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High Noon

3.91 of 5 stars 3.91  ·  rating details  ·  18,934 ratings  ·  729 reviews
Police Lieutenant Phoebe MacNamara found her calling at an early age when an unstable man broke into her family's home, trapping and terrorising them for hours. Now she's Savannah's top hostage negotiator; she defuses powder-keg situations and has a talent for knowing when to give in - and when to take action. It's satisfying work - and smetimes those skills come in handy ...more
Hardcover, 467 pages
Published 2007 by Piatkus
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just so you know, i really tried. anyone who knows me knows my - let's call it lack of enthusiasm - towards the romance genre. but i went into this with an open mind, thinking, "i didn't want to read the children's books when i took the children's class either, and look at me now!" but so i went in thinking it would make me a better person or a better, more rounded book-knower.

so i tried.

but shit - this is a pretty bad one. and it is more than just a matter of preference/taste for the genre, it
So, this book marks a big moment for me...


Yes, that's right, I have now finished ONE HUNDRED books this year. *cue applause*

A couple of months ago, Flannery and I discovered that we shared a mutual love for Nora Roberts. We then decided that we would devote an entire week to Nothing But Nora, revisiting all of our favourite Nora novels. High Noon is the first in my NBN book list.

High Noon is not my absolute favourite Nora novel, but it is amongst the ones I like best. Actually, the reason I st
5 Stars! Exciting, gripping and brilliantly narrated by Susan Erikson! Another fantastic read/ listen from the talented Nora Roberts. The plot had me on the edge of my seat nearly the entire time.

Phoebe McNamara is a hostage negotiator for the Savannah police department. At the scene of an attempted suicide she meets Duncan Swift, former employer of the distraught man who is a jump away from committing suicide. Duncan is drawn to this strong confident woman, and she is taken by his charming per
Aug 21, 2007 Eviltwinjen rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Romance fans, suspense fans, people who wonder if romance novels can be feminist
Shelves: romance
I'm a total sucker for Nora Roberts, and as long as she's not recycling characters too obviously I have few complaints. Say what you will about Roberts and her incredibly prolific career, she's an effective writer. I laughed, I cried, I was concerned about whether some characters would make it out alive. So the hero is just a bit too good to be true--an emotionaly open, handsome, loyal lottery winner, fer chrissakes--the heroine is a hostage negotiator who's truly ballbusting. The opening, which ...more
Duchess Nicole
This is not my favorite Nora, but still good. I tend to rate her against herself anyways. I think the tough woman cop thing is a little overplayed. I really enjoy when she writes a heroine who is a bit softer, and Phoebe is definitely not that. I thought that Duncan, Phoebe's love interest, was sort of blah. I just never fell in love with him.

As always, there is a secondary love story going on between Ava and Phoebe's stand in Daddy and boss. But I was very frustrated to realize at the end of t
Jane Stewart
Audiobook narrator was terrible. Story, characters, and chemistry were weak.

Imagine someone with a hair trigger temper, quick to yell and always ANGRY. That is how the narrator interpreted most characters. I don’t like to be around angry people, and that was how I felt during most of the book. The second most common interpretation was SMUG. Others: sarcastic, slick, arrogant. There was no warmth, vulnerability, sensitivity. My favorite narrator Frank Muller reads with a s
Sandra ~ ♥ Cross My Heart ♥
Nora Roberts never fails to deliver in her standalone novels. Action, suspense, intrigue, chemistry, romance - High Noon has it all. And it'll be some time before I get that tune out of my head! This one starts off with a bang - straight into action as Phoebe is called to the scene of a man threatening suicide. As a hostage negotiator with the Savannah police department, Phoeboe goes out on the ledge to talk him down. It's just another day in her life as a police hostage negotiator, single mothe ...more
Pretty good by not her best work…

I liked the characters, especially Ma Bee and Duncan. Ma Bee understands Duncan like no other - the only mother figure he’d ever known. Duncan is a take charge kind of man, one who does what he wants when he wants, and pursues Phoebe like a pitbull - jaw locked and refusing to let go. Phoebe needed him to balance her, and I’m glad they found each other. And Carly, Phoebe’s 7-year-old daughter - very much like my own 7-year-old daughter. The only difference is my
Ser negociadora de reféns não é uma profissão fácil, ainda para mais quando se é mãe solteira e a nossa mãe vive fechada em casa. Porém as coisas podem sempre piorar. E é isso que Phoebe MacNamara está prestes a descobrir.

Depois de ter sido atacada na própria esquadra por um polícia que acabou de suspender, Phoebe começa a receber animais mortos à porta de casa. Quem anda a fazer isso? E porquê?

Mas os animais são apenas o principio...

