Whiskey Beach

Whiskey Beach

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by Nora Roberts
     
 

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#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…  See more details below

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#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.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Having been wrongly suspected of his wife's violent murder and with his law career in shreds, Eli Landon leaves his Boston life and heads for Whiskey Beach to write, sort things out, and take care of the family home, Bluff House, while his grandmother recovers from a fall. But spirited, intuitive yoga expert and housekeeper Abra Walsh is a totally unexpected flash of light in his gloom, and as they work together to unmask the true killer, they find a loving, healing relationship neither had thought possible. VERDICT With faultless plotting, flawless character development, and a remarkable ability to draw readers into her fictional world, Roberts delivers another dazzler. Sleuthily inclined readers might figure out the real killer's identity, but it won't detract from the impact of the story as readers will already have fallen in love with the characters and immersed themselves in the setting. Roberts (The Perfect Hope) lives in Keedysville, MD.
Publishers Weekly
This spellbinding contemporary from romantic fiction doyenne Roberts (The Perfect Hope) explores the centuries-old secrets of a New England seaside home. Eli Landon is suspected of murdering his adulterous wife, but there’s no evidence to convict him. Needing to escape his old life, he returns to his family’s ancestral home of Bluff House, along New England’s Whiskey Beach. Eli is caught off guard by his attraction to Abra Walsh, the house’s beautiful caretaker. When Abra is attacked by a mysterious intruder, a private detective starts asking questions about Eli, and he decides that he will never find closure until his wife’s killer is caught. The mysteries behind the murder of Eli’s wife and the suspicious incidents at Bluff House are very creatively combined with the budding romance between Eli and Abra, who must face their past demons before they can embrace the possibility of a future together. Roberts enthralls the reader with enigmatic characters and effortless plotting from the first page of this masterfully crafted novel. Agent: Amy Berkower, Writers House. (Apr.)
From the Publisher
"Roberts delivers another dazzler"—Library Journal

"A perfect synthesis of romance and suspense, guaranteed to keep Roberts' fans up long past their bedtimes."—Booklist

"Spellbinding...Roberts enthralls the reader with enigmatic characters and effortless plotting from the first page of this masterfully crafted novel."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A sweet, sexy romance with an intriguing historical family mystery that bleeds into a modern-day crime spree."—Kirkus Reviews

"A must-read for Roberts' fans."—Romance Junkies

"Whiskey Beach has everything a reader could want: a compelling mystery, engaging characters, a charming setting, snappy dialogue, wit, warmth, passion, a cool title and an endearing dog."—The Frederick (MD) News-Post

"Buried treasure ramps up the suspense in this can't-miss beach read."—Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Whiskey Beach has everything a reader could want: a compelling mystery, engaging characters, a charming setting, snappy dialogue, wit, warmth, passion, a cool title and an endearing dog.”—The Frederick (MD) News-Post

“Buried treasure ramps up the suspense in this can’t-miss beach read.”—Fort Worth Star-Telegram

“Roberts delivers another dazzler.”—Library Journal

“Spellbinding…[A] masterfully crafted novel.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Kirkus Reviews
A year after his wife was murdered, Eli Landon is leaving Boston for a fresh start in his family's coastal ancestral home, possibly with Abra, the beautiful housekeeper he meets there who is determined to help him clear his name and reclaim his life. Former defense attorney Eli Landon has lived under a cloud of suspicion since he found his murdered wife in their shared home on the same day they'd publicly argued over their impending divorce and her ongoing affair. While no charges have been brought against him, a dogged police detective has hounded him to the point of harassment, and he's lost his job, most of his friends and his sense of place in the world. Moving into his family's historical estate on Whiskey Beach to take care of the house while his grandmother heals from an accident in Boston, Eli devotes his energies to expanding a modestly successful writing career, attempting to write a novel. Meeting Abra, a local part-time housekeeper/massage therapist/yoga instructor/jewelry designer/waitress is an unexpected bonus, especially when she brings her healing energy to Eli's wounded spirit. But something is not right at the homestead, and a string of accidents and crimes follows Eli to the coast. The longer he stays, and the closer he grows to Abra, the more convinced he is that in order to find peace and have a chance for happiness, he'll need to fight back, solve an ancient family mystery and figure out who murdered his wife. Roberts brings her inimitably smooth writing skill, excellent characterization and textured plotting to her newest romantic suspense, which plays out as much a character drama with suspense elements as a crime procedural, since the buildup to and motive for the crimes is fairly languidly paced, though compelling. 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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101621219
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/16/2013
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
512
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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"America's favorite writer."
The New Yorker

