Johnny Harris is home again, his too-tight jeans and damn-your-eyes belligerence honed to perfection by a ten-year stretch in federal prison for murder. Now he’s out on parole and ready for the job Rachel Grant has promised him to help him begin a new life. Unlike the rest of the town, Rachel has always believed in her former student’s innocence. But one thing has changed.
The sullenly handsome boy she remembers is still sullen, still handsome - but no longer a boy. And now the small Kentucky town is alive with gossip and whispers of a scandal, as friendship turns to passion and Rachel abandons a lifetime of propriety in the ex-con’s arms. Then the killer strikes again. All evidence points to Johnny Harris, but Rachel knows he is innocent. And she knows she is next - as a shattering truth is uncovered and dark passions explode in the relentless summer heat.
©2014 Karen Robards (P)2014 Blackstone Audiobooks
Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.
if you are a classic Robards reader, you can not miss this one. I have waited 15 yrs for this one and get a bonus as Anna Fields AKA Kate Fleming reads this one. Oh what a find.
this is pure core romance
this is read by the late great AKA, Anna Fields, who read the best Susan Elizabeth Phillips books ie: It had to be You.
I have purchased so many books by the late great ms Fields, what a waste she has passed. Enjoy this classic
This is one of my favorite romantic suspense stories of all time. I have it in print form and have read it time and time again over the years. I thought the narration was excellent, and the narrator really captured the spirit of one of the best male characters of all time: Johnny Harris.
Yes, without hesitation! I loved this book when it just came out in print. I was a little reluctant to buy the audio because I was afraid it would disappoint. It did not! Kate Fleming is a great reader and made the characters come to live.
Not one specific moment. More the theme, which is of faith and total trust. Rachel's belief in Johnny's innocence is touching.
No, I have not but plant to looks for other books where she is the reader.
When I first read it, yes. Some tears were shed. Although poignant, I think the way Ms. Fleming read the book had an even keel tone.
Love this book. Well worth the credit!!!
I think I'm a very tough critic when it comes to the romantic suspense genre. I really feel that the romance compromises the mystery or the mystery compromises the romance. In this book it’s the former; I loved the romance but didn't care for the mystery at all. I could look past the out-datedness of the story (it had an obvious 80's feel) but I felt that the mystery was "cheesy." Anna Fields/Kate Fleming is a quality narrator, but I expected much more from this story.
"Narrator did not do the male main character well. It was supposed to be a romance with the male character a study handsome man."
She mad him sound like an old man- a hick. It was hard to get into the story bc the voice did not portray the character the author was trying to create. Too bad. It ruined it for me. The narrator was fine for every other voice. The story was okay but I could not get past that voice.
Very good story, I was intrigued and it was hard to stop listening. The reader was really good but hard to adjust to at first, basically she will grow on you ;)
1/5; 1 star; D
I actually finished listening to this but am not glad I did. I kept hoping for some massive improvement.
Things I liked:
The narrator, Kate Fleming.
The portrayal of the kids and their mom.
Things I didn't like:
Everything else. Besides the fact that most of the characters were thoroughly unlikable, the mechanics of the book were clumsy and poorly executed.
I don't think I'd recommend this to any of my romance reading friends or my suspense friends or even my paranormal reading friends. It didn't work for me on any level.
This is a book I read years ago and I loved it, but I must say I truly enjoyed the audio felling. The characters were so well developed that the visual description that I carried in my head all these years were truly brought to life. Thank you for a great performance.
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