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
I am a long haul owner operator truck driver, listening to audio books has been a salvation for me.
I am not a romance novel listener, but I have two other books from Nora Roberts that happen to be two of my favorite books, so when I was looking at books narrated by Tom stechschulte I ran across carnal innocence. I figured what the heck, steamy hot romance or not, I'll bite.
It is truly the talents of Tom Stechschulte that makes this book unforgettable! With the writing talents of Nora Roberts and in my opinion award winning performance from Tom, it's a win win situation. you absolutely will not be disappointed. Good characters and lots of humor that makes you laugh out loud. Murder, and mayhem in the town of innocence Mississippi. it will keep you coming back for more.
One of my favorite books by far! This is a much older book by Nora Roberts (everybody smokes & they light up anywhere). I worried I wouldn't care for an older book but I was wrong. The story is based in a small town in Mississippi. The town became a character of its own, full of quaint shops, beautiful homes & gorgeous scenery. The town was full of delightful characters that Nora made us feel like we knew. It is full of humor, danger & a great love story. I had such a good time being immersed in not only the main story line but also the side stories that kept the book at a quick pace. And I had no idea who the killer was!
I'm from Alabama so I am sensitive to narrators who have fake sounding southern drawls or make southerners sound stupid. Tom Stechschulte did neither. The characters had distinct voices I could follow and even had some different degrees of southern twang. He did a great job of sinking me into the story without distracting me with annoying nuances in his voice.
I give this story an overall A+! I highly recommend it to any lovers of a good mystery romance, especially Nora Roberts fans.
some one who is not very familiar with her work
story was very cookie cutter formula
most of them
very mediocre, don't waste a credit on this
This book was amazing. I loved the plot and the twist at the end. The whole time I was thinking Josie was going to be next and then it totally flipped the story making her the killer.
another good one that I would recommend to friends. not the best but good. similar story line to others.
Engaging characters. Excellent narration. Good story with a typical-of-the-genre plot, but compelling mystery. The audible version is excellent with listening time about 14 hours. It goes fast, even with the slow, southern cadence of the voices. It's an older book so some things are a little dated but nothing that detracts from the enjoyment of the story.
Carnal innocence is slightly out of our time frame but it is a good story having been written in the 90s. The best thing about this story is that you will not guess who the perpetrator is. It's a great twist. The narrator needs some work on his southern accent but overall a good listen.
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