Thursday, November 1, 2007

HIGH NOON by Nora Roberts

Nora Roberts has legions of fans for a reason. She tells an excellent story. In “High Noon, “ Police Lieutenant Phoebe MacNamara is a hostage negotiator for the police department. She has worked for the FBI, but decided to come home. She is called out on St. Patrick’s Day to talk down a would-be suicide.

The case changes her life forever when she meets Duncan Swift. Phoebe does not need to find herself distracted by and attracted to the handsome Mr. Swift. Her life is already quite complicated thanks to her fashionista daughter, her agoraphobic mother, memories of a bad marriage and to top things off, Phoebe finds herself in personal danger from an unknown stalker.

The novel unwinds in typical Roberts form with several plots moving inexorably toward the climax. She leads the reader in a dance of romance, danger, family devotion and a trial by fire. This is yet another excellent novel by an excellent writer. If you enjoy detective fiction with a twist, you will enjoy this book.

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