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The year 1920 comes in with a roar in this rousing and suspenseful novel by #1 New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown. Prohibition is the new law of the land, but murder, mayhem, lust, and greed are already institutions in the Moonshine Capitol of Texas. Thatcher Hutton, a war-weary soldier on the way back to his cowboy life, jumps from a moving freight train to av The year 1920 comes in with a roar in this rousing and suspenseful novel by #1 New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown. Prohibition is the new law of the land, but murder, mayhem, lust, and greed are already institutions in the Moonshine Capitol of Texas. Thatcher Hutton, a war-weary soldier on the way back to his cowboy life, jumps from a moving freight train to avoid trouble . . . and lands in more than he bargained for. On the day he arrives in Foley, Texas, a local woman goes missing. Thatcher, the only stranger in town, is suspected of her abduction, and worse. Standing between him and exoneration are a corrupt mayor, a crooked sheriff, a notorious cathouse madam, a sly bootlegger, feuding moonshiners . . . and a young widow whose soft features conceal an iron will. What was supposed to be a fresh start for Laurel Plummer turns to tragedy. Left destitute but determined to dictate her own future, Laurel plunges into the lucrative regional industry, much to the dislike of the good ol’ boys, who have ruled supreme. Her success quickly makes her a target for cutthroat competitors, whose only code of law is reprisal. As violence erupts, Laurel and—now deputy—Thatcher find themselves on opposite sides of a moonshine war, where blood flows as freely as whiskey.


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The year 1920 comes in with a roar in this rousing and suspenseful novel by #1 New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown. Prohibition is the new law of the land, but murder, mayhem, lust, and greed are already institutions in the Moonshine Capitol of Texas. Thatcher Hutton, a war-weary soldier on the way back to his cowboy life, jumps from a moving freight train to av The year 1920 comes in with a roar in this rousing and suspenseful novel by #1 New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown. Prohibition is the new law of the land, but murder, mayhem, lust, and greed are already institutions in the Moonshine Capitol of Texas. Thatcher Hutton, a war-weary soldier on the way back to his cowboy life, jumps from a moving freight train to avoid trouble . . . and lands in more than he bargained for. On the day he arrives in Foley, Texas, a local woman goes missing. Thatcher, the only stranger in town, is suspected of her abduction, and worse. Standing between him and exoneration are a corrupt mayor, a crooked sheriff, a notorious cathouse madam, a sly bootlegger, feuding moonshiners . . . and a young widow whose soft features conceal an iron will. What was supposed to be a fresh start for Laurel Plummer turns to tragedy. Left destitute but determined to dictate her own future, Laurel plunges into the lucrative regional industry, much to the dislike of the good ol’ boys, who have ruled supreme. Her success quickly makes her a target for cutthroat competitors, whose only code of law is reprisal. As violence erupts, Laurel and—now deputy—Thatcher find themselves on opposite sides of a moonshine war, where blood flows as freely as whiskey.

30 review for Blind Tiger

  1. 5 out of 5

    Corina

    I have been reading and enjoying Sandra Brown books for many years now. And over the years I come to expect a certain story. Her novels are always entertaining, have great romantic suspense, and a good amount of sexual tension between the couples. But when I picked up BLIND TIGER I didn’t realize that this book would be vastly different to what I come to expect form this author. Different but GOOD!!! BLIND TIGER is set in the past. The roaring 20s. A time when making moonshine was a dangerous way I have been reading and enjoying Sandra Brown books for many years now. And over the years I come to expect a certain story. Her novels are always entertaining, have great romantic suspense, and a good amount of sexual tension between the couples. But when I picked up BLIND TIGER I didn’t realize that this book would be vastly different to what I come to expect form this author. Different but GOOD!!! BLIND TIGER is set in the past. The roaring 20s. A time when making moonshine was a dangerous way of making a living. Laurel, young but already going through one life lesson after another, was such a strong women, that became more obvious with each chapter. She was feisty, smart and brave. And didn’t hesitate to do what needed to be done in a very resolute and capable way. Thatcher hitchhiked his way through the US on trains and had to literally jump off to safe his skin. That alone was already such a great start to the book. Right after he jumped off, he made his way to Laurel’s ranch and from the very first moment he and Laurel met, there was something in the air. Thatcher was someone who handled everything in a very analytical way. He was calm under pressure, which helped him more than one time. He was assertive when needed. Always supportive and understanding, and never overbearing. Especially when it came to Laurel. Their relationship was a semi-slow burn, nicely paced, especially in regards to the circumstances and time period. Their connection felt authentic and real. AND MAYBE BECAUSE I DIDN’T EXPECT THIS KIND OF STORY, I ENJOYED IT EVEN MORE SO. In retrospect, what I loved the most about this book was that the author decided to write something completely different from her usual genre. Sometimes authors get into a rut, and books start to sound the same. They become repetitive along the line of cookie cutter stories. But with this novel the author changed it up. Also the book was really well researched, and thanks to the research the novel was rich in detail and felt very authentic to the time period. The tension because of the territory wars between the different moonshine producers and the ruthlessness that always an issues when it comes to money making kept me flipping pages. Then there were the speakeasies, the hidden bars, which were a well kept secret because of the prohibition at that time and the people who risked their lives by making a living brewing illegally in hidden camps. All of it made for a fascinating story. All in all, I had a fabulous time reading BLIND TIGER!!! And would love to read more stories like this in the future. ___________________________________ I received a copy of this book from the publisher for free in exchange for an honest review. My opinions have not been influenced by the publisher or the author. You can find me on my blog and on Bookstagram