Ele esperou muito tempo por vingança. Ele planeou cada passo,
Florence (Lefty) MacIntosh
This one’s about a hostage negotiator named Phoebe MacNamara who lives with her agoraphobic mother being stalked by a weirdo cop – it’s great suspense with a perfect multi-millionaire as the love interest thrown in for good measure. Rate 3.5
Acabei. Este Refém do Amor é um bom livro.
Tem qualidade suficiente para fazer parte do meu top 10 da autora.
O enredo está todo muito bem estruturado. Digamos que me fez relembrar o que eu gostei tanto à primeira vista na escrita da Nora Roberts.
Este é um dos livros dela com mais suspense. Era completamente impossível de descobrir o assassino e nem por isso deixei de criar imensas teorias para a identidade que eu achava mais provável.
As cenas mais dramáticas e de acção estão todas muito bem fei
Okuduğuma değdi doğrusu. Heyecanlıydı, romantikti, tatlı sahneleri de vardı. Karakterlerin her birini sevdim açıkçası. Phoebe rehin alma vakalarında görev alıyor ve rehineciyle görüşmeyi yaparak rehineleri kurtarmaya çalışıyor. Tabi bu görevde geçmişinin ve babası kadar yakın Dave karakterinin etkisi var. Bir gün intihar etmek isteyen bir çocuğun yanına gönderiliyor ve orada Duncan ile tanışıyor. İşte klasik etkilenme felan oraları geçiyorum. Bunlar bir yandan birbirlerine aşık olurken psikopatı ...more
I picked this up in an airport bookshop last weekend, when my plane got stuck in Atlanta. High Noon wasn't a bad read and certainly kept the boredom at bay as I waited for my flight to depart, but it wasn't up to Roberts' usual standard.

The plot is laid out above and I will say that the characters were interesting by the end of the novel. Unfortunately, it seemed like two much was going on with the thriller plot to allow Roberts to flesh out the characters early enough for me to really connect.
Real Rating: 4.5 / 5

Não fossem algumas questões levantas, com a sua habitual mestria pela autora, mas no fim não concluidas ou exploradas devidamente e este podia ser facilmente um livro de 5 estrelas.
Ainda assim não deixa de ser um dos meus preferidos e sobre o qual adorei ler.

Começando então pelos pontos negativos, a autora pressupõe um casal secundário Dave e Ava e no fim não lhes dá qualquer desfecho concreto, é como se o assunto tivesse sido esquecido. Existe ainda uma questão de parentesc
HIGH NOON (Police Proc/Romance-Lt. Phoebe MacNamara-Savannah, GA-Cont) – VG
Roberts, Nora – Standalone
Putnam, 2007, US Hardcover – ISBN: 9780399154348
First Sentence: Jumping to your death was a crappy way to spend St. Patrick’s Day.
*** Lt. Phoebe MacNamara is single mother who lives with daughter, Carly, her mother, suffering from agoraphobia, and Ava, a family friend. As a hostage negotiator, she talks down a man threatening to commit suicide and meets the man’s attractive former employer. Phoeb
Lea's Audiobooks Hensley
I couldn't finish. Just too many highly unusual factors mixed together in one story. First, what community the size of Savannah needs a hostage negotiator every week or more? I know sometimes it's to prevent suicide but still...

The heroine was almost killed along with her mother and brother when she was young when they were all held hostage by the mom's boyfriend. Okay - that's tragic. Now her mom won't leave the house even years later. Tragic again.

The hero won $132 million in a lottery.

The her
Ahmed Moghazy
رواية بوليسية رومانسية إجتماعية، تصلح سيناريو فيلم تشويق لا بأس به -لكن ليس ممتازا- إلا أنها كرواية عابها التطويل خاصة مع عادية الأسلوب، أي نعم لم يكن سيئا لكنه ليس مميزا بما يكفي لتهوين قراءة حوالي 550 صفحة.
تدور أحداثها حول شخصية مفاوضة محتجزي الرهائن الفيدرالية فيبي ماكنمارا وأسرتها الصغيرة، و الأحداث الدرامية التي تعرضوا لها في الماضي وآثارها التي تلاحقهم، والحوادث التي تتعرض لها بحكم مهنتها وتوابعها، سواء الجيدة مثل لقائها بدانكان الذي سيصير حبيبها ويحاول تعويضها عن مآسي حياتها الصعبة، أو ال
I was not too pleased with this Nora Roberts book. Maybe I've just read too many of her books and they are becoming too alike.
I feel that she could have told this story effectively in 200 less pages then it actually was. It seemed to drag on and I wasn't relating to the characters at all... they seemed so one-dimensional. It was a disappointment.
Wendy Darling
I picked this up for 10 cents from a library sale, since I like NR's In Death series. But this felt like a less cool, less focused version of Eve and Roarke. The first 200 pages were pretty good, but honestly this thing was just too long and drawn out for what it was. I lost interest, starting skimming, and eventually just gave up. Meh.
I picked this up at the thrift store. I'm a book junkie and prefer the books in hand compared to digital. I read the inside jacked and was hooked. It took me three days to finish this book adn I found myself staying up late to read. The whole story is interesting but then you take Phoebe's life choices and it's a must have. I couldn't put it down, seriously! She took a part of her past that was so traumatic and turned it into a lifetime of trying to save the world, one negotiation at a time. I c ...more
Sarah ( Paris )
نورا روبرتس المبدعة تأخذنا هذه المرة
داخل حياة فيبي ..
الجسورة والقوية التي تحمي عائلتها كلها
فيبي الشرطية والمتخصصة في المفاوضات عند احتجاز الرهائن او محاولات الإنتحار ..

