The Search by Nora Roberts

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8 Critic Reviews

The Search is one of many of her books not easily forgotten and this reviewer would place it in the top ten of Roberts’ 190 bestselling novels.
-NY Journal of Books

Synopsis

The #1 New York Times bestselling author presents a riveting novel of a canine Search and Rescue volunteer who fights danger and finds love in the Pacific Northwest wilderness.

To most people, Fiona Bristow seems to have an idyllic life—a quaint house on an island off Seattle’s coast, a thriving dog-training school and a challenging volunteer job performing Canine Search and Rescue. Not to mention her three intensely loyal Labs. But Fiona got to this point by surviving a nightmare.

Several years ago, Fiona was the only survivor of the Red Scarf Killer, who shot and killed Fiona’s cop fiancé and his K-9 partner.

On Orcas Island, Fiona has found the peace and solitude necessary to rebuild her life. But all that changes on the day Simon Doyle barrels up her drive, desperate for her help. He’s an intensely private wood artist and the reluctant owner of an out-of-control puppy named Jaws.

As Fiona embarks on training Jaws, and Simon begins to appreciate both dog and trainer, the past tears back into Fiona’s life. A copycat killer has emerged out of the shadows, a man whose bloodlust has been channeled by a master with one motive: to reclaim the woman who slipped out of his hands . . .

 

About Nora Roberts

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Nora Roberts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels. She is also the author of the bestselling futuristic suspense series written under the pen name J. D. Robb. There are more than 400 million copies of her books in print.
 
Published May 26, 2010 by Jove. 497 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime, History, Erotica. Fiction
Bestseller Status:
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Peak Rank on May 01 2011
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Critic reviews for The Search
All: 8 | Positive: 4 | Negative: 4

Kirkus

Above average

A little slower-paced than the typical Roberts romantic mystery...

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NY Journal of Books

Excellent
on Jul 06 2010

The Search is one of many of her books not easily forgotten and this reviewer would place it in the top ten of Roberts’ 190 bestselling novels.

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Book Reporter

Excellent
on Jan 23 2011

It will cause goosebumps to rise on your arms and make a chill ripple down your spine.

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All About Romance

Above average

Given how great the first sections of the book were being bounced back into typical territory was very jarring...the dogs became characters sent out to play or otherwise used sparingly, which hurt after the large role they played in the beginning.

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Suite 101

Good
on Sep 18 2010

If Roberts continues to churn out books of this caliber, novels that leave you wanting much more, she will stay on the top of the bestseller lists.

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Suite 101

Below average

In The Search...the killer is already known, taking some of the punch out of the novel.

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Deseret News

Below average
on Jul 10 2010

Roberts seems to have grown out of touch with how people talk. The dialogue in certain parts of the book is so unrealistic and trite, it's off-putting.

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Heart to Heart: The Barnes and Noble Romance Blog

Excellent
on Jul 12 2010

Ms. Roberts is a master at combining romance with mystery, and in The Search there are equal amounts of both.

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