  2. 5 out of 5

    Mo

    4.5 Stars! Set in the 1920's Prohibition era in Texas, this is a departure by Brown from her usual contemporary books. She has written another "historical", Rainwater, which I did read and enjoy. I don't know if her die-hard fans will enjoy this foray into 1920's land but it still has the all the themes that you might expect from a SB book ... tall, dark, handsome hero, strong "no-nonsense", beautiful heroine, attention to detail, secondary characters that you either love or hate ... I enjoyed it 4.5 Stars! Set in the 1920's Prohibition era in Texas, this is a departure by Brown from her usual contemporary books. She has written another "historical", Rainwater, which I did read and enjoy. I don't know if her die-hard fans will enjoy this foray into 1920's land but it still has the all the themes that you might expect from a SB book ... tall, dark, handsome hero, strong "no-nonsense", beautiful heroine, attention to detail, secondary characters that you either love or hate ... I enjoyed it. I could have done without the "details" of one gruesome incident in the tale ... a little bit gratuitous, I thought. Then again, I have read worse so I shouldn't really complain. The five-button placket on his undershirt was open, revealing a wedge of dark chest hair that looked soft ... We can always rely on SB to confirm that the hero has a hairy chest!! Fucking hell. This was turning out to be some morning ... It was interesting to read about Prohibition. No wonder there was a Black Market for bootleg booze ... It was a time of poverty so people tried to make a dime in any way they could, even if it was against the law. He kissed her again. This time it started out tender, but almost at once turned tempestuous. I still think Brown's earlier books like Chill Factor, The Alibi and a few more cannot be topped. They are books that I will re-read and listen to again. I might read this one again at some time in the future but it just missed a full FIVE stars from me. Still (excuse the pun), it was a much more enjoyable read for me than her last two books. "You're the damnedest, most complicated woman I've ever met. But I can't stop wanting you." "I used to think the difference between right and wrong was clear-cut. Law and justice meant the same thing. But I'm not sure of that anymore." And, as it was not available on Kindle for me, I HAD to buy the Hardcover! The things I do for my love of books ...

  3. 5 out of 5

    Karen

    4.5 STARS Finally another worthy Sandra Brown! Loved it. But I'll have to admit the historic backdrop and the prohibition storyline threw me for a loop. I suspect that many SB followers may have an issue with this. I did not. I found it a refreshing step outside of the box. The story was so dark and twisted. Almost reminded times of a Steinbeck. Loved the characters, and the way she spread the guilt around. I mean there wasn't one character that wasn't breaking some kind of law. Lots of good peop 4.5 STARS Finally another worthy Sandra Brown! Loved it. But I'll have to admit the historic backdrop and the prohibition storyline threw me for a loop. I suspect that many SB followers may have an issue with this. I did not. I found it a refreshing step outside of the box. The story was so dark and twisted. Almost reminded times of a Steinbeck. Loved the characters, and the way she spread the guilt around. I mean there wasn't one character that wasn't breaking some kind of law. Lots of good people doing bad shit. The romance was a slow burn, but it worked well within the plot. My only complaint was that it was a bit long. Otherwise, I was all in. I did have to look up the meaning of the title. And I will tell you it means... A place where liquor is sold illegally. Also known as a 'speakeasy.' It was made popular during the prohibition era. These places were often disguised as curiosity shops displaying dead animals. I'm guessing like stuffed hunting trophies. If I'm the only person in the world who didn't know that, well, I'm not too proud to admit it. ;) I listened to this in audiobook form. It was narrated by Jason Culp, who did an excellent job. And, I am once again looking forward to SB's next release. B-)

  4. 4 out of 5

    Lisazj1

    4.5 stars! This was the Sandra Brown book I've been looking for. I'm a long-time reader of this author and I love her style romantic suspense, her rough, tender heroes and kickass heroines. And yes, she does have a formula but when it works, it really works. Her last few just haven't been my favorites but she struck gold for me with this one. All the things I love from SB, set in Texas during the height of Prohibition, and the dangerous, cut-throat business that was moonshining. This author does 4.5 stars! This was the Sandra Brown book I've been looking for. I'm a long-time reader of this author and I love her style romantic suspense, her rough, tender heroes and kickass heroines. And yes, she does have a formula but when it works, it really works. Her last few just haven't been my favorites but she struck gold for me with this one. All the things I love from SB, set in Texas during the height of Prohibition, and the dangerous, cut-throat business that was moonshining. This author doesn't often write historical fiction but she definitely did her homework for this world. The time setting is rich and vivid, so well done I believed every word and character. Everything about this story worked for me. I loved Thatcher Hutton. Thatcher is a former cowboy turned soldier who's just kind of drifting along after the war, working his way back home. He passes through Foley, TX and as a drifter, gets pinned for the suspected murder of a housewife who goes missing after he was seen talking to her earlier, inquiring about a room for rent. But Thatcher isn't some hapless no-good and the local sheriff is *luckily* no idiot. With no evidence against him, Thatcher is released and as his circumstances change, decides to stay on to earn some money to move on. Laurel Plummer was brought to Foley by her husband, Derby, recently returned home from the war himself. But shortly after arriving, she finds herself alone with her father-in-law, Irv. All the plans she thought she had for the future left in the dust. When Laurel discovers that Irv has a small 'shine operation going, she sets about trying to help Irv grow his profits and expand. Laurel is just trying to make the best of the bad hand she was dealt. But she was out of her depth with this world and despite the constant warnings from Irv and others as to the dangers involved, she often didn't listen or just brushed concerns aside. She made foolish decisions and acted recklessly, truly not understanding the risks. Inevitably, trouble showed up. Thatcher and Laurel meet when he was first making his way into Foley. There was an instant, electric attraction, and though Thatcher was on his way within minutes, he's continually drawn to Laurel throughout the story. And she feels the same though she denies it all the way, for different reasons. Honestly, the romance is secondary to the plot but I didn't mind at all. And it worked, given the time period, circumstances and all that was happening. (view spoiler)[I do have to say that I kind of wanted to smack Laurel a few times. 🙄 Not necessarily about the romance but just in general, LOL. (hide spoiler)] The story was exciting, fast-paced and filled with danger, back-stabbing, dirty-dealings and murder. There's a large cast of characters, from the good to the very, very bad but really, almost everybody is a little bit shady in some way or other. I have to give it to Sandra Brown, she did a phenomenal job at giving those characterizations so many different shades of gray, though there are some of them just out and out black-hearted. First class, genuine entertainment and my favorite SB novel in a while. I loved it!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Teresa

