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Publisher's Summary

The town of Lunacy, Alaska, was Nate Burke's last chance. As a Baltimore cop, he'd watched his partner die on the street - and the guilt still haunts him. With nowhere else to go, he accepts the job as chief of police in this tiny, remote Alaskan town. Aside from sorting out a run-in between a couple of motor vehicles and a moose, he finds his first few weeks on the job are relatively quiet. But just as he wonders whether this has been all a big mistake, an unexpected kiss on New Year's Eve under the brilliant Northern Lights of the Alaskan sky lifts his spirits and convinces him to stay just a little longer.

Meg Galloway, born and raised in Lunacy, is used to being alone. She was a young girl when her father disappeared, and she has learned to be independent, flying her small plane, living on the outskirts of town with just her huskies for company. After her New Year's kiss with the chief of police, she allows herself to give in to passion - while remaining determined to keep things as simple as possible. But there's something about Nate's sad eyes that gets under her skin and warms her frozen heart.

And now, things in Lunacy are heating up. Years ago, on one of the majestic mountains shadowing the town, a crime occurred that is unsolved to this day - and Nate suspects that a killer still walks the snowy streets. His investigation will unearth the secrets and suspicions that lurk beneath the placid surface, as well as bring out the big-city survival instincts that made him a cop in the first place. And his discovery will threaten the new life - and the new love - that he has finally found for himself.

©2004 Nora Roberts (P)2004 Brilliance Audio

Critic Reviews

"[A] richly textured novel that captures the intimacy of smalltown police work, the prickliness of the pioneer spirit and the paradox of a setting at once intimate and expansive." ( Publishers Weekly)
"Roberts's latest hit novel could not be performed better." ( AudioFile)

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What a bore

The bit characters had more depth than either the protagonist or his love interest. The romance was unconvincing and the "suspense" component was slow-paced and unexciting. Not to mention you could figure out the mystery almost right away. Waste of a credit.

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Great voice

I'm not a huge fan of audible books due to voice but this one was great. Story was fantastic.

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SLUTTY FEMALE PROTAGONIST

I gave up when the female protagonist started acting like a prostitute. I hate stories that have characters with zero morals and there zero build up to the relationship. Who is Nora Roberts writing for, women or men? Hello! Women need a build up sexual tension before their characters sleep with each other. Instead she has her acting like a common prostitute. No thank you.

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If this was my first Nora Roberts read it would be my last

Just couldn’t relate to the trashy mother and daughter duo. Didn’t care for the cheap sexual innuendos (I can take care of my own satisfaction I have batteries- really?!) and often corny dialogue. I think this might be Nora Roberts worst. Read the whole thing start to finish only because I paid for it. Glad it’s over. Deleting from my library. Don’t waste your time.

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Enjoyed this book!

enjoyed the book, the narration. Makes me want to go to Alaska! looking forward to more of Nora Roberts works

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Worth the credit

The story was a combining of romance and mystery. Love the audio performance. Never can best Nora Roberts

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More More More

Fascinating characters, great local, great who done it. PLEASE write more stories involving these characters and location, soon!!!!

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Good plot, great characters, great performance

Not sure I would classify it as a romance, but nice little mystery with compelling characters. Great narrator too

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Romance for Men

It's got mystery. It's got action. It's got sex. It's got wilderness adventure. Really, it checks all the boxes. we all know that Nora Roberts is a great writer, and Gary Littman does a fantastic job with the narration, so it's no surprise that this is an enjoyable listen. This is my second listen and I enjoyed it just as much as the first time.

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Pretty good

It is a slow book, slow elimination of suspects, but I really like Nate. I found myself laughing at the narrator’s voice for the mayor. Narrator was very good.