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Divine Evil

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A decade ago, sculptor Clare Kimball fled Emmitsboro, Maryland, to take the art world by storm. Now she’s celebrated as the artist of her generation. But no amount of success can eclipse the nightmares that haunt her—or the memories of her father’s suicide. Just as her star is shining brighter than ever, Clare leaves it all behind to face her demons.

Emmitsboro sheriff Came
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Mass Market Paperback, 568 pages
Published September 1st 2005 by Bantam (first published 1992)
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jenjn79
Apr 23, 2008 jenjn79 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Kathrynn, Auntee - you guys might like this one
Recommended to jenjn79 by: favorite author
There are quite a few negative reviews for this book - which surprises me a little, but at the same time, I can also understand. Divine Evil is a rather atypical for Roberts as its much more descriptive and gruesome than her other books. The plot deals with a Satanic cult that abuses and tortures young women/girls and Roberts is surprising graphic in her detailing of those situations. It creeped me out a bit, but not nearly enough to stop reading the book or to refuse to read another Nora Robert ...more
Blacky *Romance Addict*

A sect of Satanic worshipers who rape and kill women in a small town in the middle of nowhere.

Not my thing. This book is too disturbed for me :(

But it is shockingly similar to the movie Hot Fuzz :DDDDD
Crystal Anne
May 31, 2008 Crystal Anne rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: NO ONE!!!
Shelves: nora-roberts
I am a huge NR fan, but I never did like this one. It's conclusion was very disturbing to me, and I actually had nightmares. I am very against disposing of books in general, but this one hit the trash bin with amazing speed. I'm just glad it didn't turn me off of her writing for good, and I still collect anything and everything else she's written, even when they aren't my favorites. I definitely would NOT reccomend this book to others. In fact, I usually tell people to stay away from it.
Obsidian
This was so long and tedious. Also there's barely any romance and what there is you quickly forget about it when it comes to reading about the group sex, rapes, murders, and animals being killed. Heck we even get a scene of a man being beaten to death which actually turned my stomach. I don't think the main characters or secondary characters were very developed. And there's a topic of racism introduced and dropped quickly which was odd. The ending was a total nonstarter. I can see if Roberts had ...more
Emily
Aug 11, 2013 Emily rated it really liked it
4.5 stars.

This is my mums book. I ran out of books to read so she lent it me.

I really enjoyed this book. I found it hard to put it down. The story was really interesting and mysterious. At first, I was a little shocked at how dark it was. The plot is a lot darker than the blurb lets you believe.

I liked the characters, including Clare and Cameron. I liked reading their relationship and liked how it progressed throughout the book. My favourite character has to be Annie though. She was so sweet
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Miss Kim
Emittsboro, MD, is a small town where every body knows everybody and their business. But this town holds a dark secret.

Clare iss now a successful artist that has been living in New York City. She has now come home to Emmitsboro to settle her past. She's been having recurrent nightmare about her father, and something she saw as a small child.

Cam is a former bad boy that left town to become a DC detective. He too has come home, but he is running from a horrible memory in DC. He's now the sheriff o
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Barbara
Jun 06, 2009 Barbara rated it really liked it
B+

Forgettable? Probably. "Divine Evil" kept me entertained throughout and there was never really a dull moment.

I'm still not sure why this wasn't a 5 Star for me...it might have been the characters (or maybe just my personal lack of connection with them), or the fact that the "cult" killed and raped for more than 20 years and no one in this teeny/gossipy small town noticed. WTH?!

