I would not try another book from Nora Roberts ever. I didn't realize she was a romance novelist. My mistake. I enjoy Whelan as a narrator though
No. I have zero interest in romance novels and think this would should be under the romance rather then suspense category
disappointment and frustration.
Don't buy this if you want a suspense mystery novel to me it read as pure romance
I'm addicted to Audible. A new grandma I am responsible for my grandsons library, which reignited my interest in books.
There is nothing I can find to keep me listening. The characters are annoying and so far the story is not plausible. I didn't expect it to me a Young Adult novel and that is not a genre I have found I want to read any more of. The narration is equally annoying.
Say something about yourself!
If I was to guess at a demographic, I'd say women from the age of 15 to 55 who are super into romantic fiction.
Knock off the constant talk about kissing and sex.
Her performance was fine. Most of her male voices sound the same but it's usually still clear which character is talking.
Irritation, plain and simple. It starting out interesting with a little sexual stuff thrown in but it fit the story. I got hooked after the first hour or so but then it turned into a story where anything that wasn't about the main characters thinking, talking about, or wanting sex was only a brief intermission to the next chapter(s) where plenty more was waiting.
Karen of Northern Michigan
I've never been a big Nora Roberts fan but this book has changed my mind. It kept my attention and was entertaining. The narrator did a really good job, too... One of the best narrations I've heard on Audible.
Enthralling! Engaging! Intriguing!
The relationship that develops between Abigail & Brooks.
Excellent performance. Her ability to give each character a voice that you could picture what they might look like.
The Epitome of Intrigue!
I have long been a fan of Nora Roberts' "In Death Series." Have read and listened to several of her books but will defintely start looking for other stories that I have missed.
Say something about yourself!
did not read it
LOVED the entire story
Julia Whelan did an excellent job with both male and female voices.
Never able to listen to an entire book in one sitting, but this is a book I've listened to several times. One of my favorite Nora Roberts
Again, this is not something you would ever want to purchase and listen to unless you don't mind hearing filthy language. I started out on a trip with my husband and we were going to listen to this thinking the story line was a good one. To our disappointment we didn't through the first few chapters and we realized this was not for us!! The sad thing is I had purchased this one and also "The Search" and they were both the same way, such filthy language I've never heard. So disappointing! Never again will I purchase anything by Nora Roberts! What a waste of good money!
yes, she was fine
It wasn't the characters it was the language they used, I really believe like "The Search" this would have been a great book had you been able to get past the language. There is never a reason to use our Lord's name in vain or the other nasty things they used. This in no way made the story better rather it destroyed a very creative storyline.
Sorry I wasted my credits but I learned my lesson.
I have to say that the only thing that could've helped this book would have been if, well, it had been an utterly different book. I heard that the novel featured a women who carried a side-arm, had a killer dog, and could hack into the FBI while hiding from the Russian mob, and I thought she'd be cool. Wrong. She was actually just a gal who needed a slow-talkin' Southern sheriff to help her out. Not what I expected.
Cloying, simpering, annoying
Fans of books in which the heroine melts when (give or take a few million pages) a big strong guy shows up will love this. That's not me. I like Tana French and Robert Crais. Turns out I don't like Nora Roberts.
One of the reviews below summed this book up well. It started off brightly - engaging the reader with the story of Elizabeth as a 16 year old being dragged in to the witness protection program having witnessed a murder. Fast forward 12 years. Rather than being a story about exacting revenge, it drifts into a love story between a small town cop and Elizabeth. The interactions and descriptions of their courtship dragged on and bored me. The ending appeared rushed and you would have liked to have known what happened to some of the earlier protagonists. The performance of the reader was OK although, her male impressions sounded slightly odd. Overall the book was OK - kept my interest but the ending was poor.
I would suggest it for a lazy weekend escape, something to apply your imagination to and enjoy the story.
It's out of my normal genre for any comparisons.
Never experienced her performance prior, usually prefer male readings, but acclimatized and started enjoying the story more and therefore her performance. Good effort.
It's no where near a 'Girl With' series or many others, it's not sucked-in alarmingly different, but it's a good story to keep the listener (male or female) looking forward to plugging back in and getting back to 'what's going to happen next'.