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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 glorioReece 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.An unabridged recording in 15 parts (14 hours, 45 minutes)....

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Angels Fall Reviews

  • Fareya
    2019-05-07 22:08

    Sometimes, when I can't decide what to read next, I just pick up one of Nora Roberts' romantic suspense novels and I am never disappointed. Nora sure knows how to leave her readers satisfied. Angels Fall is one of those exceptionally well written, engaging NR style thriller with just the right pace, fast enough to keep one interested, but taking its time to build up the plot and characters. Based in a picturesque little town at the foot of the Grand Tetons, the story revolves around Reece Gilmore, a survivor from Boston. Desperately trying to cope up with the after shocks of a traumatic event, Reece has been on the road for a while. One day she stumbles in a small Wyoming town. Charmed by the majestic mountains surrounding it and the fresh, crisp air she decides to stay for sometime. She takes up the job of a cook at a local diner and works towards getting on with her life.One day while hiking on a mountain trail, she witnesses a man strangling a woman down by the river. Reece reports the crime, but when the authorities investigate, they find nothing. No signs of struggle, no trace that anyone was even there. As she is a newcomer, emotionally fragile with a reputation of being skittish, nobody in town believes her, except for a reclusive loner and writer, Brody.Its an engrossing mystery-romance. The character development is remarkable. Reece, even though vulnerable and and a bit paranoid, manages to hold her ground and works on getting stronger, more confident and is also making friends in town. The way she coped by keeping a clear head for the most part with all the mind games that the killer was playing on her was impressive. Brody, even though some what pushy was exactly what Reece needed. Beneath his hard exterior and grumpiness he is a kind and caring person. The chemistry between Reece and Brody was amazing and very believable which is usually not the case in most romance stories. With entertaining secondary characters, witty dialogues, small town drama and a murder involved, Angels Fall is a captivating read. The lush descriptions of the mountains, the lake and the natural scenery in general was like a virtual brief vacation in the Grand Tetons. Overall a solid romantic suspense novel and a satisfying read. Nothing less than what I expect out of a Nora Roberts book.

  • SB*needs low angst books*
    2019-05-13 03:13

    This was a really good story. I enjoyed the heroine Reece and the hero Brody. I got the audiobook version and I thought the narrator did a decent job telling the story.Reece is a trained chef who survived a horrible attack and had many mental issues she dealt with afterward which after such an event is understandable. Brody is a writer that has lived in the town after he quit a newspaper job and has become a novelist. He is blunt, a loner and observant. He doesn't coddle but does care when he lets someone in but isn't a super romantic type of guy but it fits the heroine. In this story, Reece is going across country on a journey to try to keep healing and find herself again. She stops in a town called Angels Fist and her car breaks down. Her money is running low and decides on whim to take a cook position at a local diner and meets many of the townspeople including the hero, Brody. On a hike, she witnesses a murder and runs and bumps into hero Brody who she tells what she sees and they report it. After this happens, the townspeople find out her history and doubts of her sanity are planted in the minds of some while her she is having things happen to her that make her think so too. Brody and her boss Jodie help keep her steady thru all the rumors and things that begin happening to her. Her and Brody start trying to solve the case while they get closer and they develop a more serious relationship. I enjoyed watching their relationship develop and the mystery unfold. I loved Brody personally because I loved his matter a fact ways but loved that he cared. I loved Reece and loved her trying to overcome and succeeding. I didn't like the secondary characters Lo and Linda Gail relationship development. I really felt Linda Gail was super immature. Her comment about him being a whore was stupid especially when you want to marry him. I mean really. And her ways to get him just annoyed me. This part is what brought it down for me.

  • Cyndi
    2019-04-30 04:08

    Not my favorite of the great Nora. Of course its still Nora so... I think its the characters that bothered me. I liked Reese. Not loved because I kept thinking she should just leave Angel's Fist. But, hey, no story then.Her good points were many topped off with a love of cooking. Not my favorite thing to do, so anyone who wants to cook for me is my friend. 🍔😋 As for Brody? Didn't like him in the beginning and barely liked him in the end. Did I mention she liked to cook? Why did it take him so long to fall in love? His way of handling her panic attacks was to tell her to stop? Reese, you can do better!He tells her they can move to another town, then in the end he plans to buy the cabin and stay in Angels Fist. Small town, she is going to have some people against her because of who the murderer is. Move on, Reese!

