Sunday, September 18, 2016


pic and description taken from Goodreads


Daughter of a controlling mother, Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking at a nightclub and allowing a strange man's seductive Russian accent lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever. 

Twelve years later, the woman known as Abigail Lowery lives on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she designs sophisticated security systems -- and supplements her own security with a fierce dog and an assortment of firearms. She keeps to herself, saying little, revealing nothing. But Abigail's reserve only intrigues police chief Brooks Gleason. Her logical mind, her secretive nature, and her unromantic viewpoints leave him fascinated but frustrated. He suspects that Abigail needs protection from something -- and that her elaborate defenses hide a story that must be revealed.

With a quirky, unforgettable heroine and a pulse-pounding plotline, Nora Roberts presents a riveting new read that cements her place as today's most reliably entertaining thriller -- and will leave people hungering for more.


This is my first Nora Roberts novel, and I do have to say it was fantastic.  Elizabeth in this book reminds me of Bones from the show Bones.  She is so intelligent, yet cannot decipher sarcasm from reality.  She is awesome.

Elizabeth witnesses the murder of her friend and the man they went out drinking with get murdered.  She ran away from the scene and called 911.  She was put right into protective custody.  While in protective custody, she becomes very close with one of the Marshall's in charge of watching over her.  Elizabeth has an eidetic memory (a.k.a. photographic memory).  She remembers every detail of the night of the murder.  Every word said, every face, every name, everything.  Being the Key witness in the murder has put her right on the Russian Mafia's hit list.    

When in the safe house, Elizabeth has her first "real birthday" ever.  Her Marshall's brought her a cake and gifts.  When Elizabeth goes to change, her world is turned upside down again.

Soon we meet Abigail Lowery.  She is a quiet woman, in a small town.  She is a freelance programmer and likes her quiet life.  She prefers to be along, and has a top notch surveillance system.

The Sheriff of the town is quite intrigued by this quiet girl who only comes to town for groceries, and then retreats right back to her home.  No one really knows her, but Brooks hopes to change that.

Little by little Brooks breaks Abigail's walls down and they get closer.  This is when the book get interesting.  Like even more interesting.  When they finally form a relationship, Brooks and Abagail become a team.

We learn more and more about Abigail and more about the this little town she has been living in.  She has come to love it.

It only gets better and better the more you read in this book.  Roberts is a fantastic author.  Her characters are awesome, and so complex.  She makes you love and hate them very well.  You will love getting lost in this story.

Source:  I bought this book for myself.  I was not compensated in any way for this review.  These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book.

Content:  There is language and a few sex scenes that are descriptive.





Nora Roberts
pic and bio taken from Goodreads

Nora Roberts was born in Silver Spring, Maryland. She began writing when a blizzard in February 1979 kept her in her hilltop home with a three and six year old for nearly a week of canceled kindergarten and dwindling chocolate supplies. 

During the now-famous blizzard, she pulled out a pencil and notebook and began to write a story for her own entertainment. From the first page, she knew it was what she was meant to do. Several manuscripts and rejections later, Irish Thoroughbred was published by Silhouette in 1981.

The Liar, published in April 2015 by Putnam, is her 214th book. She hit the NY Times Bestseller list in 1991. Every book since 1999 has made that list.

Recently The New Yorker called her “America’s favorite novelist."

In 1995, she began writing a police procedural series featuring Eve Dallas, a NY homicide cop, and set in the near future under the J.D. Robb pseudonym. Devoted in Death, out in September 2015, is the 41st entry in the series