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Number-one New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts explores the wilds of the Grand Tetons—and the mysteries of love, murder, and madness—in her engrossing and passionate new novel.
 
The sole survivor of a brutal crime back East, Reece Gilmore settles in Angel’s Fall, Wyoming—temporarily, at least—and takes a job at a local diner. One day, while hiking in the mounta
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Kindle Edition, 460 pages
Published (first published 2006)
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Songbyrd*SB needs low angst books*
This was a really good story. I enjoyed the heroine Reece and the hero Brody. I got the audiobook version and I thought the narrator did a decent job telling the story.

Reece is a trained chef who survived a horrible attack and had many mental issues she dealt with afterward which after such an event is understandable.

Brody is a writer that has lived in the town after he quit a newspaper job and has become a novelist. He is blunt, a loner and observant. He doesn't coddle but does care when he le
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Glamdring
*Buddy read with Blacky <3<3<3*

*4,5 stars*


Another great romantic suspense by Nora Roberts. I loved everything, the characters, the build up and the general plot.

The characters:
Reece is the only survivor of a traumatic event, she's roaming the country doing small jobs trying to find her way back to a "normal" life. Before that she was a successful chef. Because of what happened to her she's fragile, but mostly she's strong and I loved her temper tantrum.
Brody is a reclusive writer. He's
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Vinaya
It seems fitting to conclude Nothing But Nora Week with my absolute favourite Nora book of all time. Why do I like Angels Fall so much? Maybe because it is inspired by my two favourite psychological thrillers, Gaslight and Rear Window. I've watched both movies a million times, but I still get that goosebump-ey feeling as the dénouement approaches.

Reece Gilmore lands up in the little Wyoming town of Angels Fist while she's running away from the ghosts of her past. She finds a job as a short-orde
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Lisa Kay

Five full stars! ★★★★★ I love books about chefs! Whether they are romances or mysteries; I just love the culinary theme (guess this explains my fascination with the Food Network!). Put the three together, and Wow! I’ve never been a huge Nora Roberts fan (though I do like her writing as J.D. Robb); nevertheless, I’ve picked up one or two of her books over the years and enjoyed them.

However, I’ve always liked Heather Locklear (I swear my sister-in-law could be her twin). Ms. Locklear starred in t
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Karla
3 Stars! Not bad, but after listening to The Witness and being blown away by the narrator, plot and characters, this one didn't quite measure up. It took me a while to get used to the "voice" that was narrating this story, and I wonder if I had "read" the book, would I have enjoyed it more...I'm not sure.

The plot was intriguing, but at mid-point I guessed who the killer was. Nora Roberts tried so hard to direct your attention to another character and make it obvious it was him, that it was obvi
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Mo
Apr 20, 2016 Mo rated it really liked it
Recommended to Mo by: Crystal~BIG book addict~
Another fine read from this author. 4.5 stars.

The sole survivor of a brutal crime back East, Reece Gilmore settles in Angel’s Fall, Wyoming—temporarily, at least—and takes a job at a local diner. One day, while hiking in the mountains, she peers through her binoculars and sees a couple arguing ... suddenly, the man is on top of the woman, his hands around her throat…

By the time Reece reaches a gruff loner named Brody farther down the trail, the pair is gone. And when authorities comb the area
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Nicola O.
Jul 05, 2007 Nicola O. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm a bit undecided about a 3 vs. 4 for this one. I have a certain devotion to Nora Roberts that some might find irrational, but generally I find her characters interesting & distinguishable, and their conflict/relationships satisfying. My 3.5 rating rationale would go something like this:

*Never saw the 'whodunit' coming-- that's good!--4 stars!
*Plot holes that would enable the culprit to do what was done-- uh, 3 stars.

In the end, I'm giving it 4 because I like NR. If you are picky about my
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Maria Clara
Bueno, más bien es un tres y medio. No he leído muchos libros de esta autora, pero los pocos que han pasado por mis manos me han parecido mejores. La historia está bien, el tema muy bien tratado, pero he encontrado que faltaba algo más de suspense. De los personajes no puedo decir nada, salvo que me han parecido muy bien definidos.
Angela
Dec 21, 2008 Angela rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, ebooks
Turned out that, despite all the various Nora Roberts recommendations folks kindly gave me, the first non-J.D. Robb of hers that I read was Angels Fall, her latest paperback. Turned out to be pretty good, overall. A talented young chef, after being the only survivor of a violent crime back East, travels across the country and winds up in a small town in the mountains--where she is the only witness to a murder. Only did she really see what she thought she did? Most of the town is dubious, except ...more
Izy
Jan 09, 2016 Izy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rating 2.5- 3 stars.

Hmm the whole small town which should have come across as quaint and wholesome didn't...instead it came off across as a small town with a very idyllic view but extremely unempathetic people. I really don't understand why anyone would prefer to live there but Reece and Brody did clearly.

The only person I liked was Reece. She was a strong lead who had been through so much and was still trying to get back and be as normal as she could.

