Book Reviews of High Noon

High Noon
High Noon
Author: Nora Roberts
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ISBN-13: 9781423337317
ISBN-10: 142333731X
Publication Date: 7/10/2007
Edition: MP3 Una
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3.5 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: Brilliance Audio on MP3-CD
Book Type: MP3 CD
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Helpful Score: 5
Hostage negotiator has a stalker. What happens during the show down at High Noon? You'll have to read it to see, and you won't be sorry!
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Helpful Score: 4
Another great book by Nora Roberts. Phoebe MacNamarra, a police Lt. is a hostage negotiator.A single mother and the glue that holds her family together.

A local bar owner and ex-cabdriver, meets her when she is called to talk one of his employees in off the roof where he is threatening to jump. Duncan Swift is immediately committed to keeping this intriguing woman in his life.

Phoebe finds it har to keep Duncan at arms length espcially after she is attacked in the stairwellm of the cop shop.

Duncan is there to support her all the way to the final chilling conclusion of her most important negotation and final showdown.
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Helpful Score: 3
Great read! Hard to put down.
Flows well and fast. Count on Nora Robert to bring a good read.
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Helpful Score: 2
Excellent book! The plot kept me on my toes and reading more.
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I just read this book and I was surprised. I didn't find it as good as her other books. It did flow and still was good, but it seemed like there was something missing.
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Helpful Score: 2
I have read most, if not all, of Roberts' books, and this is one of the very best that I have read.
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Another great Nora Roberts book. The characters reminded me of Eve Dallas and Rourke in her J. B. Robb series of books.
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Nora Roberts is one of my favorite authors. It's amazing she can sleep at night with all the stories that must be running around through her head and "High Noon" is one of her best. If you are an avidly Nora Roberts' fan, you will enjoy this book. For those of you who do not follow her, this is a good novel with which to begin.
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Helpful Score: 2
Loved this book! Adventure, mystery, love story and characters you'll love and think about long after you've finished the book. The kind of Nora Roberts I look forward to.
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Wow! Nora Roberts hit one out of the park with this book. The lead female character is a hostage negotiator. When she is called in to talk a potential suicide down, the employer and landlord of the man takes one look and starts to fall. But, of course, there is no easy path and a killer stalks her every move.

This is definately worthy of a re-read.
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Not as perdictable as other ROberts books. Great story of overcoming loss and being a powerful woman. Still leaves you asking, where are these men in real life?
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My first Nora Roberts book. I usually don't read books like this but I enjoyed this book.
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FANTASTIC READ! Riveting! I found some similarities to JD Robb's Death series. After so far into novel... I could not put it down until the end.. this was even with having MS related visual challenges
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Awsome, fell in love with the characters.
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One of her better books - really holds your interest.
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Another great one from Nora Roberts. It is a twist on a policewoman and her family. Not just a romance, but a mystery. In a way like her In Death series. Loved it!!!
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I've heard a lot about Ms Roberts - Although I'm very specific about my suspense + drama + romance, I have to admit that this was very well written! The romance built up well but didn't overwhelm. The story built well and blows your mind at the end. All in all, I'm glad I invested in the book - a good read and a good time! Glad I tried a new author though I'm not sure I'll go into her backlogs yet, gotta finish up on my Elizabeth Lowell fetish first :) Still, I'll give it 5 stars, easily!!
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I enjoyed reading this book. It had romance and suspense. always a good combo.
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started on Monday finished on Wednesday.
Fast, eventful and adventerous read.
laura c.
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I thought this book was extremely well written. I also thought it had extremely sad moments. If I were comparing it to movies, I would compare it to "Dances with wolves," or "History X." Both these movies were etremely well written, and extremely well acted, but characters died in both movies that I didn't want to die. Although I thought they were done exceptionally, I really never want to see them again. The same thing happened with this book. Characters died that I wouldn't have chosen to die, and although I think the book was well done. I don't think that I would ever want to read "High Noon" more than once. This was not my least favorite Nora Roberts novel, but it was far from being my favorite.
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The book was not one of Robert's best but it was still a very good read. It is definitely worth the credit to get it. It has suspense and fun and family. It is just a little slower and doesn't really have the intensity of feeling that some of her's do.
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I don't know how she does it, but Nora Roberts seems to deliver every time. She is at the top of my list of books to buy when there's a new one (I've read them all).

