I loved this book. I still feel a loss that it ended. I want more of these characters. The story kept my attention. I strongly recommend this book to anyone who loves Nora Roberts or even if this is your first - you will love it.
I have enjoyed most of Ms. Roberts' books. This one takes her readers to a higher level of action/thrills/suspense, romance and a touch of delicious humor. Her characters developed immediately-- and there are so many who are integrate to the story. And Julia Whelan is superb! It was really hard to put down.
The narrator! Julia Whelan was effortless in changing the tone and gender of her voice.
Excellent story made even better by the right fit for narrating the story.
It was not edgy in that way, yet the story line built very smoothly and it did have enough edge to keep me wanting to extend my 60 mile commute just a little longer.
Her way she switched gender,age,and made the characters have their own personality through voice.
A Love story mixed with justice and feel good vibes.
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.