Title: Angels Fall
Author: Nora Roberts
Publisher: Piatkus Books, 2006
Chapters & Pages: 30 Chapters & 480 pages
Genre: Romance, Crime & Thriller, Suspence
Goodreads Rating: 3.97/5
My Rating: 5/5 stars
The sole survivor of a brutal crime, Reece Gilmore has been on the run, desperately fighting the nightmares and panic attacks that haunt her. She doesn’t intend to stay in the sleepy town of Angels Fist one second longer than she needs to, despite its friendly inhabitants, and the irresistible attraction of local writer Brody.
WOW. Where to begin? As you may know, if you have read any of my other reviews, that I adore Nora Roberts! She, hands down, wins my favourite author award (followed very closely by Colleen Hoover!). I haven’t come across a book of hers that I haven’t enjoyed, and this one was not the beginning of that.
Reece Gilmore, she is the type of character that you can’t help but come invested in. It is clear from the beginning that she has something in her past that she wants kept hidden – she is nervous and jumpy all of the time – you want, no need, to know why, and just like that, Roberts has you in, hook, line and sinker.
Then there is Brody. He is rough, rugged and manly. But also mysterious. From out-of-town, he is a writer and keeps to himself, but when Reece comes to town he is curious, wants to get to know her (which after some time he does). It is obvious that there is something between the two of them, and you just can’t help but hope everything works out for the best.
There are a number of other great characters in this book, Roberts makes them believable and relate-able. From Joanie, the smart, level headed woman who owns and runs the diner in town, who gives Reece a job when she joins the community and who becomes somewhat like a mother figure, by the end you don’t really remember that she isn’t. There is Linda-Gail, who waitresses at the diner, and becomes a good friend for Reece. You thank the heavens that she is there to be a girlfriend to her and help her to adjust. She has her own love interests in the novel, as a bit of a side story, and you are constantly batting for her to win her man. In fact, all of the characters play a role, and you really get the feeling of what it is like to live in a town like Angels Fist.
The story-line itself was so wonderful, I couldn’t put the book down! There are so many twists and turns that by the end you don’t know who the bad guy is, and when you find out, it rocks your world! It is definitely the last person that you expect – I definitely didn’t see it coming.
Roberts writes the thriller parts of the story just as amazingly as she writes the romance. The characters are so multi-dimensional that you can experience their emotions and feel what they are feeling. There are parts that you want to reach in and punch one, then the next minute you can’t help but shed a tear for another.
So many mixed emotions, but this book was so good. More amazing work from Nora Roberts!
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About the Author:
Nora Roberts was born in Silver Spring, Maryland. She began writing when a blizzard in February 1979 kept her in her hilltop home with a three and six year old for nearly a week of canceled kindergarten and dwindling chocolate supplies.
During the now-famous blizzard, she pulled out a pencil and notebook and began to write a story for her own entertainment. From the first page, she knew it was what she was meant to do. Several manuscripts and rejections later, Irish Thoroughbred was published by Silhouette in 1981.
The Liar, published in April 2015 by Putnam, is her 214th book. She hit the NY Times Bestseller list in 1991. Every book since 1999 has made that list.
Recently The New Yorker called her “America’s favorite novelist.”
In 1995, she began writing a police procedural series featuring Eve Dallas, a NY homicide cop, and set in the near future under the J.D. Robb pseudonym. Devoted in Death, out in September 2015, is the 41st entry in the series