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Combinando suspense com paixão, Nora Roberts oferece-nos um bestseller explosivo e muito sensualNos indolentes dias de verão, uma intensa vaga de calor é a maior notícia na cidade de Washington – mas a meteorologia é ignorada quando uma jovem é encontrada estrangulada.Mais duas vítimas se seguem e subitamente todos os grandes jornais falam no assassino a quem chamam “O PadCombinando suspense com paixão, Nora Roberts oferece-nos um bestseller explosivo e muito sensualNos indolentes dias de verão, uma intensa vaga de calor é a maior notícia na cidade de Washington – mas a meteorologia é ignorada quando uma jovem é encontrada estrangulada.Mais duas vítimas se seguem e subitamente todos os grandes jornais falam no assassino a quem chamam “O Padre”. Quando a polícia requisita o auxílio da psiquiatra Tess Court, ela apresenta o retrato-perfil perturbador de uma alma perversa para definir o criminoso.Mas o Detetive Ben Paris não quer saber da psique do assassino – o que ele não consegue ignorar é Tess.Confiante e atraente, Ben tem uma lendária reputação como mulherengo, mas Tess não reage a Ben como as outras mulheres, tornando o desafio de a conquistar muito mais aliciante.Enquanto Ben e Tess se associam como parceiros nesta perigosa missão, a chama da paixão acende-se… No entanto, alguém mais tem o olhar enfeitiçado pela bela psiquiatra loura, e talvez ninguém consiga impedir a próxima tragédia....

Title : Sem medo do destino
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ISBN : 9789897101366
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Number of Pages : 312 Pages
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Sem medo do destino Reviews

  • Alex is The Romance Fox
    2018-11-05 12:19

    I absolutely love anything written by Nora Roberts but Sacred Sins – not exactly one of my favorites but it’s still worth a read.What I liked:I eventually warmed up to the two mc’s, Ben Paris (is that not a fab name!!!)the gorgeous..obviously….detective working a serial killer case and Tess Court, beautiful, smart and caring psychiatrist, who has been assigned to assist and profiling the killer for the police. However my favorite character was most definitely Ben’s partner, Ed. He’s such a likeable and engaging guy who has not become the cynical and cold cop as most are portrayed in books. The dialogue between Ben and Ed is fabulous….loved the scene where Ed takes Ben to view the house he has just bought……some really funny and great interaction between them.The differences between Ben & Tess – yes, opposites do attract!!!! A successful and independent woman from a privileged background and a down-to-earth regular guy who faces criminals every day of his life and so happens that he absolutely does NOT like psychiatrists!!!The feelings that Tess had for one of her patients, Joey was surprising at first, the way she becomes involved personally with the case, but as I learnt more about her, was able to understand it, because she’s really a very caring person and not a “by the hour” doctors.So what made me not TOTALLY CRAZY about this book!!One of the many reasons I love this author’s books is that romance is what I want and this book was the fact that the suspense and mystery was the main plot and the love story just a kind of add-on. Ben Paris – geez his behavior towards Tess….at times I wanted to “klap” (that’s my slang for hit!!!) his head and get with the times….women can be just as smart, independent as men are for heaven’s sake. If I was Tess – would have kicked his ass a few times. OTT alpha male!!!!!The so many times we have to read about Tess & Ben’s different stance on how to deal with killers and murderers. I must be honest and say that I did skim over some pages that repeated the subject.Okay, I never guessed who the killer was..which was pretty clever….it then falls flat on how he’s finally captured. Talk about a rush to get to the end – imho it could have ended with a bit more BANG.And the SMOKING – okay, the book was written before the much anti-smoking issue came into serious being…but geez….Ben smokes, gives cigarettes to a witness, Ben smokes again………bet Tess had him brushing his teeth before she kissed him…or maybe he sucked on some mints……….. LOVED THIS SCENE“'You're a shrink?' 'You're a cop?' 'That's the bell for round one.'”“Okay. Maybe I see you as someone raking in bucks off frustrated housewives and bored executives. Everything harks to sex or mother hating. You answer questions with questions and never raise a sweat. Fifty minutes goes by and you click over to the next file. When someone really needs help, when someone's desperate, it gets passed over. You label it, file it, and go on o the next hour.”Ben“All right, let's try a different angle. You're a homicide detective. I guess all you do all day is two-wheel it down dark alleys with guns blazing. You dodge a few bullets in the morning, slap the cuffs on in the afternoon and haul him in for interrogation. Is that general enough for you?”TessThough written a few years ago, the story still holds itself and is still a “I like” read.

