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Angels Fallby Nora Roberts
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Reece Gilmore has come a long way to see the stunning view below her. As the sole survivor of a brutal crime back East, she has been on the run, desperately fighting the nightmares and panic attacks that haunt her. She settles in Angel's Fist, Wyoming — temporarily, at least — and takes a job at a local diner. And now she's hiked this mountain all by herself. It was glorious, she thinks, as she peers through her binoculars at the Snake River churning below.
And then she sees the man and woman on the opposite bank. Arguing. Fighting. And suddenly, he's on top of her, his hands around her throat....
Enjoying a moment of solitude a bit farther down the trail is a gruff loner named Brody. But by the time Reece reaches him and brings him to the scene, the pair is gone. And when authorities comb the area where she saw the attack, they find nothing. No signs of struggle. No freshly turned earth. Not even a tire track.
And no one in Angel's Fist seems to believe her. After all, she's a newcomer in town with a reputation for being jumpy and jittery — maybe even a little fragile. Maybe it's time to run again, to move on.
Reece Gilmore knows there's a killer in Angel's Fist, even if Brody, despite his seeming impatience and desire to keep her at arm's length, is the only one willing to believe her. When a series of menacing events makes it clear that someone wants her out of the way, Reece must put her trust in Brody — and herself — to find out if there is a killer in Angel's Fist before it's too late.
"Roberts's latest novel of romantic suspense is a cunningly calibrated portrait of a young chef's recovery from violent trauma. While driving in the Grand Tetons, displaced Bostonian Reece Gilmore stops in the small town of Angel's Fist, near Jackson Hole, Wyo., and considers the 'Cook Wanted' sign in Joanie's, a local diner. Still rattled by a shooting spree at her Boston restaurant that left her wounded and the only survivor among 12 co-workers, Reece is easily spooked, as noted by her plainspoken new boss, Joanie, and the locals who frequent the restaurant. Among them is a wary, unattached mystery novelist, Brody. Indeed, when Reece claims to have witnessed a murder while hiking along Snake River, few except Brody are inclined to believe the skittish new resident: Sheriff Rick Mardson hasn't found any clear evidence of a woman struck down near the river; Doc Wallace is suspicious of Reece's fragile mental state; and Joanie isn't about to cut Reece any slack while running a busy kitchen. Roberts cleverly casts suspicions on the locals while developing the romance between the two feisty protagonists. A slow-burn start combusts in a satisfying denouement; Roberts's legions of fans will be enthralled. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Everything about Roberts's latest release, Angels Falls, is breathtaking — the writing, the romance, the rapture of the summer scenery amidst the Grand Tetons." Bookreporter.com
"Roberts deftly imbues a deliciously subtle sense of menace into a chilling and thrilling plot, thus creating yet another of her many irresistible and terrifically satisfying novels of romantic suspense." Booklist
New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts explores the wilds of the Grand Tetons — and the mysteries of love, murder, and madness — in Angel Falls, her engrossing and passionate new novel.
About the Author
Nora Roberts is the number-one New York Times-bestselling author of more than one hundred fifty novels, including Northern Lights, Birthright, Chesapeake Blue, Three Fates and many more. She is also the author of the bestselling futuristic suspense series written under the pen name J. D. Robb. The first writer to be inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame, Roberts has over 280 million copies of her books in print.
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