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High Noon de Nora Roberts
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High Noon (edició 2008)

de Nora Roberts (Autor)

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Police Lieutenant Phoebe MacNamara found her calling at an early age, when a violently unstable man broke into her family's home, trapping and terrorizing them for hours. Now she's Savannah's top hostage negotiator, who puts her life on the line every day to defuse powder-keg situations. Phoebe knows when to reach out and when to pull back - and when to jump in and take action, even if it means risking everything. It's satisfying work - and sometimes those skills come in handy at home when Phoebe deals with her agoraphobic mother, still traumatized by the break-in after all these years, and her precocious seven-year-old daughter, Carly. It's exactly that heady combination of steely courage and sensitivity that first attracts Duncan Swift to Phoebe. After watching her talk one of his employees off a roof ledge, he is committed to keeping this intriguing, take-charge woman in his life. Phoebe's used to working solo, but she's finding that no amount of negotiation can keep Duncan at arm's length. When she's grabbed by a man who throws a hood over her head and brutally assaults her - in her own precinct house - Phoebe can't help being deeply shaken. And when threatening messages appear on her doorstep, she's not just alarmed but frustrated. How do you go face-to-face with an opponent who refuses to look you in the eye? Now, with Duncan backing her up every step of the way, she must establish contact with the faceless tormentor who is determined to make her a hostage to fear - before she becomes the final showdown.… (més)
Membre:jcbrannen
Títol:High Noon
Autors:Nora Roberts (Autor)
Informació:Berkley (2008), Edition: Reprint, 496 pages
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Etiquetes:adult fiction, romance, romantic suspense, Savannah, Georgia, hostage negotiator, lottery winner, cute kid, redheads, assault, agoraphobia, stalking, revenge, creepy men, read at some point, reread in 2021, enjoyed

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Thoroughly enjoyable romantic suspense filled with a wonderful cast of characters. Heroine Phoebe MacNamara is a single mother to seven-year-old Carly and she’s a top hostage negotiator. I liked that she’s a very strong heroine, has a very interesting profession, and I liked how she really held her family together. Her mother Essie is agoraphobic and never leaves the house. Essie is still traumatized by a break-in from years ago where an ex-boyfriend held her and her two children hostage for hours, an event that also set the path for Phoebe's career choice. Duncan Swift was such a fabulous hero. He won millions on the lottery and he owns a number of sports bars, and is working on other business ventures. He was such an all-around good guy, and I loved how he really took to Phoebe’s family. He was so kind, caring, and considerate towards them, and really made everyone feel special. The Savannah, Georgia, setting and the house where Phoebe lived with her family really added to the atmosphere with vivid descriptions. Add to that, lots of edge-of-your-seat suspense and this made for an extremely entertaining and captivating read. ( )
  PaulaLT | Aug 12, 2020 |
good police procedural novel. ( )
  stephanie_M | Apr 30, 2020 |
This Nora Roberts standalone novel starts off with a bang. Phoebe McNamara is the top hostage negotiator for the Savannah Police Department and she is called in to talk down a man threatening suicide. She heads out on the ledge with him and is able to get him to put down the gun and come inside. This is just part of the job for Phoebe as she has worked suicides, kidnappings, hostage situations and robberies gone wrong with very few fatalities. The man who is talking to "suicide Joe" when she arrives is Duncan Swift who recently won several millions in a lottery. He falls for Phoebe and will not give up until she agrees to go out with him. Phoebe is not looking for a relationship as she is a single mother to a 7 year old daughter and she is the breadwinner and caretaker for her agorophobic mother. Unfortunately for Phoebe, something is happening and she does not know what. Someone is stalking and tormenting her. Dead animals are tossed on her porch steps, a man she has spent hours negotiating with is shot down as he walks out with his arms in the air, and Phobe doesn't have a clue who is taunting & terrorizing her. She is also dealing with a suspended police officer who hates her and when she is attacked in the stairwell of her own police building he is fired and only given community service. As the violence escalates, she fears for her family and the man she is falling in love with, Duncan Swift.

