The extraordinary new novel by the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Collector.
Shelby Foxworth lost her husband. Then she lost her illusions....
The man who took her from Tennessee to an exclusive Philadelphia suburb left her in crippling debt. He was an adulterer and a liar, and when Shelby tracks down his safe-deposit box, she finds multiple IDs. The man she loved wasn't just dead. He never really existed.
Shelby takes her three-year-old daughter and heads south to seek comfort in her hometown, where she meets someone new: Griff Lott, a successful contractor. But her husband had secrets she has yet to discover. Even in this small town, surrounded by loved ones, danger is closer than she knows - and threatens Griff as well. And an attempted murder is only the beginning....
©2015 by Nora Roberts (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved
Typical Nora Roberts style predictable but with wonderful characters that feel like old friends and plenty of suspense.
Really good story The narrator was pretty considering At first l didn't know if l could listen to her voice all the way though the book but l got so engrossed in the story that l forgot about the sound of her book
nora roberts must have written this one when she was very tired and out of ideas. Usually her books have a bit more suspense and action. It just drags. i deleted it when there was still hour and half remaining. There was just nothing there to keep the listener going to the finale....if there even was going to be one!!
I found the story so predictable that I have been unable to hear the story through. It has taken me five attempts to complete the book. Roberts has written much better.
I've been a bit hit or miss with Nora Roberts's stories in the past, but gave this a go and I'm happy I did. It's charming portrait of small town life and close knit family makes up for some of the themes that irked me.
The unravelling of the mystery is done with deft timing, and was an enjoyable listen.
The narrator is gold. Perfect voice for bringing this book to life and was one of the main reason's I enjoyed it.
Looking back at my Goodreads status reviews I can see that for the first half I was addicted to listening to this book. The book slowed down in the middle, then picked up again near the end.
I would say that it's a bit predictable based on the title but it was fairly suspenseful and engaging through most of it. I'll classify this a beach read. 4 stars!
Struggled to finish...the narrator did a fine job, but the mawkish characters had me rolling my eyes constantly...I only saw it through to the end because I wanted to see if I'd picked the outcome ...I did. Never again, just not my thing like a really long mills and boon..
"15 hour story that should have been 2"
It just goes on and on and on. . Like listening to a bunch of chickens clucking in a hen house. It started with potential, but it's like listening to a scenic tour of the desert salt flats, pretty soon it's not hard to guess what's up ahead. Even towards the end when the tension finally starts to build and go somewhere, it prematurely climaxes and just leaves you feeling unsatisfied... Overall it's vanilla.
"Enjoyed it but figured it out too early."
Always love her books. I just wish I hadn't figured it out so early. Instead of spending the book wondering "who did it, "I spent the book wondering how the mystery would be solved. Maybe that was her intent, and if so, she succeeded. I still enjoyed the book immensely.
So formulaic, sappy and annoying.
The performance... I couldn't take the baby talk either. And the stereotypical Southern accents and Southern-isms.
What's to LIKE about this book? Not much.This book is basically a Hallmark channel movie. The story is entertaining enough in its simple and predictable way, but is almost too irritating to get through. I'm about halfway through and can't go any further.
"not really fast enough can predict script etc"
more of mushy romance novel. not thriller at all should have looked at genre first. thought it was murder mystery. just love story where everything is perfect
"Not a great book."
Usually fans of Nora Roberts Romance/Dramas. But I'm not sure this time.
Good except for Child's.
The performance was pretty good. But the Southern accents become grating and progressively more difficult to listen to. The story is less than stellar and so predictable.
"Not Nora Roberts best. "
The story was just OK. I found the plot lacked her usual suspense and was very predictable.
Pablum. Pure saccharine. Completely predictable. Unrealistically perfect characters. Uninteresting. It got lots of great reviews which, for the life of me, I don't understand. This is a romance novel.
"Baby Talk Annoying"
Good story but found the baby talk annoying and distracting. Did not add any nutritional value to the story line.
"Not Worth Your Time"
The story read like it was written for a 5 year old. The narrator was awful with a very FAKE Southern accent. I tried putting it on FAST play but it was still unpalatable. I should have known better than pick a Nora Roberts book in the first place. I don't think any man would enjoy listening to it. Never again.
Yes. Also, certainly from this author or narrator.
Never never never.
Everything involving the kid.
Bad bad bad choice. Yuck!
I enjoyed the book even though I figured it out mostly in the first two chapters.
It sort of dragged a bit. There were times Shelby got on my last nerve and No doubt it could have been shorten. But I read/listen to books for entertainment and I was entertained so the book did it's job. Some people were looking for a straight up suspense, I like romance with my suspense.
I guess I must not have read/listen to the books this book was supposed to be like because I didn't feel this was a rehashed book or a couple of Nora's older books re-done.
It is not a great story, but a decent one. You won't be disappointed unless you are looking for a block buster.
"One big yawn"
It was obvious from the beginning where this story would lead. The narration leaves much to be desired. I cringed every time I heard the child's voice. Speaking of said child, she was a perfect little girl and it got irritating real quick. Nora Roberts has written some interesting thrillers but this wasn't one of them. I think it's time to stop supporting Ms Robert's writing factory.
"My first and last Nora Roberts"
Sweet love story but would have been suitable if condensed into a mills and boon romance. Speed read type of book. Not sure small town Southern people actually are the way they are depicted..terribly simplistic. Narration can only do so much for a poor story. The little child was horrendous though, disturbing!
I'd never listened to a Nora Roberts story and I had to do a double take thinking this was some sort of spoof.
Anyways if you are after a padded weak storyline this one is a winner
This is the worst Nora Roberts book I have ever listened to. The story was so predictable, really not up to her standard.
"Good as ever"
It's Nora Roberts usual feel good story, like wearing a favourite old and comfortable pair of jeans, but no less good for all that. The narration is excellent especially Cally's voice- she can really make her sound like a little girl.
This story was just brilliant!!! Intrigue, drama, heartache, romance, humor, thriller suspense, it is all wrapped up in this beautiful and gripping story. Heartwarming characters.
The narrator was brilliant too. She was absolutely a joy to listen too
As always, wonderful characters (plucky female lead, brilliant love interest, wonderful (and frighteningly realistic) family), a villain and above all else, a plot with a twist!
This is the first audiobook I'd heard January LaVoy and I was pleasantly surprised. The voices were all very well done, the inflection and intonation was captivating and I soon found myself speaking in a "Southern Belle" accent. It annoyed my husband, but that's the sign of a good narrator and I'll certainly be finding other books narrated by January.
"Enjoyable listen and good story line."
The story was enhanced by the narrator's ability to give a voice to every character and emotion in the book. This made the unfolding story very dramatic and more compelling to listen to what was coming next. This has been the best audible book that I have bought. This narrator could make a phone directory sound intriguing.
Could not stop listening, powerful, gripping and emotional. A definate recommendation for a great listen.
This story was beautifully narrated and was a definite page turner. Not many books make me cry but the end of this one had me in tears. Well worth a listen
Clever storyline and very well read. I like the mixture of mistery and romance and Nora Roberts is the best.
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