Smash Cut by Sandra Brown (c2009)
The extremely wealthy Paul Wheeler is shot in an elevator with Julie Rutledge by his side in what appears to be a robbery. What follows is the fascinating tale of proving "who done it." Evidence points to Ms. Rutledge setting the murder up. The quintessential villain, though not the actual killer, Creighton Wheeler, is a true sociopath who is obsessed with re-enacting scenes from murder mystery films (a smash cut is an abrupt scene in a film). There are many clever turns and twists, most quite believable and logical. I found myself waking in the night and wondering how on earth this clever villain was going to be found out and punished. Very satisfying ending. Check catalog for availability.
- submitted by Kathy R @ Zablocki