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Search, The(CD)(Abr.) [Abridged, Audiobook, CD] [Audio CD]

Nora Roberts
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Book Description

April 12 2011
To most people, Fiona Bristow seems to have an idyllic life — a quaint house on an island off Seattle’s coast, a thriving dog-training school, and a challenging volunteer job performing canine search and rescue. Not to mention her three intensely loyal Labs. But Fiona got to this point by surviving a nightmare. Several years ago, she was the only survivor of a serial killer — a madman who stalked and abducted young women, strangled them, and left them buried with a red scarf on their bodies. As authorities were closing in on the Red Scarf Killer, he shot and killed Fiona’s cop fiancé and his K-9 partner. On Orcas Island, Fiona has found the peace and solitude she needed to rebuild her life. Yet all that changes on the day Simon Doyle barrels up her drive, desperate for her help. He’s the reluctant owner of an out-of-control puppy, foisted upon him by his mother. Jaws has eaten through Simon’s house, and he’s at his wit’s end. To Fiona, Jaws is nothing she can’t handle. Simon is another matter. A newcomer to Orcas, he’s a rugged and intensely private artist, known for creating exquisite furniture. Simon never wanted a puppy, and he most definitely doesn’t want a woman. Besides, the lanky redhead is not his type. But tell that to the laws of attraction. As Fiona embarks on training Jaws and as Simon begins to appreciate both dog and trainer, the past tears back into Fiona’s life. A copycat killer has emerged out of the shadows, a man whose bloodlust has been channeled by a master with one motive: to reclaim the woman who slipped out of his hands. . . .

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'A thrilling read that leaves you wanting more' **** THE SUN 'American writer Nora Roberts is the most-borrowed adult fiction author in Irish libraries, and her latest, The Search, sucks you in right from the off with a page-turning mix of romance and impending tragedy' IRISH INDEPENDENT 'Roberts blends romance, crime, sex, drama and escapism in this page-turner IMAGE MAGAZINE 'Drama and romance mingle with beautiful scenery and Roberts' easy, relaxing style is perfect escapism. Like the best of guilty pleasures, warm a cup of hot chocolate, rug up and enjoy this all afternoon and into the evening' WEST AUSTRALIAN 'A genuinely gripping ride' AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S WEEKLY --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts is “a storyteller of immeasurable diversity and talent,” according to Publishers Weekly. She has published over 160 novels, her work has been optioned and made into films, and her books have been translated into over twenty-five different languages and published all over the world. In addition to her amazing success in mainstream, Nora has a large and loyal category-romance audience, which took her to their hearts in 1981 with her very first book, Irish Thoroughbred, a Silhouette Romance novel. The last decade has seen over 100 of Nora’s books become New York Times bestsellers – many of them reaching #1. Nora is truly a publishing phenomenon.

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By BG
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Wow. What a dud. Almost a hundred pages before any of the lyrical writing you expect in a Nora Roberts novel, and then it disappears again. A rude, crude anti-hero, and a woman foolish enough to think she loves him. Not a recipe for a happy marriage (or a good book).

Having just read two of her early novels, both of which I couldn't put down, this one was a cruel contrast and took a month to slog through. It left me wondering if the author was half sloshed when she wrote The Search or just in the middle of a messy divorce. Save your money--her early books are all good ones, and not a trace of the cynicism that plagues this one.
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3.0 out of 5 stars No real surprises but acceptable story Jan. 3 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Although there were no real surprises in this by-the-numbers romantic suspense/thriller, it was a okay
story if not great. The overly sarcastic relationship between the two main characters didn't really appeal to me as I just didn't see any real emotional investment between them. I've read better, more exciting books by her but this was just okay.
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2.0 out of 5 stars not really my thing June 17 2014
By Kate
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I didn't feel any electricity or interest between the characters, and thought the dog searching stuff and her reaction to the new serial killer to be highly unrealistic. Just not my thing.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good story! Feb. 18 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a paint-by-the-numbers woman in jeopardy type thriller. However, Roberts is a good writer and this is a solid story, Even though there were no surprises, I enjoyed it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars pretty good Feb. 2 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
one of the better nora robert books, interesting characters , good suspense, some romance added in etc. didnt want to put it down.
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5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant reading Oct. 19 2013
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Great read would recommend this to every reader who likes intrigue and suspense. Great author wi
Ll definitely read more of her books
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4.0 out of 5 stars Bark Aug. 1 2013
By Chris
Format:Hardcover
A book I saved for my cottage vacation, "The Search" presented Fiona and Simon, my favourite Nora Roberts couple yet (but maybe Colt Nightshade is my favourite character - definitely favourite name). These characters, and Roberts' comfort food prose, made up for a serial killer that got more boring as the story continued and for scenes that seemed to have been written to show off Roberts' research (e.g. "Small Dog Syndrome").
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book June 14 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Loved it, couldnt put it down, the perfect balance of suspence/drama and love story, my favorite kind of read, Nora Roberts is my favorite writer, I love knowing that at the end of the book the characters are going to be happy but I love the drama and mystery end of it as well, Nora always manages to have just enough of both
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