Excellent! I loved this book!
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.
This is one of Nora Roberts's older books published in 2007. I really enjoyed the story about Phoebe MacNamara, police lieutenant, hostage negotiator, divorced mother and caretaker of her agoraphobic mother. She attempts to juggle all these things while living in her spiteful, deceased aunt's property as ordered by the aunt's Last Will & Testament.
In addition to all the burdens that Phoebe carries, she is the victim of a terrible attack in her own police station and must find proof of who attacked her.
There are so many layers to this book and many issues to resolve. I enjoyed it very much.
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.
Nora Roberts at her best. A very good story line! I loved it!@
Phoebe MacNamara decided at a young age to become a hostage negotiator. Now she works for the Savannah Police Department and is trying to talk a suicidal man out of jumping off a building. The man's boss, Duncan Swift, is impressed with what he sees and asks her out. Phoebe is reluctant to start a relationship with Duncan because her life is so crazy at this time. She has a seven-year-old daughter, a high-stress job, and a mother who will not leave the house. But Duncan's quick smile and wit seems to be just what she needs, especially when someone attacks her in a deserted stairway at her precinct.
This romantic suspense tale is a winner. Nora Robert's characters jump off of the page. Phoebe is the glue that holds her family together. She takes her job and her duties at home very seriously. Duncan is a nice guy who has had a run of good luck that left him rich. I loved the way he fit perfectly into Phoebe's life. The many secondary characters were well drawn and enhanced the story.
The suspense story was interesting. I kept trying to figure out who stalking Phoebe; but I never did guess it correctly. I liked how the cops pulled together to discover who was behind the violent acts. My rating: 5 Stars.
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!