  • Maria Clara
    2018-10-23 13:58

    Poco puedo decir de este libro, salvo que es una muy buena historia; como Nora Roberts nos tiene acostumbrado. Sin embargo, a mi parecer, esta novela se centra más en el trabajo que ejerce ella, en la psiquiatría y todo lo que eso conlleva, que en la parte romántica. Es una novela dura, en la que vemos dos puntos de vista de una misma realidad: tanto desde el punto de vista religioso como del científico; al punto de vista del psiquiatra, que ve al enfermo, al del policía, que solo ve al criminal.

  • Obsidian
    2018-11-13 09:09

    I read this for Romance Book Bingo 2017: Headless Woman square. I vaguely recall reading this book when I was a teenager. I re-read it because I was totally light on details. I think I ended up getting bored with it and never finishing it though. If the book didn't have a cover with a woman half out of a dress with Fabio and his flowing mane of hair I tended to not sneak those from my mom. Sacred Sins is a pretty good procedural by Roberts. There was some romance, and the two leads didn't annoy me to death like in the sequel (you can read that review later). You can see some elements that will follow Roberts later on in her "In Death" books later on. Heck, I see the heroine in this one, Tess Court, being really similar to Doctor Charlotte Mira. The set-up is that psychiatrist Tess Court is asked to help out the DC police when they suspect a serial killer is in their midst. Tess is reluctant to take the case, however, the MO of the killer has her wondering about whether this killer is as evil as the police portray him to be. Her ability to look at the gray in something that looks totally black and white sets her up for constant fighting with D.C. detective Ben Paris. Ben has a lot of feelings about psychiatrists (none of them good) and thinks in the end all Tess is going to do is give out some sob story about the serial killer when he is eventually captured. I have to say, that I really enjoyed Tess. I think it's honestly because of the fact she comes across as sensible. She doesn't go around disparaging any of her patients with mental issues. She even clues into the fact that perhaps the serial killer may be schizophrenic based on his writing, what he is doing to the victims after they die, and even what he is telling her once he seeks her out. I don't know if I could have been able to keep my head like Tess does or be able to be so neutral when she gets involved with this case. Her ability to fight to get her patients what care they need in order to live full lives is what really made me like her.The character of Ben was a little harder to take. I think it's because Roberts sets him up as a ladies man. Which is okay, but I just wasn't seeing it. His annoyance at feeling attraction for the good doctor and him fighting against it felt very true too. The issues with him not wanting to see the "bad" in the world though got a bit old. I liked that Tess pushed back on him wanting her to be separate from his work. He's a cop, they are seeing each other, she wants to be part of that too. The secondary characters really work for this one too. Ben's partner Ed Jackson is a straight up hippie. I am still trying to wrap my head around anyone in DC in the late 1980s (this was originally published in 1987) would be all about not eating meat, not smoking, and eating berries every five minutes. I also liked that we get some insight into a Catholic priest who also has a degree in psychiatry who is able to give some insights into the serial killers more religious meanings behind these deaths. One of Tess's patients is also included as a secondary character, and my heart broke with that whole story-line. Roberts does a great job writing a teenage boy who feels lost and alone. The romance between the two of them really works for me. Though I have to say, I was not a fan of Ben being handsy with Tess without permission. A few times Roberts notes that he reaches out and takes some of her hair and winds it or plays with it. Umm this is before they even are physical with each other. Then again, I am a black woman, do not touch my hair without permission.The writing is pretty good. I thought Roberts does a great job setting up the overall plot. We get POVs from Ben, Tess, and the serial killer. We also get a couple of what I thought were funny moments. I also loved how Roberts shows how Tess is affected by what happens to her patients, though she does her best to not let it overwhelm her.The flow is a little slow here and there, but I am not going to complain about how Roberts sets the book up. She does a good job of building everything up. I did get a bit over the back and forth between Tess and Ben though (regarding what are they doing) and I was just waiting for Ben to catch up to the fact that he really cared about and was falling in love with Tess. The setting of DC made me smile. Roberts obviously knows the city layout and she is able to point out a few landmarks that I know (Rock Creek Park, the Kennedy Center, etc.) and makes the city as much a part of the whole book as the characters. The ending is the only part that I think really came out of left field. It felt a little Lifetime Movie for me when you find out the serial killer is the ice cream delivery man that has been running around.