She seems to have found a great formula, but varies the characters and story lines enough so that each book feels fresh.

This is a good one!
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Very engaging right from the get go. I really enjoyed this book.
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While I enjoyed the story, I really never "got into" the book. Not sure exactly why. Characters were reasonably well thought out, intrigue and fairly well paced - just didn't feel compelled to pick it up and read it when i had a spare minute or two.
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Nora Roberts at her best. A very good story line! I loved it!@
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I absolutely loved this book - it was very well written as you might expect from Nora Roberts.
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Another thriller from Nora! Loved it and the characters. Lots of twists and turns!
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I just finished reading this book. I have always liked Nora Roberts books, but I would have to say High Noon is the very best of all her books I have read. I usually read until I get sleepy but I did not get sleepy while reading this book. I enjoy the characters and their personalities.
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Excellent! I loved this book!
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Romantic suspense and Nora Roberts go hand-in-hand. I truly enjoyed this story of Phoebe, a hostage negotiator, and Duncan, a man who is unlike any you've ever read about before!

This is a great read.
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One of my favorite Nora Roberts books! (TV movie was good too!)
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I thought that this was a great book!
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Romantic suspense and Nora Roberts go hand-in-hand. I truly enjoyed this story of Phoebe, a hostage negotiator, and Duncan, a man who is unlike any you've ever read about before!

This is a great read.
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Wonderful book!
I didn't think it was your typical Nora Roberts, but still I couldn't put it down.
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very good read
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Good read, good characters, believable story. Liked it very much.
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Never disappointed with Nora Roberts. Male lead was a little hokey (nobody's that perfect) but she still pulled it off. Some things were a little too easy to figure out but the ending did leave me satisfied.
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Police Lieutenant Phoebe MacNamara is a hostage negotiator. She discovered she had a knack for it when she was just a child and a violent man broke into her house and took her family hostage. She is also the divorced mother with a seven year old daughter. She meets Duncan Swift when one of Duncan's employees attempts suicide and Phoebe talks him out of it. Duncan and Phoebe's love affair is set against the backdrop of Phoebe being assaulted at work and then stalked by a killer. A good thriller that kept me turning pages to see what would happen next.
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One of her best
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A home invasion as a child causes this young woman to go into police work.
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Not sure why, but I really enjoyed this book! A quick read that doesn't bore.
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This book started out with a fairly interesting tale, but once Roberts gets the reader interested, she starts in with her sex stories and filthy language. I don't know why these authors feel they have to introduce such filth to what would otherwise be a good read. But as it is, this book is TRASH! I don't know what I will do with my copy, but I will not be making it available on PaperBackSwap. I do not distribute pornography!
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Quick read. Enjoyable.
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This book grabs you from the beginning and keep ahold till the last page. The romance is hott, the plot is intense, and the characters are well rounded. This book reminded me why I was such a huge Nora Robert's fan.
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Great Read
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one of my faves
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Excellent Book!
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loved it
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Excellent unabridged audio book. Reader Susan Erickson is great with this one! I highly recommend it.
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From the Publisher
Police Lieutenant Phoebe MacNamara found her calling at an early age when an unstable man broke into her family's home, trapping and terrorizing them for hours. Now she's Savannah's top hostage negotiator, defusing powderkeg situations with a talent for knowing when to give in-andwhen to jump in and take action. It's satisfying work-and sometimes those skills come in handy at home dealing with her agoraphobic mother, still traumatized by the break-in after all these years, and her precocious seven-year-old, Carly.

It's exactly that heady combination of steely courage and sensitivity that first attracts Duncan Swift to Phoebe. After observing her coax one of his employees down from a roof ledge, he is committed to keeping this intriguing, take-charge woman in his life. She's used to working solo, but Phoebe's discovering that no amount of negotiation can keep Duncan at arm's length.

And when she's grabbed by a man who throws a hood over her head and brutally assaults her-in her own precinct house-Phoebe can't help but be deeply shaken. Then threatening messages show up on her doorstep, and she's not just alarmed but frustrated. How do you go face-to-face with an opponent who refuses to look you in the eye?

