The past is never over. It just gets dusty.
Lisa Grant was a rising star in a prestigious law firm in Lexington, Kentucky, when the firm went bankrupt and she lost her job. With an ailing mother to care for, she takes the first job she can find: research assistant to District Attorney Scott Buchanan. Scott is as disagreeable as he is sexy, and Lisa suspects the only reason she got the job was Scott’s fond feelings for her mother, who treated him well when he was just a farmhand on the Grants’ large horse farm while Lisa was growing up.
After she misses an important court date, Lisa doesn’t get any special treatment from Scott. As punishment, he sends her to organize cold-case files in the basement of the courthouse. What Lisa expects to be a mind-numbingly boring task turns into anything but when a missing-persons case draws her attention. The details of the case are engrossing: an entire family — father, mother, and two children — disappeared without a trace more than 28 years ago. Except that’s not all: the mother in a photo Lisa finds could be her own twin.
Before Lisa can learn more, a series of catastrophes strikes close to home, and she realizes that finding the photo has put her in terrible danger. Determined to uncover the truth, she confides in Scott, and their relationship develops into something beyond that of employer and employee. Together they unravel a terrifying web of criminal connections that could shatter what Lisa knows of her past. And it’s clear someone will go to shocking lengths to make sure certain secrets stay hidden.
©2010 Karen Robards (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"Robards proves once again to be a master of romantic suspense, creating likable characters and an intriguing, well-paced, and nail- biting plot." (Booklist)
I believe there are 3 elements to a great romance audible book: good narration, believable plot, flawed characters and great dialogue!
This was my first Karen Robards book and purchased based on a another's listeners reviews. I really liked Scott's character but felt like Lisa's character was weak. The romance story line was good but the mystery is what kept me listening. Susan Ericksen did an excellent job narrating!
To move it along.
Any short one if there had been one.
It was an intriguing plot/mystery.
This was a 4 hour story stretched into 13 hours for no good reason.
The story has some interesting characters and a reasonable line. While the history and relationship of the two main characters is and should be part of this story, with every page harping on her eyes and his chest, I got bored. The narrator's delivery and accent was pleasant and she did a very good job; however, the constant high drama delivery also got very old. Except that the ending was pretty good, I was glad it was over.
Welcome to our group Dakota; welcome to my life Summer, you've made it so much better. Give back to our wounded warriors who gave so much.
I was alternately impressed and disappointed by the book, but mainly by the writer. She's talented, she came up with a nice concept and the relationship between Scott and his nephew Chase were excellent. The downside; way too many sequences where Lisa got into her own head and stayed there too long. Then there were all the times the author wove a ridiculously long meandering overly descriptive narrative of some minor point. I began to wonder if she had decided to channel Tolstoy; or if like Dickens, she was being paid by the word. Then there was the ever so slow developing relationship between Scott and Lisa; well, by the time they finally got busy with each other I didn't like either one of them. The audiobook is 13 hours and 25 minutes long; cut it back to around 10 hours and it's at least a 4 star listen.
St. Louis, Mo.
The story, a legal/thriller/romance, is quite good, with a lot of creative twists that make sense. And the growing relationship between the two main characters, Lisa and Scott, makes sense because they'd known each other since childhood. But what elevates this book is the UNBELIEVABLY HYPNOTIC NARRATION by Ericksen. She is FANTASTIC, and now on my short list of favorite narrators. It's a truly stellar performance.
Some of the EARLY Lisa Scottoline books, such as Rough Justice, but only the unabridged versions read by Barbara Rosenblat. Or the Suspicion series written by the late Barbara Parker, but again only those narrated by Rosenblat.Ericksen also does a stellar reading of Dying to Please by Linda Howard. Similar tension, and similar stellar narration.
Emotion, interpretation, and a true feeling for each character.
Discovering a life not chosen.
This book was misclassifed as a thriller; it is a romance novel. I was bored out of my scull. Oooh...his abs, oh, I have too much skin showing, ahhh, his big strong arms. Good grief, woman, get on with it. I gave it slightly higher marks than I should have because, the plot itself had great potential, but the writing of it was so bogged down in Lisa's never-endingly-analyzed emotions. A waste of a good credit - unless you like that sort of fluff.
Wow, I downloaded this book a long time ago and finally got around to listening to it. Should have done it sooner. What an addictive listen! My ears are sore. The way it starts out, I think I will get bored with it, and figure it out easily, but that doesn't happen. A dozen scenarios went through my head, as to who murdered the family, and are a couple of them still living. There are suspects galore, with a romance blooming in the middle of it all. It's an entertaining mystery, that doesn't disappoint.
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I liked I couldn't immediately find out who did it. Least was the ending
Susan is great I've listened to other books and she always money
Wouldn't mind having a Scott in my life
I bought this on sale - what a gift! Fabulous storyline and narration. The plot had me intrigued from beginning to end.
Thoroughly recommend this to everyone - mystery, romance, intelligence.
TOO MUCH PADDING WITH LOVE SCENES, SPOILS A GOOD STORY. EXCUSE THE PUN IN THE HEADLINE!@!!
TOO MUCH PADDING
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