She would study, struggle, and walk the gauntlet to understand and master its terrible force - and one day become an investigator herself.
But she is not the only one fascinated by the flames. Someone else sees their power as well - and is obsessed not with conquering the fire but with controlling it, owning it, using it to exact vicious revenge.
When Reena achieves her goal and joins the arson unit, her strength and wits are constantly tested - though sometimes the job seems like a snap compared to her love life. One relationship after another has ended for her - some in tragedy or drama, some not with a bang but with a whimper. And she can't always blame them - after all, a soot-caked woman barking orders and smelling of smoke isn't the biggest turn-on in the world.
Then she meets Bo Goodnight, who seems different. He's been trying to find Reena for years, and now that she is close enough to touch, he has no intention of letting go.
Nor does the man who has begun to haunt Reena's life - with taunting phone calls and a string of horrifying crimes. And as Reena tries desperately to trace the origins - of the calls, the fires, the hatred aimed in her direction - she will step into the worst inferno she has ever faced...
©2005 Nora Roberts; (P)2005 Brilliance Audio
"Romantic suspense queen Roberts lights up Baltimore's Little Italy with this appealing story of love, family, food and arson." (Publishers Weekly)
"Bean's versatile vocal range skillfully portrays male and female parts without hesitation." (AudioFile)
this audio book was not my favorite. the main character is supposed to be an independent woman but I don't think she is very relatable. some of the story line is a little far fetched.
Seems like this book was business as usual. Has she lost her passion. I did not enjoy it. The characters were not developed in a fastidious manner. They just kept missing one another. To many death. I love her book "the Witness". I just have not enjoyed any of her books since. I guess I will have to wait until August for Louise Penny to,get a good book
Her characters were weak and undeveloped. I did not like all of the death before they got the killer.
This book was a good companion whilst driving, but it was frustrating how long it took the main character to come to what was an obvious conclusion. Not one of my favourite Nora Roberts books.
Depends on the friend it's a story that can cause strong emotion & not suitable for all
A little more variance between characters
I really enjoyed this book. The story is interesting with all the details about fire. The Narrator does an excellent job with all the voices. I agree with one reviewer who said it took too long for the characters to make the connection as to who the villian was but still it was a good read.
Sure. It's a pretty good book. It happens over a long period of time which gives the story depth. There were some extremely violent parts of the book that made me a bit uncomfortable when listening, though.
Yes. I am a fan of both Nora Roberts & Joyce Bean. I just didn't care for this particular book. It dragged on and on and I was very ready for the end. Which could be predicted hours before. Ms. Roberts is fantastic at portraying relationships, but I just never felt the connection here that I got from the Chesapeake series.
Of course. I love her.
I don't really know. They all seemed a bit insipid. Ms. Bean has a fantastic range of voices and did her best here.
Not read/listen to it again.
Suspenseful and entertaining. This audio book made me want to continue listening even when I had other things to do. The narrator did the book justice. An enjoyable read or listen.
Good reader. Interesting story. Well-done characters. But some of the details of the events can get a little violent and gory. Not for someone who wants a relaxing read.
The detail given is fantastic, that the character took sooooo long to realise who was behind everything was very frustration.
The characters are interesting and well described.
I did enjoy the listen but it took almost too long to get going and almost too long to finish.
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