جميلة هذه الرواية بكل مافيها ..
ملهمة ومليئة بالأمل ..
Kris - My Novelesque Life

"Police Lieutenant Phoebe MacNamara found her calling at an early age when an unstable man broke into her family's home, trapping and terrorizing them for hours. Now she's Savannah's top hostage negotiator, defusing powderkeg situations with a talent for knowing when to give in-and when to jump in and take action. It's satisfying work-and sometimes those skills come in handy at home dealing with her agoraphobic mother, still traumatized by the break-in after all these years, and her preco
Phoebe MacNamara is an unusual woman. Ever since she as a 10 year old was held hostage with her family, she's known what she was supposed to do when she grew up. Now she's one of the best hostage negotiators in Savannah. A status that sometimes leads to jealousy from the male colleagues.
Privately Phoebe is a single mom with a 7 year old daughter and she also lives with her agoraphobic mother. It's during her job she meets Duncan Swift. She slowly starts to develop strong feelings for him.
One day
Sara Gonçalves
Mais um livro de Nora Roberts que gostei. Um bom entretenimento, uma boa história. Um romance com policial, não um policial com romance - ao contrário da série que escreve enquanto J.D.Robb.
Adorei a personagem de Duncan e da sua família; ah Ma Bee, apesar de apareceres pouco deu para gostar muito de ti mulher!
Peço desculpa mas não vou dizer acerca da história. A sinopse é clara, e não gosto de espalhar spoilers. É uma história que gostei, rendeu bons momentos e deu prazer em ler.
No entanto fique
Tempo de Ler
Refém do Amor é um daqueles livros em que pego pelo puro prazer da distracção.

Gostei imenso da protagonista, Phoebe, uma mulher forte e decidida mas que aceita os seus momentos de fraqueza com receptividade, muito dedicada ao trabalho e à família, agindo como a cola que a mantém unida e a funcionar. Gostei que o trabalho de Phoebe tivesse uma ligação importante ao passado, já que ela descobriu a sua vocação numa catástrofe pessoal e recorre desde esse dia ao dom de identificar as emoções alheia
Mónica Silva
Opinião no blog http://howtoliveathousandlives.blogsp...

Mais um romance aliado ao mistério e suspense já comuns no mundo literário de Nora Roberts, que apenas reafirma a qualidade desta autora. Através deste livro ficamos a conhecer a profissão de negociador de reféns, numa perspetiva feminina. Estes são os melhores livros de Nora Roberts, quando não se limitam ao romance e permitem ao leitor visualizar uma realidade diferente mas muito bem desenvolvida.

Adorei a protagonista desta estória! Phoeb
This was an excellent book that I stayed up late night after night to read that little bit more. It encompasses feeling, emotion, crime and everything a crime thriller needs to make a good plot. The characters are all well thought out and you can’t help routing for them to make it out alive.
The Plot
Phoebe is a hostage negotiator in the police and the story starts with her talking a man down from committing suicide, it is here that she meets the male lead, Duncan, a handsome lottery winner. The s
CJ - So, you wanna play with magic?
It's really a 3.5 star review since I am vacillating between really liking it and just plain ol' liking it.

I love Nora Roberts and I was not disappointed by the storyline. It's got a very good plot that keeps you moving (although the switching of character POV's suddenly is a little annoying) and her supporting characters are all fleshed out and relatable.

However, I couldn't necessarily believe Phoebe's feelings toward Duncan toward the end. I wasn't unhappy by them but I was a little like "wai
نورا روبرتس كانت قادرة ان تخفي الكتاب من يدي وتصنع لي فيلما متكامل عبر حكايتها .. القصة رائعة والإثارة لا تنتهي من مشهد لآخر, أنهيتها فى ثلاث أيام لولا إنشغالي لأنهيتها فى جلسة واحدة .. القصة مثيرة وتحفزك على مواصلة القراءة حتي آخر صفحاتها, أعجبت بشخصية فيبي ماكنامارا ودانكن وإيسي وإيفا وحتي الصغيرة كارلي, كانت الشخصيات جميعها جميلة ومرتبطة فى حبكة القصة,

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