Not much in her hometown seems to have changed, but within the dark woods of Emmitsboro something evil spreads its poisonous power. Now the once-peaceful town is wrapped in a cloak of terror, hiding a treacherous heart. And now Clare must pay the price for digging up the secrets of the past...and confront an evil that may be unstoppable, because those who practice it believe it is divine.
©1992 Nora Roberts; (P)2004 Books on Tape, Inc.
Listened to this audiobook about five years ago and decided to give it another shot. The story of a small town coven of devil worshipers is integrated with the typical Nora Roberts romance between a feisty and independent woman and the local sheriff. Personally, I could have done without the romance aspect, the reason I stopped listening years ago. The friction between the lovers is forced, a little too obvious an attempt by the author to create a lovers tension between the players … had me rolling my eyes. The mystery of the picture perfect little town hiding an evil secret is, however, a fun read.
When I started this book, I didn't think I would like the narrator. But when we got to the 2nd chapter I was in love with this narrator and the story had me hooked. There are so many twists that you can't see coming that really surprise and sometimes startle and even scare you a bit. Nora brings out another winner with this book.
Must say I haven't finished this one yet & don't know that I will. The sacrifices/rapes/murders creep me out. I may finish it later but for now I'm on to Whiskey Beach. Narrator does a good job though.
any of the "in death" series by JD Robb
DEFINATELY if someone else had narrated it!
yes. not listen to this reader again.
Does Nora Roberts actually hire these narrators herself? I don't think so. Why would she want her books to sound so boring that you have to MAKE yourself listen some of these voices?!
Great book, great story great narrator. I wish Nora Roberts would write more mystery stories.
This book is like eating chocolate cake with raspberry filling. It is pure fun and excitement. It has suspense, drama, and romance.
My daughter recently introduced me to books on audio on a recent road trip, unfortunately the J D Robb book is not available through Audible, so I picked this book for a 5 week business trip.? I enjoyed the book and even was able to introduce and interest a co-worker (I have dual jacks on my MP3).? The narrator was able to help you visualize almost every sense that was described. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who has plenty of time to listen-it's one you won't want to stop.
I simply did not like this story at all. I have read many of her other books and enjoyed them but this one I wish I could forget.
I love Nora and will probably read or listen to everything she has written in time. That said, this wasn't her best. It was a little too heavy on the Satanic ritual stuff. The ending was anticlimactic. If you aren't a die hard Nora fan, pass on this one.
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