  • Kogiopsis
    2019-05-01 05:57

    I never expected much from Nora Roberts. After I was coerced convinced to try one by a friend, I picked up the unremarkable Time and Again and was, shall we say, less than impressed. Cordina's Crown Jewel (Cordina, #4) was an improvement; Morrigan's Cross was a misery. After four books, I had only a slightly better understanding of why people liked them so much. I never expected to give one of her novels five stars.Well, Angels Fall deserved every one of them. Everything I disliked about the other books was better in this one. The asshole heroes of Time and Again can't hold a candle to smart, reclusive, caring Brody. Neither can the heroines match talented, strong, clever Reece. And the chemistry between them - well. Not long ago, the fellows at Writing Excuses did an episode on romance with a guest author, and she told them that a good couple needed to complete each other. Reece and Brody absolutely do. But the best part? They're not cheesy. Their relationship, their dialogue, everything feels completely natural.I'll get back to Reece and Brody in a moment, because I want to talk about the plot. Damn, that was a fun mystery! I admit, I guessed wrong - even though I should have known better. I guessed wrong and the real killer was, to quote Writing Excuses again, "surprising but inevitable". The climax was tense and awesome, and the buildup was genuinely scary. I thought Reece was going crazy. I really did. And that freaked me out a bit, but mostly just added wonderful to the tension.And speaking of wonderful... the writing in this book just sparkled. I actually laughed, four or five times even! Lines like this:"Well, I'd have more zing with George Clooney and Harrison Ford in a threesome, but neither of us are going to get that wish."How could anyone not laugh at that?I was worried, as a Westerner, that the characters in this book wouldn't sound like they belonged in Wyoming. Well, they absolutely do. My favorite was Joanie, the sharp-tongued entrepreneur who becomes Reece's boss, but all the rest of the characters were spot-on too. The little details, even - at one point Roberts mentions a beer called Buttface Amber, and she didn't make that up. You can really get it out here. It was a nice little touch.Okay, back to Reece and Brody.God, Brody. He couldn't have been any hotter unless he was a wizard. (No one knocks Numair off the Throne of Hotness; sorry.) I mean, damn. First off, he's an author, which probably appeals to most female readers right away. Second, while he at first seems cantankerous and possibly rude, he's a softie at heart - as he aptly demonstrated with his patience and his faith in Reece. Third, and perhaps most important, he doesn't think with his libido. When Reece asks him to stop, he stops; and unlike other Roberts heroes, he doesn't think of her sexually from the moment they meet. In fact, mostly when he thinks of Reece he thinks of her strength and her passion for her work. Watching him fall in love with her is just beautiful.As for Reece herself, well... I was worried she'd be a doormat, especially since she comes with some heavy emotional baggage. My worries were wholly unfounded. Reece is a pistol! She is, as Brody works to convince her, astonishingly strong. She is also very responsible and mature. Case in point:"What do you want, Reece?""To push rewind, I guess. But since I can't, to deal with the consequences."This girl is awesome.She really needed Brody, but not in an annoying sappy way - she needed someone who would believe in her, not pity her, treat her like an ordinary person and not something fragile. She also needed someone to respect her for her strength, and Brody was both. Through letting herself get close to him, she freed herself of a fear of losing someone she loved - and though I won't spoil, that fear was replaced by kickass determination.Two final things:If you like Coldplay, put on a big playlist of their music to listen to while reading this. It's pretty much perfect, I think, and Yellow is totally Reece and Brody's song.I wondered before I started this why it had recipes in the back, and now I know: it will make you hungry. Have a snack or a drink to hand. (I went through a bottle of water, half a bag of Goldfish, a chocolate bar, and dinner.)Vinaya, recommend me more please?

  • Vinaya
    2019-05-09 02:14

    It seems fitting to conclude Nothing But Nora Week with my absolute favourite Nora book of all time. Why do I like Angels Fall so much? Maybe because it is inspired by my two favourite psychological thrillers, Gaslight and Rear Window. I've watched both movies a million times, but I still get that goosebump-ey feeling as the dénouement approaches. Reece Gilmore lands up in the little Wyoming town of Angels Fist while she's running away from the ghosts of her past. She finds a job as a short-order cook in a diner and slowly begins to settle down when she becomes a witness to a murder in a remote spot. Reece's claim regarding the murder are dismissed by the town sheriff when he can find no evidence of such an attack taking place, and her credibility is further compromised by her troubled emotional state. Her only firm ally is reclusive writer Brody, whom she teams up with to prove that she is not deranged, and that a murder really DID take place as claimed. Angels Fall was, for me, a very different book from the run-of-the-mill romantic suspense/thrillers I've read so far. Reece is a great character, troubled, disturbed and clinging onto sanity by a thread. The plot is fast-paced and thrilling. The mind-games that the murderer plays with Reece are chilling and satisfyingly convoluted. And the final dénouement is everything a whodunnit fan could ask for. All-in-all, this is a book that is definitely worth reading, for all fans of romantic suspense. To be honest, I kind of skipped over the romance part quite a bit because I was so caught up in the story, but for the not-so-jaded, the romance between Brody and Reece is definitely sigh-inducing. Must. Read. On a side note, I'm told the TV movie of this book is crappy, so you might want to avoid that...Nothing But Nora Week, Book 7