Meet the Author

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.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Keedysville, Maryland
Date of Birth:
1950
Place of Birth:
Silver Spring, Maryland
Website:
http://www.noraroberts.com/

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Whiskey Beach 4 out of 5 based on 10 ratings. 567 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love having a male protagonist. Story moved along briskly and I could not put the book down. In classic Nora style she told a story about coming out of the dark and finding the light. I loved every minute of reading it. Nora Roberts is the only author I have ever read who can make me laugh out loud when I read.
Lance_Bekford More than 1 year ago
Based on murder and suspense the Whiskey Beach has all the ingredients to become a classic 
Cindy00 More than 1 year ago
This book should be on everyone's must read list. It has murder, mystery, and legends. Nora Roberts has once again given us a wonderful book that you just can't put down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As always, Nora Roberts has written a book with characters that you wish you knew in your own life. This book has it all, suspense, romance, family, friends, humor, good sex and a terrific location. I can hardly wait for any book by the author to be released because I am never disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not my favorite. She spent too much time reminding my to make the bed, clean the house, and do my yoga. I could read a self help manual for all of that. I bought the book because it was a Nora Roberts.
Lynette21 More than 1 year ago
I was pretty disappointed with this particular outing. It was not up to par as a stand alone novel. The storyline wasn't as fleshed out as it could have been and I didn't really care about the mystery at all. The relationship development between the main characters was enjoyable and thankfully they were totally new people and not recycled [which often happens]. I feel that this book didn't have to be released as a hardback novel, at all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. A definite keeper for my book shelf.
LookingForFangs More than 1 year ago
There is no way that anyone could convince me that Nora Roberts wrote this book.......its the worst writing.........every other sentence is completely incoherent.......this just CANNOT BE WRITTEN BY NORA ROBERTS!!!! NO WAY!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not up to her standards alot of dragged out reading very boring at times its taking me forever to finish this book Very dissapointed and alot of money not recommended
Suzanne2 More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this book over the weekend. Really hard to put down..Highly recommended....Fast read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was by far one of Nora Roberts better books in a while. Good plot, humour and romantic suspense.
BBLB More than 1 year ago
This is the most boring, predictable Nora Roberts book I've ever read, and It was obvious to me whodunit after about the first 10 pages. The love story followed the familiar formula of two emotionally damaged people rising above their past traumas to heal each other. I kept speed reading through all the verbiage trying to find any interesting arc, but felt duped by Ms. Roberts' marketing staff who obviously published this inferior product in time for the summer beach-read books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not as good as some of her other books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I always love Nora Roberts books. This one was written from a male point of view. The characters were well developed and the story interesting. A good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this book is awsome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
From yhe first page to the last. Good story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am an avid Nora Roberts fan--have read many of her novels and look forward to the next release. But this book dragged through the middle. I just didnt connect to either character and found the ending anticlimatic
daydreamsinn More than 1 year ago
WORST Nora Roberts book ever. I usually read her books in a day and this one took me 5 days.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I always enjoy Nora Roberts' books. I was glad this was a stand alone, the trilogies are nice, too. I loved the characters of Eli and Abra. Great read!
sharon1JT More than 1 year ago
You can never mistake a Nora Roberts book as being written by another author. You’re always fully engaged from the very beginning, and this story is no exception. The books just keep getting better as the years go by.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked reading this book. I liked it because it had mystery, suspense and romance all rolled into one great story. The suspense kept me reading for long periods of time. I did not want to put the book down. I loved the interaction of the two main characters. I kept laughing at their banter. It was a good story of murder, jealousy and greed. It also had great romance and humor. Highly recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book drags on way too long!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had me clinging to every word, and page flipping like a mad woman. I loved Abra. Her spunky attitude and quick wit made every part of this book entertaining. Eli was a troubled, honest character that had me routing for him threw the whole conflict. It was wonderful to watch him blossom again. The conflict of the story kept me guessing until the final reveal. Worth reading multiple times, just like every book nora puts out.
Twnreader More than 1 year ago
Great characters, suspense was thrilling. I couldn't put the book down, it was like a fun treasure hunt/murder mystery. Recommend it to anyone!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book immensely. It had a combination of intrigue romance and a little bit of an historical storyline. It was a lengthy book and felt I got my money's worth. The characters were fun and involved. Also loved the locale of the story. I like Nora Robert anyway. But this was one of her best and not so predictable