I listen to books and podcasts at work and it helps to make my day go by faster.The reader made this book unbearable. She made the main character very unlikeable. I kept hoping the serial killer would just get her and put me out of my misery. I honestly couldn't finish this book and I tried twice.
Usually I love Nora Roberts' books, however I was extremely disappointed with this one. My reason is not so much for the storyline-it was typical-but more for the language that was used. I have no problem with "steamy" prose however gratuitous swearing etc is unnecessary in these books and seems out of place for this author. If you buy it, you'll see what I mean. I am hoping this is not going to become a new trend for her.
I found all the tips on dog training fascinating even though I don't have a dog; it was fun to listen too. I was also intrigued by all the comparisons between dog behavior and the villains behavior. Many have said they found the narrator too sing-songy. I REALLY enjoyed the narrator and found her voice soothing and enjoyable. If you're worried- just listen to a sample.
I would have rated this a 5 except for the blatant and constant over use of the F word. I get that the main characters were frequently frustrated by the circumstances and feeling threatened, but it's just "F" this and "F" that. Shows a lack of creativity in an otherwise fascinating book.
This is one of the best books I have listened to in a very long time. It was able to mix suspense with romance with a story that kept me listentening and I am honestly sad the book is over. Nora Roberts really is the best there is at this.
I have never read Nora Roberts and a friend recommended this book. I love dogs and the main character teaches you how to train and love your animals. It was great reading with a wonderful plot that held me in suspense. I enloyed it from beginning to end.
I like the author's description of the scenario, although in a few sections it was too detailed. You can see the island, the dogs and the woods while you listen. The narrator does a bad male voice and a bit too simplistic in her tones. All in all, a nice romance novel with an expected ending.
Whilst I loved the story. The narrater was so dull.Preferred the narrater on Nora Roberts book Chasing Fire she was a joy to listen to.
If you are not the type who enjoys shop talk and lectures about all aspects of dogs and dog training, skip this book. I seriously considered quitting it after the upteenth reminder that puppies need to be spayed/neutered. The dog talk overshadows everything--the plot, the dialog, everything--until the last 2 hours or so. Very annoying.