BUY THIS BOOK! It is wonderful. I gave it 5 stars after listening for 2 hours. Now I'm down to the last 1/2 hour. I have cleaned, gardened, knitted, cooked, scanned pictures to my computer, everything I could think of just to keep listening. The last time I was this wrapped up with a Nora Roberts book was with Black Rose, and as good as that was, this is better. Wow!Thank you! This book was so very well done!
Yes, I just kept churning.
Another review mentioned the similarities with the tv show Bones...Julia brought that to it with innocence.
The obvious of course, but what smacked me! was when she explained how she was going to bring them down. I loved that part! It really makes you think...the bad guys would have no way to retaliate.
It is one of my best spent credits!
When I started listening, I wondered if I wanted to continue. The interaction between a teenage girl and her cold dogmatic mother was not what I wanted. But, Wait, the story picks up quickly and soon you can't stop listening.
Julia Whelan's reading truly brought the story to life. She kept exactly the right tone as we moved from crime, suspense to romance.
A terriffic listen. You'll love it!
Julia Whelan is great at narrating in such a way that you can identify characters and their emotions through her voice changes and adaptions. I'm very impressed.
The nightclub scene and teenage rebellion in the beginning is so well written and performed that the mother in me wanted to wrap my arms around Liz and protect her!
This is a book that, once I finished it, I wanted to start over and listen again. The character depth and development is exceptional and the story line believeable. Nora Roberts is Excellent Again!
CHARACTERS IN THE STORY
NOT ON THE EDGE, BUT A GOOD STORY THAT YOU DON'T WANT TO PAUSE.
PAYBACK IS A MOTHER
this was a surprise for me as Nora Roberts was kinda in a rut. She snapped out of it with this book. Fresh new characters and a good plot. would recomend this as a read.
This is one of the best books. It really kept my interest thru the whole book. I used it during my drives, wonderful.
absolutely, never wanted to park the car so I could keep listening.
Absolutely loved 'Liz'/Abigail. She made a great heroine. I can't remember the last time a character entertained me from beginning to end.
By the time the story concluded, I was wishing for a sequal.
I loved the strength of the heroine and the compassion of the hero.
Liz/Abigail is my favorite character she is so set on taking care of herself, but eventually she comes to realize that it's enough to be able to take care of yourself and still allow someone you love to care for you.
I had not listened to any other Julia Whelan performance, but I really enjoyed this one and would not hesitate to choose another one.
My favorite moment in the book, as usual, is when Abigail tells Brooks her back story and he realizes everything she went through in her past and why she is the way she is.
This story held my interest throughout. This is vintage Nora Roberts. I am a huge Nora Roberts/J D Robb fan and think all of her stories have been great, but this is definately one of her best.
You just can't put it down, waiting to find out what happens next. Perfect writing in every way.
Haven't read anything like it before
Julia Whelan does a great job taking on all the characters.
Brilliant Minds Come In All Ages
Right up there with all the favorites I've read. All the characters come alive
I LOVED this book! Vintage Nora Roberts, strong characters and a great story. The book starts with such a huge punch and I spent the rest of the time unable to stop listening desperate to hear just how it was all going to turn out. Julia Whelan was a new narrator for me and what a joy to find another narrator I like! She was perfect - I am so very glad that i purchased this book I enjoyed every single moment.