  • Glamdring
    2019-04-30 21:58

    *Buddy read with Blacky <3<3<3**4,5 stars*Another great romantic suspense by Nora Roberts. I loved everything, the characters, the build up and the general plot.The characters:Reece is the only survivor of a traumatic event, she's roaming the country doing small jobs trying to find her way back to a "normal" life. Before that she was a successful chef. Because of what happened to her she's fragile, but mostly she's strong and I loved her temper tantrum. Brody is a reclusive writer. He's snarky, borderline rude, commitment shy, but mostly he just speaks his mind and I l o v e d him.I loved their conversations and how Brody always believed Reece and how despite his cantankerous nature he always stood up for her. I also loved how he reacted when Reece was having her panic attacks. The secondary characters were interesting too. The build up:Be it for the romance or the suspense, the built up has the perfect pace. Not too fast, not too slow. The plot:I have to admit that the killer was so obvious that I dismissed him from the beginning. Because of that, I kept guessing the whole book about his identity. "I've put you to a lot of trouble today," she began."Damn right you have. Get in."She stopped, and gratitude warred with insult, outrage and exhaustion. Gratitude lost. "You're a rude, insensitive, insulting son of a bitch."He leaned back on his car. "And your point is?"[...]"And, just FYI. Guys can't be snippy. We're physiologically incapable of snippiness. Next time use callous. That works.""You're an irritating, confusing man." But she climbed in the car."That works, too."LOL!

  • Jane Stewart
    2019-05-02 22:22

    3.5 stars. Enjoyable.I read the physical book several years ago and thought it was good - 4 ½ stars. But I changed my mind when I recently listened to the audiobook. The middle dragged too much. Maybe because I knew the ending and who the bad guy was, but I was tired of Reese being oblivious to all the things being done to her by the bad guy - trying to make her lose her mind. Although she did some interesting things, too much time was spent with her being a helpless victim.The story is about a talented woman chef who was the only survivor of a gunshot massacre. She moves away, is in the process of healing, and witnesses another murder. It’s a good murder mystery. The story also has an interesting romance developing between the chef and a writer who helps her. I enjoyed reading about these two characters. I also enjoyed a supporting character, Joanie, owner of the diner. There were some good lines. I'm extracting parts of them here briefly, but they are better within the context of the story. Page 211, after he said her eyes looked tired, she thought "He would always be brutally honest with her. Tough as it might be on the ego, it was better than platitudes and soft lies." Page 266 "a man puts his hands around a woman's throat once, he could do it again." Page 279 "what selfishness you have seems awfully healthy from where I stand."AUDIOBOOK NARRATOR:Joyce Bean was fine, although her voice for men was a little weird.DATA:Narrative mode: 3rd person. Swearing language: strong but rarely used. Sexual language: mild. Number of sex scenes: four. Setting: current day Wyoming. Copyright: 2006. Genre: romantic mystery.

  • Lisa Kay
    2019-04-30 05:03

    Five full stars! ★★★★★ I love books about chefs! Whether they are romances or mysteries; I just love the culinary theme (guess this explains my fascination with the Food Network!). Put the three together, and Wow! I’ve never been a huge Nora Roberts fan (though I do like her writing as J.D. Robb); nevertheless, I’ve picked up one or two of her books over the years and enjoyed them.However, I’ve always liked Heather Locklear (I swear my sister-in-law could be her twin). Ms. Locklear starred in the wonderful 2007 “made-for-TV-movie” adaptation of Ms. Roberts’ Angels Fall and I really relished it. When I saw this volume available from my library on audio download, I went for it. I am glad I did! Wow! It was even better than the movie (isn’t the book always better?)! Well worth the read – or listen!P.S. Almost forgot: Joyce Bean does an excellent job of narrating the audiobook!

