Thick as Thieves

· Sold by Grand Central Publishing
48 reviews

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In this tantalizing thriller from a #1 New York Times bestselling author, a woman uncovers lifelong secrets as she searches for the truth behind her father's involvement in a heist gone wrong.

Twenty years ago in the dead of night, four seemingly random individuals pulled the ultimate heist and almost walked away with half a million dollars. But by daybreak, their plan had been shot to hell. One of them was in the hospital. One was in jail. One was dead. And one got away with it.

Arden Maxwell, the daughter of the man who disappeared all those years ago—presumably with the money, after murdering his accomplice—has never reconciled with her father's abandonment of her and her sister. After countless personal setbacks she decides to return to her family home near mysterious Caddo Lake, and finally get answers to the many questions that torment her. Little does she know, two of her father's co-conspirators—a war hero and a corrupt district attorney—are watching her every move.

Ledge Burnet, a rebellious teen at the time of the heist, evaded his jail sentence by enlisting in the army. Now he's back in town to care for his ailing father—and to keep his eye on the county's corrupt district attorney, whom he suspects was the real murderer. Although the two are bound to silence because of the crime they committed together, each has spent years waiting and hoping that the other will make a fatal misstep. But the arrival of their elusive accomplice's daughter, Arden, who may know more about the missing money than she's telling, sets them both on red alert. She ignites Ledge's determination to expose the D.A.'s treachery . . . and sparks a desire he wishes to deny.

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48 reviews
Patti Lucas
August 31, 2020
Once again Sandra Brown has delivered an incredible romantic thriller in Thick as Thieves. I have been reading Sandra Brown's books for years, and have loved everyone. I love her characters and the descriptions of the setting. I loved every page and could not put it down. I have been reading Sandra Brown's books for years, and have loved everyone. I loved all the surprise plot twists that happened throughout the story. Thick as Thieves is the story of Arden Maxwell and Ledge Burnet. For the past twenty years Arden has believed that her father Joe, robbed a local mercantile in Penton, Texas, killed a man and then disappeared with half a million dollars, leaving her and her older sister, Lisa as orphans. Both Arden and Ledge's lives are forever changed by those events twenty years ago. Arden is pregnant, and has decided to move back to their house in Penton to raise her daughter. I love that the story has flashbacks to the events twenty years ago that are told from the perspective of everyone involved in the burglary. Arden reaches out to Ledge to renovate the house, not knowing of Ledge's involvement in the burglary. As Arden searches for clues about her father, she begins a volatile relationship with Ledge. Arden and Ledge share secrets, although Ledge does not share all of his secrets with Arden. They both battle their feelings for one another. Thick as Thieves is filled with the bittersweet moments and surprise plot twists that I have come to love and expect in Sandra Brown's stories. She did not disappoint with her delivery of those in Thick as Thieves. I loved all the surprise plot twists, and was not expecting most of them. It was an incredible story and Sandra Brown has once again proven that she is an amazing storyteller. I love that Arden and Ledge get their happily ever after, even after Arden finds out his involvement in the burglary. I love how she explains her decision to Ledge. Thick as Thieves truly kept me on the edge of my seat with everything that was happening to Arden and Ledge as they searched for clues about her father and the missing money. It was a truly wonderful story and I was so happy that everything got resolved. Although, some of the outcomes are bittersweet.
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Barb Stremel
September 5, 2020
What a great story. Couldn't put it down. Loved the the surprise ending.
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Pamela Hankins
November 9, 2020
One of Sandra Brown's better books. Loved the entire story!
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Sandra Brown is the author of seventy-two New York Times bestsellers. There are over eighty million copies of her books in print worldwide, and her work has been translated into thirty-four languages. She lives in Texas. For more information you can visit

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