Also by this author: The Liar, The Obsession, Nora Roberts - Key Trilogy: Key of Light, Key of Knowledge, Key of Valor, Time Was (Time and Again: Hornblower-Stone #1), Year One (Chronicles of The One, #1), Shelter in Place
Published by Brilliance Audio, St. Martin's Press on May 30th 2017
Genres: Romantic Suspense
A saga of love, family ties, and twisted passions from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Obsession…
The Bodine ranch and resort in western Montana is a family business, an idyllic spot for vacationers. A little over thirty thousand acres and home to four generations, it’s kept running by Bodine Longbow with the help of a large staff, including new hire Callen Skinner. There was another member of the family once: Bodine’s aunt, Alice, who ran off before Bodine was born. She never returned, and the Longbows don’t talk about her much. The younger ones, who never met her, quietly presume she’s dead. But she isn’t. She is not far away, part of a new family, one she never chose—and her mind has been shattered…
When a bartender leaves the resort late one night, and Bo and Cal discover her battered body in the snow, it’s the first sign that danger lurks in the mountains that surround them. The police suspect Cal, but Bo finds herself trusting him—and turning to him as another woman is murdered and the Longbows are stunned by Alice’s sudden reappearance. The twisted story she has to tell about the past—and the threat that follows in her wake—will test the bonds of this strong family, and thrust Bodine into a darkness she could never have imagined.
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I’m sure each of you has read or listened to a book that you just didn’t want to end. Not because the ending wasn’t satisfying, but because you liked the characters so much you didn’t want to leave them behind. I don’t doubt that’s the way many sequels are born. Maybe the authors like the characters and don’t want to leave them behind either. Come Sundown by Nora Roberts is definitely a book that could inspire several sequels. I’d like to hear more from Callan and Bodine. I need an answer to the question . . . does the house have 5 bedrooms or 6? I’d like to hear more from Rory and Chelsea to see if they do become a couple. I’d definitely like to hear more from Jessica and Chase! And what about Alice and the Grannies? There are just so many places the author could take us and never leave the Bodine Ranch. Nevertheless, Montana is not a place where only good old boys and good old girls exist. There are crazies in the woods who keep Come Sundown alive with mystery and suspense. Interwoven with the story of who is killing off innocent young girls is a bit of a psychological thriller that will break your heart and make you marvel at the inhumanity of man.
I hardly know where to begin praising narrator Elisabeth Rodgers. She is an extraordinary performer who lends credence to every character from the small children visiting the ranch to the once proud and now very damaged Alice who returns to the ranch as if from the dead. The narrator’s voice is one that will enable listeners to envision this tormented soul with clarity. Ms. Rodgers takes Alice from a feckless young girl who makes a bad decision through her tortured middle years to a woman who has lost everything but retains the strength to gain something more.
I highly recommend Come Sundown to fans of Nora Roberts and her ability to tell a good story. I especially think those of you who are listeners will love the narration. Did I figure out the villain? Yes, I did, but leave it to Ms. Roberts to keep making me doubt my conclusion! There is lots of romance to ease some of the tension, the characters are well-developed, and there are parts that are gut-wrenching and just plain hard to take. In the end, strong family ties and the healing power of love will win along with the healing power of a horse named Sundown!