  • Anita
    2018-11-05 12:15

    I can see why the mixed reviews on this book. On some levels the book is great, then again there are parts that you just want to skip entirely. No one does character development like Nora Roberts. The character development is continual throughout the book. I really enjoy the way she slowly peels back the layers on her main characters. There were some really good things about this book but other areas were just flat. I am not especially fond of Tess, way too much of the martyr for me and Ben, I just am not feeling the sparks after their initial meeting. Die hard NR fans will stick it out, but if you aren't a die hard fan, there are far more superior books by her for you to read. This book was written in 1987. NR had all the elements for a great RS book here, but it just didn't quite come together. The NR of today would have taken this book and knocked it out of the park. Someone is strangling women with a Priest's white silk amice and Ben, and his partner Ed, have no leads whatsoever. Tess is a psychologist whose grandfather is a US Senator. He persuades Tess to take on the job of profiling the killer. She has a very demanding workload and doesn't want to get involved but she find herself drawn into the investigation and into Ben. As Tess and Ben get to know each other they find there are depths to each of then that the other just did not expect. Then the whole thing takes a dearly turn when the killer targets Tess. 3-1/2 stars

  • UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish
    2018-11-04 08:57

    This sounds super good and it's on sale at amazon for $2.99 http://amzn.to/2tumlZ8Buuuuuttttttttttttttt..... I see it's the 1st in a series and I really don't want to get hooked into another series right now. Does this work as a stand alone novel or is the plot ongoing throughout the series?

  • Lidia
    2018-10-21 16:06

    3,5. El planteamiento y el desarrollo en general me ha gustado, pero me ha faltado emoción. La parte romántica pasa sin pena ni gloria. La trama policial sí que me ha parecido interesante.

  • ShoSho
    2018-11-15 16:57

    I was tempted to tag this as historical! LolIt is wierd reading about a world without mobile phones and internet. The mystery was good and the romance was ok. I've read much better books by NR.I'll read the next one in the series soon.

  • Jonetta
    2018-11-15 12:06

    This was just okay for me. Neither the mystery or the romance grabbed me.

