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Sculptor Clare Kimball has captured the attention of the New York art world. But big-city success cannot burn away the half-remembered nightmares that have plagued Clare since childhood. These phantoms of the past have drawn her home to Emmitsboro, Maryland, to the small town where she grew up and where her father died in circumstances never really explained.

Not much in her hometown seems to have changed, but within the dark woods of Emmitsboro something evil spreads its poisonous power. Now the once-peaceful town is wrapped in a cloak of terror, hiding a treacherous heart. And now Clare must pay the price for digging up the secrets of the past...and confront an evil that may be unstoppable, because those who practice it believe it is divine.

©1992 Nora Roberts; (P)2004 Books on Tape, Inc.

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Great Book

This is a really great book! A suspenseful romantic!! It has a few gruesome parts, but with everything put together it's so entertaining!

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A must read

I put off reading this book for months b/c of the title. After reading other reviews I decided to give it a try. Captivating from start to finish! The saying, "you can't judge a book by its cover" is true on so many fronts and most applicable with this story. The story touched/reflected life on a number of perspectives, good bad and ugly. Ms Farr was amazing! Another job well done Ms Roberts!! RKB in TX

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Spellbibding

Spellbinding and terrifying from beginning to end. It was a story so well told but so dark. I can usually predict where a story is going and while I figured some of the pieces in advance, there were even more twists I did not anticipate.

Not for the faint of heart but a story masterfully told.

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Amazing read!

loved it and couldn't stop listening to it! the narrator was very good and very nice to listen to!

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Left me wanting a sequel!

I hope there is a sequel to this book! Nora did a great job with this one. I definitely want to find out the rest of the story!

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Not one of her best.

For narration: It was to difficult to distinguish the different characters; their voices were too similar at times.

For the story: The end of the story came abruptly. Little to no resolution of plot lines and characters' relationships. It gave the appearance of a book rushed to publication.

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  • Peggy
  • PROSSER, WA, USA
  • 10-22-16

WOW!!!

WOW!!! So different from what Ms, Roberts usually writes but amazingly suspenseful from cover to cover. Very good book. E

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  • Kimberly
  • Jacksonville, NC, United States
  • 10-16-16

A Bit Much

I'm not the biggest fan of Nora Roberts when she starts getting too deep into gruesome detail. Explaining the rape and sacrifice of a young virgin teenager is hard to listen to and I'm not sure what place it has in a "romance" book. I will say Nora has the ability to create a story that has you honestly believing it took place. Overall this wasn't a bad book. Although I really think it could have ended better. The ending felt flat to me.

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divine evil

Little more twisted and raw than most. good twist at the end. would recommend to friends

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Don't not waste a credit on this!

I'll start off by saying I'm huge Nora Roberts fan! Yes the stories can be similar but I always love her characters and get pulled into the books. This book was 1st one I hated. I thought since it was Halloween time I would try a thriller type book but bad choice. The Satan worship and animal sacrifices were bad enough then rape and human sacrifices were just awful and I didn't want to hear anymore of it. On top of everything there were no likable characters?! This was just a bad story with really uncomfortable and gross details. Don't bother with it.