Loved the fact that the setting for this book was such a contrast to the scene of the murder and where the end finally played out. As usual Nora Roberts leads you in one direction feeling like a forgone conclusion only to finish somewhere else.
Typical Nora Roberts ( I am a loyal fan) - did not disappoint in the plot or by offering a surprise or two in her ending. Performance was well done. Enjoyable listen.
HATE spoilers! Enjoy HOT, sexy books. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. Running out this type Audible-so on2 lighter romance/mystery :-(
Mystery, adventure, surprise
I've had a lot of misses with our pal Nora as of late - however this was really good and well done. My only complaint is that it was a bit long-some editing would not have hurt this at all.
Favorite Moment: The eventful ending!
Olivia's parents had been one of Hollywood's glittering golden couples...until the night the monster came. The monster who destroyed their beautiful home and took her mother away from her forever. The monster with the face of her father....
Now a young woman, Olivia finds her memory of that night has faded. Her mother's grieving family spared no effort to keep Olivia safe from the publicity, taking her to grow up in the beautiful natural splendor of the Pacific Northwest. But, despite the terror and the years that have passed, a part of her still yearns to recall those horrifying events, to know the truth about her childhood.
With the help of a young writer named Noah Brady, she could have the chance. The son of the police officer who found four-year-old Olivia cowering in her bedroom closet so many years ago, Noah wants to reconstruct that infamous night - and tell the story that has become part of Hollywood legend.
With Noah, Olivia has a chance to confront her tragic past - and the longings of her own lonely heart. But before she can confront her past, she must safeguard her future. For in this forest haven, this remote corner of the country, the monster walks again.
©2006 Nora Roberts
Olivia as a child was exceptional.It is often grating to listen to a performance of a child. Sandra Burr does an excellent job with ALL the characters.
Yes but it is over 14 hours!
Cleverly written romance with a great story.
Note: There is some violence, gore.
I have a busy career, travel a lot and don't have much time to read, so I listen to Audio books. I love reading!
A good thriller that keeps you listening. Well written and well narrated, that you don't know which character will double cross the other. A good read!
Loved the audiobook! Good choice. Some of Nora Roberts books I have found a little dull, good but dull. She did a good job keeping you guessing with this one. I highly recommend.
The book is standard Nora Roberts, but it is entertaining. I did guess where plot was headed, but I enjoyed the journey.
I read so I can write
This story has the usual Nora Roberts quality. The narrator is not the best, but tolerable. The only problem I found was the dates. It would have been better if the dates weren't used because they don't always match the number of years and I found it a little distracting.
Say something about yourself!
might have been better in the abridged version. Unabridged was way too lengthy and boring
probably not, narration not the best, story too predictable.
Sandra Burr does much better with the female voices than the male voices. Disappointing