Saturday, August 29, 2009

Black Hills

Author: Nora Roberts

Publisher: G.P. Putnam Sons, New York
Publication Date: July 7, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-399-15581-9
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Nora Roberts hits another home run with Black Hills. In this hardcover novel, she pairs South Dakota wildlife biologist Lil Chance with New York ex-cop/investigator Cooper Sullivan. The two met when eleven-year-old Cooper came out to visit his grandparents on a neighboring ranch. Each year during his annual summer visit they grow closer until their friendship turns into something deeper. But the lovers go in different directions and Coop breaks Lil’s heart for reasons she can’t fathom. They meet again 12 years later when Cooper comes back to South Dakota to help his aging grandparents run their ranch. Lil has been a success and followed her dream to create the Chance Wildlife Refuge. Cooper, who is cut off from his family fortune because he refuses to join his father’s law firm, is independent, still struggling and trying to prove himself.

Suspense mounts as they rediscover each other, and confront a killer who is stalking Lil and who was responsible for killing a hiker whose body Lil and Coop discovered years ago.

I’ve never been to South Dakota but Nora makes the Black Hills come alive. She creates wonderful central characters, a serial-killer villain and a suspenseful story that will keep you on edge until the end. Nora Roberts never disappoints.

Reviewed by: Marilyn Baron
Ratings: 5 Petit Fours & 2 Hot Tamales


Maxine Davis said...

Agatha Christie, J K Rowling and NORA ROBERTS. Need I say more? I read the 1st 14 pages that appeared online, took off to B&N, but the book wasn't out yet. Since then, I've put off buying because I know I will sit and read it ALL and not do any writing, cooking, well, you get the picture. Sounds good. Thanks.

Tami Brothers said...

Ohhhhh. I'm intrigued! I definitely want to read this one.

May have to make room in my limited book budget for a hardback...


Marilyn Baron said...


You definitely will sit there all day and read it.


Or you could wait until it comes out in paperback and by then she certainly will have released another new hardback.


Linsey Lanier said...

Sounds like another good one. It's going on my list. :)