  • CD {Boulder Blvd}
    2018-11-08 08:59

    I can definitely understand the mixed reviews on this book as I myself am mixed about my own reaction. I did enjoy it (mostly) so it rates a 3 star or higher, but not sure how much higher. There is a killer who is murdering young blondes and then absolving them of their sins. The plot is actually very good - it had a good mix of detail, criminal element and "good guys" but the buildup of suspense seemed to be lacking. It's like the plot flat lined before we got to the ending. The supporting cast was a good group although for me they felt underdeveloped. I really liked Ben's partner, Ed and the role that Monsignor Logan played. All the elements of the plot are there and I liked them, but I never was on the edge of my seat. It could be that too much time in the story revolved around building the subplot of how to resolve Tess being a psychiatrist and Ben being opposed to psychiatrists. The romance between Ben and Tess had all the right elements, but they just didn't sizzle together. They never felt like a couple. And individually I'm not sure I liked either of them.I have a long standing gripe on the player type characters. Unfortunately Ben is such a character and it took me a while to warm up to him. A long while as in I'm not sure I have yet.Page 57 "His smile was slow, and though his eyes never left her face, he took in every detail. "Hello, I'm Ben."Unfortunately this was his reaction to another women while on his first date with Tess. Yes, the woman was obvious in her interest in Ben, however, Ben's reaction of being receptive to her interest moves him down a number of notches in my book and definitely not worthy of hero status. I'm annoyed, not intrigued. I want to be intrigued by the character set up to be the leading man. And there are a number of scenes in the book that showcase or allude to his player status. Such as in typical player mode, Ben takes Tess to bed, picks a fight and doesn't call. JERK mode. I didn't put Ben on my d-bag hero shelf, but he came close.And perhaps even worse, Tess sometimes seems amused by his player mode. For me, this isn't romance. Yes, it's a romance and they get their HEA, but how they got there didn't work for me and I didn't believe in it.And I had issues with Tess. I like strong women, which she appears to be. But then…Pg 192 NR sets up the worst scenario: strong woman who falls apart so that she lean on player jerk. She is strong and competent until he shows up and then she gets all shaky and weepy. So the scene also has a couple more cops come over to set up her phone for wiretapping. And my thought is "Why do you stay in a silk kimono when additional cops are coming over to put a wiretap on your phone?" Because the next sex scene doesn't work as well if she had been a normal person and put street clothes on. The physical description of Tess may be described like a Grace Kelly or even perhaps Tippi Hedren (remember the classic blonde from "Birds"), but something didn't quite work for me. Maybe, Tess was too much of a martyr for me. Tess and Ben tended to see things differently - way differently and I didn't really feel that they moved closer on their opinions. I just didn't see Tess and Ben working out. They may have resolved a couple of issues, but they certainly left a couple on the table.There is a second book in this series which features Ben's partner Ed. I liked Ed and his book is next on my list…

  • Branwen Sedai *of the White Ajah*
    2018-10-25 15:09

    "There is no black and white, not in religion, not in psychiatry, and certainly not in life. Did God create us out of his goodness and generosity, and perhaps a sense of the ridiculousness? Or did we invent God because we have a desperate, innate need to believe in something larger, more powerful than ourselves?When multiple female victims turn up dead by the hands of what seems to be an overly religious psychopath, the police force in Washington DC turn to the help of renowned psychiatrist Tess Court to help get into the mind of this killer. Ben Paris has a severe prejudice against 'head-doctors' and he assumes that Tess is just a fraud like the rest of them. But there is something about her warm and caring personality that draws him to her. Something he just can't resist.She admired someone who could be at ease with people, without worrying about impressions, opinions. To be that way you first had to be at ease with yourself. Somehow, content as she was with her life, she'd never quite gotten there.I have to say that even though this is one of her older novels, it is definitely one of my favorites. I liked the storyline, but even more than that I was captivated by the characters, especially Tess. I'll admit I was originally drawn to her because she is a psychiatrist and I am extremely interested in that profession, from a career perspective. But I also grew to love how she was such a strong woman, yet was still such a caring and compassionate person at the same time. I not only liked her as a character, but I really admired her as a woman. Definitely a character I could look up to!

  • Angela
    2018-10-19 11:14

    Sacred Sins is one of Nora Roberts' late 80's-era novels, and for me at least, it falls somewhat flat compared to her later work. The elements are certainly in place for a nice suspenseful story: a killer's on the loose in Washington D.C., a killer the media dubs the Priest for his habit of leaving his young, pretty victims arranged in pious repose and notes reading "her sins are forgiven her". It's the same sort of murder formula she'd put to good use later in the J.D. Robbs, but here, the plot feels rougher and less polished.Most of the fault for this lay for me in the too-simple characterizations of the cast. I got the feeling that the leads fell in love with each other mostly because they were the leads and it was their job to do so; they made a big deal at each other about how he hated psychiatrists because one had failed to help his brother, tormented by his service in Vietnam, and she was so put off by police work because it was full of violence and death. There was a lot of needless conflict as well with the hero accusing the heroine of not being interested in proper justice, since as a psychiatrist she was (or so he believed) more interested in treating the killer rather than getting justice for the victims.I think the Nora Roberts of ten years or so after this novel could have pulled off this plot nicely, but the Nora Roberts of 1987 didn't feel like she was quite there yet. Two stars.