  • Karla
    2019-04-30 01:02

    3 Stars! Not bad, but after listening to The Witness and being blown away by the narrator, plot and characters, this one didn't quite measure up. It took me a while to get used to the "voice" that was narrating this story, and I wonder if I had "read" the book, would I have enjoyed it more...I'm not sure. The plot was intriguing, but at mid-point I guessed who the killer was. Nora Roberts tried so hard to direct your attention to another character and make it obvious it was him, that it was obvious it was not...does that make any sense?? I also had issue with how mean and blunt everyone was towards Reece, the woman who believed she witnessed a murder and was the survivor of a VERY traumatic event. I know they were doing the "tough love" thing with her, but it came off nasty and not at all loving. Brody, her love interest got better over time, but initially I didn't care for him at all. And Joanie, her know-it-all boss...blech!!! I couldn't stand her!! Again, was it the "voice"? All I could picture was this wrinkled old woman with cigarette in her hand, rasping out commands and insults at Reece! This contradicted her character description as a business savvy, BEAUTIFUL woman!! Not the way I saw it, or rather heard it! Not my favorite read, but not horrible either. I like Nora Roberts style, love the audiobook format and look forward to reading and listening to more of her books.

  • Mo
    2019-05-21 01:02

    Another fine read from this author. 4.5 stars. The sole survivor of a brutal crime back East, Reece Gilmore settles in Angel’s Fall, Wyoming—temporarily, at least—and takes a job at a local diner. One day, while hiking in the mountains, she peers through her binoculars and sees a couple arguing ... suddenly, the man is on top of the woman, his hands around her throat…By the time Reece reaches a gruff loner named Brody farther down the trail, the pair is gone. And when authorities comb the area where she saw the attack, they find no trace that anyone was even there. No one in Angel’s Fall seems to believe Reece—except Brody, despite his seeming impatience and desire to keep her at arm’s length. 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 Fall, before it’s too late. (less)There was a rough, rugged look about him with a scruff of beard over rawboned features ...There was a Lifetime movie made about the book. This guy was cast as Brody, which I can totally appreciate. Heather Locklear was cast as Reece, which I can totally NOT get. No way is she going to be my Reece. LOL.Spooky woman with those big, doe-in-the thicket eyes. Pretty though, and she'd probably edge up to sexy with another ten pounds.Wouldn't you love to give away the extra 10 lbs you have to some needing individual!!I was second guessing to the end. Did not have a clue who the bad guy was. NR is good at setting your mind in a certain direction ... you suspect someone but it turns out that you are completely wrong.Mists flowed along the ground, she noted, thin as tissue paper, and the lake still as glass ...That part of the country sounded beautiful. The Tetons. Might get to visit there one fine day!"You're a rude, insensitive, insulting son of a bitch."Will be checking out more by Ms Roberts. But might just stick with her Suspense books.

  • Nicola O.
    2019-05-20 02:25

    I'm a bit undecided about a 3 vs. 4 for this one. I have a certain devotion to Nora Roberts that some might find irrational, but generally I find her characters interesting & distinguishable, and their conflict/relationships satisfying. My 3.5 rating rationale would go something like this: *Never saw the 'whodunit' coming-- that's good!--4 stars!*Plot holes that would enable the culprit to do what was done-- uh, 3 stars.In the end, I'm giving it 4 because I like NR. If you are picky about mystery plotting, you may find it frustrating. If you're in it for the characters, it's really good. I especially like the sort of grouchy Lou Grant voice of the hero.

  • Maria Clara
    2019-05-20 23:20

    Bueno, más bien es un tres y medio. No he leído muchos libros de esta autora, pero los pocos que han pasado por mis manos me han parecido mejores. La historia está bien, el tema muy bien tratado, pero he encontrado que faltaba algo más de suspense. De los personajes no puedo decir nada, salvo que me han parecido muy bien definidos.

  • Anna Catharina
    2019-04-25 06:26

    Ich habe mich wider besseren Wissens durch die Inhaltsbeschreibung verführen lassen und bin recht schnell enttäuscht wurden. Die Grundstory (ortsfremde Frau beobachtet Mord und niemand glaubt ihr, sie selbst zweifelt an ihrem Verstand und es geschehen merkwürdige Dinge) war ja an sich nicht schlecht, nur waren 2/3 der Geschichte mit hölzerne Dialoge, idiotisches Sexgedöns und langweiligen Nichtigkeiten angefüllt. Die Personen waren mir alle ausgesprochen unsympathisch, was sicher auch an den grottenschlechten Dialogen und dem sehr seltsamen Verständnis von "Liebe" lag. Und die Sexszenen bzw. das unterirdische Gelabber darüber waren die schlechtesten, die mir in der Welt der Literatur je untergekommen sind.Ich geb es einfach auf, Nora Roberts (bzw. ihre Pseudonyme) und das "Romantic suspense"-Genre (welches interessanterweise nichts mit Romantik zu tun hat) haben für mich ein literarischen und unterhalterisches Niveau unter Zimmertemperatur.

