The extraordinary new novel by the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Collector.
Shelby Foxworth lost her husband. Then she lost her illusions....
The man who took her from Tennessee to an exclusive Philadelphia suburb left her in crippling debt. He was an adulterer and a liar, and when Shelby tracks down his safe-deposit box, she finds multiple IDs. The man she loved wasn't just dead. He never really existed.
Shelby takes her three-year-old daughter and heads south to seek comfort in her hometown, where she meets someone new: Griff Lott, a successful contractor. But her husband had secrets she has yet to discover. Even in this small town, surrounded by loved ones, danger is closer than she knows - and threatens Griff as well. And an attempted murder is only the beginning....
©2015 by Nora Roberts (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved
Usually fans of Nora Roberts Romance/Dramas. But I'm not sure this time.
Good except for Child's.
The performance was pretty good. But the Southern accents become grating and progressively more difficult to listen to. The story is less than stellar and so predictable.
So formulaic, sappy and annoying.
The performance... I couldn't take the baby talk either. And the stereotypical Southern accents and Southern-isms.
What's to LIKE about this book? Not much.This book is basically a Hallmark channel movie. The story is entertaining enough in its simple and predictable way, but is almost too irritating to get through. I'm about halfway through and can't go any further.
Always love her books. I just wish I hadn't figured it out so early. Instead of spending the book wondering "who did it, "I spent the book wondering how the mystery would be solved. Maybe that was her intent, and if so, she succeeded. I still enjoyed the book immensely.
It just goes on and on and on. . Like listening to a bunch of chickens clucking in a hen house. It started with potential, but it's like listening to a scenic tour of the desert salt flats, pretty soon it's not hard to guess what's up ahead. Even towards the end when the tension finally starts to build and go somewhere, it prematurely climaxes and just leaves you feeling unsatisfied... Overall it's vanilla.
Pablum. Pure saccharine. Completely predictable. Unrealistically perfect characters. Uninteresting. It got lots of great reviews which, for the life of me, I don't understand. This is a romance novel.
more of mushy romance novel. not thriller at all should have looked at genre first. thought it was murder mystery. just love story where everything is perfect
The story read like it was written for a 5 year old. The narrator was awful with a very FAKE Southern accent. I tried putting it on FAST play but it was still unpalatable. I should have known better than pick a Nora Roberts book in the first place. I don't think any man would enjoy listening to it. Never again.
Yes. Also, certainly from this author or narrator.
Never never never.
Everything involving the kid.
Bad bad bad choice. Yuck!
Good story but found the baby talk annoying and distracting. Did not add any nutritional value to the story line.
Janis in Oregon
I would recommend it for the good characters and strong dialogue. However, the book's ending was apparent from the very beginning of the book. The fact that none of the characters in the book ever voiced the possibility of it ending this way - really - was not believable and became tedious. So I would recommend the book with caution.
The ending was obvious from the first minutes of the book. I went through 16 hours of the story to get to the ending I could see coming from a mile away.
She does a good job with the Southern accents and female character differentiation. However, her male character voices were less pleasant.
The family interactions were well written.
I usually enjoy Nora's stand alone books, but this one had a tired, and over-used, plot that was obvious and she used a plot device that was used in Hot Rocks, one of the "In Death" books, so I saw that coming too.
"One big yawn"
It was obvious from the beginning where this story would lead. The narration leaves much to be desired. I cringed every time I heard the child's voice. Speaking of said child, she was a perfect little girl and it got irritating real quick. Nora Roberts has written some interesting thrillers but this wasn't one of them. I think it's time to stop supporting Ms Robert's writing factory.
"Good as ever"
It's Nora Roberts usual feel good story, like wearing a favourite old and comfortable pair of jeans, but no less good for all that. The narration is excellent especially Cally's voice- she can really make her sound like a little girl.
This story was just brilliant!!! Intrigue, drama, heartache, romance, humor, thriller suspense, it is all wrapped up in this beautiful and gripping story. Heartwarming characters.
The narrator was brilliant too. She was absolutely a joy to listen too
As always, wonderful characters (plucky female lead, brilliant love interest, wonderful (and frighteningly realistic) family), a villain and above all else, a plot with a twist!
This is the first audiobook I'd heard January LaVoy and I was pleasantly surprised. The voices were all very well done, the inflection and intonation was captivating and I soon found myself speaking in a "Southern Belle" accent. It annoyed my husband, but that's the sign of a good narrator and I'll certainly be finding other books narrated by January.
"Enjoyable listen and good story line."
The story was enhanced by the narrator's ability to give a voice to every character and emotion in the book. This made the unfolding story very dramatic and more compelling to listen to what was coming next. This has been the best audible book that I have bought. This narrator could make a phone directory sound intriguing.
Could not stop listening, powerful, gripping and emotional. A definate recommendation for a great listen.
This story was beautifully narrated and was a definite page turner. Not many books make me cry but the end of this one had me in tears. Well worth a listen
Clever storyline and very well read. I like the mixture of mistery and romance and Nora Roberts is the best.
"As Lulu19 said - Fabulous!"
A delightful story
Shelby's return to her family with her little girl - you could feel the loving family embrace them
Her different voices and accents brought the whole book to life
I thought the whole book was lovely
I love the Nora Roberts' books that have a bit of a thriller about them rather than straight forward romance and this book had it all. It left me with a lovely happy feeling
"Couldn't finish this one"
No. The reading of the small child was so simpering and I hated the southern accent of the main character
Made the main character more appealling - I only listened to about three hours
I don't know
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