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May 27 2013

Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts

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Piaktus, 2013. ISBN 9780749958138.
(Adult) Eli Landon returns to his grandmother's house at Whiskey Beach after a year that has been terrible. Accused of murdering his wife, but not convicted, Eli has dealt with intense media pressure and police investigations. His friends have faded away and he is seeking sanctuary. Abra, the woman who acts as housekeeper for his grandmother (as well as being a yoga instructor and much more), is determined to help Eli defend his name. Then there are unseen evil forces at work at Bluff House, with house break-ins and a huge hole that has been dug in the cellar.
I am a fan of Nora Roberts and always enjoy her romantic suspense stories. She is a prolific author (she also writes under J.D. Robb) and usually puts out 2 or 3 books a year. Whiskey Beach is written from the male viewpoint, which is fairly unusual for Roberts, and I think that this may be the reason that this story didn't resonate as much with me as many of her other novels. Abra is a strong feisty woman but didn't really connect either. The buried treasure theme was a familiar one and made for easy reading.
This is an easy to read, but not riveting, romantic suspense story and Nora Roberts' fans are sure to enjoy it.
Pat Pledger

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