Even after my negatives this was still a great summer read and I really enjoyed it. Nora never lets you down (well un
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Sarah (A Weebish Book Blog)
This review was originally posted on One Curvy Blogger br>It's not often when I come across a Nora Roberts novel that I haven't read. When I first discovered adult romance, Roberts was one of the first authors I ran across. I found out I loved her work, and basically read any and all of her books that I could get my hands on. I purchased Divine Evil in a used bookstore and thought I hadn't read it, so I snatched it up. About half way in, I realized I had read it before, but it didn't stop me ...more
Cyndi
Sep 28, 2015 Cyndi rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
I usually adore the great NR, But, for this one, the heroine kept ticking me off. Seems Cam wanted a girl like his Mom, the ostrich type. Everyone knows about the cult thing, but Claire, who actually saw it, and has been having nightmares her whole life. She says "pfft" and hides her head. Nora usually writes great heroines, but this one jumped around so much in personality, I kept wanting to slap her on the back of the head and yell, "wake up, idiot!"
Kj
Jan 19, 2016 Kj rated it it was ok
Shelves: audiobook
2.5 stars. Claire is an absolute idiot. I couldn't stand her. In fact most of the women in this book are unbearably stupid and/or horrible people. The plot wasn't bad and I liked Cam but overall I have to give it a thumbs down
Gabriela Araujo
I had some troubles with this book, some of them can be found in other Nora's books, even though I am a huge fan of hers.

The romance was was pretty much typical of her stories; Clare really got on my nerves most of the time with her attitude and her insistence in keeping important things (regarding the satanic ritual which was responsible for killing all people in the book) from Cameron. I understood it was kind of a big deal because of her father, but come on, women were being kidnapped, raped
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Anita Burns
Mar 30, 2016 Anita Burns rated it it was amazing
Haven't read Nora Roberts in many years but found myself in a "Friends of the Library" bookstore and discovered a nearly complete collection of her works in hardback. I chose one at random that I was pretty sure I hadn't read. Wow! I loved it. Fast moving, great characters, tight story line, and the romance was just enough to make it "real."

My only criticism is that the main female character seemed a bit weak. Often whiney, petulant, and a bit naive for a New Yorker. I guess I prefer my heroine
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Mariazita
Dec 10, 2013 Mariazita rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mais um livro que gostei bastante, é assim que eu gosto da autora, mistério, crime, romance.Este é bem pesado em que a autora não poupou na descrição dos horrores passados nos rituais satânicos passado numa pequena povoação em Maryland em que todos se conhecem e que não acreditam no que esta-se a passar com estes crimes violentos que estão a acontecer.
Um livro muito bom, que faz com que eu continue a ler Nora Roberts.
Inge van weegen
Aug 11, 2015 Inge van weegen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
dit is een Nora Roberts zoals je die nog nooit hebt gelezen. Koude rillingen, verbazing, luguber en een zeer verrassend einde. En natuurlijk ook wat liefde en romantiek
Anita
Oct 18, 2012 Anita rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-la-city
Nora takes on the subject of perfect daddy and satianism. It was a good read, even though I figured it all out half way through.
Elaine
May 25, 2017 Elaine rated it it was ok
It has been a long time since I read Nora Roberts. This one was too creepy for me. I finished it but I was tempted more than once to not finish it. Rape, murder and satanic worship was too much for me. I would not recommend it.
Mayuri Nahar
Jun 05, 2017 Mayuri Nahar rated it it was ok
Another thriller by Nora Roberts. Should have expected the gruesome details. But a spoiler in the end as i did not feel like reading word by word to know the end. I have read other books written by her which are truly amazing but this one has been a disappointment.
Paraphrodite
Feb 23, 2017 Paraphrodite rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: listened, 2017
3.5 stars.

Another oldie from Nora Roberts when it's still cool for the H/H to smoke and drink and all before mobile phones!

The H/H both returned to smalltown USA where they grew up to uncover/discover the truths behind their past....

It seems to me that there are basically 2 types of smalltown USA, one where everything seems sunny and idyllic or one where there are dark and seething undercurrents everywhere.... Quite frankly, both types give me the shivers, give me a large impersonal metropolis
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Yessenia Andaverde
Feb 08, 2015 Yessenia Andaverde rated it really liked it
Este libro fue muy bueno. Los personajes principales y secundarios estaban muy bien desarrollados. Me hubiera gustado ver un poco más de la relación que Clare tenía con su madre; sí, no hubo duda de lo que había pasado y los dialogos y pensamientos de Clare al respecto fueron suficientes para tener una perspectiva de la situación, pero me habría gustado un epílogo en el que se mostrara un encuentro entre ellas, y ya que estamos haciendo peticiones, también que mostraran un poco de cómo le fue a ...more
Bark's Book Nonsense
Oct 13, 2010 Bark's Book Nonsense rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
This is another great read from Nora Roberts who rarely disappoints me. Her characters are nearly always lovable and her stories emotionally satisfying and this one is no exception. It's about satanic cults and, although never gruesomely graphic, certain scenes may bother some readers (read this one with all the lights on!).

