Book Reviews of Walking After Midnight

Walking After Midnight
Walking After Midnight
Author: Karen Robards
ISBN-13: 9780385310345
ISBN-10: 038531034X
Publication Date: 1/1/1995
Pages: 344
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 20 ratings
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 2
This is one of my most favorite books. Recently I got rid of my paperback copy and replaced it with the hardcover version.


From Publishers Weekly

In this romantic thriller, a female janitor cleaning a funeral home is abducted by a man she'd thought was dead.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal

While cleaning a funeral home late one night, Summer McAfee is taken hostage when a nude male body leaps off a preparing table. Over the next few days, Summer and the badly beaten, left-for-dead Steve Calhoun struggle to elude the bad guys, which include the police. Summer moves from fearing for her life to finding the love of her life. Despite skillful plot twists, humor, and clever use of a guardian ghost (Deedee, Steve's former lover), the book has a serious flaw. Although Walking is billed as a romantic thriller, Steve's initially cruel and brutal treatment of Summer is alarming. Veteran writer Robards (Maggy's Child, LJ 1/94) should know better than to perpetuate the myth that women unconsciously want to be dominated and victimized. Not recommended, despite its other qualities.
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Helpful Score: 2
Great read. A little different, but I liked it.
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Helpful Score: 1
I like Karen Robards contemporary romance/suspence books. This is one of my favorites. Alot of her heros tend to be really rough around the edges alpha males, which happen to be my favorites to read about.
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Helpful Score: 1
While cleaning a funeral home late one night, Summer McAfee is taken hostage when a nude male body leaps off a preparing table. Over the next few days, Summer and the badly beaten, left-for-dead Steve Calhoun struggle to elude the bad guys, which include the police. Summer moves from fearing for her life to finding the love of her life. Despite skillful plot twists, humor, and clever use of a guardian ghost (Deedee, Steve's former lover), the book has a serious flaw. Although Walking is billed as a romantic thriller, Steve's initially cruel and brutal treatment of Summer is alarming. Veteran writer Robards (Maggy's Child, LJ 1/94) should know better than to perpetuate the myth that women unconsciously want to be dominated and victimized. Not recommended, despite its other qualities. [Doubleday Book Club main selection and Literary Guild alternate.
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Helpful Score: 1
I love this story! This is one of those books I have read so many times I have memorized it.
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Helpful Score: 1
A little different from what I am used to with this author. Overall, pretty good though.
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Helpful Score: 1
A bit scary in parts, but only as any murder-mystery can be. Well-written to keep the action moving. The interplay between heroine and hero is tense, serious and funny, all at the same time, so intriguing. Unanticipated twists and turns confound the plot. A good read.
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Helpful Score: 1
Wait to read this book until you have a large block of time. It's really hard to put down.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book is fast paced and keeps your attention. It is a wonderful book. I have read many by this author and enjoyed them all.
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Helpful Score: 1
A great humor filled suspense (and romance!) book!
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Helpful Score: 1
As usual, Karen Robards writes a compelling story. Good read.
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Helpful Score: 1
Not my favorite Karen Robards novel but I still liked it alright.
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lots of fun and suspense!!!!(and romance)
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Explosive and Surprising
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I loved this book.
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Not my favorite, but I still enjoyed it.
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This is one of my most favorite books. Recently I got rid of my paperback copy and replaced it with the hardcover version.


From Publishers Weekly

In this romantic thriller, a female janitor cleaning a funeral home is abducted by a man she'd thought was dead.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal

While cleaning a funeral home late one night, Summer McAfee is taken hostage when a nude male body leaps off a preparing table. Over the next few days, Summer and the badly beaten, left-for-dead Steve Calhoun struggle to elude the bad guys, which include the police. Summer moves from fearing for her life to finding the love of her life. Despite skillful plot twists, humor, and clever use of a guardian ghost (Deedee, Steve's former lover), the book has a serious flaw. Although Walking is billed as a romantic thriller, Steve's initially cruel and brutal treatment of Summer is alarming. Veteran writer Robards (Maggy's Child, LJ 1/94) should know better than to perpetuate the myth that women unconsciously want to be dominated and victimized. Not recommended, despite its other qualities.
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I really enjoyed reading this book.
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good book kept me reading it.
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I wasn't too sure what I was getting as I read the first few pages ... BUT ... it turned into a terrific read. Lots of action ...lots of chuckles... I'm glad I didn't take a pass on this one.
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Very good book.
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Another great book by Karen Robards!!!
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i liked this story kept me going

yellowed but good reading
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A great read!
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Anyone of you guys that have not read KR, she is not just another romance writer. Give her a try.
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I really enjoyed this story. It moved well, the charachters were very lifelike and charming. The opening scene (which could have been a killer) was drawn out to the perfect edge of suspense.
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This is the first adult book I ever read. I still remember the story.
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MS. ROBARDS TELLS A GREAT TALE HERE. WHO WOULD HAVE GUSSED THAT THE DEAD GUY WAS ALIVE AND READY TO MAKE A LOT OF PEOPLE JUMP. WONDERING WERE HE WAS AND WHAT HE WAS UP TO AFTER HE KIDNAPPED THE GIRL. I LIKED THIS ONE.
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This book has a different cover but is the same book inside a great read!
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The nude male body lay on the embalming table, battered beyond recognition. Gingerly, Summer McAfee, chairman, CEO, and sole employee of Daisy Fresh cleaning service, reached out to touch an arm to reassure herself that she hadn't just seen the corpse move. Suddenly, shockingly, her hand was in the viselike grip of a man very much alive and desperate enough to take her captive on a no-holds-barred run from cops, killers, and his own decidedly complicated past...

Summer's former life as a New York lingerie model had gone south with her marriage, leaving her, at thirty-six, single and back home in Tennessee, on her hands and knees scrubbing other people's bathrooms. But the drab present vanishes in a flash as she's forced to flee into the Tennessee wilds with the stranger she calls Frankenstein, first as his captive, then his companion, as they run from the enemies determined to destroy them both--straight into a raging passion that could only be the last laugh of fate...