Not one of my favourite Nora Roberts books, but a gook look at family loyalty versus morality.
I love a book where the main character has great respect for the women in his life and the affection Eli had for his grandmother, Hesta was well written, as was the gradual integration of Eli into Whiskey Beach and with the love of Abra Walsh helping him to taking control of his life again. It was a nice journey to be part of.
This was my first John Lescroat book and I am now a fan. It was a good story with lots of characters and a main character that was dragged into a murder investigation all the while not being sure if his wife Frannie had been unfaithful.
I think the reason I enjoy listening to Nora Roberts is that whilst the romance is a key theme in the book her female characters are so strong in their own right and Rowan Trip was no different.
Loved the fact that the setting for this book was such a contrast to the scene of the murder and where the end finally played out. As usual Nora Roberts leads you in one direction feeling like a forgone conclusion only to finish somewhere else.
I wasn't too fussed with the female sisters to start with , but as Nora Roberts wove her magic with the relationships they grew on me. I actually think the violence in the harsh landscape that the book was set against was very fitting.
Loved the way Nora Roberts used the artist talent of the male lead to strengthen the relationship with Cilla , so many clever references and the comic book twist was enjoyable.
THE MOST APPEALING THING ABOUT THIS BOOK IS THE MAIN CHARACTER LISBETH SALANDER AND WHILST I HAVE FORGOTTEN MANY OF THE INTRICACIES OF THE STORYLINE AND THE NAMES WERE HARD TO GET USED TO, THE STRENGTH, SMARTS AND HARDNESS OF LISBETH SALANDER WILL BE LONG REMEMBERED
I HAVE HEARD SO MUCH ABOUT THIS BOOK BEFORE I PURCHASED IT THAT I HAD QUIET HIGH EXPECTATIONS. ON THE WHOLE THOSE EXPECTATIONS WERE MET. I LOVE HOW DISFUNCTIONAL AND GRITTY THE MAIN CHARACTER WAS. THE NAMES WERE A LITTLE HARD TO GET USED TO AND SOME WERE QUIET SIMILIAR WHICH SOMETIMES TOOK A WHILE TO REALISE WHICH CHARACTER WAS WHICH, BUT I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK.
WHEN I REMINDED MYSELF OF THE SUMMARY OF THIS BOOK, WHICH I READ A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO I DIDN'T EVEN RECALL THE MAIN CHARACTER'S NAME, AND WHILST I ENJOYED LISTENING TO THE BOOK AT THE TIME, IT WAS NOT ONE OF DANIELLE STEELE'S MORE MEMORABLE BOOKS.
THE BEST ASPECT OF THIS BOOK WAS THAT ALTHOUGH THE WOMEN WERE ALSO SO DIFFERENT AND FLAWED IN THEIR OWN WAY THEIR FRIEND IN HER DEATH AND DISCOVERING HER STORY MADE THEM ALL STRONGER AND HAPPIER.
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