Book Reviews of Beachcomber

Beachcomber
Beachcomber
Author: Karen Robards
ISBN-13: 9780743453486
ISBN-10: 0743453484
Publication Date: 8/2003
Pages: 352
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 50 ratings
Publisher: Atria
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 10
I wish I could give this book negative stars because that's what it deserves. I don't even know where to begin. The book opens with Christy being followed by a serial killer. As she's running to her cabin, she comes across a wounded girl on the beach. When she stops the guy gets closer, so she takes off to get "help". She arrives back at her cabin and spends the next 15 pages hanging out casually waiting for the police. She chats with her neighbors and a family member who happens to live nearby. In no way does she even consider going back to check on the girl. When the police finally arrive she nonchalantly shows them where the girl is. Even if I thought I were in danger, I would have made some sort of effort to help a wounded person. Christy is the most selfish character I have ever read. There are several other instances where she demonstrates this, but I will spare you. The book abruptly ends with a unrealistic twist. I wish I could get the time back I wasted reading this piece of crap.
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Helpful Score: 4
Very good book - the ending I thought was a little unrealistic but overall a great read.
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Helpful Score: 3
My first Robards book and I enjoyed it. It's a heavier mystery than I've been reading (not a cozy) and I really enjoyed it too.
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Helpful Score: 3
Excellent! The story moves along with a good pace; full of suspense, but fun, too.
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Helpful Score: 2
Great story! I never suspected who done it! It was a real surprise.
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Helpful Score: 1
A thriller that leaves you with a satisfied
summer feeling. Not great but intersting enough got a quick read.
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Helpful Score: 1
A quick read. Well written. It is a romantic suspense novel that is great for the beach or Mts.
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Helpful Score: 1
Karen Robards. keeps the story going from the first word in the book. Just try to solve the mystery before the end of the book...Surprise...she always has one at the end...
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Helpful Score: 1
Fun, fun, fun!! Not weighty literature, but a good plot, great characters, a nice mystery. As the back of the book says, "Hot summer passion. Cold-blooded fear."
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Helpful Score: 1
Great Summer reading...no one does romantic suspense better
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Helpful Score: 1
Very enjoyable who-dun-it. Tense, funny and sexy at the same time.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great pageturner and I never expected the ending. Great book!
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Helpful Score: 1
Great suspense. Kept me reading. Didn\'t know what was going to happen next.
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Helpful Score: 1
An exciting book which keeps one wondering what will happen next. A real mystery suspense type of book.
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Helpful Score: 1
One of the best books I've read! This is the first I have read by Karen Robards and it will not be the last!
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ONE OF ROBARDS BEST!
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About a seriel beach killer called "Beachcomber". Christy is being followed and everyone that is being killed looks like her. Great, fast read!
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A new author for me. I enjoyed the book a lot, but felt it was 4 stars not 5. That said I still enjoyed it very much. It kept me guessing and I enjoyed the love interest. This author has a different style and it took me a bit to get used to her writing. Enjoyable book!
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A definite page turner. I couldn't put it down.
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All of Karen Robards books are great! She combines mystery and romance in a way that makes it difficult to put the book down.
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Another great book from Karen Robards. Full of suspense and romance.
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A good beach read. Romance, mystery.
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Loved it! I'm a Karen Robards fan!
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An FBI agent, the mob, a serial killer, and woman who is the target of all.
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It was pretty good with a strange twist to the end.
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A quick read! Good book!
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One terrific storyteller!
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Great, easy read.
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Romantic, suspense
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good quick read
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I really enjoyed this book, first time I have heard of author also. I had a heard time putting this book down.
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Very Good.
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Worth reading. Better than I expected.
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I loved this book. A really great mystery.
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Very good book with lots of twists.
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Hot summer passion....cold blooded fear.
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I really enjoyed this book, perfect for a lazy weekend or a day on the beach.
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Excellent book. Suspensful and fun to read.
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great book!!!!!!@!!!!!!!
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Christy Petrino breaks her engagement from her boyfriend that is with the mob and goes to N.C. Outer Banks. She's stalked by a serial killer, and the F.B.I. is watching her.