    As a long-time reader of Sandra Brown, I was thrilled to receive this ARC for Blind Tiger. This story is steeped in rich historical fact, based in 1920 during the notorious time of prohibition. Laurel Plummer, a young wife and mother, has been left by her husband in the most horrific and final way, at his father’s home in Foley, Texas. A stranger to the area and to her new father-in-law, Irv Plummer, she is welcomed along with her infant daughter. Unfortunately, Irv lives in an old shack without As a long-time reader of Sandra Brown, I was thrilled to receive this ARC for Blind Tiger. This story is steeped in rich historical fact, based in 1920 during the notorious time of prohibition. Laurel Plummer, a young wife and mother, has been left by her husband in the most horrific and final way, at his father’s home in Foley, Texas. A stranger to the area and to her new father-in-law, Irv Plummer, she is welcomed along with her infant daughter. Unfortunately, Irv lives in an old shack without any conveniences miles from town, but Laurel accepts her lot and makes the best of things. Former cowboy, Thatcher Hutton, is returning from World War I to is former ranching life when he comes across Laurel after jumping from a freight train. He is immediately smitten with her. She gives him directions to Foley, the nearest town where after finding lodging he is immediately arrested for the disappearance of the wife of a local doctor. While Thatcher is fighting for his freedom, Laurel is fighting to make a life for herself and her daughter. When an opportunity presents itself, she jumps right in, but soon clashes with local corrupt politicians, and ruthless competitors. To make matters worse, Thatcher has been released from jail and has now been deputized. He inserts himself into her life at every opportunity letting her know his intentions toward her. Brown has written a powerful story based on historical fact with fascinating characters. Her in-depth research gives the reader great insight on how it might have been to live during the times of prohibition, speakeasies, and illegal moonshining. While this was not my favorite Sandra Brown book, it is still a solid contender. I thank NetGalley and the publisher, Grand Central Publishing, for the opportunity to read this book for my honest opinion. I gave this book three and one-half stars rounded up to four.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Farshana ❤️rainnbooks❤️

    OK, it is Sandra Brown, so what do you expect? Romance, YES; Suspense, of course, that is what she excels at but BLIND TIGER offers more, it goes back into the history of Texas during the Prohibition Act of 1920. Ever since I had read the heart-warming RAINWATER, I had been waiting for Sandra Brown to return to historical fiction and BLIND TIGER is a marvelous work of beauty. This book made me laugh, Made me sigh, Made me dream, Made me angry, Made me sad, and Made my heart go wild with that ‘All hell OK, it is Sandra Brown, so what do you expect? Romance, YES; Suspense, of course, that is what she excels at but BLIND TIGER offers more, it goes back into the history of Texas during the Prohibition Act of 1920. Ever since I had read the heart-warming RAINWATER, I had been waiting for Sandra Brown to return to historical fiction and BLIND TIGER is a marvelous work of beauty. This book made me laugh, Made me sigh, Made me dream, Made me angry, Made me sad, and Made my heart go wild with that ‘All hell breaks loose” scene in the end! They don’t make men like Thatcher anymore, his integrity and honor so much on the surface that people meeting him have no choice but to trust him at his word. OK, Sandra Brown does not need any validation from me, but it is such an amazing feat to have your main character utter the bare minimum words and yet convey that streak of righteous honesty inside him. His first scene with Laurel was pure gold, the silent communication that evokes feelings without too many words and in a setting that conveys the bleakness of the surroundings, it was simplythe most outstanding piece of writing by the author. But it is not just Laurel and Thatcher that captures the hearts of the reader in this story of bootlegging and moonshining, it is Irv, with his irascible temperament, it is Ernie, the chemist who loves the rugged terrain, it is Corrine whose grit is enough to slay a hundred monsters, it is Bill whose heart grieves for his lost son and bleeds for his alcoholic wife, it is Mike and Davy, the rambunctious twins whose joie de vivre is enough to light up the world, it is even Mr. Hobson whose minor presence in the story is plentiful to show the heart of gold he possesses, it is these whole hosts of characters that make BLIND TIGER one of my favorite read of this year. Suspense, intrigue, murder, greed, desire, romance, danger, gunfights interwoven thru a time of rich history, there’s a bit of everything in this novel and Sandra Brown has just outclassed herself. If you are a fan of Sandra Brown, believe me, she’s switched genre brilliantly after the latest bestseller Thick as Thieves: The gripping, sexy new thriller from New York Times bestselling author but if you are a first-time reader, pick out any of her works, the Envy, The Switch, Rainwater, Tailspin, Outfox, just naming a few here but each book of hers is a joyride to oblivion. Exhilarating 5 stars⛈️⛈️⛈️⛈️⛈️ This review is published in my blog https://rainnbooks.com/, Goodreads, Amazon India, Book Bub, Medium.com, Facebook, and Twitter.