The heroine, a famous artist, decides it's time to go back home and face the demons of her past when she finds herself struggling with her creativity and having terrible nigh
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Linda K. Melzer
Feb 08, 2017 Linda K. Melzer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a whopper of a book!

Satanism, evil, true love, New York Art Scene - it has it all. Good to the very last page! You won't want to put it down. I'm certain this is one of Nora Roberts best; and she has written some good ones. Based in a small Midwest town where people aren't what they seem. Good ? Bad? You decide.
Gwen Popen
Jun 29, 2014 Gwen Popen rated it really liked it
First let me state this is not your typical novel by Nora Roberts. This was a suspense, thriller , and horror rolled up into one. Was there romance? Yes...but not what you expect when you pick up a Nora Roberts romance novel. I would have gave this book 5 stars but somethings were a little to graphic for me. A couple of times I had to put the book down because it got a little to real or just weirded me out. And the ending leaves you grasping the pages going, "what the he'll just happened?" in a ...more
Callagy
Aug 08, 2012 Callagy rated it liked it
I liked this book. I didn't love it, but it was definitely a good read! I though that the cult culture in here was very interesting.Granted it was beyond creepy--i was always taking a break to look around me and question weather i had locked my door--i though that the cult was very well described. I was a bit disappointed at how easily I was able to tell who were the main players within the cult but overall Ms. Roberts had me hooked to the end.The end was a bit surprising i will admit, though i' ...more
Carrie
Apr 14, 2009 Carrie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: roberts-nora-own
OUTSTANDING READ!!! What a great story! Nora is one of the greatest without doubt, but this one is just outanding all the way around.

The hidden dark under tones of that small town was so well thought and and written that with each new revelation it was a surprise. And the story of Cameron and Clare and their personal growth as well as their relationship was really sweet and believable.

I would read this one again and again!!!
CaroB
Wow, this story managed to creep me out big time, it got to where I wouldn't read it before bed. What a fantastically convoluted plot! The ending came out of left field and made me question the conclusions I'd come to as I'd read it. I'm a fan of Nora Robert's writing, and her romances can be sweet, but I do think she excels when she adds horror and suspense to the mix.
Tamara Martin
Oct 15, 2014 Tamara Martin rated it it was amazing
This one scared the buggers out of me but as always with a Nora Roberts, I couldn't put it down. and of course I loved Cam, the sexy, broody cop, Nora does write a great hero! but her heroines are also fabulous and so easy to identify with. You might need to read this one with all the lights on and the doors locked but can one ever be disappointed with a Nora Roberts?
Jeanne
Jan 10, 2010 Jeanne rated it it was ok
This is the second book in a row that I quit mid-way through. Though the title is Divine Evil, I wasn't quite prepared for the repeated kidnappings, gang rapes, torture, and murders of the young women by a Satanic cult of good old boys. Not really what I was looking for.

I'll give Roberts another try with something less evil.
Laura Albright
Jul 21, 2014 Laura Albright rated it it was ok
Seems to be a trend in the reviews here. I didn't finish this book either, and I typically love NR books. The subject matter was simply too dark for my taste, and I didn't get hooked into the romance either. That doesn't mean I won't read more from NR. This one just didn't do it for me.
Sabrina Wise
Aug 25, 2014 Sabrina Wise rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a great novel! I have been reading Nora Roberts for the past couple of years and love seeing the depth of her writing. It was different then what I expected, had a wonderful mystery to it, a great conclusion (even with the twist!) and excellent characters. Great read!
Thyrze
Sep 01, 2015 Thyrze rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ik ben aangenaam verrast door dit boek!
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