Meg Galloway, born and raised in Lunacy, is used to being alone. She was a young girl when her father disappeared, and she has learned to be independent, flying her small plane, living on the outskirts of town with just her huskies for company. After her New Year's kiss with the chief of police, she allows herself to give in to passion - while remaining determined to keep things as simple as possible. But there's something about Nate's sad eyes that gets under her skin and warms her frozen heart.
And now, things in Lunacy are heating up. Years ago, on one of the majestic mountains shadowing the town, a crime occurred that is unsolved to this day - and Nate suspects that a killer still walks the snowy streets. His investigation will unearth the secrets and suspicions that lurk beneath the placid surface, as well as bring out the big-city survival instincts that made him a cop in the first place. And his discovery will threaten the new life - and the new love - that he has finally found for himself.
©2004 Nora Roberts; (P)2004 Brilliance Audio
"[A] richly textured novel that captures the intimacy of smalltown police work, the prickliness of the pioneer spirit and the paradox of a setting at once intimate and expansive." (Publishers Weekly)
"Roberts's latest hit novel could not be performed better." (AudioFile)
Top 2 %
Well developed characters, interesting mystery and plot, strong sense of place
Excellent read/listen. Recommend highly.
I have visited Alaska, but in the summer, and have always wanted to view the northern lights. This book made me feel like an Alaskan native...being there for northern lights, a clear view of Mount Denali, 20 hours of dark, and lots of snow and wind. Nora Roberts is a suburb story teller. She has woven in a hero, a heroine, a crime story, and lots of wonderful personalities.
It was a pleasant way to pass the time but not what I would call spell binding or one of those books that you just can't stop listening to. It was okay, not great, not terrible. The narration helped move the book along.
Highly recommended read - Nora Roberts knows how to hold her audience thrilled and in constant expectation. The plot shifts and turns and you start suspecting everyone for being the murderer. Couldn't put it down!
I read other reviews before listening, and wondered if I would like this as much as so many said. It was one of the best audio I've listened to. The narrator did a great job, even voices over the phone or intercom were edited to sound like the real thing. And the story kept me so interested, could not stop the last 2 hours. The visual descriptions of Alaska make me want to go and see for myself. Can't say enough good about this book.
I enjoyed the story, it was down to earth and believeable. The ending was predictible 3/4 of the way through, but the path to the conclusion was unexpected. I recommend this book if your looking for an easy, yet enjoyable listen.
I think the story glossed over the hard life in Alaska in the winter somewhat but it was an easy book to listen to. Lots of possibilities for the 'bad person' so it keeps you guessing. A bit sappy perhaps for the budding relationship but I would listen to it again.
It's in the top 5.
Nate. One of Nora's best heroes--flawed and heroic.
I like that he didn't try too hard to achieve the female voices. It was enough to differentiate them from the men with a slightly softer intonation. I've had other romance novels read by men ruined by this.
Absolutely. If not for sleeping and Thanksgiving, I would have!
Interesting story line, set in a unique environment in Alaska with its own unique culture and lifestyle. I personally enjoy learning about different people groups in a novel/fiction setting.
The story line kept you guessing throughout as to the villian.
Liked Charlene's character. She was a strong character strong in her own way yet very vulnerable as well.
His voice was not obvious but allowed one to easily enter into the story.
All of the above.
Say something about yourself!
Was worth finishing the book, but had it figured out after the 1st hour of listening.
Narrator did okay, but some of the female voices were a bit grating on the nerves
Yes, I suppose it was worth the listen, but didn't compare to Montana Sky or The Witness.
Probably not one I will listen to again.
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