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This was my second Nora Roberts' book, I got it in an audible three for two book sale. I really enjoyed the first one, "Witness", and thought I'd give her another go. I read somewhere that the author's books are steamy romance with chilling suspense, I'd say that was accurate for this book although the romance side didn't really dominate. I often state I want to be entertained by books and this story was that. It was set in NW Mississippi's delta region. The two protagonists were a Southern gentleman and a Philadelphia blue blood. It was kind of a strange mix of characters but it didn't detract from the suspense side. This book was written twenty years ago and is one of many the author has written. I did try and figure out who the bad guy was in the story but the author didn't give it away until the end.
No spoilers! Love HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. I also review in exchange for books-lots of fun surprises!
It is near the top in the romance/mystery/suspense
With Carnal Innocence, she creates a gripping tale of murder, infatuation, and true love in a small southern town. After beautiful concert violinist Caroline Waverly breaks up with her conductor and lover Luis, she escapes to her late grandmother’s home in Innocence, Mississippi. Instead of peace and tranquility, however, she finds the town torn with suspicion over two brutal murders. When she discovers a third victim in the murky waters behind her house, she turns to her dangerously handsome neighbor, Tucker Longstreet, for protection. But Tucker has a reputation for breaking hearts - even worse, the police count him their number one suspect.
You’ll want to lean back in your easy chair and let Nora Robert’s steamy prose and Tom Stechschulte’s stirring interpretation transport you to Innocence where the nights are filled with promise and secrets are hard to keep.
When the serial killer is revealed! What, who, ah-ha!
Tucker Longstreet-perfection! Yum!
This is a fantastic read-full of twists and turns....a lot of character (LOVE the 'crazy', old aunt). The descriptions of the county fair are perfect. I really enjoyed Tucker's relations with every other character-not just Caroline; the other main character.
I chuckled in parts but mostly it was really intense.
NOTE: Just a bit of strong language and some descriptions of murder scenes/victims. Nothing too bad
The story was a very good combination of mystery and romance as per usual for Nora Roberts. I liked the suspense. I honestly did not figure it out until close to the end. The narration was excellent - the separation of characters was wonderful. I found myself using that southern drawl after listening to him. Very well done. I was sad when it was over because I enjoyed it so much.
I thought that the narrator made this audio stand out. He was excellent. I so love when he narrates for Christine Feehan
I listen to books all the time, When I am driving, cleaning, cooking or doing anything quiet. I am AUDOBSESSED!
Nora Roberts as usual does a fantastic Job of writing the most sexy and thrilling story to help us forget all about our own reality. Yes it is sexy and visual love it or leave it! I might add that I am not a fan of romance, but this one sucked me in.
I've always been a fan of Nora Roberts' more thriller/mystery based novels. So when I came across this one and realized that I hadn't heard it yet, I instantly bought it. While the narration was vaguely annoying at times, (The accents bothered me some) the book itself was outstanding. As I was listening, I was sitting on the edge of my seat, racking my brain to figure out who the killer was. Most times with some of Nora's books, it's obvious as to who the murderer will be before you even get to the end. This one, though, I never saw it coming.
I was blindsided when I heard who the murderer was. The character was one of my favorites, and when I heard just who it was, I was mind blown. It was the last thing I had suspected, and I must give a round of applause to Mrs. Roberts for her outstanding plot twist. This book was greatly worth the money and time spent listening, and I've already suggested it to many people. This is a great buy.
Yes, I loved the characters and they reminded me of folks in my own small rural town
When Tucker made love to Caroline in that slow seductive tone only a southern gentlemen can do.
His voice is like Butter!
When Cy realized that he was not to blame for his father's death
One of the best Nora Roberts books so far. Im off to find another.
The story is set in the south and full of all of those Rich historical southern cultural issues and beauties. Listening to somebody deliver the racial ugliness with strong accents and ugliness was actually kind of frightening and disturbing I'm not sure I like to listening to that part but maybe that's what made the book so good
The characters were such stereotypes. I get that this book was written 25ish years ago and is set in a small southern town but c'mon... the men were mostly drunken, misogynistic, racist morons and the women were (mostly) the feisty southern belle types... in heat. I wonder if Roberts had ever visited the south when she'd written this.
The scenes meant to depict racial tensions and the overuse of derogatory language just made me cringe; they were so ham-fisted and over the top.
And it dragged on and on. I fell asleep at one point while listening, waking up 2 hours later and I don't think I missed out on any vital parts of the story.
Sure. I usually like Nora Roberts for a bit of light escapism/romance but this one was really disappointing.
Don't make the characters sound like the cast of Hee Haw.
Most of them. Except Cy; I liked him.