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....
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By kate on 16-04-15
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.
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By AZ on 05-05-17
You know what you're getting
Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
You know where you're going with a Nora Roberts' suspense romance but that's half the fun of the journey. It is worth listening to if you want a traditional romance novel with a heroine escaping a past that includes violence from the worst kind of man - and the odd malicious or cold woman -.and finding her path in life. With Nora Roberts the heroine will face fear and heartache down and be thrown together with family or friends old and new as well as a lasting love interest who will stay the course as she finds out what she wants. It is not breathtaking, but there is comforting easy listen to be found in the escapism and the attention to details of idealised small town American life. I like the emphasis on friendships as well as romance that Nora Roberts adds into the mix so it isn't all about finding the right man. In fact the relationships are only sealed as permanent when our heroine knows where she is (and how strong she is) in other areas of her life. I am also a total sucker for the animal characters Roberts writes and her loving description of the landscape, homes and towns she sets her stories within. Her books are like a road trip - it's the places you visit on route, the view and the company of the characters that make the book time well-spent.
The dialogue is often edging on ridiculous - does anyone actually speak like that? Despite that I find myself liking most of the characters. Each voice is well narrated by January LaVoy.
So, when I need predictable, tidy endings with some adrenaline moments, Roberts is a good bet for an enjoyable listen. If that's not what you're looking for, she may not be the author (and this may not be the book) you are looking for.
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By laurie hughes ross on 19-04-15
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.
35 of 36 people found this review helpful
By MaxineSap on 07-06-15
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.
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