  • Jacob Proffitt
    2019-05-05 03:12

    This book was a light, but entertaining mystery/romance and about what you'd expect from Nora Roberts--i.e. well-written, with interesting characters, and a firm sense of place and people.I really like Reece as someone recovering from a truly awful, traumatic experience. She's been nomadic for a while and settles in a small Wyoming town when her car breaks down there. It isn't long before she finds herself integrating into the town, making friends, and setting down the beginnings of roots.I'm less sanguine with the leading man, Brody. He's a bit caustic, in an alpha male, take-charge kind of way. He fights falling for Reece a little too assiduously and seems randomly emotionally immature. It ended up working, I guess, and I buy their eventual HEA, but with the occasional needlessly exasperating moment.The mystery of the novel was a bit awkward, too. I guessed the real culprit relatively early, though there's a real paucity of information through most of the book so it's never possible to be sure. By about the three-quarters mark, I was ready for that part to be done--or at least show some progress. The nature of the mystery meant that once any details came out it wouldn't take long for the rest to fall into place, though, so Roberts really had no choice but to string it out a while. As I said... awkward...In the end, this was a good romance with a relationship that worked, if rocky in places. Not my favorite Nora Roberts, but certainly worth the time.A note about steamy: On the light side for Roberts. One full-on explicit sex scene, on the short side, and a handful of playful interludes.

  • Angela
    2019-05-08 01:24

    Turned out that, despite all the various Nora Roberts recommendations folks kindly gave me, the first non-J.D. Robb of hers that I read was Angels Fall, her latest paperback. Turned out to be pretty good, overall. A talented young chef, after being the only survivor of a violent crime back East, travels across the country and winds up in a small town in the mountains--where she is the only witness to a murder. Only did she really see what she thought she did? Most of the town is dubious, except for the writer who's taken a shine to her and believes she's telling the truth.I already know Roberts' writing from the In Death series, of course, but this novel felt a bit meatier than most of those books--possibly because there was only the one book to spend on developing these characters. And I'll say this for ol' Nora: she actually surprised me for who turned out to be the murderer. I spent most of the book thinking it was somebody else entirely. Also, thumbs up for the heroine and hero being refreshingly equal in their growing attraction, and the heroine being very honest about laying down her boundaries and when she's ready to cross them, and the hero respecting that quite a bit. The sex scenes were also familiar in style from the J.D. Robbs, and I do like Nora's style--she peppers her novels with several very small sex scenes and yet manages to make the flavor of each distinctive.Thinking about it, I can't come up with a single beef I have with this book. So sure, let's say four stars. ^_^

  • Dana Al-Basha دانة الباشا
    2019-05-16 23:08

    I think Heather Locklear as Reece Gilmore was a bad casting, she is too old to play her part opposite Johnathon Schaech.Reece Gilmore is the sole survivor of a massacre at a Boston restaurant where she worked as a chef. She hits the open road with no destination in mind, desperate for a fresh start. When her car breaks down in a picturesque Wyoming town, Reece takes a job cooking at the local diner to earn enough to repair it and move on. But as she gets to know the townspeople, mystery writer Brody in particular, she considers putting the past behind her and settling down.But then, while out hiking, she witnesses a murder. Reece is traumatized again, and not just by the killing, but also because, when the police go to check out the crime scene, there's no evidence of a murder taking place. The townspeople doubt her story due to her past, which leads everyone, including Reece, to question her sanity.

  • Izy
    2019-04-20 23:11

    Rating 2.5- 3 stars.Hmm the whole small town which should have come across as quaint and wholesome didn't...instead it came off across as a small town with a very idyllic view but extremely unempathetic people. I really don't understand why anyone would prefer to live there but Reece and Brody did clearly. The only person I liked was Reece. She was a strong lead who had been through so much and was still trying to get back and be as normal as she could.Her love interest Brody was a mystery writer and was big on the whole tough love and didnt do sympathy or caring really. I thought he was getting better at being the guy for Reece but unfortunately the whole debacle of not making her feel welcome in his cabin later on in their relationship made me feel annoyed and made him seem not very hero material (which he wasn't at the start but was working towards it atleast).The book dragged on in some places other than that I didn't really see the need for a secondary romance but it was also there. The who dun it part was ok but how the reveal was shown was predictable. My favourite book still remains The Witness which also had a small town but very likeable characters and an amazing heroine (also a very loving hero).

