Audio Review: The Liar by Nora Roberts

Posted April 24, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 2 Comments

Audio Review: The Liar by Nora RobertsThe Liar by Nora Roberts
Narrator: January LaVoy
Published by Brilliance Audio on April 21, 2015
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Format: Audiobook
Length: 16 hours, 37 minutes
Source: Purchased
Audio | Goodreads
four-stars

The extraordinary new novel by the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Collector.

Shelby Foxworth lost her husband. Then she lost her illusions …

The man who took her from Tennessee to an exclusive Philadelphia suburb left her in crippling debt. He was an adulterer and a liar, and when Shelby tracks down his safe-deposit box, she finds multiple IDs. The man she loved wasn’t just dead. He never really existed.

Shelby takes her three-year-old daughter and heads south to seek comfort in her hometown, where she meets someone new: Griff Lott, a successful contractor. But her husband had secrets she has yet to discover. Even in this small town, surrounded by loved ones, danger is closer than she knows—and threatens Griff, as well. And an attempted murder is only the beginning …

 

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Shelby Pomeroy Foxworth is recently widowed and finding that her husband wasn’t who he presented himself to be. She and her three-year old daughter, Callie, are now saddled with enormous debt instead of the wealth she thought she was inheriting. Shelby returns to her hometown in the foothills of Tennessee to recreate her life, re-establish relationships with family and friends and start anew. She gets the attention of Griff Lott, a building contractor, whose bowled over by her and her daughter.

 

While I liked the story it fell really short of a typical romantic suspense story by Nora Roberts. There’s plenty of humor, heartbreak and romance with a healthy dose of family dynamics. There is a mystery element but it just isn’t suspenseful. I figured out most of the plot pretty early on.

 

If you read this as a contemporary romance with a mystery element, you’ll have a better reading experience. I listened to the book and really enjoyed the performance by January LaVoy, a new-for-me narrator. She nailed the Tennessee accent.

 


 

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About Nora Roberts

Nora Roberts was born in Silver Spring, Maryland, the youngest of five children. She married young and settled in Keedysville, Maryland where she worked briefly as a legal secretary. After her sons were born she stayed home and tried every craft that came along. A blizzard in February 1979 forced her hand to try another creative outlet. She was snowed in with a three and six year old.

Born into a family of readers, Nora had never known a time that she wasn’t reading or making up stories. During the now-famous blizzard, she pulled out a pencil and notebook and began to write down one of those stories. It was there that a career was born. Several manuscripts and rejections later, her first book, Irish Thoroughbred, was published by Silhouette in 1981.

Nora met her second husband, Bruce Wilder, when she hired him to build bookshelves. They were married in July 1985. Since that time, they’ve expanded their home, traveled the world and opened a bookstore together.

Through the years, Nora has always been surrounded by men. Not only was she the youngest in her family, but she was also the only girl. She has raised two sons. Having spent her life surrounded by men, Ms. Roberts has a fairly good view of the workings of the male mind, which is a constant delight to her readers. It was, she’s been quoted as saying, a choice between figuring men out or running away screaming.

Nora is a member of several writers groups and has won countless awards from her colleagues and the publishing industry. Recently The New Yorker called her “America’s favorite novelist.”

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2 responses to “Audio Review: The Liar by Nora Roberts

  1. I wanted to get this so bad, but Nora Roberts scares me..LOL I can either love or hate her books. I’ll be adding this back to my list 🙂
    Thanks Jonetta.

    • Jonetta (Ejaygirl)

      I enjoyed it but it’s getting mixed reviews, primarily because of the lack of suspense. If you like small town romances, you’ll really enjoy this one, especially because of the narrator. She’s good!