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Publisher's Summary

To most people, Fiona Bristow seems to have an idyllic life: a quaint house on an island off Seattle’s coast, a thriving dog-training school, and a challenging volunteer job performing canine search and rescue. Not to mention her three intensely loyal Labs. But Fiona got to this point by surviving a nightmare.

Several years ago, she was the only survivor of a serial killer - a madman who stalked and abducted young women, strangled them, and left them buried with a red scarf on their bodies. As authorities were closing in on the Red Scarf Killer, he shot and killed Fiona’s cop fiancé and his K-9 partner.

On Orcas Island, Fiona has found the peace and solitude she needed to rebuild her life. Yet all that changes on the day Simon Doyle barrels up her drive, desperate for her help. He’s the reluctant owner of an out-of-control puppy, foisted upon him by his mother. Jaws has eaten through Simon’s house, and he’s at his wit’s end.

To Fiona, Jaws is nothing she can’t handle. Simon is another matter. A newcomer to Orcas, he’s a rugged and intensely private artist, known for creating exquisite furniture. Simon never wanted a puppy, and he most definitely doesn’t want a woman. Besides, the lanky redhead is not his type. But tell that to the laws of attraction.

As Fiona embarks on training Jaws and as Simon begins to appreciate both dog and trainer, the past tears back into Fiona’s life. A copycat killer has emerged out of the shadows, a man whose bloodlust has been channeled by a master with one motive: to reclaim the woman who slipped out of his hands.

©2010 Nora Roberts (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"[T]he romance is finely done, with Roberts's trademark banter lighting up the page. Fiona and Simon are the main attraction, but the setting and the supporting characters—with paws and without—provide a vivid backdrop." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Michelle United States 12-10-11
    Michelle United States 12-10-11
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    "My first Nora Roberts book and im in LOVE"

    First, I have to say that the Tanya Eby has the nicest voice ever. I really wish I could have a conversation with her. And if you like/love dogs this book will leave you appreciating mans best friend even more. Fiona is a lovely character I could be friends with. I connected and felt something for all of the characters in this book. It was really well written. I can't wait to try my next Nora book!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nyoka Brownstown, MI, United States 12-08-11
    Nyoka Brownstown, MI, United States 12-08-11 Member Since 2014

    Nyoka Mullins

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    "Very good information on training a Dog"

    So So Book, good instructions on dog training, but a lot of not so good choice of word's,a lot of fowl language. but was fair, not a winner.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nei Baon 09-20-11
    Nei Baon 09-20-11
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    "Engaging story with odd narration"

    I enjoyed the story but it was somewhat painful listening to it. The narrator has an odd cadence or manner that is hard to endure. At first I thought it was an unusual affect for a specific character but realized it was the narrator's own affect that was somewhat akin to uptalking. Very distracting and irritating. I usually listen to my Nora Roberts audiobooks more than once. I could barely make myself finish listening to this one the first time.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lia Sutton, Australia 02-22-11
    Lia Sutton, Australia 02-22-11 Member Since 2009

    I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!

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    "I liked the listen"

    I almost did not get this book due to another review that said you must like dogs to enjoy the book. Very untrue! As long as you like her other mysteries you will love this one. It helps to like animals but it isn't a deal breaker. Ms. Roberts hit the target again and has not disappointed her fans.

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    lemon drop lover 10-25-10 Member Since 2016
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    "The Search"

    I really enjoyed this. I was expecting a thriller ( what i usually read), but this was a Romance /thriller.
    i was enthralled, couldn't wait to keep listening.

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    10-18-10
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    "Loved it!"

    I find it amazing how many people disliked this book! I just loved it! I'm not a dog fanatic either. I just thought it was fun, exciting and a great easy read (er...listen) and I found it hard to step away from it!

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    Courtney Bellaire 10-14-10 Member Since 2014
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    "Meh..."

    It was just ok. The plot resolved itself way too quickly and was too abrupt. I would have liked for there to be more action and less conversations about the possibility of danger/action.

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    A. Allgood 10-01-10
    A. Allgood 10-01-10 Member Since 2016
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    "Pretty good"

    I'm a HUGE Nora Roberts fan, but I found this book like most of her recent stand-alone suspense/romance novels...just not as good as they used to be. It was a good story, but I just want one that gets me excited like her books used to do.

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    Lajuan Idabel, OK, United States 09-30-10
    Lajuan Idabel, OK, United States 09-30-10 Member Since 2012
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    "Good all the way through"

    This type of book keeps me awake at night but it was well written. You have to stay with it. Reasonably good narration. Parts were unnecessary, the love scenes seemed to be just thrown in. Other than that I really like this book.

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    Adams Wellington, NV, United States 08-20-10
    Adams Wellington, NV, United States 08-20-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Fun story but at times a bit drawn out"

    Two things, 1.should of had a man narrate for the male characters and 2. story dragged on not knowing whether to be a mystery or a sappy romance novel.

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