  • Kathleen
    2019-05-15 03:24

    3.75 stars. From the perspective of a murder mystery, the plot was fairly gripping, but the killer was a bit obvious, and remained my most constant suspect throughout the book, even though I considered others, since it seemed too obvious. I felt for heroine Reece, and all the harrowing terror she had been through in Boston, and now murder and malice here in Angels Fall, Wyoming, at the foot of the Grand Tetons. My heart went out to her when the killer tried to drive her loco. Well done!Romance? Well, I liked the couple, Reece and Brody, and how they rolled. No rainbows, hearts, or starry-eyed sparkles -- this romance is fairly unemotional -- but Brody the grouch grew on me. I liked how he slowly began to reveal his soft spot for Reece. I liked him for believing in her when few others would, and for being so protective. Good secondary characters, especially Joanie, the restaurant owner.Clever parallel between the heroine of the murder mystery Brody was writing and the actual heroine, Reece.Good descriptions of the Tetons. I have been there, and Roberts' depictions brought all that grandeur, serenity, and majesty right back.It needed a longer ending. I wanted to know how the townspeople reacted.Audio narration by Joyce Bean was fine. Quite good.

  • Gaby
    2019-05-14 22:14

    La historia cumple y es perfecta. Es un clásico de esta autora, a la que hasta ahora no le encontré novela mala.El suspenso está garantizado y en cada página la cabeza del lector trabaja tratando de unir las piezas del rompecabezas.Sospeché de tres personajes y adoré jugar, una vez más, a la detective...El lado romántico de la historia me encantó. La pareja es hermosa y tienen una química deliciosa.Nada cursi, nada bobo ni romanticón. Es una historia de atracción pura, donde terminan construyendo el amor.Me encantó esta historia y se las recomiendo como siempre que hablo de esta autora: con los ojos cerrados.PODÉS LEER LA RESEÑA COMPLETA ACÁ

  • Yasmin
    2019-04-20 23:23

    Another good read by Nora, if a shade too long. I don't tend to read her stand-alone books, and this was one of the few I have tried. It was a good story, good plot and likeable characters. The support characters were also fun and realistic, giving the book a well rounded feel. I liked the backstory, and the tension was kept up throughout, except towards the end when I just wanted to know who the baddie was! It could have been edited a little more to make the pacing a little tighter is my only criticism. I think I will try some more of the zillion stand-alone books Nora has-They are always a sure bet, and Nora is the very best at what she does, hands down. I just love her

  • Iza
    2019-05-21 03:22

    I liked it. It wasn't bad, it wasn't her best, I just... liked it. Annika was a lot of fun. But I lost interest in the plot along the way.

  • Sara
    2019-04-25 06:05

    ¡Una de mis lecturas favoritas del mes!Sinceramente es uno de mis favoritos de esta autora ya que tiene de todo: romance, misterio, suspenso, humor y personajes complejos que maduran con el transcurso de la historia.Todo comienza con Reece, llegando a un pueblo llamado Angel's Fist, en el cual comienza a rehacer su vida poco a poco después de un suceso trágico que cambió radicalmente su forma de ser. Para su mala suerte, es la única espectadora de un asesinato y del cual nadie cree y piensan que se debe a que está un poco loca después de todo lo acontecido. La única persona que le cree es Brody, con el que desde un principio tiene un rechazo natural y el único en el que se podrá apoyar para resolver el caso....Siendo esta una relectura (lo sé, he hecho esto con varios libros ya este año), siento que me sorprendió gratamente como la primera vez que lo leí. Creo que el hecho de que el libro no estuviera enfocado en un sólo género como principal, sino que la autora mezclara de forma impecable unos con otros, hizo que la lectura fuera intrigante y atrapante desde el comienzo.Con respecto a los personajes, no tengo ninguna queja al respecto, cada uno de ellos es completo y no tiene ningún hueco a mi parecer, quizá sólo aquellos de los que tenían poca participación en la trama. Mis favoritos por diversas razones son Brody, Joanie y Reece.El primero, es un hombre que a pesar de las apariencias y, gracias a su trabajo como escritor, es perspicaz y frío cuando el momento lo requiere. Me encanta su carácter sarcástico y directo, hace un excelente contraste con el carácter de Reece, la cual poco a poco va siendo ayudada en más de un sentido con él y uniéndolos de un modo único.La anteriormente nombrada, no es la característica heroína o protagonista, en un inicio es alguien que ciertamente oculta un pasado trágico y, que en pocos capítulos se ve que dejó profundas repercusiones en su vida, pasando a ser alguien paranoica y por lo que no muchos creen en ella. Lo que más me gustó fue su crecimiento a medida que ocurren los acontecimientos, en vez de echarse a correr, decide no dejarse vencer y demostrar que no está loca como todo el mundo cree. Por último se encuentra Joanie, alguien sumamente directo y que es un gran pilar de apoyo para Reece. ...En general, la trama es atrapante, en la que no dejan de ocurrir una cosa tras otra y que, dejando pistas sutiles, llega a un desenlace inesperado. Creo que en este libro se demuestra el dicho: "pueblo pequeño, infierno grande".Recomendado totalmente.