  • Vera Neves (Sinfonia dos Livros)
    2018-10-25 17:20

    Gostei, gostei muito deste livro e desta história que Nora Roberts nos apresenta. Toda a gente sabe e reconhece o valor desta autora, eu teria de ser um extraterrestre se dissesse que não gosto dos livros e da escrita de Nora.Mais uma vez, conseguiu trazer-nos personagens cheias de personalidade, cheias de força. É certo que são personagens com assuntos passados por resolver, traumas e más experiências que vão sendo resolvidas e ultrapassadas ao longo do livro. Mas é mesmo isso que nos mostra como são as personagens, como são preenchidas e cheias de experiências para partilhar connosco.Opinião Completa emhttp://sinfoniadoslivros.blogspot.pt/...

  • Sandra Melo
    2018-11-02 14:14

    4,5 Gostei, gostei

  • Natalia
    2018-10-19 13:55

    Muy buen libro, supero mis expectativas luego de Colinas Negras pero la autora nunca me va a terminar de convencer, sera por el estilo?. Me encanto la pareja de Tess y Ben dos personas demasiado opuestas que con el tiempo descubren que no lo son tanto, hasta sus profesiones.

  • Steph
    2018-11-13 13:17

    This book was good what I liked about it more was the fact I didn't know immediately who done the crimes and it was quite interesting with the religious aspect. Overall not bad

  • Paraphrodite
    2018-10-29 17:09

    Although it's pretty dated (you can tell especially when the Hero keeps smoking indoors), the side issues dealt with in this book are unfortunately still very current...depression, PTSD, teenage suicide, abortion. I found myself more involved with the side stories than with the main murder mystery but overall, it was a very good listen, even though I believe it was abridged.

  • Rabbit {Paint me like one of your 19th century gothic heroines!}
    2018-10-16 16:09

    The misogyny with all the male characters is just too heavy handed for me. I'm sure it gets better but I have so many books to read and I don't feel like reading this. I hate misogyny in current day romance heroes. It irritates me.

  • Titinha Scaeiro
    2018-10-16 12:00

    Gostei... Gostei... Gostei... E gostei! :D

  • Helga
    2018-10-17 14:13

    Como todos os livros da Nora, uma boa leitura. Surpreendeu-me bastante quem era o "mau da fita" :-)

  • Marica (The Book Chick)
    2018-10-24 09:01

    You can read the whole review Here :)The book is from the late 80’s and actually is older than me. But you do not notice the time difference which is great. It makes the book like one of those timeless classics and a book you really notice is written by Nora Roberts when you read it.

  • Elena
    2018-11-05 11:05

    3.5* SummaryA "religious" serial killer is on the loose in Washington and no woman is safe! A psychiatrist (Tess) and a police detective (Ben) join forces in profiling this killer and then trying to catch him before it's too late! In the meantime - their romance develops... Comments:I really liked the mystery part of this book! It was suspenseful, creepy, and with an unexpected twist at the end (realistically I don't get how some people claim they "KNEW" the killer from the first moment - to me it was completely out of the blue!). What made me knock down a star (and a half) , was that I felt that the book lacked in the romance department! I just didn't think that the hero/heroine were meant for each other or were even particularly good together! They disliked each other's professions and beliefs and generally did not seem to get along! It just felt way too realistic, for two people to insult each other and each other's professions and genuinely disagree with their partner - you see these kinds of disagreements in real life, when real couples fight - I don't want to read a romance about a flawed couple whose relationship I don't think could last even in a book! By the end of a romance novel, I need to be convinced of their love and happily ever after, and in this book I wasn't. I liked the rest of the book and read it like a murder mystery , not a romance :) Character commentary: The hero annoyed me by constantly attacking the heroine for being too "cold and professional" > what did he want her to do?! Fall apart in front of her patients or every time she is in a difficult situation?! Instead of praising his girlfriend for being so strong, he put her down for it! I know his reasons were given towards the end, but I just don't feel that his reasons justified his actions... The heroine annoyed me with her constant repetition of "murderers are not evil, they are just sick!" > she had an excuse for every single sociopathic murderer out there ! I agreed with the hero that she took this "it's-a-chemical-misbalance-in-the-brain theory, he's sick, he's not evil," WAAAY too far! Like - tell it to the victim's families! People need to be punished for their evil actions - end of story! I FULLY disagree that a murderer should be treated and then let out - only to kill again! Even if it is a sickness, these things are not treatable and psychiatrists, of all people, should know and admit to this!