Nora Roberts never fails to deliver action, suspense, intrigue, chemistry, and romance. The plot development and action were well written. The suspense kept building and building as the stalker grew more violent and brash. I was never sure who the stalker was and neither was Phoebe until just before the final showdown (hence the title, High Noon). The family dynamics and history added another interesting storyline which added another dimension to the characters. The chemistry between Phoebe and Duncan was believable even if it did happen very fast. He was a great character, honest, loyal, loving and putting Phoebe's family right up there with her. He was the prince on the white steed, but not mushy or unbelievable. My only complaint was the abrupt ending. I would have loved an epilogue of what happened after that final scene where the showdown takes place. I assume they got married, but would love to have had something end the story a little less abruptly. A great romantic suspense novel for anyone who likes reading this genre.
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  Carlathelibrarian | Feb 5, 2019 |
Review: High Noon by Nora Roberts. 01/05/2019

This is one of Nora Robert’s great reads. It was well-written, suspenseful and I love the characters. Robert’s uses her creative and clever mind in terms of exploring the psychology of a woman whose job is dangerous and also showing how she led a normal life in other ways. The romance part of the story comes to light at the beginning. It’s not often when the reader meets the hostage negotiator as the main character. Nora Roberts doesn’t waist any time with the suspense captivating the reader from the start.

Phoebe MacNamara has a challenging career as a hostage negotiator with the Savannah Police Department. Phosbe has personal challenges to deal with like being a single parent of a seven year old daughter and a mother that won’t leave the house because of she deals with agoraphobia that has been going on in her life for a long time. Phoebe’s romance almost starts at the beginning with Duncan who is very wealthy and the relationship goes well but Phoebe holds back at first. (I felt Duncans’s character was a little to goody-goody).

The violence emerges right away when Phoebe is attacked and fights for respect from her co-workers. In the story throughout the book it’s clear that someone has a deep evil obsession with Phoebe and he takes it all the way to the end of the book. The story does keep you on the edge of your seat and your mind is always wondering what’s going to happen next. Phoebe MacNamara had scenes of being a great negotiator when she was needed throughout the story. ( )
  Juan-banjo | Jan 12, 2019 |
Action, suspense, intrigue, chemistry, romance - High Noon has it all. Romantic suspense? Kinda like a chik flik mixed up with Harry Bosch---eewww. Heroine was always jumping into the sack with the millionaire with resultant earth shattering effects. Then, along comes the ogre, who's not revealed until end minus about an hour. How are we supposed to figure out whodunit if the guy hasn't even been introduced? Shock finish and we're done. ( )
  buffalogr | Feb 9, 2015 |
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Police Lieutenant Phoebe MacNamara found her calling at an early age, when a violently unstable man broke into her family's home, trapping and terrorizing them for hours. Now she's Savannah's top hostage negotiator, who puts her life on the line every day to defuse powder-keg situations. Phoebe knows when to reach out and when to pull back - and when to jump in and take action, even if it means risking everything. It's satisfying work - and sometimes those skills come in handy at home when Phoebe deals with her agoraphobic mother, still traumatized by the break-in after all these years, and her precocious seven-year-old daughter, Carly. It's exactly that heady combination of steely courage and sensitivity that first attracts Duncan Swift to Phoebe. After watching her talk one of his employees off a roof ledge, he is committed to keeping this intriguing, take-charge woman in his life. Phoebe's used to working solo, but she's finding that no amount of negotiation can keep Duncan at arm's length. When she's grabbed by a man who throws a hood over her head and brutally assaults her - in her own precinct house - Phoebe can't help being deeply shaken. And when threatening messages appear on her doorstep, she's not just alarmed but frustrated. How do you go face-to-face with an opponent who refuses to look you in the eye? Now, with Duncan backing her up every step of the way, she must establish contact with the faceless tormentor who is determined to make her a hostage to fear - before she becomes the final showdown.

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