Monday, 14 November 2011
Book Review: River's End by Nora Roberts
by Nora Roberts
Reviewer's purchased copy.
Olivia MacBride still has nightmares about the night her father murdered her mother. Her parents had been Hollywood's golden couple, until Olivia woke one night to see her raging father, scissors in hand, holding her mother's dead body. After her father's imprisonment, Olivia is sent to live with her grandparents on the Washington coast. But as she grows older, she is tormented by the need to discover what really happened that night. With the help of young writer Noah Brady, Olivia is compelled to revisit the ghosts of her past. What she doesn't know is that the past is still very much alive - and a shocking truth is about to be uncovered ...Strong women. Powerful suspense. Fall into the grip of a Nora Roberts novel and it will never let you go.
Haunted by her past, Olivia can't quite forget the night her mother was murdered, a night which saw her drug addicted father arrested for the crime.
Sent to live with her grandparents at an early age, so that the publicity surrounding the death of one of Hollywood's golden stars won't affect her.
A writer wants to drag everything up again, to tell the story and Olivia wonders if it will help dispel her demons. She finds herself increasingly drawn to Noah, the writer who wants her story, but danger lurks because the man who killed her mother was not the one who was arrested for it...
An excellent romantic mystery, with enough twists, turns and red-herrings to keep even the most jaded mystery buff happy. Great descriptions and action perfectly balanced.
A great read.
Reviewed by Annette Gisby, author of The Chosen