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River's End
River's End
Author: Nora Roberts
Olivia's parents were one of Hollywood's golden couples-until the night her father destroyed their home and took her mother away forever. Now, years later, Olivia is forced to recall those horrifying events and discover the truth about her childhood.
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ISBN-13: 9780399144707
ISBN-10: 0399144706
Publication Date: 3/1/1999
Pages: 420
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 116 ratings
Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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dolver avatar reviewed River's End on + 240 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 8
I loved it! It was more suspense than romance. I thought I knew who the killer was, then I didn't, then I did....I love books that keep me guessing!
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Helpful Score: 6
This book really keeps you in suspense until the last few pages. You never see what is coming.
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Helpful Score: 5
thriller - page turner - could not put it down! kept me guessing until the last few pages...
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Helpful Score: 4
Definately one of Nora's better reads.
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Helpful Score: 2
A real page turner...great book!!!!
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reviewed River's End on + 82 more book reviews
Her signature florid style again serving a suspenseful mystery combined with a fated romance, bestselling Roberts (Hot Ice) tells a Helter Skelter-type Hollywood horror story lurid with murder, drugs and insanity. One summer night in 1979, four-year-old Olivia Tanner finds her doped-up father, Sam, bloodied shears in hand, poised over the dead body of her movie-star mom. Haunted by the image of "the monster" pursuing her, Olivia is sent to live with her grandparents in the Pacific Northwest, where she is sheltered from her memories by towering Douglas firs. Two decades later, the specter of the "monster" returns. From prison, her father urges young investigative reporter Noah Brady?son of the police detective who discovered Olivia after the murder?to research the crime. Noah accepts this task eagerly, heedless of Olivia's rebuffs and undeterred by violence and danger, especially after Olivia begins to remember the crime. The denouement brings both of them into a bloody confrontation with the past. Roberts's careful research, particularly into the ecosystems of the forests of the Pacific Northwest, makes for vibrant background detail. Her artful manipulation of the plot, contrived so that amour and horror escalate in tandem, reaffirms her ability to deliver entertaining fiction. From Pulisher Weekly
goldilocks2005 avatar reviewed River's End on + 104 more book reviews
Another excellent story by Nora Roberts!
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Not one of her best, but still good. =)


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