Now, with Duncan backing her up every step of the way, she must establish contact with the faceless tormentor who is determined to make her a hostage to fear . . . before she becomes the final showdown.

From The Critics
Publishers Weekly
At the start of this scintillating slice of romantic suspense from prolific bestseller Roberts (Sweet Revenge), Lt. Phoebe MacNamara, the chief hostage negotiator for the Savannah, Ga., PD, meets Duncan Swift, a sports bar owner, as they both try to prevent a suicidal bartender Duncan fired from jumping off a roof on St. Patrick's Day. In the aftermath, a romance develops between Phoebe and Duncan, though in typical Roberts style the enigmatic Phoebe's devotion to career and family, who include a young daughter and an agoraphobic mother, creates tension in their relationship. After Phoebe survives a vicious attack within her own precinct house by an unknown assailant, it becomes clear that someone is intent on harming Phoebe and those close to her. A courageous protagonist, deft plotting and the sultry Savannah backdrop all add up to another winner for consummate storyteller Roberts. (July)

Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information

Library Journal
Phoebe MacNamara is the top hostage negotiator on the Savannah police force, but she has yet to deal with the guy who assaulted her at her precinct house and is now leaving nasty notes at her door. Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club main selections. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
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Very good audio book. Typical of Nora Roberts, the characters are well developed and the story filled with romance, danger and fascinating people. The narrator is quite good. Enjoyable.
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This is the first Nora Roberts book I hated!
This is the second book of hers where the heroine has had terrifying and violent acts happen to her. I find I can't even read the parts of the book describing these acts of terrorism; I simply skip over them. I found I skipped over most of this book. It turned me off!
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GREAT READ,HATED TO PUT IT DOWN,READ IT IN 3 DAYS,COULD'VE READ IT SOONER,BUT I DO HAVE OTHER OBLIGATIONS I HAVE TO DO!!!!
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Great read! Strong, likeable characters.. My favorite Nora Roberts book so far!
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Police lieutenant Phoebe MacNamara found her calling at an early age, when a violently unstable man broke into her family's home, trapping and terrorizing them for hours. Now she's Savanna's top hostage negotiator, and she puts her life on the line every day to defuse powder-keg situations.

After watching her talk one of his employees off a roof ledge, Duncan Swift is committed to keeping this intriguing, take-charge woman in his life. Phoeve's used to working solo, but she's finding that no amount of negotiation can keep Duncan at arm's length. Especially when a man throws a hood over Phoebe's head and brutally assaults her --- in her own precinct house---and threatening messages begin appearing on her doorstep.

With Duncan backing her up every step of the way, she is determined to establish contact wtih the faceless tormentor who is intent on making her a hostage to fear before she becomes the final showdown.

"Will enthrall readers with its irresistible combination of superbly crafted characters and a danger-rich plot."
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Police Lieutenant Phoebe MacNamara found her calling at an early age, when a violently unstable man broke into her family's home, trapping and terrorizing them for hours. Now she's Savannah's top hostage negotiator, who puts her life on the line every day to defuse powder-keg situations. Phoebe knows when to reach out and when to pull back---and when to jump in and take action, even if it means risking everything.

It's satisfying work---and sometimes those skills come in handy at home when Phoebe deals with her agoraphobic mother, still traumatized by the break-in after all these years, and her precocious seven-year-old daughter, Carly.

It's exactly that heady combination of steely courage and sensitivity that first attracts Duncan Swift to Phoebe. After watching her talk one of his employees off a roof ledge, he is committed to keeping this intriguing, take-charge woman in his life. Phoebe's used to working solo, but she's finding that no amount of negotiation can keep Duncan at arm's length.

When she's grabbed by a man who throws a hood over her head and brutally assaults her---in her own precinct house---Phoebe can't help being deeply shaken. And when threatening messages appear on her doorstep, she's not just alarmed but frustrated. How do you go face-to-face with an opponent who refuses to look you in the eye?

Now, with Duncan backing her up every step of the way, she must establish contact with the faceless tormentor who is determined to make her a hostage to fear---before she becomes the final showdown.