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Nora Roberts was born in Silver Spring, Maryland on October 10, 1950. Her real name is Eleanor Marie Roberts on Aufem-Brinke Wilder. Her first book, Irish Thoroughbred, was published in 1981. Since then, she has written more than 150 novels, which have been translated into more than 25 languages. She writes romances under her own name including Montana Sky, Time and Again, Blue Smoke, Carolina Moon, The Search, Chasing Fire, and The Witness.
She writes crime novels under the pseudonym of J. D. Robb including the In Death series. She has been given the Romance Writers of America Lifetime Achievement Award and has been inducted into their Hall of Fame. Her titles have made The New York Times Best Seller List, including The Perfect Hope in 2012 and Inner Harbor in 2013.
Olivia McBride was only four the night she followed a scream and discovered her father standing over her mother's body, a pair of bloody scissors in his hand. In one short night, Hollywood's golden couple had ceased to exist. Olivia's testimony put actor Sam Tanner in prison for 20 years. Her grandparents then whisked her away to the Pacific Northwest, where her parents were never mentioned. Twenty years later, Sam wants to tell his story, his truth, and he wants Noah Brady, the son of the cop who arrested him, to write it.
Noah agrees because pictures of the traumatized four-year-old have always haunted him. Noah and Olivia strike sparks off one another that quickly ignite a conflagration of emotions. Reminiscent of her Public Secrets (Bantam, 1997. reprint) but more mainstream in focus, Roberts's new work keeps you guessing until the end. Very highly recommended for all fiction collections.
[Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 11/1/98.] - Jodi L. Israel, Jamaica Plain, MA
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The #1 New York Times bestselling author presents her most seductively suspenseful novel yet.Olivia's parents had been one of Hollywood's glittering golden couples... until the night the monster came. The monster who destroyed their beautiful home and took her mother away from her forever. The monster with the face of her father... Now a young woman, Olivia finds her memory of that night has faded. Her mother's grieving family spared no effort to keep Olivia safe from the publicity, taking her to grow up in the beautiful natural splendor of the Pacific Northwest.
But, despite the terror and the years that have passed, a part of her still yearns to recall those horrifying events, to know the truth about her childhood. With the help of a young writer named Noah Brady, she could have the chance. The son of the police officer who found four-year-old Olivia cowering in her bedroom closet so many years ago, Noah wants to reconstruct that infamous night - and tell the story that has become part of Hollywood legend.
With Noah, Olivia has a chance to confront her tragic past - and the longings of her own lonely heart. But before she can confront her past, she must safeguard her future. For in this forest haven, this remote corner of the country, the monster walks again.