  7. 5 out of 5

    ♥Rachel♥

    Blind Tiger takes us back to 1920’s when the country is just recovering from the Great War and Prohibition is law. Running moonshine has become a lucrative and dangerous fact of life and the little Texas town of Foley is full of moonshiners vying for market share. Thatcher Hutton a soldier on his way home but ends up in Foley. He just wants to make enough money to get back home but is caught up in the disappearance of a woman, bootlegging and intrigued by a headstrong widow, Laurel Plummer. The Blind Tiger takes us back to 1920’s when the country is just recovering from the Great War and Prohibition is law. Running moonshine has become a lucrative and dangerous fact of life and the little Texas town of Foley is full of moonshiners vying for market share. Thatcher Hutton a soldier on his way home but ends up in Foley. He just wants to make enough money to get back home but is caught up in the disappearance of a woman, bootlegging and intrigued by a headstrong widow, Laurel Plummer. The minute he lays eyes her he’s drawn in even though she’s completely prickly with him. Young widow Laurel wants to never be completely reliant on a man again. She’s determined to find a way to provide for herself and falls into a dangerous opportunity. Suspicious of Thatcher and yet drawn to him it’s a push and pull of desire between them. They had great chemistry and I knew it just a matter of time before they gave into their attraction. This was an interesting and volatile period in history, and even though the story was a little slow going at first, I was immediately engrossed. Sandra Brown’s short chapters that usually end with a bit of a cliffhanger sucked me right in, and as usual there were a few surprising twists and turns, a feature I love about her writing! I didn’t want to put it down and ended up putting off another book I planned to read so I finish! A copy was kindly provided by Grand Central Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

  8. 5 out of 5

    ♥Sharon♥

    4.5 stars Sandra Brown will always be an auto buy author for me. I especially love her earlier books and the endless hairy chested men and strong independent heroines that grace her pages. Her last few books don't quite live up to those for me but I enjoyed them nonetheless! For some reason it took me a bit of time get into the story. I can’t put my finger on what it was but around the 40% mark is when I was completely hooked. Blind Tiger may not have hit the super high notes for me but it definit 4.5 stars Sandra Brown will always be an auto buy author for me. I especially love her earlier books and the endless hairy chested men and strong independent heroines that grace her pages. Her last few books don't quite live up to those for me but I enjoyed them nonetheless! For some reason it took me a bit of time get into the story. I can’t put my finger on what it was but around the 40% mark is when I was completely hooked. Blind Tiger may not have hit the super high notes for me but it definitely was a great read. I’m not going to say much about the storyline as it would be too easy for it to be a spoiler. The Prohibition theme kept things interesting. I have to say the portrayed behavior of that time (true or not) was a bit alarming. On to the characters. I was impressed by the leading lady's tenacity. Life was not great for her. One heartache after another. She wasn't one to wallow in self pity and saw fit to change things. I was also impressed by her baking skills! LOL I would love to have a slice of one of her pies with a dollop of cream on top. Our leading man Thatcher and his dusting of chest hair was dreamy! He was also a stand up newly appointed I don't want to be deputy and sort of horse whisperer. He loved Laurel’s pies too. Among other things. :) There seemed to always be this constant tension between the two of them with an underlying attraction that was thrumming just below the surface. I loved their ‘FINALLY’ moment. Geez SB had us waiting until the 80% mark. But she made it well worth the wait. There was never a dull moment and per usual there were a few twists and turns along the way and one at the end that I did not expect. A great cast of secondary characters. Some I loved and some I loathed. Sheriff Bill Amos – LOVED for the most part. Mayor Croft – LOATHED and what a prick. Gert – LOATHED because she was downright evil to the core. Davy & Mike O’Connor – LOVED these two. Jimmy Hennessy – LOATHED because he too was a prick. Bigger than the other one. Doctor Gabe Driscoll – LOATHED because he was an all-around idiot. Irv – LOVED even though he was a little crotchety at times. Ernie – LOVED just because. Corrine – LOVED because when given a fair chance she had your back! A worthy SB read!!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Anita

