New York Times best-selling novelist Nora Roberts captivates millions of fans with her provocative blend of scorching passion and chilling 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.
©1991 Nora Roberts (P)1999 Recorded Books, LLC
Greater Seattle area real estate broker that loves to read...or listen.
Yes, it takes you in your mind to the south, pulls you in and makes you feel you are there.
Hmmm. Its what you would expect from Nora Roberts.
Not necessarily. It was my first experience with Stechschulte, more on him as I hear more from him.
No comments come to mind.
I would not have named the town 'Innocence.'
Yes, this was good read and held my interest through out the entire book.
No, this was the first.
To want to listen another noval performed by Mr. Stechshulte
The book is excellent & the narrator does a good job on all the main characters & the basic narration. But his version of southern accents makes everyone in the Mississippi town except the main characters sound dumb as dirt. One guy sounds like Forrest
gump for crying out loud. I'm from the south & have a southern accent but I'm not stupid. It's almost a verbal caricature of the south. It's painful to listen. I wish he'd backed off some. I know he can because the main character's accent isn't bad. I'm trying to finish the book. But I won't listen to anymore of his narrations if anyone in the book is from the south.
I could have done without this book. Really wasn't a love story and I felt like the relationship between the main characters wasn't developed enough for me to really care about them.
I haven't "read" a book since 1998, just not interested....after the 50 Shades Trilogy, I have become an audio book addict! I am a very tough critic.
Great story, exceptional characters, people that you can know and love.
Finding out who did it
The narrator was great at differentiating between the characters, he was enjoyable to listen to.
There were so many moments, I laughed out loud at times, it was an overall great story with mystery and romance.
Thoroughly enjoyed this book, a great summer read.
The authentic sound of southern charm both in vernacular and narrator.
First time listening to Tom Stechshulte
As ALL of Nora Robert's books it was a good one. Ilike her because there is mystery, & some romance involved. My kind of book.
No one - the story was ok if it would have been a short story in a magazine instead of a 3 disc book. Very boring.
Not have written it.
Characters were actually good there wasn't enough story.
I thought this would be a typical romance/mystery novel - nice "bubble gum for my brain and a fairly good beach read." However it was more. I do not want to spoil the surprises, so I will not say more. I really enjoyed the characters and the surprises.
I liked too many to pick just one.
It was a perfect name.
The reader's accent did not sound like any Mississippi accent I have ever heard. I live in New Orleans, next door to mississippi. It was a little annoying at first, but I got used to it and it grew on me. I wonder how it would have sounded without the accent. He had a good expressive voice.
This one took about four chapters to set the 'hook' in me! But, once there, can't put it down or turn it off. Great mystery, again! She has a style all her own!
In this first part....the murder in the swamp!
Tucker and Caroline enjoying the sunset on the back porch of his home.
Tucker, Caroline and Useless...my favorites!!!
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