Audie Award Nominee, Romance, 2013
Daughter of a cold, controlling mother and an anonymous donor, studious, obedient Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking too much at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever.
Twelve years later, the woman now known as Abigail Lowery lives alone on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she works at home designing sophisticated security systems. Her own security is supplemented by a fierce dog and an assortment of firearms. She keeps to herself, saying little, revealing nothing. Unfortunately, that seems to be the quickest way to get attention in a tiny southern town.
The mystery of Abigail Lowery intrigues local police chief Brooks Gleason, on both a personal and a professional level. Her sharp, logical mind, her secretive nature, her unromantic viewpoints leave him fascinated but frustrated. He suspects that Abigail needs protection from something, even if he doesn’t know what - and that her elaborate defenses hide a story that must be revealed.
Accustomed to two-bit troublemakers, Gleason is about to walk into the sights of very powerful and dangerous men. And Abigail Lowery, who has built a life based on security and self-control, is at risk of losing both.
©2012 Nora Roberts (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Absolutely. The story was well developed and the characters, as well. True human emotion and reaction of main character.
Ferm Michaels Sisterhood series
Main character's (Abigail Lowery) scene by her pond with her dog, were she wants to put a bench.
Great story of a girl's self-strength and survival, coupled with her brillance to overcome the bad nature of people. She is self-reliant and resourceful. Of course she meets a loving sheriff and his family on the way!
It was cleaning carpets...It made the chore so much more enjoyable and bearable.
Brooks. He sounds like my kind of guy. Nice and easy lovin' and patient.
this was the fist book I have listened to so it is hard to say. She did a good job distinguishing between characters.
It made me laugh a few times. I even gave Abigail/Liz an atta' girl a time or two.
This was my first adio book. It won't be my last!
I listened to this book as an audiobook and was totally engaged
The different elements that shifted and evolved
No cannot compare
Suspenseful, romantic novel
I thoroughly enjoyed Abigail and Brooks interactions from the beginning to the end. Their contrasting personalities meshing made me laugh out loud.
I think the narrator was awesome! I think she nailed the part of Abigail and I probably wouldn't have read her personality as well as the narrator portrayed her.
Suspenseful yet many laugh out loud moments and pull at the heart moments.
I'm a true Nora Roberts fan, as well as J.D. Robb, I don't think I've ever read one that disappointed me. I'm enjoying Julia Whelan's narrative very much.
The story grabs you from the start and never lets you go
She did an EXCELLENT job!
When it was over I was sad because it was over,
Nora Roberts' story telling is peerless. She creates characters who come alive, writes dialogue that sounds real, establishes story lines that keep you enthralled.
Yes - more than once I found my heart racing as events unfolded toward inevitable confrontation.
After a dozen years running from people who want to kill her, will she stop running now and take a stand for love?
I haven't read the print .
Yes it definitely did! Right when the story began I was hooked. The plot is intriguing and well thought out.
I originally looked up listeners favorites and this one popped up, so I wanted to see for myself. This story did not disappoint, and is worth the listen l I normally don't listen to a book for hours straight, but I actually found myself listening straight through the first download! I'm very happy I purchased this book and I would highly recommend it .
Everything the story flowed well, kept you on your seat and was really great!
Yes, it flowed well and kept you guessing.
Not sure if I had. She did and excellent job.
give it a try!
Starting this book was a bit hard to capture my full attention, but the longer I listened it just kept getting better and better. The narrator was very good. She needs a little work on her "manly" voice, but it was ok. I loved the surprise in the ending.
There are no listener reviews for this title yet.
Report Inappropriate Content