    Sandra Brown is one of my favorite authors. As the reigning First Lady of Suspense, I love her anti-hero, heroes and Thatcher, who just wants to be left alone, is wonderful as another of her reluctant heroes. The book paint a vivid picture of the early Prohibition era is rural Texas and the setting and time period is wonderfully detailed. The romance is a slow-burn, like the moonshine whiskey and just as potent. The suspense takes a back seat to the drama playing out in the town. Don't get me wr Sandra Brown is one of my favorite authors. As the reigning First Lady of Suspense, I love her anti-hero, heroes and Thatcher, who just wants to be left alone, is wonderful as another of her reluctant heroes. The book paint a vivid picture of the early Prohibition era is rural Texas and the setting and time period is wonderfully detailed. The romance is a slow-burn, like the moonshine whiskey and just as potent. The suspense takes a back seat to the drama playing out in the town. Don't get me wrong, the suspense is there. It just takes the form of which way is this twisty plot going to take you next. This is a fantastic read, but not at all a typical Sandra Brown book. In the first months of 1920 the decade of Prohibition got off to a roaring start in Foley, Texas. Moonshine and bootlegged whiskey were a booming business that turned saints into sinners and mayhem into murder. Add to this, the end of World War I, hundreds of soldiers are heading home, many changed physically, but all changed mentally from what they experienced in war. Discharged soldier, Thatcher Hutton, is just trying to make his way back to the only home he ever had when he is forced to jump for his life from the boxcar he was hitching a ride in. He had no idea where he has landed and makes his way to the nearest town after an encounter with a beautiful woman he can't seem to forget. Desperate times mean desperate measures and Laurel Plummer knows that first hand. When her husband returns from the war a changed man, she is forced to endure being uprooted, death and just trying to survive in a man's world. She digs deep and makes choices that put her in the crosshairs of some very powerful people, all who think that the moonshine business is no place for a woman. Her success puts her on an opposite side from the quiet, strong stranger she can't seem to banish from her thoughts. When the respectable doctor's pregnant wife disappears, the stranger in town is the first suspect and Thatcher is forced to endure that suspicion without any way to prove his guilt or innocence. He is lucky, Sheriff Amos believes him. The powerful, corrupt mayor doesn't. Soon after, a moonshine war erupts and the beautiful widow Thatcher can't stop fantasizing about is right in the middle of it.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Anne OK

    Spoiler-free review. Sandra Brown’s latest release is a historical fiction that starts with a bang and ends with an explosion. The novel will send you back in time, make your pulse race, break your heart, turn around and mend it, and showcase the resilience of the human spirit. It might bring you a few laughs scattered throughout the pages as well. It’s always a rare and special treat when Sandra Brown turns the timeclock back to earlier days by giving readers a fascinating story with historical Spoiler-free review. Sandra Brown’s latest release is a historical fiction that starts with a bang and ends with an explosion. The novel will send you back in time, make your pulse race, break your heart, turn around and mend it, and showcase the resilience of the human spirit. It might bring you a few laughs scattered throughout the pages as well. It’s always a rare and special treat when Sandra Brown turns the timeclock back to earlier days by giving readers a fascinating story with historical roots to sink your teeth into. Rainwater, another wonderful timepiece from Brown in 2009, slipped back into my mind as I began reading this latest. As was the case with it, the masterful storyteller once again sidesteps her usual contemporary novels with a genre-switch to historical suspense upholding her success in navigating the switch perfectly. And don’t worry – there’s romance, too! It wouldn’t be a Sandra Brown novel without some huggin’ and kissin’ all rolled into a tension-filled and scorching romance. The Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution, ratified in January 1919 and enacted in January 1920, outlawed the “manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors.” Prohibition is now the law of the land, but not everyone is happy with the change – and conflicts and lawlessness become the modus operandi deep in the heart of Texas. With the end of World War I, Thatcher Hutton is now making his way homeward to the ranch where he grew up. But, before the train reaches its destination, he finds himself stuck in the wrong place at the wrong time in the little town of Foley, Texas at the beginning of Prohibition in 1920. As readers have come to expect, Brown pens another strong rugged and silent type of sexy as heck hero with a quick wit and respected for his honesty and integrity. Laurel Plummer, a recent widow with a new baby, might appear demure and just another pretty face – but watch out because this gal's got plenty of fire in her belly. Don’t forget that dynamite comes in small packages. Both Laurel and Thatcher are kick-ass characters. Sparks fly between these two when they first meet suddenly and unexpectedly. Certain events lead them in different directions, and through no fault of their own, they end up on opposite sides of the law. But true love always finds a way – even during the wildest and most dangerous times. Step back in time with another terrific novel from Sandra Brown that you won’t be able to put down. Blind Tiger is 512-pages of suspense, excitement, danger, romance and a real humdinger chock-full of historical details, murder and mayhem, lowdown mean and dirty scoundrels, bootleggers and moonshiners, crooked double-crossing politicians and lawmen, along with an evil and horrid madam that runs the local speakeasy, who had me shaking in my slippers. A fascinating story of days gone by and sure to be another chartbuster for Brown. Hip-Hip-Hooray for another prize-winning release from Sandra Brown, who continues to remain at the top of her game!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Kay

    This did not translate well over audiobook. Too many characters. Not so great narrator. The story unfolded so slowly, making the entire book unnecessarily long. Kind of regret finishing it.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer Brown

    This was definitely a long one. The story is good and keeps you wanting more. But it just goes on and on and I feel like some things could've been left out. I did like the main characters and was happy with their outcome. So many people were being murdered that I thought it wouldn't end well! This was definitely a long one. The story is good and keeps you wanting more. But it just goes on and on and I feel like some things could've been left out. I did like the main characters and was happy with their outcome. So many people were being murdered that I thought it wouldn't end well!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Ally Bryan

