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.
I found the beginning somewhat boring and the character did not seem realistic. However, the story improves and gets interesting. By the end I did not want to get out of the car.
I did not like the performance...she was too monotone
When she read for Elizabeth Fitch, she sounded robotic
Before buying an audible selection listen first to the narrator's voice, it might just sound like nails on a chalk board
I did not really give this book a chance because i could not stand listening to it. I just can't take listening to the whining. I understand that it is probably not the narrator, just her interpretation of the material. I have never returned a book, but i am going to return this one.
Look, I love Nora Roberts, but her character ""LIz" ala "Abilgail, in small town USA
with a country sheriff, was just to much. It was a struggle trying to get through the story
yeah, I'll screen it better though
too much monotone, science and romance don't mix. Abigail got on my nerves
Yeck. I'm still getting through it after a week.....usually I'm done with the book in two days..
It was difficult to identify with the book's protagonist. I found her to be self engrossed and superficial. Maybe it was the performance but midway through the book I was rooting for the bad guys to find her and move the book along. Also - the book includes too much cringe worthy sexual passages.
The book had very promising fist chapter, great story beginning with so much that could happen later. But it seemed to me like the author got tired of writing the book and the story line got bored with her. The main character repeats her story four times and even if it's very professional and good writing it seems like a page filler. Good and easy listening, I would like to see more of the thrilling suspense and more complicated plot, the opportunities to do so were there.
I would try another book from Ms. Whelan but I will never give Roberts another go.
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She's a talented actress
I would describe this book as - Semi autistic trauma survivor does her rendition of 'Are You There God it's Me Margaret'. This book sparked a reaction of annoyance in me that an adult woman would write this for other adults. I am finishing it but I've fast forwarded through large portions of it. Ridiculously cliched. I would have enjoyed it more if it focused more on the action less on the romance.
I gave it to stars because at least I felt compelled to finish it. But overall it was a waste of my time. All the positive reviews set my expectations a bit higher. But this is the first audiobook I've ever listened to that went on and on and on only to tell a very mediocre story. This is my worst experience with Audible so far and I'm really surprised that the book got so many great reviews. To each his own, I guess.
I like Nora Roberts - she writes all genres well. This story isn't her best but is still a good read/listen.
Not really. Her voice is weak, she reads very slow, and sounds awkward most of the time. I had to ignore her to listen to the story.
This book is a romance novel. It was classified by Audible as a mystery/thriller but it most definitely is not. I've listened to worst books but I's simply not into romance novels.
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