Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts

69%

23 Critic Reviews

I would recommend the book but only if you are a fan of the author and obsessive about reading everything she writes. Otherwise, much as it pains me to say it, I would pass on this one.
-All About Romance

Synopsis

#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts weaves together passion and obsession, humor and heart, in a novel of two people opening themselves up to the truth—and to each other.

For more than three hundred years, Bluff House has sat above Whiskey Beach, guarding its shore—and its secrets. But to Eli Landon, it’s home.

A Boston lawyer, Eli has weathered an intense year of public scrutiny and police investigations after being accused of—but never arrested for—the murder of his soon-to-be ex-wife.

He finds sanctuary at Bluff House, even though his beloved grandmother is in Boston recuperating from a nasty fall. Abra Walsh is always there, though. Whiskey Beach’s resident housekeeper, yoga instructor, jewelry maker and massage therapist, Abra is a woman of many talents—including helping Eli take control of his life and clear his name. But as they become entangled in each other, they find themselves caught in a net that stretches back for centuries—one that has ensnared a man intent on reaping the rewards of destroying Eli Landon once and for all.
 

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 April 16, 2013 by Berkley. 770 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Business & Economics, Law & Philosophy, Erotica. Fiction
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Peak Rank on May 05 2013
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Critic reviews for Whiskey Beach
All: 23 | Positive: 13 | Negative: 10

Kirkus

Good
on Mar 14 2013

A sweet, sexy romance with an intriguing historical family mystery that bleeds into a modern-day crime spree, casting suspicion on an innocent man.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
on Feb 25 2013

Roberts enthralls the reader with enigmatic characters and effortless plotting from the first page of this masterfully crafted novel.

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All About Romance

Below average
Reviewed by Maggie Boyd on Mar 15 2013

I would recommend the book but only if you are a fan of the author and obsessive about reading everything she writes. Otherwise, much as it pains me to say it, I would pass on this one.

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Book Reporter

Good
Reviewed by Amie Taylor on Apr 19 2013

Nora Roberts hits the perfect combination of romance and suspense in her latest work.

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RT Book Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Jill M. Smith on May 31 2013

Roberts knows just how to grab your heart and proves it with this wonderful book filled with warmth and tenderness, as well as treachery and danger.

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All About Romance

Below average
Reviewed by Maggie Boyd on May 31 2013

My problems with the novel started the moment Abra waltzed on to the page...I never felt Abra was a real character...I would love to say that Eli or even the mystery make up for that, but they really don’t.

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Booklist Online

Excellent
Reviewed by John Charles on May 31 2013

With its compelling characters and irresistible plot, this is a perfect synthesis of romance and suspense, guaranteed to keep Roberts’ fans up long past their bedtimes.

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Fiction Vixen

Below average
Reviewed by Jen on Apr 18 2013

I think one of my biggest issues with Whiskey River is there seemed to be an assumed story that had already happened prior to this book...But that isn’t the case. This was our first time with Eli.

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'Bout Books

Below average
Reviewed by Kimberly Hays on Apr 30 2013

The story seemed t drag. It seemed it took forever for the story line to build before reaching he suspense, romance, and secrets.

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Lancashire Evening Post

Good
Reviewed by Pam Norfolk on May 31 2013

Roberts weaves a warm, sexy and character-driven story but threads it through with a frisson of hidden danger which adds an air of compelling mystery and keeps the pages turning. A traditional and stylish thriller with a soft, seductive centre...

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Crime Fiction Lover

Below average
Reviewed by DEATHBECOMESHER on Apr 18 2013

Coming at Whiskey Beach from a crime perspective, it is underwhelming unless you like your crime extra cosy and comfortable. Otherwise, I’d suggest you leave it on the shelf – it’s not really for crime fiction lovers.

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Good
Reviewed by Marcie on Aug 18 2013

For any Nora fan, or even a non-Nora fan for that matter, I highly recommend Whiskey Beach. I promise you won’t be disappointed.

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The Good, The Bad and The Unread

Excellent
on Apr 17 2013

Wonderful, wonderful story. Be sure to pick up Whiskey Beach up as soon as you can. Nora Roberts, even after all these years, just gets better and better with every book.

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All the Books I Can Read

Good
Reviewed by 1GIRL2MANYBOOKS on Oct 22 2013

Whiskey Beach, while not one of this author’s best, is still a pretty solid story with perhaps just a few minor drawbacks.

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Dark Faerie Tales

Above average
Reviewed by Michelle on Jun 15 2013

Roberts’ world seemed to have too many elements and too many factors for me to thoroughly enjoy Whiskey Beach.

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Always With A Book

Good
Reviewed by Kristin on Feb 08 2014

There are plenty of twists and quite a bit of suspense to keep you on your toes with this book, with non-stop action.

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Smart B***s Trashy Books

Above average
Reviewed by Amanda on Jun 15 2015

I give it a solid B, and an affectionate hug for being a book that didn’t bore me in spite of some occasion “meh”.

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Smitten With Reading

Above average
Reviewed by Christi Snow on Dec 28 2013

The book was interesting enough although it didn't move very fast for me, but again, I was listening to it in audio and I don't get a whole lot of audio time anymore.

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The Romance Dish

Above average
Reviewed by Janga on Apr 17 2013

Fans of Nora Roberts will not want to miss Whiskey Beach, and romantic suspense readers who prefer their RS reads to provide suspense without straying into thriller territory should also enjoy it.

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Books, Books, and More Books

Above average
Reviewed by nath on Aug 20 2013

My issue with Whiskey Beach was the mystery/intrigue. I thought the mystery was on the weak side and also, long-drawn, draggy. Perhaps if it had only focused on Eli's wife's murder, it would have been better...

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My Reading Room

Excellent
Reviewed by Crystal on May 27 2013

Whiskey Beach is one of those romantic suspense novels that just grab you from the first page and do not let you go until the last. I found the characters to easy to relate to and the plot to be amazing.

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Promoting Crime Fiction

Above average
Reviewed by Lizzie Hayes on Jul 10 2013

I still prefer Roberts’s books when they’re written by J D Robb, as, I think, would most true crime fiction aficionados, but for a few hours of undemanding escapism, you’ll have to go a long way to beat Whiskey Beach.

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Books. Lists. Life

Above average
Reviewed by Lisa on May 15 2013

As I'm sitting down to write up this book, all I can really think is that I've done this. I've written a similar review about a Nora Roberts book. Don't get me wrong, Whiskey Beach is a perfectly fine book, but there's really not a lot of new things to say about it.

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