It's a good mystery story.
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hot summer passion,,cold blooded fear..mob ties..she tries to get away..a police investigation.sensual attraction. who can she trust?
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Hot summer passion mixed with cold blooded fear. Christy Petrino discovers that her fiance, Michael DePalma is linked to the mob. She breaks her engagement, but no one walks away from the mob. Christy's freedom comes on one condition: She must deliver a locked briefcase to a motel on North Carolina's Oracoke Island. Her late night drop off is only the beginning of a tide of terror. Luke Rand, a handsome surfer, offers his help, but can she afford to trust anyone.
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When Christy Petrino descovers that her fiance, Michael DePalma, and the law firm where she works are linked to the mob, she breaks her engagement and quits her job. But no one walks away from the DePalma family so easily.
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When Christy Petrino discovers that her fiancé, Michael DePalma, and the law firm where she works are linked to the mob, she breaks her engagement and quits her job. But no one walks away from the DePalma family so easily. Christy's freedom comes on one condition: She must deliver a locked briefcase to a motel on North Carolina's Ocracoke Island. Her late-night drop-off is only the beginning of a tide of terror: In the shadows of the Outer Banks, Christy senses she is being followed...and suddenly she is a witness in a police investigation of a serial killer known as the "Beachcomber" -- who targets young women who all resemble her. Handsome surfer Luke Rand offers the best kind of shelter in his strong arms. But as their sensual attraction flares, Christy hears warning bells telling her if you want to survive a hot and deadly summer, trust no one....
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christy discovers her fiance and the law firm where she works are linked to the mob. she breaks her engagement and leaves her job.now her life is in danger, and she is running for her life.
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When Christy Petrino discovers that her fiancé, Michael DePalma, and the law firm where she works are linked to the mob, she breaks her engagement and quits her job. But no one walks away from the DePalma family so easily. Christy\'s freedom comes on one condition: She must deliver a locked briefcase to a motel on North Carolina\'s Ocracoke Island. Her late-night drop-off is only the beginning of a tide of terror: In the shadows of the Outer Banks, Christy senses she is being followed...and suddenly she is a witness in a police investigation of a serial killer known as the \"Beachcomber\" -- who targets young women who all resemble her. Handsome surfer Luke Rand offers the best kind of shelter in his strong arms. But as their sensual attraction flares, Christy hears warning bells telling her if you want to survive a hot and deadly summer, trust no one....
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When Christy discovers that her fiance,Michael,and the law firm where she works are linked to the mob,she breaks her engagement and quits her job.But no one walks away from the DePalma family so easily.Christy's freedom comes on one condition;She must deliver a locked briefcase to a hotel on N.C.'s Ocracoke Island,Her late-night dropoff is only the begining of a tide of terror:Suddenly she is a witness in a police investigation of a serial killer of white women who look just like her,The killer is called the Beachcomber,her code name.
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HOT SUMMER PASSION...COLD-BLOODED FEAR.

WHEN CHRISTY PETRINO DISCOVERS THAT HER FIANCE, MICHAEL DEPALMA, AND THE LAW FIRM WHERE SHE WORKS ARE LINKED TO THE MOB, SHE BREAKS HER ENGAGEMENT AND QUITS HER JOB. BUT NO ONE WALKS AWAY FROM THE DEPALMA FAMILY SO EASILY. CHRISTY'S FREEDOM COMES ON ONE CONDITION: SHE MUST DELIVER A LOCKED BRIEFCASE TO A MOTEL ON NORTH CAROLINA'S OCRACOKE ISLAND. HER LATE-NIGHT DROP-OFF IS ONLY THE BEGINNING OF A RIDE OF TERROR: IN THE SHADOWS OF THE OUTER BANKS, CHRISTY SENSES SHE IS BEING FOLLOWED...AND SUDDENLY SHE IS A WITNESS IN A POLICE INVESTIGATION OF A SERIAL KILLER KNOWN AS THE "BEACHOMBER"--WHO TARGETS YOUNG WOMEN WHO ALL RESEMBLE HER. HANDSOME SURFER LUKE RAND OFFERS THE BEST KIND OF SHELTER IN HIS STRONG ARMS. BUT AS THEIR SENSUAL ATTRACTION FLARES, CHRISTY HEARS WARNING BELLS TELLING HER,IF YOU WANT TO SURVIVE A HOT AND DEADLY SUMMER, TRUST NO ONE....