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The Search [Paperback]

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Search Sept. 2 2010
Format:Hardcover
It was a very good book. I liked how right to the end you didn't quite know if the killer was going to get to the last person to be killed. It made you read and had you read more just to see what was going to happen. I enjoyed the book very much
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The Search By Nora Roberts Aug. 20 2010
Format:Hardcover
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The underlying story was good but, as a dog lover myself I thought there was way too much info about the dogs.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Search turned up a good read. Aug. 12 2010
Format:Paperback
I thoroughly enjoyed The Search as another great Nora Roberts novel. The characters were easy to relate to with their flaws and strengths. The story was compelling as it related to dog lovers found everywhere while invoking just the right amount of suspense.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars My first time Aug. 9 2010
By Luanne Ollivier #1 HALL OF FAME TOP 10 REVIEWER
Format:Hardcover
Okay, I admit it - I was a Nora Roberts virgin. I know, I know, 191 books in print - 169 of them New York Times bestsellers and I hadn't read a one. So trying to be a well rounded reader, I picked up her latest - The Search - on a hot lazy Sunday afternoon in the hammock. Perfect choice!

Fiona Bristow was the lucky one. Destined to be the 13th victim of the Red Scarf Killer serial killer, she fought back, escaped and he was captured, prosecuted and jailed. Fiona's fiancee was also a victim. She has retreated to Orcas Island where she works as a dog trainer and also leads a volunteer canine search and rescue group. Simon, a talented wood artist, is also looking for peace and quiet when he moves to Orcas. But his puppy Jaws needs professional help and he seeks out Fee. Well, sparks fly.... But danger is afoot as well. Although the killer is safely behind bars, someone seems to be on a mission to duplicate his work. Is Fiona in his sights?

Roberts has created a strong female lead in Fiona. Simon is the rough and ready, not looking for a relationship kind of guy (who of course just happens to be really attractive) The interactions between the two are entertaining if not wholly believable. I got a little tired of hearing Simon say shut up. There's some steamy sex scenes between the two that did a steamy day justice. For the most part, the story is more on their budding relationship with the killer taking a back seat. Yes the suspense is there, but those looking for a high level thriller won't find it here.

As a dog lover, what I did really like were the dog training scenes. Lots of good information, some I've tried - I've got one who likes to jump up on people - and it worked! I found the search and rescue operations and methodology just as interesting.
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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 Four Stars
LOVE ROBERTS
Published 1 month ago by sharon courvoisier
4.0 out of 5 stars pretty good
one of the better nora robert books, interesting characters , good suspense, some romance added in etc. didnt want to put it down.
Published 8 months ago by caledongrl
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant reading
Great read would recommend this to every reader who likes intrigue and suspense. Great author wi
Ll definitely read more of her books
Published 12 months ago by browndcm
4.0 out of 5 stars Bark
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 -... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Chris
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
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... Read more
Published 16 months ago by cdekleer
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book
Can't really go wrong with Nora Roberts books. It was a good story with some good suspense. I would recomend it!
Published 20 months ago by Mislead
5.0 out of 5 stars A good read....
Enjoyed this book and its two main characters, loved the storyline of suspense, romance and more suspense. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Donna
4.0 out of 5 stars A book for dogs lovers
Great book, Mrs Robert does have good humor... She also studied the training of dods and made me think of Ceasar with his pack leader... I enjoy that book enormously.
Published on April 6 2012 by Manon Lavoie
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm hooked
This is the first Nora Roberts book I have read and I am hooked. I will be buying alot more (not to mention it will be nice to have lots to choose from! Read more
Published on July 23 2011 by Sandi
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