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River's end (edition 1999)

by Nora Roberts

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Title:River's end
Authors:Nora Roberts
Info:New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, c1999.
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This story moves quickly. An edge of the seat story with a surprise ending. ( )
  whybehave2002 | Sep 17, 2018 |
The first half of the book introduces us to the two main characters. Olivia survives the horror of her starlet mother's death and retreats to the Olympic rainforest in Washington State. Noah's father is the detective that puts Olivia's father in prison for the murder of Olivia's mother. Noah and Olivia come together when crime writer, Noah, decides to write a true crime book about the death of Olivia's mother. Olivia's story is heart wrenching to the point that we feel not only her fear but also her sorrow. The last half of the story focuses on the romance of Olivia and Noah who is trying to tell the true story surrounding the death of Olivia's mother. Suspense follows when someone begins to terrorize both Noah and Olivia. This is a wonderful story that has it all: suspense, mystery, and romance. ( )
  Mrslabraden | Jun 28, 2017 |
A wonderful book. The Author out did herself this time with the flow of content analysis cover to cover. The enviromental outdoor views and adventures were so descriptive they made it transparent to the amagination. So many emotions emerged between the characters and myself. Nora Roberts used many types of distinctive characteristic's in her characters, which made it a mystery to who was going to clash, stand their ground, shy away, get along and so forth.....It started out that a four year old child witness the brutal murder of her mother, than being haunted over the years by what she said to the policeman, Is the monster gone". However, with the seltered sensitivity way the young girl lived among her family, she grew to an adult who was stubborn, self-centered, bullheaded, desolate and lonely. Than...once upon a time...... her life started to change......but the montser was still with her......now the monster is gone....Find out how and why!!

You wouldn't think a cold blooded murder story could be so heartwarming to read. It's a book not meant to be put down. It was amazing, emotional, brilliant, colorful, with a touch of fragrance..........
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  Juan-banjo | May 31, 2016 |
Pretty amazing!!!
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  ClarisaO | Aug 13, 2014 |
Very good book had me not sure of who was the bad guy. ( )
  Talaskat | Oct 8, 2013 |
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The woods are lovely, dark and deep
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

--Robert Frost
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To Mom and Pop
Thanks for being mine.
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The monster was back.
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Olivia's parents were among Hollywood’s golden couples…until the night a monster came and took her mother away forever. A monster with the face of her father… Sheltered from the truth, an older Olivia only dimly recalls her night of terror—but her recurring nightmares make her realize she must piece together the real story. Assisted by Noah Brady, the son of the officer who found her cowering in her closet so many years before, she may have her chance. Noah wants to reconstruct the night that has become an infamous part of Hollywood history. He also wants to help Olivia and heal the longing in her lonely heart. But once the door to her past is opened, there’s no telling what’s waiting on the other side. For somewhere, not far away, the monster walks again…
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0515127833, Mass Market Paperback)

Olivia MacBride and her parents, a fairy-tale Hollywood family, had everything--fame, fortune, and love. But when 4-year-old Olivia awakens one night to find her mother brutally murdered and her father, Sam, standing over her corpse, the little girl's dreamland dissolves before her very eyes.

Whisked away to the sanctuary of the Olympic Peninsula by her grandparents, Olivia learns to bury the past deep within her. Determined to protect herself from painful memories, Olivia limits her life to the emerald rain forests and the River's End resort. Years later, when Noah Brady arrives on her doorstop, Olivia allows her defenses to slip and opens herself to the passion that sparks between them.

When she learns that Noah is fascinated with her mother's death and is writing a tell-all novel, Olivia is devastated. But as Noah helps Olivia acknowledge the lingering effects of her painful memories, she learns to trust him again. With careful research and the apparent cooperation of Sam, Noah begins to unravel the mysteries of that night. However, soon after Sam's release from prison, dangerous threats begin to pursue Noah and Olivia. When the killer enters the serenity of their world, Noah and Olivia must face the dark secrets of the past, or fail to secure a safe future.

With the same skills that earned her the 1997 Romance Writers of America Lifetime Achievement Award, Nora Roberts convincingly peers into the complex minds and motivations of her characters. Though Roberts stumbles in her attempt to write with the voice of a 4-year-old child, her luscious descriptions of Hollywood glamour and rain forest wilderness ring realistic and true. Both longtime fans and new readers alike will enjoy the intriguing suspense and electric passion in this romantic thriller. --Nancy R.E. O'Brien

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Traumatized by the events surrounding the breakup of her parent's marriage years ago, a young woman seeks to confront her past and know the truth about the infamous night in her life that has become a part of Hollywood history.

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