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The Falls

3.69  ·  Rating Details  ·  399 Ratings  ·  30 Reviews
A New York Times Bestselling AuthorIt is the spectacular waterfall that first drew Claire and Keith away from their fast-paced, high-tech careers to pursue the dream of opening a bed-and-breakfast in the rustic lodge above Bloodroot River. But the dream becomes a nightmare when Keith's body is found snagged in the river rapids, his death ruled a suicide. Claire knows her h ...more
Paperback, 394 pages
Published May 1st 2006 by Mira Books (first published 2003)
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Kylmä talvinen päivä vaati selvästi lukemista sohvan nurkassa. Tämä kirja saikin ajan kulumaan kuin siivillä. Varsin kelpo dekkari, nopeatempoinen ja viihdyttävä vaikka paikoitellen sortuikin ehkä hieman kliseiseksi, mutta ei haitannut kyllä lainkaan. Syyllistä en arvannut etukäteen, vaikka aavistukset syistä saivatkin ajatukset sivuamaan myös häntä. Lopulta todellisuus oli toinen kuin ajateltu, mutta en kaukana ollut mietintöineni minäkään.
PS. Mielenkiintoisin hahmo oli ehdottomasti intiaani
Feb 02, 2011 Christie rated it did not like it
You know you’re in trouble when you come across a line like this in a book: “I have a feeling my survival training from years ago and my duty during Operation Desert Storm is going to come in real handy.’

Of course the joke’s on me. The revelation - spoken by hard-as-nails Sheriff Nick Braden doesn’t come until page 285 - but I knew the book was gonna be a stinker by page 10…yet I still kept reading.

Publishers Weekly loved The Falls and said Harper has a fantastic flair for creating and sustainin
Apr 08, 2008 Gina rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the book as well. The chemistry between Claire and Nick was sizzling, but I could understand why nothing happened between them until the end. Remember, Claire just lost her husband (even if it wasn't much of a marriage at the end) and Nick, having previously reprimanded one of his deputies for getting involved with a suspect from a previous case, pretty much refused to put himself in the same position. I completely understood that, and I enjoyed how each were aware of the other but wou ...more
Apr 08, 2009 Louise rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
This was very different from other Karen Harper novels that I read which are usually set in an Amish Community. However, this novel was filled was mystery and suspense and kept me on the edge of my seat.

Keith and Claire Malvern have left their Seattle, Washington jobs to restore an old lodge in Portsfalls, Washington and turn it into a B & B.

Shortly after their restorations are complete, Claire's husband Keith is believed to have committed suicide by jumping off the old railway bridge. Clair
May 13, 2016 Maud rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
eerste keer dat ik iets las van "Karen Harper" en het was direct een schot in de roos, geweldig boek met een fantastisch einde en ontzettend veel spanning, de laatste 100 blz kon ik niet stoppen om het einde te kennen :-)
ik schrijf Karen Harper alleszins op mn lijstje van graag gelezen auteurs !
alle andere titels van haar zijn welkom ;-)
Katherine Krige
Jan 23, 2014 Katherine Krige rated it liked it
I was looking for a light read and this was the perfect fit. The action moved well and kept me reading. My only criticism is that I struggled to believe that a new widow would get involved in a new relationship so fast. To each their own though.
Dec 10, 2008 Beth rated it liked it
We need different categories for ranking. How does one rank a good genre piece against one of the classics? Each suffers by comparison.

