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'm an Audible junkie. I love a good story. I read all types of books. I have no genre that I won't check out.
Love the story line . The suspense was off the chain. Love changes things mix was cool and did not take away from edge of story. I was very impressed with Nora Roberts story telling narrator's ability to become the characters.
I would recommend this book.
I listened 3 times that is RARE that's why a 5 star rating
I absolutely loved the characters in this story. They were real, and described to a T. The narrator was able to inflect additional character qualities by her tone of voice making you feel like you were 'listening' to a movie rather than a book.
Yes, the story line was intriguing and the suspense while not immense was enough to make me keep listening to find out the ending of the saga.
Elizabeth aka Abagail was my favorite. My second was Brooks.
The character coming to the realization about her mother, her upbringing, her role in events, and most of all the enormity of falling in love.
I was not disappointed in this story- it was interesting and complex.
A satisfying ending.
The court scene where the main character is shot.
The scene where girls go back to the gangster's house.
I used to love Nora Roberts but her stuff started to seem sort of hokey to me. I am glad I took a chance on this one. It has a love story but the main character is very layered and complicated, which I liked. Plus, there was a lot of suspense.
This was an outstanding, listen to all night type of book. I simply couldn't stop listening!
She took the suspense to a whole new level. I can't say enough good things about this book, I absolutely loved it and was sad when I finished.
David Baldacci is one of my all time favorite writers.This book reminds me a bit of his, "Memory Man".
To many to decide.
This book made me sad with the awful family situation Elizabeth lived in, I wanted to yell at her stupid Mother. It left me very tired as I lost sleep because I couldn't stop listening. It made me happy to see Elizabeth defy her awful mother and find her own way. It made me very happy that she found a wonderful man with a wonderful family to finally realize what family love was all about.
Write as fast as you can Nora, I need more like this one!
This is the first audiobook I've listen to for pleasure. I enjoyed it very much and was very impressed with the narrator. The story was interesting, entertaining and had a good sense of humor when appropriate.
Decent story line but predictable and a little too sweet.
This is an entertaining story that seems to be trying to be the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, but lacks the mystery and punch. Things turn out a little too rosy for people who like true crime and action books. The story line holds one's attention and great for entertainment while doing other things.
Moves along. Listened to Gone Girl before it became a film and that was better.
Was probably written to be a film to capitalize on the theme, but no longer unique.
Lack of reality in the character development--a little too much as one might imagine.
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