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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon 16 February 2007
Reece Gilmour is the survivor of a brutal crime, the only survivor. She runs away and ends up in the town of Angel's Fist, somewhere she doesn't intend to stay long but, see's an ad in a window for a chef and decides to apply for the job, and ends up staying a lot longer than she intended.

Reece goes on a hike to the mountains and finds a woman being murdered, ina panic she runs and straight into Brody, when they go back all trace of the woman and her murderer are gone. With little evidence the authorities find it hard to believe Reece, seeing as she seems a little jumpy too, they just think its in her mind but, Brody believes her and follow a number of strange occurences that seem to hint that Reece is not wanted around and want her to leave.

Loved, loved, loved this book although I don't think Reece was the most interesting of characters she was definitely not un-likeable and given what happened to her in the past you can understand why she is the way she is, the events that happen just keep you wondering to the end, and I never thought the murderer was who it turned out to be!

Brilliant book, and keep some food nearby some of the descriptions Nora describes, what with Reece being a hef certainly make your mouth water, and Angel's Fist sounds a great place to live, Nora has a habit of making me want to live in places that she describes in her books.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on 10 August 2006
I have been a Nora Roberts fan for just over 2 years and i have to say that this book was a PURE DELIGHT. I was completely sucked in by the original opening pages and couldnt put it down. Reece and Brody's relationship was soo unusual at the start i felt i had to finish the book in record time. I would recommend this book to anyone and cant wait for Nora's next new book.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
Just when you think there's no new way to tell the story of a knight in shining armor who saves the fair maiden, along comes Nora Roberts to turn that time-tested formula on its head . . . with great results. If you want a great new book for your vacation, get Angels Fall!

If you have ever been to Wyoming, you probably came away in awe of the Tetons. Seeing those peaks is in some ways even more moving than the Grand Canyon. And on a hot day in July, it's nice to think about being in Wyoming. The Tetons are a primary spiritual character in this book, helping to inspire the fictional characters to take the right steps.

A fragile woman, Reece Gilmore, finds herself stuck in Angel's Fist, Wyoming (not too far from Jackson Hole) after he radiator hose splits. Needing to make a few bucks, she impulsively applies for the cook's job at short-order Angel Food. Clearly, she knows what she's doing. While most people would freak out from the pressure, it's almost a relief to Reece, as it takes her minds off other issues.

Gradually, we learn that Reece is on the roam to try to erase very unhappy memories. I won't say more because Ms. Roberts does a nice job of letting the details emerge in the novel.

Meeting the people in Angels Fist soon makes Reece think that she might like to stay . . . except for one problem: Reece observes a murder while on her first hike. But no one can find a body . . . or signs of a murder. Is Reece crazy?

The incident does have one positive element, it brings Reece into close contact with Jamsion P. Brody (who prefers to be called Brody), a mystery novelist whose posterior is causing much conversation among the younger women in town. Their relationship blossoms in unexpected ways . . . both for the reader and for them.

The issue of Reece's sanity becomes clouded by lots of incidents where the unexpected happens. But as Reece points out in the book, "It's not paranoia if they're really after you."

The novel is filled with delightful characters you'll long remember . . . and may wish to meet:

Joanie: She owns Angel Food and likes to talk tough . . . but may be a little bit softer than that.

Lo: Joanie's son whose nickname is short for "Lothario" and who has plans for Reece.

Linda-gail: The waitress who wants Lo . . . as a faithful husband.

Mac: Loves to help people.

Rick: The local sheriff who finds himself unwilling to place too much credence in the views of a newcomer, but has a delightful family.

The mystery story is well done. You'll probably be thinking it's one of four characters right up until the last few pages.

The most delightful aspect of this well-written story is that Ms. Roberts doesn't rush her story, her characters or your pleasure in enjoying the book. Although I'm far from a big foodie, I loved the many interesting food references in the book. It's like the Goldy Schultz stories in a way . . . but without the recipes. Like Goldy, Reece communicates through food.

Read this book and enjoy yourself! It won't hurt to have a nice glass of wine and some tasty snacks nearby while you do.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Another good read from NR- not spellbinding admittedly, but certainly a good yarn. Minus the stupidly annoying male character names for a change- another real bonus for me!

In this one, gourmet chef Reece is the sole survivor of a brutal crime in Boston and two years later is still trying to come to terms with what happened. In fact, she's pretty much run away from her old life entirely and is living day by day on the road now, so when her car breaks down in the tiny mountain town of Angel Falls and she sees a sign for 'cook wanted' in a diner, she sees it as a suggestion that maybe she should consider sticking around for a while. The locals seem friendly enough at least, but Reece is obviously paranoid given what has happened to her in the past and she soon gains a reputation for being a little bit jumpy. It's even worse when she's the sole witness to an apparant murder whilst out hiking, only when the sheriff goes back to the crime scene the body is gone...

