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High atop a snow-covered hill, the stately old Wyatt mansion is perched like a crown, its stone spires pointing upward, its stained glass windows glowing like colorful jewels. Such opulence means success and, surely, happiness. But on the eve of wealthy philanthropist Cecil Wyatt's 80th birthday, all the money in the world won't bring back his missing grandson, William Wyatt. The only thing for certain: Foul play was involved.

The family, the police, the media, all have tried in vain to discover the young man's fate. Now suspicion has turned shockingly toward William's own half-brother, the rather distant and enigmatic Mitchell Wyatt.

Kate Donovan never dreamed that a chance romantic encounter on a tropical island paradise would tag her as a suspect in a high-society murder case. But after Kate tangles with the darkly charismatic Mitchell Wyatt, she finds herself cast in a shadow of guilt and mistrust. As the Chicago police tighten their net, it will take all of Kate's ingenuity to clear her name. With her calm, cool wit, and the help of a man who may or may not be a dangerous catch, Kate vows to claim the life and love she desires.

©2005 Eagle Syndication, Inc.; (P)2005 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

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  • Sam
  • Fountain Valley, CA, USA
  • 06-18-09

Disappointed

I read this book already and was happy to see a Judith McNaught book on audible and purchased it without realizing it was abridged. I was VERY disappointed to the say the least. Don't waste your time. If you like JM books purchase the book or the unabridged versions.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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TRY TO PUT IT DOWN

Take a good story, add some mystery, some misunderstanding, believable people and mix. Add an excellant presenter then let it flow. Thoroughly enjoyable. Real and seamless. Loved it.

11 of 14 people found this review helpful

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Difficult to Listen To

The romance is so overblown that I was embarrassed to listen to most of it and many of the voices were obnoxious.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • KLK
  • USA
  • 02-17-06

A waste of time

I found this book in the thriller/mystery category. It was a badly written, terribly read, unbelieveable harlequin-type romance. Very disappointing.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Jeff
  • Millville , NJ, USA
  • 02-15-06

Well?

Written to be ear-candy, probably a 9th grade level. Interesting story, but some of the voices are a bit annoying. Steriotypical characters. Worth a listen, once you get past it's flaws

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Well performed but....

I love Judith McNaught's books but this definitely wasn't one of her best. It was performed well though!

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Pollyanna

I couldn't wait to finish - it wasn't at all what I expected. It's a very Pollyanna love story and there are no surprises