For more than 300 years, Bluff House has sat above Whiskey Beach, guarding its shore - and its secrets. But to Eli Landon, it’s home.…
A Boston lawyer, Eli has weathered an intense year of public scrutiny and police investigations after being accused of - but never arrested for - the murder of his soon-to-be-ex wife.
He finds sanctuary at Bluff House, even though his beloved grandmother is in Boston recuperating from a nasty fall. Abra Walsh is always there, though. Whiskey Beach’s resident housekeeper, yoga instructor, jewelry maker, and massage therapist, Abra is a woman of many talents - including helping Eli take control of his life and clear his name. But as they become entangled in each other, they find themselves caught in a net that stretches back for centuries - one that has ensnared a man intent on reaping the rewards of destroying Eli Landon once and for all.…
©2013 Nora Roberts (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
I am easily amused!
I enjoyed the characters in this book and the beach setting but the story was predictable and dragged quite a bit!
Excellent story line. Good progression, never boring. Pleasant voice. Very enjoyable to listening. Would recommend to anyone who likes a good mystery.
The story, characters, and performance were all wonderful. I enjoyed every second of this extremely well written novel that had it all. Suspense, romance, growth of many characters, and a full feeling at the end. I love concrete endings!💜
Luke's narration was excellent - totaly forgot it was one person doing everything.
Good story line - good plot - I loved the feistiness of the women.
all of them
I wish there was more to the treasure part... I love pirate stories - and it only touched it.
I really enjoyed it though.
I found myself wanting to listen to this until I finished it. I normally listen to audio books during my long commute to & from work. I listened to this at every opportunity! I love Nora Roberts style & character development. The performance by Lee Daniels was great also. . .the voice of the characters are so different. This is one I will listen to again and again.
It was a very interesting story with a lot of content. The characters were great.
Vinny.........or the dog.
I have listened to a number of Ms Roberts stories now. She always delivers what I expect, lightweight love stories of strong albeit damaged souls seeking love. Usually the male voices have been less satisfying but I give this narrator higher marks. He did make his female voice a bit giddy and sometimes silly. It was so nice to hear a novel include a cell phone and ipad! Thinking I am starting a new novel only to find out it was only recently made audio has been at times disappointing. For this story, poor little rich boy goes back to family home after his wife is murdered. He meets a yoga instructor, bartender, jewelry maker. Her care taking opens his hurt heart. She has an MBA and her mom won the Nobel Prize but hey, she wants to teach yoga? Really? Like I said predictable. It is a good choice for the lightweight puff piece Ms. Roberts is known for. I have found her stories of the Witness, Chasing Fire more to my liking. The Collector would be also listed but her heroes propensity to tell the women to "shut up" makes me want to slug them not quietly be a good girl for him.
It would be nice to have folks meet and fall in love while actually having to work for a living once in a while.
Like I said, good lightweight, puffy all ends well romance for a sick day in bed.
I loved this story. I was so wrapped up in the mystery and the love story all at once. Usually I can figure out by the middle who is the killer and so on but not this time. I was sooooo surprised!!!! I loved this book. The storyteller was great loved his voices.
"Second recording so much better"
Revisited this since it's been recorded again with a new narrator....and it's a completely different listening experience. Luke Daniels gives the characters' life and personality, which was lacking in the first narration, and makes it incredibly easy to care about and empathize with them. You know immediately who's talking, each character has a distinct voice, brilliantly done. The story took on a different perspective with much more depth and was like a first listen. Loved it this time round.
"TYPICAL NORA ROBERT"
This story is a typical Nora Roberts. It is filled with wonderful characters, humor, romance, plots with lots of unexpected twists and turns, a book that keeps you want to know more. Being a Nora Roberts fan I enjoyed the book.
"Too soppy and soapy for me"
Not sure what attracted me to this book but it was far too soppy with a far fetched story line .
I like a good Chicklit book but this of course is under the romance genre .
My fault, I finished it, but not really sure why !
"Does not disappoint"
Enjoyable, interesting, worthwhile
Eli as the main character. It was great 'seeing' his journey back to health.
No but would be prepared to.do.so. His female accents do come across as a little camp but not annoying
Read the paperback so knew the story but thoroughly enjoyed the audio version.
"Unsuitable narrator unfortunately"
Nora Roberts writes great books so a no star review will not affect her in the least, but the narrator was unsuitable for this story as his 'female' voice sounded ridiculous. Why did he have to resort to a simpering man to get the heroine's dialogue across!?
Will be more careful when ordering audio books!
"A romantic thriller"
Many many wonderful scenes impossible to pick a favourite.
This is the 1st book I've read by Nora Roberts, but it won't be the last. The characters were brilliantly written by her and portrayed by the narrator. They were people you began to care about, wanting things to go well for them and whilst the story was fairly predictable it was told well and kept me listening, not wanting it to end.
"Same old, same old"
Pretty daft storyline of a previous family member burying treasure on the beach and lots of people trying to find it; while present day family deals with an ailing grandmother and false accusations of murder.
As always, I tried to work out who had "done it", and as usual remained wrong until the final couple of chapters.
Any Nora Roberts fans will enjoy this hugely.
"Not up to her usual standard"
I am a big fan of Nora Roberts, and when she makes an effort her standalone romances are often her best work - The Witness was great - but this has a knocked off feel to it. Boring plot, and the lead female character was AWFUL. So smug and annoying, even worse than Mia Devlin in Face the Fire. Eli really should not have let her get away with dictating to him so much and "knowing better" than him constantly. I feel very sorry for him if he's stuck with her ever after.
Nope. Nora is very variable, so you take pot luck. She can write extremely well, but she doesn't always bother to.
"Story was okay bit weak"
I did enjoy listening but Abra got on my nerves towards the end
the detail descrinig bluff house
Abra's protrayal in the last 5-6 chapters she was a bit giddy and annoying.
Whiskey beach was a worthwhile listen
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