Talia. Drex likes Talia immediately and may actually feel a little something more than that.

    This book did a lot of things really well. I thought that the mystery was very well done. I wanted Drex to get his man but I wasn't quite sure if Jasper was the right guy. I thought that all of the pieces fell into place at just the right time to really keep the momentum of the story moving forward. The characters were very well done. I liked Drex and Talia right away. I also thought that the pair of agents helping with the case, Gif and Mike, were both wonderful characters that added a lot to the story.

    I liked the romance between Drex and Talia for the most part. I thought that they had great chemistry together and really enjoyed their interactions. I really did wish that Talia had not been married though. Granted she may be married to a serial killer and her marriage might be built on lies so maybe it is okay? I do think that the romance worked despite my issues.

    I would highly recommend this book to others. I found this book to be quite the page-turner with some pretty big surprises along the way. I cannot wait to read more of Sandra Brown's work!

    I received a review copy of this book from Grand Central Publishing.

  8. Zoe Zoe says:

    Tense, twisty, and suspenseful!

    Outfox is a well-executed, tortuous tale that introduces us to the handsome, driven FBI agent Drex Easton as he heads out on a hunt for his mother’s murderer and a predator who’s been preying on single, rich women for more than thirty years.

    The writing is tight and intense. The characters are secretive, cunning, and tenacious. And the plot is a cat-and-mouse game full of twists, turns, deception, friendship, desire, temptation, attraction, danger, romance, violence, and murder.

    Sandra Brown is the best-selling author of more than sixty novels, and with this new release, it’s easy to see why. Outfox is a clever, action-packed page-turner that is complex, entertaining, and extremely satisfying.

    Thank you to Grand Central Publishing for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.

  9. Lisazj1 Lisazj1 says:

    3.5 stars, and I have to be honest, I waffled there for a while on whether to round up or down. I usually love Sandra Brown’s books. I didn’t hate this one but I didn’t love it either. The plot was pretty good and I did enjoy the investigation and plan to catch a killer. I just didn’t really care anything about anyone who was in it.

    Drex and Talia had no spark, despite what happened on page. I never felt or believed the desperation they were supposed to feel for each other. I frankly was kind of meh about all the characters, except I did like the local cops Locke and Menundez.

    Decent story but for me, the characters were flat. Not my favorite from a favorite author but it definitely won’t put me off whatever she writes next.

  10. Sheyla ✎ Sheyla ✎ says:



    I do love reading any of Sandra Brown's books. It brings me comfort to know ahead of time that I'll enjoy hours of entertainment. Outfox is a suspense romance novel with a serial killer on the loose.

    In Outfox, we have the main character, FBI agent Drex Easton who's seeking justice. He has made his life's work to hunt down the man responsible for the disappearance and possible murder of wealthy women and their fortunes. For Drex, the hunt is personal. He doesn't care about not running the investigation by the book as long as he can outfox his guy. After some new information comes to light, Dex is sure Weston Graham and Jasper Ford are the same man and with the help of two of his friends, he thinks he can prove it.

    When he moves next to Jasper, he meets his much younger wife, Thalia Shafer. Dex knows he's in trouble when he finds himself attracted to this woman. He doesn't know if she's an innocent and possibly his next victim or if she's his accomplice but one way or another, he's ready to find out. Using surveillance equipment and his own wit, he knows this time, he won't let Jasper disappear again.

    As a whole. I liked Outfox. I loved Drex's personality. He wanted to prove that there was a serial killer out there who had gotten away with murder for way too long and he was not going to be deterred. I liked Thalia too although it took me longer to like her character, I mean how did she not know that Jasper was evil. What made her say yes to his wedding proposal?

    Anyway, the suspense kept me entertained and the romance was fantastic! There was one twist that I thought came out of nowhere and didn't bring much to the storyline but that is just my opinion.

    Cliffhanger: No

    4/5 Fangs

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