Nate moved to Alaska and became the police chief in a small city named Lunacy to get away from the big city where he watched his partner and friend die in a gun fight which still haunts him. At first it's a nice quiet job and he begins to wonder if he made a mistake until the first body is discovered, frozen in a snow cave. It turns out it had been there for 16 years. Afterwards a crime spree begins, vandalism, murder, and everyone is suspect. In between all this action is the developing romance between Nate and Meg. The story starts out kind of slow but then picks up when Nate's investigation into what's happening in this small town begins with lots of twists and turns and a few surprises.
There were also some nice descriptions of Alaska in the winter and spring.
The narrator did a pretty good job, although at times I did have a little trouble distinguishing if Meg or Nate was talking because the voices sounded kind of the same.
So well written I want to go to Alaska. I could hardly stop listening for wanting to find out who the killer was and why.
A quick witted, damaged hero, too delectable to ignore; a heroine with more guts than 10 women, no slouch in the damaged department either BTW. Add to that a cast of secondary characters to make any listener's Top Ten List of Absolute Hoots. And the narrator is brilliant.
Don't pass this one up. You'll be sorry if you do.
I haven't listened to an audiobook before, and I'm thankful for everyone's reviews because they helped me choose this book. I always love Nora Roberts' books and I VERY much enjoyed both the narration and the story of this one. It completely changed my hour+ commute home in traffic :)
but this one was just gorgeous and there was enough of a plot to make the second time round enjoyable just picking up on the clues that were left along the way.
Gary Littman does a great job and made me go all Charlene and want to head up to Alaska to find Nate.
HATE spoilers! Enjoy HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. Books outside HOT genre = books given to me to review
The town of Lunacy, Alaska, was Nate Burke's last chance. As a Baltimore cop, he'd watched his partner die on the street - and the guilt still haunts him. With nowhere else to go, he accepts the job as chief of police in this tiny, remote Alaskan town. Aside from sorting out a run-in between a couple of motor vehicles and a moose, he finds his first few weeks on the job are relatively quiet. But just as he wonders whether this has been all a big mistake, an unexpected kiss on New Year's Eve under the brilliant Northern Lights of the Alaskan sky lifts his spirits and convinces him to stay just a little longer.
Meg Galloway, born and raised in Lunacy, is used to being alone. She was a young girl when her father disappeared, and she has learned to be independent, flying her small plane, living on the outskirts of town with just her huskies for company. After her New Year's kiss with the chief of police, she allows herself to give in to passion - while remaining determined to keep things as simple as possible. But there's something about Nate's sad eyes that gets under her skin and warms her frozen heart.
And now, things in Lunacy are heating up. Years ago, on one of the majestic mountains shadowing the town, a crime occurred that is unsolved to this day - and Nate suspects that a killer still walks the snowy streets. His investigation will unearth the secrets and suspicions that lurk beneath the placid surface, as well as bring out the big-city survival instincts that made him a cop in the first place. And his discovery will threaten the new life - and the new love - that he has finally found for himself.
Nate Burke-the cop who is starting over!
Each character was given his or her own voice and there were many.
Yes, but I was able to put it down and come back to it...near the end that was more difficult to do. This has a bit of everything; action, drama, romance, suspense, etc.
A tiny bit of violence and gore.
I like mysteries, suspense and thrillers. Occasionally I will listen to some scifi or fantasy.
This is not my favorite Nora Roberts book but I did like the mystery and the location very much. I didn't guess who did it until much later in the book.
Another perfect book by Nora Roberts. Love her work! Murder mystery, great romance, interesting Alaskan location. Love it!
Pacing, mystery, romance
Perfect in every way. Love him!
Love almost everything Nora Roberts does..
Make the romance less crude. I enjoy romance read a lot of it, have really enjoyed some of Nora Roberts other books more than the romance in this one.
I would haave preferred a woman narrator.
This book was a total waste of a credit and time. My husband and I finished it because we were listening to it while on a long auto trip, but the story lacked credibility. The ending was ridiculous and did nothing to pull together what story line there was! The impression at the end was that the author wanted this book to end as much as the listener did so she chose a murderer and that was that. I have other Nora Robert's books in our audible library, but doubt that I will purchase more!