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
After this story kept popping up on my "you might enjoy this book" list I decided to give it a try, and it just confirmed that Audible needs new a recommendation algorhythm. I disliked all of the characters, found the narration to be uneven, and even on 2x fast forward thought the book dragged and dragged. Save the credit and try something else. I will be hard pressed to listen to another Nora Roberts book after this experience.
Love to exercise while listening
The story was great. It felt real unlike some of my prior books. I found myself caught up in the story. The people. I laughed a lot and the main characters were so kind and entertaining.
I wish I could live in this town with these people. The gossip, the stories, the simple living. Loved it all.
No, but he has been my favorite narrator so far.
Can't wait to get more books from this auther and narrator.
Characters were very described.
Yes, I would have listed to this book in one sitting.
Artist living & working in the SF Bay Area
Unlike what the title might make you think - its not the typical tedious "mommy porn" romance novels as so many romance books are. This book is a unrepentant romance novel, but it also has much more interesting characters (well most, sadly not all), and a bit more dignity than a lot of its genre.
This is a good little book. It's a basic, somewhat predictable romance (sorry to say I had it all figured out in the first 15 minutes)- but its still fun and very entertaining with captivating characters that elevate this book above the normal. Its not great - but its definitely better than average and worth the read if you're looking for a romance story set in a dark murder mystery and rural southern American intrigue.
Yes. I enjoyed it.
I love her books.
Performance was good.
Love all Nora Ross books.
This book kept my interest from the beginning and held it to the end. I could not figure out who the serial killer was even though there was a small pool to choose from. Casual Innocence is a good read that you won't regret purchasing.
Kept on edge, the whole story was riveting and I couldn't wait until the end to see if I was right about who the actual murder was.
I don't know if I had any one favorite, so many were good.
No, to many hours. It went longer than my 12 hour day, so I had to make it two days of listening and couldn't wait until I started the next morning, on my hour drive to work.
Pace was very slow - in keeping with a hot Mississippi summer.
I had it figured out early in the book, but it was a nice twist and she did a good job of giving hints without giving it away.
Southern, male, slow
I would have preferred a faster pace.
It took me a long time to like either of the protagonists. She tried to help build the relationship, but I truly couldn't see the two of them coming together for anything long term.
I liked listening to it, though it was somewhat predictable. Definitely listening to it once was worth it.
I was entertained the whole way through.
Tom Stechschulte's smooth narration was excellent.
I would love to have dinner at Sweetwater with the whole bunch. Make sure Aunt Lulu is
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