Ten months ago, Elizabeth Baker uncovered a dangerous secret about her politician husband - a secret that nearly got her killed. Now she and her children are running for their lives. When Beth is hired as the caretaker of a remote Pennsylvania estate, she dares to hope she has found a corner of the world where Congressman Richard Baker can’t find them. But when her new boss dies suddenly and his nephew inherits the estate, Beth is faced with outwitting a former homicide detective who is very smart, very suspicious - and very attractive.
Forced into retirement by an injury and grieving the loss of his uncle, Jack O’Malley is unprepared to share his new home with a strange woman and her two kids. He is even less prepared for the instantaneous attraction he feels whenever Beth enters the room. She is beautiful, intelligent, kind…and obviously terrified of someone or something. As Jack’s investigation uncovers the shocking details of Beth’s past, the rural community is shaken by the murder of a local woman. Driven by instinct and desire, Jack is determined to keep Beth and her children safe, even if doing so means putting his heart - and his life - on the line.
©2012 Brilliance Audio
I'm not a very big fan of the cross between crime- and love stories that seem to be a getting big especially with female crime writers. I don't mind a love story intertwined with the crime plot but sometimes, as with this novel, it just feels a little bit to Danielle Steele-ish for my taste.
rather read than eat
This was a great book. Something is happening in each chapter. It made me wonder how far from the truth was these pages.
When he was trapped in a wall of fire. When they were underground.
No this was my first read from her.
It made me laugh,cry and hold my breath in a few stops.
Love audio books. Hate bad narrators.
Yes, I loved the story however the narrator was absolutely horrible. She did ok on the characters voices but the straight reading was so monotone it was just about unbearable. If I wasn't so "into" the story, I would have returned it for another book. After dozens and dozens of books and many different narrators, this is the worse one and the only one which led me to even consider returning a book. I'm sorry, I know that's mean and I've questioned people before who gave bad reviews of narrators; now I realize how they felt. If the narration is bad, the book is way off.
No. I'm satisfied with the ending.
Listen to the narrator before you buy to see if you can tolerate her voice.
Melinda Leigh, not sure. Amy Rubinate - No! I listened to the first five minutes and I couldn't go any further. Amy Rubinate seems to be a talented voice actress, I googled her and listened to a demo reel. But it really sounds like they sampled her voice and then used a speech synthesizer to read the book. Each sentence has the same ... inflection, cadence... it sounds very robotic.
Depends on who narrates the book.
I'm fairly forgiving as a listener, but this is the worst narration I've ever heard.
Never got that far.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
Imagine getting a job, on the day to start work you show up and there is a hearse in the driveway. What do you do now, especially since you have 2 young children with you and this was to be their new home? I admired the heroine in this story. She was a strong, caring mother, determined to protect her family. The synopsis for this story is spot on, but there is a side murder mystery going on in the story that was very interesting and kept me riveted. I thoroughly enjoyed this story.
Now my only problem is the narrator. She sounded too girlish, a young girl if you will. The woman in this story is a mature woman, twice married, with 2 children, the narrator made her sound like a high school valley girl. I was able to get past this because the story was very interesting, so if you can over look her lil girlish voice you will find the story is very good.
I enjoyed this book and the development of characters throughout the book. Its was fast paced all the way through and kept me listening into the wee small hours.
The narrator Amy Rubinate did a great job with the voices and the actual narration of the book.
The book reminded me a bit of Sandra Brown's style of writing.
I would change the narrator.
She said Hor-sass one too many times. Who doesn't know how to pronounce horses? She was breathy for no reason. At first I thought maybe it was to emphsize the fear of the situation but then realized she wasn't going to stop using that ridiculous voice.
I was so disappointed with this book I should have returned it after the first few chapters. Overall the storyline started out OK but just did not get any better. The narrator never changed her tone, droned on and on, and put me to sleep. Would not recommend this at all!
I really like the suspense of the story and thought that it was fairly well written. I really do NOT like the way that Amy Rubinate reads the book. She doesn't pause between paragraphs and just seems to continue without pause. That can make the story hard to follow because there are no audible cues as to when subjects, characters, chapters, etc change.
I liked the lead character...she's strong and doing what she needs to do to keep her and her children safe.
If the reader had been better.
If the guy designated as the disappointed love interest had been the hero, and the hero had turned out to be a clod - in other words, a twist.
The narrator was not the issue.
As I said, I would swap the male characters. There is nothing hotter than a straight, unmarried dressage trainer.
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