One of Roberts great novels.....Starts with a murder which the husband is imprisioned for 20 year. After he is released, he finally decides to tell his story.....A story which he is not sure that he remembers because at the time he was on drugs. His daughter at the age of 4 wanders into the room after the murder and finds her father kneeling over the body of her mothers bloody body. The twists and turns will not allow you to put the book down...
Really enjoyed River's End! It is romance, humor, and mystery. Very entertaining. Kept me reading until wee hours of the morning... just couldn't put it down.
I really liked this book. I thought it was suspenseful, well written and a page turner. The characters are well defined and very interesting. The ending to the book bothered me. It was too neat and clean. Otherwise, this was a good read.
Not one of her best, but still good. =)
Another excellent story by Nora Roberts!
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
Hardcover book. A girl witnesses her mother's murder by her father. A writer contacts her to write a book about her famous mother's murder. She is ready to talk and open her heart and mind to the memories and to love.