This is one of my favourite NR book. Julia Whelan does an exceptional narration.
If you liked "The Collector" or "The Search" I think you will enjoy this one as well. Haven't read all of these? Do it! You are in for a treat.
This is my first Nora Roberts novel, and I do have to say it was fantastic. Elizabeth in this book reminds me of Bones from the show Bones. She is so intelligent, yet cannot decipher sarcasm from reality. She is awesome.
Elizabeth witnesses the murder of her friend and the man they went out drinking with get murdered. She ran away from the scene and called 911. She was put right into protective custody. While in protective custody, she becomes very close with one of the Marshall's in charge of watching over her. Elizabeth has an eidetic memory (a.k.a. photographic memory). She remembers every detail of the night of the murder. Every word said, every face, every name, everything. Being the Key witness in the murder has put her right on the Russian Mafia's hit list.
When in the safe house, Elizabeth has her first "real birthday" ever. Her Marshall's brought her a cake and gifts. When Elizabeth goes to change, her world is turned upside down again.
Soon we meet Abigail Lowery. She is a quiet woman, in a small town. She is a freelance programmer and likes her quiet life. She prefers to be along, and has a top notch surveillance system.
The Sheriff of the town is quite intrigued by this quiet girl who only comes to town for groceries, and then retreats right back to her home. No one really knows her, but Brooks hopes to change that.
Little by little Brooks breaks Abigail's walls down and they get closer. This is when the book get interesting. Like even more interesting. When they finally form a relationship, Brooks and Abagail become a team.
We learn more and more about Abigail and more about the this little town she has been living in. She has come to love it.
It only gets better and better the more you read in this book. Roberts is a fantastic author. Her characters are awesome, and so complex. She makes you love and hate them very well. You will love getting lost in this story.
Source: I bought this book for myself. I was not compensated in any way for this review. These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book.
Content: There is language and a few sex scenes that are descriptive.
This is my very favorite book ever, the narrator was excellent and since I have read or listen to 90% of Nora Roberts books I do believe this book to be her best.
I had low expectations especially with the beginning chapters but the twists of the story and the apparent resilience of the lead female character made it much more enjoyable.
Relaxing my body and calming my mind while listening my way through a stress free day!
Listening to this Book was like watching a good lifetime movie on a Sunday afternoon!
Brooks was definitely my favorite. So charming, caring and persistent.
She was brilliant and definitely made this story come to life. Not one character sounded the same. Great performance
This is one that definitely made me laugh and cry. This is my favorite book so far.
Highly recommend this book!
Married to a Presbyterian Pastor - 4 grand children - just returned from a mission trip to Russia - Career - Interior designer
Charming, Comical, Suspenseful, and Interesting. Enjoyed every minute. Will be reading more of Nora Roberts!