A strong woman and a strong man
Yes, I figured the Chief would blow it in the beginning but his understanding was outstanding.
Definitely felt an affinity to the TV show BONES. I would laugh outloud many times. Best Nora Roberts books to date.
I love witty, fast-paced books that keep you turning the page.
This is now in my top 10 favorite stories from NR. The characters are complex but likable and the story makes you sit in the driveway long after arriving home because you just don't want to hit that stop button. Elizabeth/Liz/Abigail is a great character who is brilliant, but socially stunted due to her controlling mother. I loved how her character didn't just mature magically into a well-adjusted woman, but rather slowly evolved with the support of Brooks. The fast pace of the story coupled with an insightful glimpse into a person who isn't perceived as "normal" by society (much like children with Aspergers), is a wonderfully unique point of view that gives this book its fresh feel. The only ding is that the narrator just ok. She starts out a bit stilted-- enunciating every. word. very. carefully. However as the story unfolds, she does a better job acting out the parts rather than reciting it like a school paper. What is it with the narrators NR's publishers pick? Give me Sandra Burr or even better, Jim Dale!
The strong Southern male character.
No other book but definitely would appeal to fans of the TV series Bones.
There are many. The steamy scenes, the ones where Brooks gets angry.
I chose this book by accident. I was looking for something other than the business books that I usually listen to. My brain need a break. I have some Abagail tendencies. I thought it was more of a thriller and was shocked to find out that non-romantic me had downloaded a romance novel.
However, this is not the sappy romance that you might first think of. I'm a Southern woman and love a strong very masculine Southern male character. He's no dumb clod as we Southerners are so often stereotyped just a guy who loves a girl. I wish the performer was a guy with a real accent but understand that the story is written mostly from a female point of view - Brooks' way of looking at things "point of view".
Strangely enough I have listened to middle portion of the book multiple times. I love the courtship and Brooks' appreciation for a strong smart woman.
Mystery & romance combined! I don't usually read romances but this was awesome.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Nora Roberts wrote an intriguing story with wonderful characters. I wanted to fix the main character, Elizabeth-Abigail, a hot chocolate and give her a hug, but on the otherhand, never get on her bad side. The chief of police, Brooks, was dreamy. Brooks family and the townspeople added warmth and drama to the story. Julia Whelan gave a great performance. She handled the accents well and I thought did a good job with the main character's quirky personality. I give Ms. Whelan five stars as well. I would highly recommend to anyone and to myself for a second listen.
This is my first audionook and I thoroughly enjoyed it, sometimes I was relulctant to get out of the car I was engrossed on the story.
I didnt really have a favourite, I enjoyed listening to the narrator change her voice to depict the characters, If I had to pick it would be Abigail.
the voices, she made them real and believable.
I anticipated the attack on Elizabeth at the safe house and the anticipation was worth it.
I am 46 year old mom of two teenagers and married to a fabulous man for the past 25 years! I love to read for pleasure and enjoy mysteries!
Yes, I would listen again. There is great details describing the characters, the countryside and the story was a class Nora Roberts love story with a strong female lead. I LOVE that.
I did not read the print...but, the listen was wonderful. Perhaps the narrator could have been somewhat better...but, overall, loved every second of it.
It took me a few minutes to get 'hooked'...moved a little slow for me; however, the scene with her friend at the big house...her escape to refuge and the tempo of the story finally pulled me in.
The final 'big scene' with guns, bullets and death!
Her ability to allow herself to become trusting, empathetic and involved in life with people.
FANTASTIC NORA ROBERTS!!! Write another one!
I found this book slow to start and equally quick to end. I do love the settings and real life places Nora Roberts continues to deliver.