    Thank you to Netgalley and Grand Central Publishing for the ARC. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 4/5 stars Blind Tiger is unlike any Sandra Brown book I’ve read before. A mixture of historical fiction, romance, and suspense, it is a sprawling tale of a young widow and a soldier caught up in a moonshine war. Laurel Plummer is grieving over a huge tragedy when she meets the mysterious Thatcher Hutton. Thatcher jumped from a freight train to avoid an attack and happens upon the small Texas town. When he meets Laurel, he is i Thank you to Netgalley and Grand Central Publishing for the ARC. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 4/5 stars Blind Tiger is unlike any Sandra Brown book I’ve read before. A mixture of historical fiction, romance, and suspense, it is a sprawling tale of a young widow and a soldier caught up in a moonshine war. Laurel Plummer is grieving over a huge tragedy when she meets the mysterious Thatcher Hutton. Thatcher jumped from a freight train to avoid an attack and happens upon the small Texas town. When he meets Laurel, he is immediately intrigued. However, once Laurel and Thatcher end up on opposite sides of a war and a killer is on the loose, both are put in danger (but find the time to fall in love). I loved how different this was from the usual romantic suspense. Brown clearly did her research and brought to life the time of underground moonshining and speakeasies. It takes a bit in the beginning to flesh out the world and develop the characters, but I thoroughly enjoyed this tale of romance and mystery. I am hoping to someday revisit these characters! ARC was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Full review to be posted closer to release date.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Alisa

    DNF @ 20% because I’m super, duper bored & I don’t care what happens to any of the characters. I did the audio and the narrator wasn’t very good.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Gail

    What an awesome book! Filled with so many twists and turns that keep you wondering what will happen next. A fast paced read. Never a dull moment. I highly recommend reading it! Sandra Brown never disappoints.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Montessahall Montessahall

    Way too long, very predictable and at times corny. Also, a few plot holes early on in this story. The caliber of language used by the characters was inconsistent with their simple, folksy lifestyle. Definitely not SB’s better effort.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Tressa

    way cheesier than I anticipated

  18. 4 out of 5

    Tanja ~ KT Book Reviews

    GAH! I do so love a book set in the roaring twenties. Give me all the Gatsby Vibes!! I found this departure for Sandra Brown's "norm" an absolute delight! The time period just pleases me so much. I know I reference Gatsby, but what you get is a more rustic version of the nineteen twenties. Prohibition. Moonshiners, speakeasies oh my! It's a fabulous read! ~Tanja Follow me on Instagram✿Twitter✿Facebook✿Pinterest✿TikTok GAH! I do so love a book set in the roaring twenties. Give me all the Gatsby Vibes!! I found this departure for Sandra Brown's "norm" an absolute delight! The time period just pleases me so much. I know I reference Gatsby, but what you get is a more rustic version of the nineteen twenties. Prohibition. Moonshiners, speakeasies oh my! It's a fabulous read! ~Tanja Follow me on Instagram✿Twitter✿Facebook✿Pinterest✿TikTok

  19. 4 out of 5

    Ainul Chowdhury

    Loved it so much, Sandra brown is an amazing writer ,for somereason I never heard about her before. She is so detailed in storytelling, and develops all the characters slowly. I would try out her other books as well.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Carol

    As many who have already reviewed this book, I am a big SB fan and believe I have read all if not most of her books. But this book just didn't hit the target (pun intended) for me, so only 3 stars. First the good - I thought the main character of Thatcher Hutton was well written, fully developed and an honorable man. I liked his story, it was believable for a post WW I soldier. His relationship with the sheriff Bill Amos was also very well done and I liked the sheriff. Some of the secondary char As many who have already reviewed this book, I am a big SB fan and believe I have read all if not most of her books. But this book just didn't hit the target (pun intended) for me, so only 3 stars. First the good - I thought the main character of Thatcher Hutton was well written, fully developed and an honorable man. I liked his story, it was believable for a post WW I soldier. His relationship with the sheriff Bill Amos was also very well done and I liked the sheriff. Some of the secondary characters were very well written and described like Irv, Ernie & Corrine. But here are my reasons for only 3 stars - this book was way too long - over 500 pages in the hardcover edition. The chemistry between Thatcher & Laurel seemed very one-sided and all on his part. I don't think Laurel was one of SB's best written female characters. I wasn't that enamored with the time period of prohibition in Texas in 1920 and I now know way more than I ever need to know about moonshine and how stills works. Finally, I thought the amount of brutality to women in this book was over the top in my opinion. I am sure it has happened and was accurately described, but for me it didn't add to the story. So a little disappointed in this one. However, this would probably make for a great TV mini series.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Shawna

    Definitely not one of her better ones. Too long and way too slow.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Vickie

    Historical fiction with a Lot of Twists Set during the Prohibition Era, this book is the story of a widow named Laurel and her ties to the bootlegging industry as well as her attraction to a deputy sheriff named Thatcher. The two attract and repel and their interactions made the story a romance as well as an adventure. There were some real scoundrels in the tale and I was glad to read about them getting what was coming to them. My favorite character was Laurel because she was a strong female prot Historical fiction with a Lot of Twists Set during the Prohibition Era, this book is the story of a widow named Laurel and her ties to the bootlegging industry as well as her attraction to a deputy sheriff named Thatcher. The two attract and repel and their interactions made the story a romance as well as an adventure. There were some real scoundrels in the tale and I was glad to read about them getting what was coming to them. My favorite character was Laurel because she was a strong female protagonist with a backbone and a will to survive in spite of all the bad hands that life had dealt her. I also liked Irv, her father-in-law, who was a ne’er-do-well determined to help his daughter-in-law thrive in a harsh environment. Finally, I enjoyed the character of Corinne, a young woman who didn’t know how to read but who had more common sense than a lot of people who did. This is a book that is part adventure, part romance and all entertainment. I checked out a copy of this book from my local library using the Libby App. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Aniruddha M

