- Taschenbuch: 488 Seiten
- Verlag: Piatkus (22. Mai 2014)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 074995812X
- ISBN-13: 978-0749958121
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 13,6 x 3,4 x 20 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 11 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 190.414 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Whiskey Beach (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 22. Mai 2014
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Nora Roberts is the number one New York Times bestseller of more than 200 novels. With over 450 million copies of her books in print, she is indisputably one of the most celebrated and popular writers in the world. She has achieved numerous top five bestsellers in the UK, including number one for her most recent book The Witness, and is a Sunday Times hardback bestseller writing as both Nora Roberts and J. D. Robb.
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Spannend bis zum Schluss und auch die Romantik kommt nicht zu kurz, obwohl diese vorhersehbar ist.
If you have never read a Nora Roberts novel, you will probably like this book better than I did. I expected a lot more than the book delivered. As I read it, the book felt to me as if it had been written as a brief plot draft and padded out to novel length. There was enough here to make a nice, tight novella ... but not enough for a novel. As a result, it's oh so slow!
Having shared those views, the book has one redeeming quality: Abra Walsh is an interesting character, well developed in every way. Otherwise, I would have described Whiskey Beach as a one-star book. I hope Ms. Roberts will write a whole book about Abra Walsh. Now, that would make for good reading!
The lead character, Eli Landon, reminds me of the lead sinkers that I put on fishing line to get the bait below the surface where only the fish will see it. Abra Walsh needed a male foil, but Eli Landon is as leaden a one as I've had the misfortune to read about in some time. Ms. Roberts could have just called him, "John Victim," and let him soak in his victimhood for 80 percent of the book ... and few would have noticed the difference.
There are some tiny mysteries in the book (not much more than what would sustain a short story), and I don't think those will draw you in.
While there is a love story here, it's more of a "nurse Abra takes on the self-crippled victim" than a love story that would inspire many readers.
It's very watered-down whiskey, indeed!
But not this time.
A method is important because it helps the author focus on creating three dimensional characters or at least a interesting story. Unfortunately neither is happening here. Eli doesn't come across as a tragic yet manly lawyer seeking truth and justice, but as a whiny teenager who's being pushed around by his formidable grandma and her equally daunting friend Abra.
Abra, the multi-talented earth mother, reminded me of a steamroller rather than a sexy and confident heroine. A guy who clearly refuses a massage, from a woman he barely knows, will get it anyway and that's ok because she does such a fantastic job with it. Really?
This book is just too lifeless, especially when compared to Dream Lake by Lisa Kleypas, which also features a tortured hero and a maternal heroine. And the saddest thing about it is, there's absolutely no reason for Nora to change that. She has plenty of fans now, who will buy anything she'll write.
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Among the best of her best. Usually three stars for most of her books, four stars for better than average and five stars for the best.Veröffentlicht am 19. Januar 2014 von Mirko Sachse
So gut wie zu erwarten bei der Autorin - ich bin absoluter Fan !!! Sex and crime - und eine tolle Location - was will man mehr ? Ich habe es genossen !Veröffentlicht am 28. November 2013 von Heidi
....auf Englisch sowieso ! Habe fast alle Nora Roberts Bücher und verschlinge sie nur so.
Wer hier ein spannung geladenes gut zu lesendes Buch auf Englisch sucht:... Lesen Sie weiter...
Entertaining and fast read, ideal for summer holiday reading! I enjoy her writing style and atmospheric descriptions, and who does not like a love story?Veröffentlicht am 2. Juli 2013 von Barbara Klein