  • Debbie
    2018-11-08 12:01

    This was a good read with quite a gripping mystery.A killer is loose in Washington D.C. Two young blonde women are found murdered - strangled with an amice, a priest's scarf, and a note attached to the scarf reading "Her sins are forgiven her". With nothing to connect the two women and no leads on the killer the police are feeling the pressure and bring in a psychiatrist, Dr Tess Court, to help put together a profile of the killer.One of the cops on the case is Detective Ben Paris, a man with a dislike and distrust of psychiatrists. Ben and Tess are forced to work together and despite their many differences find there is a powerful attraction between them. When another woman is killed and the search for the killer intensifies, Ben and Tess find their relationship intensifying, and when Tess becomes the next target for the killer everything comes to a head.This worked really well as a mystery. When the killer was revealed it took me by surprise, which is much better than guessing if beforehand. As a romance it was ok too, but really obvious that it was written in 1987. One of the most interesting things about this book was realising how much our attitudes to smoking have changed since 1987. In this book Ben, the main male character, is a smoker. Something that just doesn't seem to happen in today's novels. Not only is he a smoker but he is a really selfish smoker! Walks into people's homes and lights up without asking if they mind, smokes in his patrol car with his non-smoking partner. Of course that was exactly how it used to be in 1987, but I've got so used to living in this smoke-free world we inhabit now that I'd forgotten. I think this book should be required reading for anyone researching the evolution of society's attitudes to smoking :)

  • quinnster
    2018-10-25 11:20

    I don't remember the first time I read this book, but it had to have been at least 15 years ago. I don't remember not ever liking a Nora Roberts book from back in the day, but this time, this book, I'm not a big fan.Mostly, it has to do with Ben Paris. How Tess falls in love with this man is beyond me. He is nothing but horribly rude to her for most of the book, even after sleeping with her. But at the same time her 'he has an illness' take on the killer started to get on my nerves too.For once, the story just made no sense to me. Or rather, the love story aspect. It wasn't about opposites attracting it was just that besides being a dedicated police officer what exactly were Ben Paris's redeeming qualities? The killings started to get a little tired and I was actually more invested in the side story of Tess's patient Joey than the main plot. For my second time around I have to say this is a two-star read for me. I just couldn't get into the characters or the story and then the conclusion, which did take me a bit by surprise was just kind of wrapped up way too quickly. But hey, with a bazillion books under her belt not liking one isn't bumming me out any!

  • Amanda
    2018-11-09 17:04

    ehhh. i mean the romance wasn't that good. they barely even liked each other. and they didn't even have the hot kind of battles where there is chemistry and sparks flying. nope they genuinely didn't like what the other had to say. so they just dealt wih it. in fact, he didn't even respect her profession, even after everything and how she helped the case. kinda lame. anywho even worse, i guessed the killer from the beginning. literally the first or second time he was mentioned in the book. but worst of all was reading about her young patients suicide. that was wayyyyy sad and really unnecessary to the story. just sad and depressing. even if it helped the characters connect a little bit. it wasn't worth it to me. i didn't like reading it and i just don't feel that the little good it did for the main characters was enough to justify writing it. but hey that's just my opinion. nora roberts is an incredible writer. this book just wasn't my favorite.

  • Maria João
    2018-10-20 17:00

    Para um livros "do tempo em que os animais falavam" como diz alguém que eu cá sei, até gostei muito. Este livro foi publicado no meu ano de nascimento, por isso não poderia deixar de ser interessante :)Agora a sério gostei muito deste livro, um género que agora não é tão habitual, um pouco policial um pouco romance. Gostei de conhecer o Ben, com tantas ideias predefinidas que vão caindo no decorrer da trama, e de Tess tão corajosa. E também gostei e muito do parceiro do Ben e felizmente ele vai ter um livro só para ele :) A editora diz que irão publicar no verão, vamos lá a ver se conseguem cumprir.Enfim é sempre um prazer nos deixarmos envolver pela escrita da Nora Roberts.

