Sandra Brown brings us a tale of suspense and love in UNSPEAKABLE,
her latest novel. Brown's intense style combines flowing metaphors
and an unforgettable storyline to create another --- she has
written more than thirty --- pageturner destined to be a
With themes of hatred, love, fear, and revenge, UNSPEAKABLE tells
the story of a family torn apart by greed and resurrected by love.
Anna Corbett married into a family broken by her husband's evil
stepbrothers, Carl and Cecil Herbold. Stimulated by violence, these
brothers evolved into full-blown killers. Carl, serving a life
sentence, plans a vengeful escape and a reunion with his brother
intending to return to their hometown of Blewer County, TX to face
the family that deserted them in their deliquency.
Dean Corbett, a faithful husband and a loyal son, died before his
wife Anna bore their only son. Left with a son, her father-in-law,
and a challenging disability --- she is deaf --- Anna now lives
silent and alone, unaware that she is the center of Carl Herbold's
plan. At the same time a drifter, Jack Sawyer, enters her life.
Jack is aware of Carl's escape and arrives at the Corbett ranch
pretending he needs work when in reality he hopes to protect the
innocent deaf woman and her young son from Herbold's rage. Through
Jack, Anna is faced with another chance at love.
Carl Herbold's escape weaves a twisted web that began 20 years
earlier involving Ezzy - a retired lawman searching for the truth;
Jack - a man with a dark past facing a love he no longer can deny;
and Anna - a woman locked in her silence, yet strong enough to
grapple the evils that await her.
Brown brings all of these characters together to create an
unpredictable and intense conclusion to her latest tale.
UNSPEAKABLE takes you on a riveting journey, filled with haunting
images and intriguing storylines that will leave you
Reviewed by Susanne Trani on January 24, 2011