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Publisher's Summary

A heart-stopping story of romantic suspense from #1 New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter.

Lindsay Foxe is a successful model in New York, a woman who hides behind a new name to protect herself from a past of betrayal and treachery and a present that becomes fraught with danger. The product of old San Francisco wealth, the daughter of a man who despises her, her life is forever changed when she is brutally assaulted by her sister’s husband, and then rejected by her family.

Lindsay is finally forced to face up to her past when she meets S.C. Taylor, a tough ex-cop, turned private investigator and computer troubleshooter. He is hired to protect her; but can he both win her trust and discover who is trying to kill her and why?

©1992 Catherine Coulter (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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I am glad I picked this book, this author is way out of my comforts zone, but I liked this book. There are things I love like how Lindsay comes into her own and learns to trust herself. I loved Taylor he is the star of the show for me. He is older than her but at that time it was so very normal. I liked the twist the book had, I wasn’t expecting that at all, well both of them really. What I wasn’t a fan of was how much bad or negativity happens to Lindsay it went with the story but there could have been one or 2 incidents left out or at least how severe they were and the story still would have flowed well. I liked that narration I think they both did a great job.

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AWESOME! Of Course Its Catherine Cojlter

This book is SO GOOD that I was pissed off that it ended! The characters are so delicious and intersting! I loved this book! The narrators are spectacular! Catherine Coulter is again ALWAYS a good read and I just hate when the books end! Ms. Coulter's books are wonderfully engaging and just a joy to read/listen to.

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Cruel and brutal in the beginning

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After four hours of this depressing tale I couldn't imagine a reason to go on. Cruelty, brutality and abuse fill the first four hours. If you are tender-hearted, I can not recommend it.

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Amusing Story

The story itself was pretty good, the writing was a bit crappy -- she needed to hang around with REAL cops or do more research to learn how to talk tough. Most of the police interaction wasn't even close to realistic but the story was amusing. Her leaping back & forward was ackwardly put, it wasn't clear exactly where you went for a paragraph or two. Expecially on the Taylor parts.

The narrators needed to be more balanced. Renee delivered her usual great performance - Paul was too lackluster and tended to make his portion drag.

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A Romantic Mystery!!

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Coulter does a great job of weaving mystery and romance into a story with a great plot and interesting characters that you love and detest.

I really enjoyed this story that begins with a terrible betrayal of trust and leads to violence, intrigue, romance, and vindication. Teenager Lindsay Foxe has every reason to give up after horrific treatment by her brother-in-law and receiving no support from her society family. Yet, she finds the will to become a successful young lady. The story leaves the reader wondering who continues to attack Lindsay as an adult and why they will not leave her alone. Detective Taylor provides Lindsay with the support and love that she never received from her family. Renee Raudman and Paul Costanzo provide excellent performances for each of the characters.

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Excellent book

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It's so sad that this book is really close to the truth, men shouldn't be able to get away with raping a woman, and the rape victim should never be blamed. It's a frustrating world we live in when you see the guilty get away with a crime and someone innocent will go to jail because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time.

What three words best describe Renee Raudman and Paul Costanzo ’s voice?

I like their voices but Paul is very hard to hear at times, its very difficult to listen to this book because I have to turn the volume down a little for Renee's parts and then turn the volume all the way up for Paul and he's still hard to hear.

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not a great story with poorer narration!

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Female narrarator sounds like she has a marble in her mouth or needs to blow her nose or something.... drove me crazy!

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Story was o.k. just went on for hours and hours without any exciting turns until the last two hours.

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Excellent story

Very emotional - family dynamics and growth of the main character. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Interminably Tedious.....

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I am only half way through and don't know if I can - or even want - to finish this book. The only character in this book I can stomach is Taylor - he seems to be the only normal one in the bunch. Eden/Lindsey is a completely spineless wuss! While I could feel real sympathy for her at 16....by the time she hits her 20's, I am like, really?? Find your spine and tell that crazy moranic family to go jump off the Golden Gate bridge. Yikes, she is annoying....

Has Beyond Eden turned you off from other books in this genre?

No

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

The narrators were ok - I just don't usually care for 2 narrators doing a book, it seems disjointed and often pulls you out of the story when the voices change back and forth.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Anger at the sheer stupidity of the main character and lack of spine. Her family is supposed to be evil - but really came across as cartoon villains. And have mercy - way too long to get the story told. Just scene after scene of this spineless woman trying to grow a set and stand up for herself. Really tedious.

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So - maybe I'll finish it - but probably not.

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Sexist

Even for 1992 the theme of the woman who just needs the right bossy, gorgeous but violent man to get her past her fear of men is so annoying. I continued listening because I wanted to find out who dunnit.