It's satisfying work - and sometimes those skills come in handy at home when Phoebe deals with her agoraphobic mother, still traumatized by the break-in after all these years, and her precocious seven-year-old daughter, Carly.
It's exactly that heady combination of steely courage and sensitivity that first attracts Duncan Swift to Phoebe. After watching her talk one of his employees off a roof ledge, he is committed to keeping this intriguing, take-charge woman in his life. Phoebe's used to working solo, but she's finding that no amount of negotiation can keep Duncan at arm's length.
When she's grabbed by a man who throws a hood over her head and brutally assaults her - in her own precinct house - Phoebe can't help being deeply shaken. And when threatening messages appear on her doorstep, she's not just alarmed but frustrated. How do you go face-to-face with an opponent who refuses to look you in the eye?
Now, with Duncan backing her up every step of the way, she must establish contact with the faceless tormentor who is determined to make her a hostage to fear - before she becomes the final showdown.
©2007 Nora Roberts; (P)2007 Brilliance Audio
"A courageous protagonist, deft plotting and the sultry Savannah backdrop all add up to another winner for consummate storyteller Roberts." (Publishers Weekly)
"High Noon will enthrall readers with its irresistible combination of superbly crafted characters and a danger-rich plot." (Booklist)
An absolute MASTERPIECE!! I was extremely said to hear it come to an end!! You had your drama, suspense, comedy, and romance all rolled up into one! Download it TODAY!!
This was fantastic all around! Great recording, great narrator, great story! Suspense , romance, funny, conflict, mystery! My first NOra Roberts book! Great choice!
I found the characters and story line exciting. They were believable,romantic fun and I learned about negotiations with hostage situations. I would recommend this to everyone who enjoys Nora Roberts. I also thought the narrator did a great job.
This is a great story, and read by an excellent narrator. I am actually writing this review after listening to the book a 2nd time. I had liked it the first time, but after being so fully engrossed the second I had to log in and give the book it's due praise. The narrator does a wonderful job with the voices, and there is a wild cast of characters that she gets to play with. A great love story but not to be out done by the mystery and suspense of the book. A strong woman character that you can believe in, like and root for. Truly a thumbs up in every way.
and then it was finished!
The characters are "real" they have lives and history.
I just couldn't stop listening and then it was gone and in true Nora Roberts style I missed the 2nd book.
Thank you, well done it was GREAT!
Great story as you would expect from Nora Roberts, I found the narration merged with the characters so you were often not sure who was talking.I found that a bit disappointing.
It has been sometime since I was a reader of this type book. I enjoyed it from start to finish. The reader was articulate and made the characters come to life. Nora Roberts outdid herself again and I look forward to similar downloads.
Retired former magazine editor who is working harder than ever as Mr. Mom to his 11-year-old daughter.
This is the first book I've listened to by Nora Roberts and my guess is that she appeals mostly to female readers. Seems like every time the action was building to a crescendo, Duncan and Phoebe had to take a 20-minute break to play kissey-face. Duncan's character was largely unrealistic but I guess you're allowed to have it this way with fiction. I liked Phoebe, although her character seemed to run the gamut from extremely strong to rather weak. The narration was poor as I often had a hard time distinguishing who was speaking based on the narrator's inflection. She has limited range. I gave this book three stars because the non-romantic action scenes were pretty riveting. Call me a "guy."
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Love Susan love NR and I loved this book I had a movies reel playing out in my head the whole entire time. A must read
I really enjoyed this book. The subject matter was interesting. I kept guessing at who the villian might be up until it was revealed. Recommend this book. Narrator did a good job. She really did excellent with the little girls voice--sounded just like a 7 yr old should.
"Fast paced murder story with romance"
The story was very good, it kept me guessing throughout, Susan Ericksen read it very well and it was very easy to listen to.
The detail that went into everything from the job to the houses.
I thought Ma Bee was played very well and she was a favourite of mine
Yes I definitely wanted to stay and listen to this one till the end, I kept listening whilst ironing and cooking so that I could finish it.
amazing story and kept guessing until the end. Narrator one of the best for voices yet.
You could feel the suspense throughout the book. Tender scenes and action packed into one heck of a story
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