Anyway, this is an engaging narrative within its particular genre (romantic suspense). Heroine (Claire) is not overly stupid but does get into trouble (no suspense without that) and the hero (Nick) cares for her but isn't all brawn and testicles (e.g. romance not just sex). The setting in the Pacific Northwest is nicely described with information about salmon run
laurel jones
May 10, 2016 laurel jones rated it really liked it
an easy read. Not earth shattering but a good mystery/romance
Jul 07, 2010 Colleen rated it really liked it
Shelves: suspense, fiction
I enjoyed this book and it kept me guessing until the end. I just finished another book by Karen Harper called "Deep Down" and oddly find the two books to be somewhat similar, though I did enjoy both. They both have a cop as the main love interest, a Native American character that is both suspicious and lives next door, something always happens in a place considered sacred by the Native Americans, the crimes take place in wooded areas with waterfalls and both are set in small towns with a store/ ...more
Jolanda Wieling
Jan 13, 2016 Jolanda Wieling rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
goed boek zeer spannend moeilijk weg te leggen en een super leuk einde al met al veel lees plezier aan gehad!
Feb 26, 2015 Mallu rated it liked it
Sopivan hömppä. Lopussa ei meinannut malttaa lopettaa lukemista.
Mar 23, 2013 Dana rated it it was amazing
This book was not about romance as much as solving crime and learning how to move on. I thought it was very well done. I really liked the main characters; they were strong people who had been hurt, and were learning to live again. I really appreciated that the characters were able to develop their relationship in a mature, non-sexual manner.
Nov 13, 2008 Dawn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who enjoys romantic suspense.
Recommended to Dawn by: I read all of Karen Harper's books.
Good suspense novel. It took me some time to get into the story, but once I did I found it to be pretty good. Good mixture of romance & suspense. Kept me guessing & I never did guess who the killer was. This was my first book by this author, but I have since read many more from her. I really enjoy her books.
Apr 19, 2008 Maurean rated it liked it
This one took me a little while to get into, but in the end I found it to be a rather enjoyable suspense novel; interesting characters, a typical good-guy-gets-girl romance undertone, and a fairly well-delivered whodunit. Overall, it was worth the reading time
Jun 11, 2013 Dianna rated it it was ok
2.5 stars. The premise of the story was good with the whole murder and mystery and so forth. I found the writing lacking. A lot of the dialogue was either pointless or made no sense at all and did not further the story. It was all very disjointed.
Stephanie Strausberger
Feb 23, 2012 Stephanie Strausberger rated it it was amazing
This is my first book by this author. I am anxious to collect more of her books. The entire story kept you guessing, the plot a twist and turn of constant suspense. Thoroughly enjoyed this quick read.
Jan 21, 2011 Michele rated it it was ok
The main charachter was a super-woman. There was nothing that could stop her: being tasered, plane crash, swimming in a cranberry bog. SO much was going on, I really didn't care who was after her.
Jul 28, 2008 Mirinda rated it really liked it
I just reread this book and it was great the second time around too. I rarely read mysteries a second time since I know the story already, but this one was worth the read.
Marianne Jay
Mar 31, 2009 Marianne Jay rated it it was ok
This is the first book I have read by this author, and I as really disappointed.

The book was, for lack of a better word, annoying.

I won't be reading this author again.
Dec 19, 2011 A rated it liked it
This was an okay book to read. I found it to be a little redundant, however, once I started it, I had to continue reading to see who the killer was.
Nov 24, 2010 Starket rated it liked it
First time I tried this author. Beautiful setting, nice pace and suspense. I enjoyed it and look forward to trying another book from her.
Apr 23, 2010 Tracey rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2010
I love Karen Harper's books- another great read that kept you guessing to the end. Lots of suspense with just a touch of romance!
Mark Giordano
Dec 26, 2013 Mark Giordano rated it liked it
I couldn't warm up to the main character of this book and therefore I wasn't sympathetic to her situation.
Sue Klasing
I really like this author and the way she keeps you in her grips until the very end.
Jul 27, 2007 Pam rated it it was amazing
Karen Harper writes mysterys that keep you reading all night.
Jan 07, 2012 Tiina rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
En helt ok deckare. T o m några jättespännande scener...
Aug 23, 2008 Julianne rated it really liked it
Gripping! Why have I not heard more of her?
Sep 10, 2013 Kenzlei rated it it was ok
it was ok for me not anyting great
Jul 10, 2012 Dena rated it really liked it
Liked this one alot. Suspense!
May 31, 2009 Rosie rated it liked it
liked it
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A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Karen Harper is a former college English instructor (The Ohio State University) and high school literature and writing teacher. A lifelong Ohioan, Karen and her husband Don divide their time between the midwest and the southeast, both locations she has used in her books. Besides her American settings, Karen loves the British Isles, where her Scott ...more
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