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High Noon

High Noon [Kindle Edition]

Nora Roberts
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'A fast-paced action adventure ... With twists and turns in every chapter, you're taken through a rollercoaster journey that will constantly keep you guessing. Lovers, stalkers, killers, High Noon is more than just your average love story' Xeher 'You can't bottle wish fulfillment, but Nora Roberts certainly knows how to put it on the page' New York Times 'The most successful novelist on Planet Earth' Washington Post 'When Roberts puts her expert fingers on the pulse of romance, legions of fans feel the heartbeat' Publishers Weekly


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 666 KB
  • Print Length: 492 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0399154345
  • Publisher: Piatkus (4 Sep 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #61,226 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Nora Roberts is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 190 novels and there are 300 million copies of her books in print. Under the pen name J. D. Robb, she is author of the New York Times bestselling futuristic suspense series, which features Lieutenant Eve Dallas and Roarke.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good read - but something missing 1 Sep 2007
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Great characterisation as one expects from Nora Roberts - and you are straight in at the deep end with both plot and characterisation - how does she do it - within 10 pages you feel as if you know them and your heart rate increases as theirs does!!

Anyway, Phoebe a police Lieutenant hostage negotiator - highly competent and tough is called to a potential suicide - there she meets Duncan (really great guy - lots of good friends in very useful places - and really rich!!); sparks fly and the romance is on from the start. It does however, a other reviewers have noted take something of a back seat for the majority of the novel. This is a high energy, fast paced book and whilst we find out about Phoebe's past life and her current problems with her mother (agoraphobic); the old savannah plantation house (lives there otherwise her mother will be on the street)and an arrogant, nasty male cop who really has a problem with females having any authority - it left a few loose ends for me.

It was a quick and easy read and that's why I only gave it 4 (3.5 really); entertaining and I can see the similarities drawn by others to her JD Robb series, though I confess I didn't whilst reading it!! For me it just had a little something missing - maybe it would've been better if Duncan hadn't been so wonderful and putting everything right - thereby kind of dismissing other characters.

That said, still enjoyed it and worth the read.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable 15 July 2007
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In style and content, very similar to Robert's Dallas and Roarke stories under the pseudoname of JD Robb, except for the fact that this is not futuristic. Roberts uses the same short abrupt sentences. Also the character of Pheobe is very similar to that of Eve Dallas. Both are tough, competent women with traumatic backgrounds which have led them into their careers. Unlike Dallas, Pheobe has other demands on her apart from her job. Her's are her lively, shopaholic, seven year old daughter, her agrophobic mother and the fact that because of a will she is tied to living in an old house in Savannah. If she leaves, then her mother is automatically thrown out of the only place that she feels safe in. Pheobe is a woman who takes her family commitments as seriously as she does her job as police negotiator.

She has the added problems of a chauvanistic subordinate police officer who dislikes taking orders from a woman and an unknown stalker who is determined to punish her for some wrongdoing known only to him; are they one and the same? Added to that, is that she, a woman who hasn't time for love, falls in love with Duncan Swift, a man who seven years ago won the lottery and is a millionaire.

However, the romance really takes second place to the suspense elements of the novel. A good read nevertheless.
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16 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the master of romantic suspense 10 July 2007
Nora Roberts is the master of romantic suspense and she shows her stuff in "High Noon!" The Chief Hostage negotiator for the Savannah Georgia Police Department, Lt. Phoebe McNamara builds a romance with Duncan Swift, the owner of a local sports bar, after meeting while trying to convince a depressed bartender not to commit suicide (after Duncan had fired the guy on St' Patrick's day). Ducan is impressed wioth how Phoebe is able to convince the bartender to come down from the roof. Phoebe is good at her job, having experienced the terror of being a hostage as a girl when an unstable man broke into the family home and held her hostage for hours. As a hostage negotiator she has great sense of when softball a situation and when to take immediate action. but she also is strained by family matters and it is difficult to balance career and family. Duncan is deeply attracted to Phoebe, and their relationship deepens in spite of Phoebe not wanting to get into deep. But then a ruthless opponent begins to stock her and she is soon worried that she will be trapped by her own fear. With Duncan by her side, can she face the unknown?
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing 22 July 2007
This novel has what we expect from Nora Roberts, an independent and yet needy heroine and a smooth and worldly hero. As usual one of the two is rich, someone has an old house and family is at the root of the issues which arise during the novel. Ther is an incredibly cute kid. A traumatic event is slowly revealed which is the key to what is happening. Setting up a small business is seen as the answer to many problems. I am not citicising this formula as it has proved very successful in the past and I have enjoyed the novels on which it has been based but in this book there is something missing. I have tried to put my finger on it and am coming to the conclusion that the book is too rushed and that it raises too many questions in the plot, for example :

Why does Phoebe go out with Duncan in the first place - is it just lust, in such a short period of time - and is it ethical ?
Why does everyone in her family have a saleable skill ?
Has she really gained her place in hostage negotiations on merit or does having a relative there help ?
Would she really not be moved by her ex-husband's fate, and should she be allowed to continue in the case when her family is involved ?
Can such incredibly inefficient, violent and sexist police officers really serve for so long with only Phoebe prepared to do something about it ?

And the ending really does not tie up the loose ends .... what about Dave's romance ? and her mother's condition ? Will Duncan really want to live in the house with the rest of the family ? Will the business work ?

Don't get me wrong, there are some great bits in it and I love Phoebe (alas none of the other characters really get enough time to know them) but there are too many questions and I think that the book is a waste of such good material .... maybe Nora Roberts should take longer to write her next and then maybe we will get a book with the power of Birthright or Northern Lights.
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This is a similar theme to The Search and the Witness - a red headed woman, strong in her herself and well respected in her chosen field, who has to tackle an adversary who takes... Read more
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I enjoyed reading this, it was very interesting and kept me in suspense, I will continue to read again and again.
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Published 12 months ago by Ann Bailey
5.0 out of 5 stars Second time of reading.
This is also a secondhand book. I have read it before, borrowed my sister's copy, now I have one of my own. Great book.
Published 18 months ago by annette jarvis
5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting_very goods
Very good, kept one interested as to what was going to happen. I always enjoy moral Roberts books. Look forward to the next one
Published 19 months ago by Cbeverley
5.0 out of 5 stars great read!!
i was gripped from the beggining. beautiful storyline, nora roberts at her best. one of my favs from nora. couldn't put it down!!
Published 20 months ago by Chelseaa
4.0 out of 5 stars Has its moments...
I wanted to give this 3.5 but can't on the Kindle Fire. The story is pretty good in terms of suspense but to me the central relationship was a bit 2 dimensional. Read more
Published 20 months ago by bookworm
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