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The Search [Paperback]

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Book by Nora Roberts

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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
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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
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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
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
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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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