    Prohibition era US - 1920 onwards. A bunch of War ravaged veterans have come back to relieved families but personal nightmares. What the Medical World would soon label as PTSD. One such couple, Laurel and Derby Plummer come to Foley, Texas to start life anew. But a terrible tragedy forces Laurel to make a choice that's totally new to her. Another veteran on his way home is Thatcher Hutton, who also lands up in Foley on the day a local Doctor's wife goes missing! Now Hutton is a suspect!! What ensue Prohibition era US - 1920 onwards. A bunch of War ravaged veterans have come back to relieved families but personal nightmares. What the Medical World would soon label as PTSD. One such couple, Laurel and Derby Plummer come to Foley, Texas to start life anew. But a terrible tragedy forces Laurel to make a choice that's totally new to her. Another veteran on his way home is Thatcher Hutton, who also lands up in Foley on the day a local Doctor's wife goes missing! Now Hutton is a suspect!! What ensues next is an endearing tale of survival, tragedy and passion.... Please read my detailed review from the link below: https://www.aniblogshere.com/book-rev... Do Read 📖, Like 👍🏼, Comment 💭 or Share 🚩 ??🏼🙏🏼 #blindtiger, #sandrabrown #books #bookaddict #bookreview #bookrecommendations #bookreader #bookreviewer #bookworld #bookwormlife

  24. 4 out of 5

    Destiny

    Blind Tiger was full of historical madness and fun... Prohibition bootleggers, moonshiners, madams, and dirty lawmen, there is a story arc for pretty much every reader. I was instantly sucked into the story of Laurel and her family and watching her grow as a person as the novel progressed. The other characters were just as richly developed and easy to like. I felt like it was extremely well-researched and well-written, but at times felt a little drawn out. I felt it dragged in some parts and the Blind Tiger was full of historical madness and fun... Prohibition bootleggers, moonshiners, madams, and dirty lawmen, there is a story arc for pretty much every reader. I was instantly sucked into the story of Laurel and her family and watching her grow as a person as the novel progressed. The other characters were just as richly developed and easy to like. I felt like it was extremely well-researched and well-written, but at times felt a little drawn out. I felt it dragged in some parts and the explanation of the stills and the "shine" making is better suited for more of a history lover than me. While the book was long and occasionally drawn out, I felt the ending (last 5 chapters or so) were rushed to fit in and get the book finished. Overall, though, 4 stars.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Darren

    I enjoyed reading this book. It had a good story to it. I liked the variety of characters in it. It was a well written book. It too me longer than normal to read because some of the chapters were long.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Pamela Hutchins

    With historical accuracy, Sandra Brown paints a nuanced picture of a woman's reluctant foray into Prohibition Era moonshining in East Texas, and a cowboy/military veteran's fight against being framed for the vicious murder of a pregnant woman. One part mystery, one part historical fiction, and one part romantic suspense, it's sure to please, and leaves readers like me hoping BLIND TIGER is the beginning of a series. (Please?) With historical accuracy, Sandra Brown paints a nuanced picture of a woman's reluctant foray into Prohibition Era moonshining in East Texas, and a cowboy/military veteran's fight against being framed for the vicious murder of a pregnant woman. One part mystery, one part historical fiction, and one part romantic suspense, it's sure to please, and leaves readers like me hoping BLIND TIGER is the beginning of a series. (Please?)

  27. 4 out of 5

    Diane Matlick

    Always exciting when Sandra Brown releases a new book! Especially a historical 📚❤️ I LOVED this! It’s not one of her very best like Lethal but it is a historical so that automatically makes it better and it takes place in the 20’s during prohibition, which is such a cool time. Laurel and Thatcher were amazing man characters and watching them fall in love was beautiful! I also loved that she was there one in the wrong side of the law (running a moonshine business with her father in law) and the pl Always exciting when Sandra Brown releases a new book! Especially a historical 📚❤️ I LOVED this! It’s not one of her very best like Lethal but it is a historical so that automatically makes it better and it takes place in the 20’s during prohibition, which is such a cool time. Laurel and Thatcher were amazing man characters and watching them fall in love was beautiful! I also loved that she was there one in the wrong side of the law (running a moonshine business with her father in law) and the platonic relationships that formed, specifically Laurel and Irv, Bill and Thatcher, and Laurel and Corrine. Bill specifically was an absolute favorite character, I loved him as much as Thatcher, he is a really good guy. A really great one from Sandra Brown! In the acknowledgements she writes that the idea came about when she wanted to escape 2020 and covid by learning about moonshine businesses in that time

  28. 4 out of 5

    Mezzy ⚔

    No doubt it'll be another breakout novel by Sandra Brown. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ No doubt it'll be another breakout novel by Sandra Brown. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

