Thursday, July 19, 2012

Review: "Sanctuary" by Nora Roberts

From Goodreads:  Photographer Jo Ellen Hathaway thought she'd escaped the house called Sanctuary long ago. She'd spent her lonliest years there, after the sudden, unexplained disappearance of her mother. Yet the sprawling resort off the Georgia coast continues to haunt her dreams. And now, even more haunting are the pictures someone is sending to her: strange close-ups and candids, culminating in the most shocking portrait of all--a photo of her mother...naked, beautiful, and dead. Now Jo must return to the island, and to her bitterly estranged family--and, with the help of one man, learn the truth about her tragic past. But Sanctuary may also be the most dangerous place of all...

My Thoughts:  I don't read Nora Robert's books very often but I was looking for nice fluffy read so I picked this up. This was an easy read with a lot of romance and a major creepy factor.  I have been easily freaked out lately and I stayed up late reading this one night and wound up scaring myself.  It was at times a predictable story and I easily figured out some of the mystery though there were a few things that surprised me.  There were three different romances in the story and each one was pretty cute and humorous.  The characters were snarky (just how I like them) though kind of two-dimensional.  I felt like she tried to get them to be deeper but just couldn't get there.  The book was short and could be read in a day.  Overall, a fun, easy summer read. 3 stars.

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