Narrator: Shannon McManus
Published by Brilliance Audio on April 12, 2016
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Length: 14 hours, 19 minutes
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14 hours, 19 minutes
Naomi Bowes lost her innocence the night she followed her father into the woods. In freeing the girl trapped in the root cellar, Naomi revealed the horrible extent of her father’s crimes and made him infamous.
Now a successful photographer living under the name Naomi Carson, she has found a place that calls to her, thousands of miles away from everything she’s ever known. Naomi wants to embrace the solitude, but the residents of Sunrise Cove keep forcing her to open up—especially the determined Xander Keaton.
Naomi can feel her defenses failing, and knows that the connection her new life offers is something she’s always secretly craved. But as she’s learned time and again, her past is never more than a nightmare away.
When Naomi Carson was 11-years old, she made a horrific discovery about her father that forever changed her life and that of her family. She worked hard to put that event behind her and recreate herself through her photography. When she lands in Sunset Cove, Washington, it appears she’s found her final home. That is until her past seems to dangerously reemerge.
This is now on my list of favorite NR titles. I liked how the story was presented, chronicling the important phases of Naomi’s life that helped shape the woman she became. Considerable time and detail was given for each, allowing for her to appear as a 3-dimensional character. Naomi’s relationships with the people in Sunset Cove gave the story texture and I really liked Xander Keaton.
This was my first listening experience with this narrator (Shannon McManus) and I liked her performance, primarily her interpretations of Naomi and Xander. However, she wasn’t always providing distinctions for other characters, granted there was a fairly large cast!
I really enjoyed this story on all levels even though I easily deduced the bad guy. That didn’t matter because the whole story experience outweighed that factor. Well done.
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