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Carnal Innocence | [Nora Roberts]

Carnal Innocence

In the small town of Innocence, Mississippi, days are long, nights are fragrant, and secrets are hard to keep. But when a brutal killer starts claiming the lives of the town's most attractive women, lifelong neighbors are forced to wonder if the culprit is a stranger lurking in the bayou...or someone right next door.
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Publisher's Summary

In the small town of Innocence, Mississippi, days are long, nights are fragrant, and secrets are hard to keep. But when a brutal killer starts claiming the lives of the town's most attractive women, lifelong neighbors are forced to wonder if the culprit is a stranger lurking in the bayou...or someone right next door.

World-famous concert violinist Caroline Waverly knows nothing of the murders when she arrives in Innocence. Burned out from a childhood lost to endless rehearsals and an all-too-public breakup with the conductor who was her lover, Caroline is looking for a little peace and some time to think. She hopes that a stay at her late grandmother's house will provide the tranquility she needs. But Innocence has something else to offer Caroline: a man named Tucker Longstreet.

Blessed with the Longstreet good looks, lazy charm, and family fortune, Tucker is a tall, cool drink of water - and he knows it. He likes to keep his romances short and shallow. But one look at Caroline, and Tucker realizes that she is unlike any other woman he's met. Tightly coiled and coolly reserved, Caroline is determined to fight him off. She might be able to do a better job if she hadn't felt an unexpected thrill at his ardent advances...and if she hadn't been so scared after finding a third murder victim in the murky waters behind her home.

For Caroline Waverly, a beautiful summer interlude could turn into much more - or could stir a killer's crazed dreams. Because there's just one small problem with her new romance: Tucker is a suspect in the killings.

©1999 Nora Roberts; (P)1999 Random House, Inc., Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House, Inc.

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    Lauren Alexandria, KY, USA 08-01-03
    Lauren Alexandria, KY, USA 08-01-03
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    "First audible book for me..."

    With my sister being a HUGE Nora fan (has 4 kids because of it, haha), I decided to check out this audiobook. Honestly, I would have to say I've read (heard in this case) better books and was a tiny bit let down..if you don't like cheesy, predictable one-liners, you might want to pass on this book. Many times I caught myself rolling my eyes saying, "give me a break." Strangely, I found that I couldn't wait for my 45-minute ride to work in bumper-to-bumper traffic to see what happened next! The ending was completely unpredictable; I almost ran off the road when I got to the "whodunit" part. (Warning: make sure you're not operating heavy machinery while listening to the last 15 minutes of this book!) If you like "Romance" (aka "crotch") novels, I'm sure this book is worth trying. Now I'm compelled to download the other book Nora has on this website!

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda Fort Rucker, AL, USA 06-16-03
    Amanda Fort Rucker, AL, USA 06-16-03
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    "Excellent...."

    Great book! Read very well

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    06-05-04
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    "More Murder Mystery Than Romance"

    This story isn't bad for a murder mystery, however it falls short of being in the romance category. Violence, racial tension,infidelity and family melodramas are prevalent. The "romance" of the story is a mere sub-plot. If you're looking for heart warming connections, keep looking!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Janet South Lake Tahoe, CA, United States 08-09-03
    Janet South Lake Tahoe, CA, United States 08-09-03
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    "Carnal Innocense"

    The story was easy going and kept my interest, the reader was very soothing to listen to, but the author's frequent use of the "f" word spoiled this book for me.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ruth Birmingham, N/A, United Kingdom 07-30-03
    Ruth Birmingham, N/A, United Kingdom 07-30-03
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    "A great 'listen'"

    This is a great book - so easy to listen to as it is clear and full of action. Couldn't see 'who dun it' coming at all so full of suspense.
    Best audible book yet!

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    A User 12-29-13
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    "Interesting story"
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    this is an abridged copy of the book and I was very disappointed in that. I wish it had been clear at the beginning it was not the complete book!

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    Starla portland, OR, United States 02-26-13
    Starla portland, OR, United States 02-26-13 Member Since 2013
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    Where does Carnal Innocence rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I truly enjoyed listening to the book. It kept me guessing who the killer was right up to the end and it had a good twist.


    Any additional comments?

    It is definately work listening or reading.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle FORT WORTH, TX, United States 03-19-12
    Michelle FORT WORTH, TX, United States 03-19-12 Member Since 2011
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    What did you love best about Carnal Innocence?

    The plot line and the characters


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Carnal Innocence?

    Tucker's storytelling


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The performance is very quiet and poor quality; it's old. I would suggest re-recording it.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me smile.


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    Meleia Eureka Springs, AR, United States 05-05-11
    Meleia Eureka Springs, AR, United States 05-05-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Great Book!"

    One of my favorite Nora Roberts books! I have listened and read this book many times and still enjoy it!

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    Claudia Valparaiso, Indiana 04-05-09
    Claudia Valparaiso, Indiana 04-05-09 Listener Since 2009
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    "Not so Innocent"

    I think the title of this book is a good title at first the title did not make sense to me but as I found out the name of the town was Innocence I found out the word carnal fit it quite well. I enjoyed very much and think it was well written.

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