A well-written suspense novel with a nice dash of romance between Reece and local writer Brody. The sparks between them fly nicely and I liked the fact that Brody wasn't your a-typical romantic hero and Reece was a bit of a chatterbox and certainly not some swooning damsel, despite the circumstances warranting her to be. Definitely one to curl up with on a sunlounger on a hot summers day.
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VINE VOICEon 5 August 2009
Nora Roberts has to be one of the best scene painters in contemporary fiction. Every page of this book contains description that fits so perfectly you hardly notice that she's conjuring detailed pictures in your head. She is a truly talented writer of popular fiction.

The story is a classic: recognisable afternoon TV film-type plot. A woman witnesses a murder and isn't believed, it's been reworked many times. But that thought never occurs as you're reading. You get hooked into the story. It's clean and it's clear, a pleasure to immerse yourself in.

Reece has so many hang-ups and personality ticks she's engrossing. In the scenes where she is being taunted, it is almost possible to hear atmospheric music. The flashbacks are used sparely and all the more telling for that. The mention of "Gaslight" helps smokescreen the reader to the fact that it is exactly the plot Nora Roberts is using - you know it is true, but it just doesn't matter.

Brody is the brooding masculine presence the book needs. He is the possible saviour that isn't needed in the end. He makes great love interest. Ms Roberts probably also writes some of the most tasteful yet erotically charged loves scenes in fiction today.

Every character is familiar, the setting is homey, you can settle right into this book. This book deservedly takes it place among her best writing.
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on 15 April 2009
Reece Gilmore breaks down in the small Wyoming town of Angel's Fist. After falling in love with the scenery and deciding that the advertisement she sees for a cook in the local diner is some sort of sign, she decides to settle, for the time being, in the Fist. Reece, who is recovering from a breakdown following a traumatic event, believes that Angel Fist could become her home. Out hiking one day however, she witnesses a woman being killed, then struggles to make others in the town believe her as there is no sign of a body, and she has a history of mental illness. That is until a series of events unfold which make it clear that someone wants her out of the way...

Angels Fall is a fairly predictable thriller for the mass market. The protagonist is likeable and relatable, as are most of the other slightly clichéd characters. The only one that really grated on me was Joanie, the stock Nora Roberts strong female. Joanie is supposed to be straight talking, no-nonsense etc but instead comes across as rude, irritating and abrasive!

I have to agree with other reviewers that the grammatical errors are shocking! On the whole though, Angels Fall is a good book if you fancy a light read.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
I was just browsing on amazon and realised to my horror that some reviwers had been saying that any person who reads this nora roberts book as a first one then they should forgive it. The truth is, at least for me, there was nothing to forgive. I picked it up at my local library hoping for another great author and that is exacly what I got. I usually stick to more normal romances,( and maybe some paranormal ones), like Rachel Gibson and Jennifer Crusie but I wanted to give romantic suspense a try.

This book started my Roberts' following. It is interesting and a little creepy with the mind games that are in it. The romance between Brody and Reece is so steamy and wonderful that you can't help but close the book with a smile. Maybe it is not her best as me, personally, I love Honest Illusions most out of all the ones I have read but it is still a great book and far above many other authors I have read who did not deserve to get any great reviews.

But I am only here to review and I cannot tell you whether you should buy it or not. I think that if you are a person who likes romance and are looking for a good mystery at the same time then you will like Nora Roberts. Hey, it got me hooked!!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 15 July 2006
I really enjoyed this one from the prolific pen of Ms Roberts. Essentially it's about Reece Gilmore and her struggle to accept and overcome a horrific shooting attack that left many of her friends dead. This happens two years earlier and we meet Reece as she is travelling around the country, never stopping in one place for long, until she arrives in Angels Fist. Finally, she finds somewhere to settle and then the murder happens . . .

Ms Roberts is extremely talented at picking difficult subjects such as post traumatic stress syndrome and weaving them into a believable whole. This book was overwhelmingly about Reece and her recovery and was very strongly written. This was interspersed with some great humorous moments that neatly lightened the book and stopped it from being too heavy.

The only downside to the book being totally Reece's was that the development of some of the secondary characters suffered for it and they weren't as richly drawn as a regular Nora Robert's reader has come to expect. I particulary would have liked Brody's character to have been a little more fleshed out. But these are minor quibbles in a great read.

In an aside, it has to be said that the amount of typo's in this book was horrendous and certainly interrupted the flow of the story on more than one occasion. Shame on you Piatkus.

Great read. Recommended.
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on 31 July 2006
I am a great fan of Nora Roberts and this was a good book. I found that it didn't have the punchiness of her previous novels and was a little flat compared to others that i have read. The supporting characters could have been developed more to give the story more depth.
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on 10 February 2015
this is one of my all time favourite books :) Reece survives a terrible event, but fears she will never be able to go back to what she loves until her car breaks down in angel's fist and she needs to get a job. working as a cook in the local diner, she soon makes friends and catches the eye of the abrupt writer Brody, but when she witnesses a murder, only he believes her... and of course the murderer, who will go to any lengths to stop them from investigating...
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