  • Tânia
    2019-05-22 03:18

    3,5 After reading Birthright, this book fell far short of expectations. I really liked all the elements of the story, especially the spectacular landscape. Loved the interaction between the townspeople. Reece Gilmore was an interesting character, but became more interesting after witnessing the murder and having her sanity put into question by almost everyone, given her traumatic past. Unfortunately, I don’t think she was given much depth. Same goes for Brody. I didn’t really like the guy, and even though he redeemed himself a bit by the end, I’m still not a fan; I thought the dialogues were feeble in comparison to other books. The story had everything, but at the same time seemed sparse. The last gotcha!part was good but the private investigation took a little too much. Yet, I didn’t see that coming (damn, I knew there was something about that kid and the dog playing in the lake). My money was on Doctor Wallace. Lo proved to be too dumb to be a killer. Needless to say, I was way off. I enjoyed the story, worth a few good hours of entertainment. The end, though, was cut too short. A small note on translation. In chapter 3, page 38, there’s the following sentence:– Sim, senhora. Ah, e só para limpar o ambiente, o seu filho é encantador, mas eu dormi sozinha ontem à noite.It’s the Portuguese translation of the original English:“Yes, ma'am. Oh, and just to clear the air," she added as she rounded the counter for an apron, "your son's very charming, but I slept alone last night." Notice the expressions in bold, it jumped right at me when I first read it, and I actually laughed, because the translator took it literally, and she didn’t even translate the whole sentence. In this context “clear the air” means resolving a situation or making things straight. I think “só para esclarecer” instead of “limpar o ambiente” would be more accurate.

  • D.R.
    2019-05-12 00:18

    Giving this a 4 star cause I am rereading it. That's my cut off for 4 stars. I don't reread a lot of books. I just can't most times. Even if the book was good or even okay. There has to be something more to make me want to crack it open again. My brain works weird that way. I dunno. Sometimes I can remember scenes from books from years and years ago and rereading a book makes me unhappy. Othertimes, I can't wait for enough time to pass for me to be able to open it back up. Angels Fall is a book I can't wait for enough time to pass. Seriously good book. Yeah, it's one of her best so far and I have probably read almost all her stuff from way back. This one and Witness, I just can't get out of my head. I don't think it is one thing in the book- not the characters, not the setting, not the storyline. It's a combo of all those things that turns a tale into a fab story. Some books touch others that I think are meh, I can take it or leave it. And I know the reverse is true for those same others for books that make my mind happy. So whatever it is about this book... it made me chomp at the bit for enough to pass so I could read it again. One thing I gotta say. I'm usually not a big fan of broken heroines. Not broken like the female lead in this book. And I'm not usually a fan of broody asshole heroes. At least not like this one. But, they worked in this story and they worked well. Well enough that I overlooked my usual disdain for such obvious character flaws that normally become a plot device in and of themselves. The mystery and suspense worked as well. And they were melded in such a way that the overall story- AWESOME.

  • Sarah
    2019-04-28 02:00

    Wow. I was on a pretty good roll there for a bit. "No more TV!" I said. "I'll read instead!" I was finishing books at a respectable pace for a graduate student! Then school ended and you'd think I would be reading up a storm. Instead I got the world's cutest, smartest puppy and I have been working on a fluff book, a Nora Roberts re-read for THREE WEEKS. How embarrassing is that? I used to read in the morning during breakfast and at night before bed. Now on the rare occasions I am sitting down with tea, I am usually watching the puppy play in his pen. Sigh. But I finally finished Angels Fall (which, like I said, is a re-read for me). This is the book that The Witness reminded me of, and it's so much better than The Witness that I felt compelled to revisit it. Like The Witness, it's the story of a woman who has suffered severe emotional and psychological trauma making a life for herself and falling in love. The protagonist is much more likable, and it's set in Wyoming, which is kind of cool to read about. The only thing I can't stand about this book is the protagonist suffers from what I guess is PTSD--she constantly has to check her locks, put barriers in front of her doors--but does she get a dog? No. Moron.