  29. 5 out of 5

    Maggie Boyd

    Blind Tiger is a classic Sandra Brown romantic suspense story and if you are a fan of this author or that genre at all, you will definitely want to pick it up. The Great War is over but almost two years after armistice, Thatcher Hutton is still finding his way home. Lack of money and no job means he’s been playing cards to get cash for meals and hitching rides on freight trains to reach the ranch where he worked as a cowboy before he was drafted. His most recent stint of riding the rails finds hi Blind Tiger is a classic Sandra Brown romantic suspense story and if you are a fan of this author or that genre at all, you will definitely want to pick it up. The Great War is over but almost two years after armistice, Thatcher Hutton is still finding his way home. Lack of money and no job means he’s been playing cards to get cash for meals and hitching rides on freight trains to reach the ranch where he worked as a cowboy before he was drafted. His most recent stint of riding the rails finds him in a freight car full of angry men planning to attack the moment he falls asleep, so he escapes the only way he can – by jumping from the rapidly moving locomotive. He gets away relatively unscathed, but he wasn’t able to choose his location and finds himself stuck in the middle of nowhere Texas, walking miles just to reach a domicile. It’s not much, just a lean-to with an outhouse a few feet away but he figures the people there can help. He stops to ask for a drink and directions to the nearest town. The woman hanging the washing on the line is cool and anxious to have him gone but she points him toward a nearby small burg, lets him drink from their bucket of fresh water – and gives him a memory to carry on the road. He can’t recall ever seeing a sight as pretty as that lovely lady struggling to hang waterlogged sheets on a windy day. Laurel Palmer is still shell-shocked from all the tragedy that has befallen her in the months since the war ended. Her father-in-law Irv has taken her in but as an invalided former railroad worker, he doesn’t have much in savings and the two of them can barely make ends meet. They’re living in a shack miles away from town and the stranger arriving at their door looking for aid reminds Laurel of just how vulnerable they are. He was handsome and polite, but strong and quick. Irv had been nervous enough to grab his shotgun and Laurel had been nervous enough to realize she needed to start bringing in some money so she and Irv can move closer to town. The tiny town of Foley doesn’t have much in the way of industry, but there is a livery stable, and Thatcher demonstrates sufficient skills with the horses that the owner agrees to give him a job for a few weeks. That should enable him to earn enough to buy a train ticket home. With the employment question settled, Thatcher needs to locate a place to live and responds to a sign in the grocer’s window offering a room to rent. When he arrives at the address given, the beautiful pregnant lady at the well-kept, spacious house advises him the sign should have been taken down, since the room being offered is now a nursery. She gives him shortbread to sweeten the sting of rejection and sends him to a far more dour facility on the less affluent side of town. Thatcher doesn’t know it, but the brief encounter is about to change his whole life because that gentle gal goes missing that night. Thatcher, the only stranger in town, is suspected of abducting and killing her. At least he is by the nosy neighbor who saw him at the house and the overly interested mayor who responds to said neighbor’s interference by pressuring the sheriff to arrest Thatcher. Fortunately, Sheriff Bill Amos is a smart man and quickly figures out Thatcher wasn’t involved. Bill just as quickly realizes that Thatcher is handy with a gun, quick on his feet and even faster at spotting a lie. Which makes Thatcher the perfect choice to help him discover who did take the missing lady. Just as Thatcher is getting on the right side of the local law, Laurel, driven to desperation by her need for funds, finds herself on the wrong side of the new prohibition regulations. There aren’t many jobs available and certainly nothing that pays very well in a place as small as Foley. She’s got a good head for business, though, and Irv’s friend Ernie has a moonshine whiskey recipe that tastes better than anything available from a distillery. It’s not long before Laurel, Irv and Ernie are running a thriving – if illegal -business of their own. Unbeknownst to them, however, they’ve started their little production just as a local man has begun machinations to take over the entire territory. He’s a cutthroat competitor whose business plan is to brutally eliminate the competition. As the book’s description says, when violence erupts, Laurel and—now deputy—Thatcher find themselves on opposite sides of a moonshine war, where blood flows as freely as the bootleg. Word of warning – this book contains a fair amount of carnage and includes scenes of women being ferociously physically and sexually assaulted. I didn’t feel any of it was gratuitous; it seemed a realistic depiction of the vicious criminality that resulted from Prohibition. See the rest of my review at https://allaboutromance.com/book-revi...

  30. 5 out of 5

    Jamele (BookswithJams)

    This was my first read by Sandra Brown and I really enjoyed it. It is a romantic suspense set in Texas during the Prohibition Era of 1920 and when moonshine was made aplenty. Laurel Plummer has been through it, and made her way to Texas as a result. She is determined to have a better future and finds her way into the moonshine industry, immediately making a few enemies. She is successful and as such becomes a target for competitors, desperate to get her out of the picture. Thatcher Hutton is a war This was my first read by Sandra Brown and I really enjoyed it. It is a romantic suspense set in Texas during the Prohibition Era of 1920 and when moonshine was made aplenty. Laurel Plummer has been through it, and made her way to Texas as a result. She is determined to have a better future and finds her way into the moonshine industry, immediately making a few enemies. She is successful and as such becomes a target for competitors, desperate to get her out of the picture. Thatcher Hutton is a war weary soldier that finds himself in the town of Foley, Texas, the same town that Laurel has wound up in. The same day he arrives, a local woman goes missing. He is suspect number one, and several things stand in his way of being exonerated, with a corrupt mayor being one of them. As all of this comes to a head, Laurel and (now deputy) Thatcher find themselves in the middle of a moonshine war. This was really good, and I liked the setting a lot. It read like a western in a way, and I enjoyed that part of it more than I realized. I liked how Brown set the stage with moonshine wars being the backdrop, and especially loved that a woman became successful running a ring. Thatcher was a nice twist and I enjoyed his storyline just as much as I did Laurel’s. It was a thick read at roughly 512 pages, but I enjoyed the story so much it didn’t feel like it. Overall this was not what I expected, was very well done, and surprised me in only the best way. Thank you to Grand Central Publishing for the free copy to review.

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