  • Cataleya Zeus
    2018-10-23 09:09

    Overall was good. There are part I just want to skip. What I like about this novel, the characters are strong and bold as I didn't immediately know who is the killer.

  • Xana
    2018-10-18 09:17

    Gosto mais dos livros românticos da Nora, mas este também me agradou.uma escrita fluída e um policial levezinho.gostei

  • Ne
    2018-10-20 15:58

    https://algodaodoceparaocerebro.blogs...(...)Nora Roberts, como eu já não me recordava, abusa nos pensamentos das personagens e como a narra na terceira pessoa acaba por fazê-lo duplamente com os seus dois protagonistas. 90% do livro é romance, 10% suspense/mistério. Temos crime, temos um mau da fita, temos uma revelação final (esta sim uma surpresa), mas também temos muito romance óbvio."Jorra três vezes para dentro dela" - expressões como estas estragaram algum clima mais romântico que estivesse a sentir, acabando com a pouca química que sentia com esta parte da história.Aqui o mau da fita é um padre (calma, é o nome que deram ao assassino, não estou ainda a dar pistas nem a fazer spoiler), portanto temos citações da bíblia numa quantidade razoável. Mas, curiosamente, o que mais me desagradou, foi o facto de Tess, a protagonista psiquiatra, se manter sempre na defensiva e apoiar "a doença" do assassino. Portanto, aqui temos dois temas com os quais eu não me identifico minimamente: religião e defender assassinatos (ou atitudes graves) com doenças psiquiátricas. Aqui, o que posso ceder, é que apesar de não haver empatia com a história, pelo menos consegui sentir antagonismo perante toda a defensiva.Não terminando por aqui, a autora insistiu demasiado em histórias paralelas, como a questão de Joey, um doente psiquiátrico de Tess, e a questão de Josh, o irmão de Ben, que por sua vez culpa o psiquiatra pela sua morte.De qualquer forma, pelo meio temos algumas cenas policiais, que para mim, juntamente com o final, foram os pontos altos do livro.A capa é outro ponto que gostava de deixar aqui bem claro que não condiz em nada com o interior do livro! A versão brasileira, tal como o título (Pecado Sagrado), têm muito mais a ver com a história de Tess e Ben, ou pelo menos o crime que supostamente partilha o protagonismo com este casal romântico que não têm nada em comum.(...)

  • Farah FBIIbrahim
    2018-10-19 15:13

    My first Nora Roberts for such a long time. Most of Nora Roberts' heroes are usually filthy rich but Detective Ben Paris was just a regular hot guy with some issues and a bad ass attitude towards crime. Doctor Tess Court, a psychiatrist was assigned to assist the serial killer case handled by Ben and his partner. Ben was not a happy man when he met Tess, well he liked what he saw but when he found out that she was a psychiatrist..you get the picture. Tess was not a mouse,she didn't run into a hole and hid, she faced Ben squarely and even asked him out for drinks after their first meeting to find out what was it about her profession that he didn't like. This story was entertaining, I get to picture Law and Order in my mind as I root for Ben and Tess to get it on despite their differences. One of my most favorite scene was when Tess invited Ben over for Thanksgiving dinner with her grandfather. I'm a food whore, no apologies there.

  • K. B
    2018-11-08 12:03

    3.5 stars. Which is pretty close to being just perfect. Not bad. But I love her books. The romance, the suspense and the mystery. The story and the twist. Nora Roberts does it the best. This one was so close to being perfect. It was a good one but not like the others I have read. Northern Lights, Whiskey Beach and others that I have read left me wanting more. I like the twist she brings in her stories. And this book had it too. I couldn't figure out who the Priest was TBH. And I kinda come to know whodunit by the end. Half the time. Anyways, it was a good read and I missed reading Roberts. I just wish this had the wow factor I was hoping for. But damn, I think I fell in love with Ed Jackson. Except for him being a vegan. (Hey, no hate to vegans here, I just love my chicken. That's all.)I recommend this to be read if you like an easy mystery with not too many details. But yes, there are many psychological discussion happening in here so be aware of that.