  • Jacqueline
    2019-05-06 05:27

    Nora Roberts is usually a slightly above middle of the road read for me. This one she hit out of the park. Reece is the only survivor of a shooting spree in Boston. At her new place in Wyoming she witnesses a murder but because of her history of a breakdown after the first shooting no one believes her.Characterization is wonderful. Reece grows over the course of the book. She starts out fragile and very damaged and grows stronger in what she is mentally able to accomplish and she doesn't give up on trying to find the murder that only she saw. The hero, Brody, was not at all a cookie cutter hero. He is a mystery writer and is surly and sarcastic and doesn't fall all over her trying to baby her. He does believe her though and learns to love her.There are several very interesting secondary characters and enough red herrings to keep me guessing as to the murderer for much longer than normal in this sort of book.The mystery and romance were blended and balanced perfectly in this one. Not an edge of your seat thriller but a more character driven book.Really sterling writing and just perfect reading for a long Sunday afternoon.

  • Maria Sol
    2019-05-14 04:02

    Me gusto mucho este libro, creo que es un libro fiel al estilo de Nora Roberts y muchisimo mejor que el último que había leído de ella (La Testigo).Me gusto todo, la historia de suspenso, creo que estuvo super bien lograda, los personajes, estos estan muy bien tambien, todos tienen el toque justo de cosas que tienen que tener los personajes en este tipo de libros, incluso los secundarios estan muy bien logrados. No es un libro empalagoso, sí tiene una historia de amor o dos, pero sus protagonistas son tan particulares que la hacen única como ellos, me encantaron Brody y Reece. Tambíen Joanie, Cas, Lynda y todos los demás habitantes de este chismoso pueblo.Pero lo que mas me gustó y me mantuvo entretenida y pensando en mil hipótesis es que no descubri quien es el malo de esta historia hasta después de haber leído un 80% del libro, me sorprendió, hasta que empecé a atar los cabos y me dí cuenta estaba tan ciega como Reece, Brody y todo Angel´s Fist y eso en un libro que juega con el suspenso esta genial.

  • Lisazj1
    2019-05-05 05:21

    4.5 stars. This one was great! I loved Reece and Brody, and Reece's situation and her behavior and reactions as she began to heal emotionally were believable and handled well. The mystery had me suspecting quite a few people *I was wrong about the bad guy* and I loved seeing Reece begin to be angry about the way she was being played, instead of only being terrified. The evolution of her character had me pulling so hard for her. All of the characters were enjoyable but Reece and Brody together made the book for me, their chemistry was at once both comfortable and combustible. They made me laugh at their dry humor with each other, and the very lack of sympathy from Brody *sometimes* was hilarious to me, even as it was really what Reece needed. Another awesome story from Nora Roberts!

  • CaroB
    2019-05-22 06:01

    I had originally read this back in 2011, but have to admit to having forgotten who the villain was in this when I started the re-read. As for the protagonists, I absolutely loved Brody's surliness, his "no bullshit" attitude with a heart of gold. It's true that if I were to actually meet someone like him in real life, I probably would not give him the time of day after decided he was arrogant and rude, but Nora Roberts manages to make it understandable how he was exactly what Reece needed in her life when she came to Angels' Fist. I've tried a couple of times in the last couple of year to read another standalone (Whiskey Beach) by Nora Roberts, but just can't get into it and was wondering if I had maybe gone "off" her writing style. Great to affirm with this read that that's not the case.

  • ilovebakedgoods (Teresa)
    2019-05-06 04:19

    This one was okay. It was a little long and drawn out. I liked the main character and most of the locals she became close to. Brody, the love interest, was a little bit of a jerk at first, the stern mask over his true feelings, etc, but he did help Reece keep perspective when she would start to go off the rails so I guess she needed a guy like that, one who wouldn't coddle her. As for the mystery, I had it figured out pretty early on so it was kind of draggy for me to get through a lot of the story just to find out if I was right or not. As usual, though, Nora Roberts has a lot of writing talent. I just wish she would have cut out a little more.