Angels Fall by Nora Roberts

Angels Fall by Nora Roberts

So…my first Nora Roberts book. And yes, I did enjoy it. Wasn’t my all-time favorite book and doesn’t have me running out immediately for more of her books, but I did enjoy it and will read more of her books. I’m really looking forward to her new trilogy anyways. Looks interesting with its fantasy aspects.

On to the book.

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. Reece 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 thought, as she peered through her binoculars at the Snake River churning below.

Then Reece saw the man and woman on the opposite bank. Arguing. Fighting. And suddenly, the man was on top of the woman, 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 has vanished. 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.

Angels Fall is a rather slow-paced book. It has some suspense, but it's not one that keeps you on the edge of your seat. This book is definitely about Reece healing and finding love. And it does a pretty good job of that. Reece has gone through a horrific experience and that has deeply scarred her. She doesn't trust herself and has good reasons for doing so. But she gains her footing in the story and really comes to grips with how her life has changed and how she's going to move on.

I liked how the relationship between Reece and Brody developed. Slowly, yet surely. And the rest of the cast of characters were also wonderfully drawn. Lots of people, yet none of them overshadowed the main story.

Hmm...what am I forgetting? Don't know. It's been about a week since I read the book, so I can't quite remember everything I wanted to say. Sorry. Just been busy with things.

I wasn't completely wowed by the book, but I definitely can see why people say Nora writes such great characters. So I'll be trying some more. I'm really looking forward to the new trilogy since it looks so different.


Mailyn said...

never read this woman. something about her just puts me off. maybe it's all the hype. I'm afraid she'll let me down.

that and the fact that I refuse to do contemporaries unless I absolutely HAVE to. (read Anne Stuart lol)

Wendy said...

I highly enjoyed the Born In trilogy (in order - Fire, Ice, Shame). Oddly enough, while I really liked them a lot, I didn't actively seek out much of her backlist. Go figure. Listened to the first In Death on audio and found it OK (not enough to wade through the whole series!) and gave up on the audio version of Northern Lights because the heroine put me off.

I have a couple of her older categories floating around here somewhere. Figured the 2-in-1 or 3-in-1 reprints I picked up would be good for travel/plane trips since it's several books in one volume :D

Nicole said...

lol at your experience with the In Death book. I love that series and can't wait to get my hands on the books when they come out.

Mailyn, yeah, if you hate contemps, this one isn't for you.

Arlene said...

I have to admit - I like Nora. Mainly I like her characters. In terms of her backlist, I'm not wild about her early stuff but I do like the In The Garden trilogy and the Key trilogy.