Her love interest Brody was a mystery write
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Gaby
Aug 08, 2015 Gaby rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
La historia cumple y es perfecta. Es un clásico de esta autora, a la que hasta ahora no le encontré novela mala.
El suspenso está garantizado y en cada página la cabeza del lector trabaja tratando de unir las piezas del rompecabezas.
Sospeché de tres personajes y adoré jugar, una vez más, a la detective...
El lado romántico de la historia me encantó. La pareja es hermosa y tienen una química deliciosa.
Nada cursi, nada bobo ni romanticón. Es una historia de atracción pura, donde terminan construyend
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Tina
I read this book before because Goodreads tells me I rated it a '3 stars.' But I literally have no memory of it and got sucked into the audiobook while I was putting together a standing desk.

*** sidenote, seriously a standing desk is great! also listening to audiobooks makes tedious stuff like that go so fast***

...Anyway....

I listened to this on audio with Joyce Bean narrating. She is a great performer. Very expressive. I have listened to her on several Linda Howard audiobooks and she never disa
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Jacob Proffitt
This book was a light, but entertaining mystery/romance and about what you'd expect from Nora Roberts--i.e. well-written, with interesting characters, and a firm sense of place and people.

I really like Reece as someone recovering from a truly awful, traumatic experience. She's been nomadic for a while and settles in a small Wyoming town when her car breaks down there. It isn't long before she finds herself integrating into the town, making friends, and setting down the beginnings of roots.

I'm le
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D.R.
Sep 05, 2013 D.R. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Giving this a 4 star cause I am rereading it. That's my cut off for 4 stars. I don't reread a lot of books. I just can't most times. Even if the book was good or even okay. There has to be something more to make me want to crack it open again. My brain works weird that way. I dunno. Sometimes I can remember scenes from books from years and years ago and rereading a book makes me unhappy. Othertimes, I can't wait for enough time to pass for me to be able to open it back up. Angels Fall is a book ...more
Sarah
Jun 05, 2013 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow. I was on a pretty good roll there for a bit. "No more TV!" I said. "I'll read instead!" I was finishing books at a respectable pace for a graduate student! Then school ended and you'd think I would be reading up a storm. Instead I got the world's cutest, smartest puppy and I have been working on a fluff book, a Nora Roberts re-read for THREE WEEKS. How embarrassing is that? I used to read in the morning during breakfast and at night before bed. Now on the rare occasions I am sitting down wi ...more
Jacqueline
Nora Roberts is usually a slightly above middle of the road read for me. This one she hit out of the park. Reece is the only survivor of a shooting spree in Boston. At her new place in Wyoming she witnesses a murder but because of her history of a breakdown after the first shooting no one believes her.

Characterization is wonderful. Reece grows over the course of the book. She starts out fragile and very damaged and grows stronger in what she is mentally able to accomplish and she doesn't give up
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Maria Sol
Sep 01, 2015 Maria Sol rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Me gusto mucho este libro, creo que es un libro fiel al estilo de Nora Roberts y muchisimo mejor que el último que había leído de ella (La Testigo).
Me gusto todo, la historia de suspenso, creo que estuvo super bien lograda, los personajes, estos estan muy bien tambien, todos tienen el toque justo de cosas que tienen que tener los personajes en este tipo de libros, incluso los secundarios estan muy bien logrados. No es un libro empalagoso, sí tiene una historia de amor o dos, pero sus protagonist
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Lisazj1
4.5 stars. This one was great! I loved Reece and Brody, and Reece's situation and her behavior and reactions as she began to heal emotionally were believable and handled well. The mystery had me suspecting quite a few people *I was wrong about the bad guy* and I loved seeing Reece begin to be angry about the way she was being played, instead of only being terrified. The evolution of her character had me pulling so hard for her.

All of the characters were enjoyable but Reece and Brody together ma
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CaroB
I had originally read this back in 2011, but have to admit to having forgotten who the villain was in this when I started the re-read.
As for the protagonists, I absolutely loved Brody's surliness, his "no bullshit" attitude with a heart of gold. It's true that if I were to actually meet someone like him in real life, I probably would not give him the time of day after decided he was arrogant and rude, but Nora Roberts manages to make it understandable how he was exactly what Reece needed in her
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Yasmin
Dec 16, 2015 Yasmin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another good read by Nora, if a shade too long. I don't tend to read her stand-alone books, and this was one of the few I have tried. It was a good story, good plot and likeable characters. The support characters were also fun and realistic, giving the book a well rounded feel. I liked the backstory, and the tension was kept up throughout, except towards the end when I just wanted to know who the baddie was! It could have been edited a little more to make the pacing a little tighter is my only c ...more
Serban Georgiana
Dec 19, 2014 Serban Georgiana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
Cartea este bine scrisa,ca mai toate cartile semnate de Nora Roberts,dar din pacate nu este de cinci stele.
Punctajul pe care-l voi da este unul de 4 stele,si asta datorita faptului ca personajele i-mi par superficiale.Nu spun ca sunt construite superficial,pentru ca la valoarea acestui autor,acest lucru este imposibil,dar ceva le lipseste.
Poate este vorba de scanteia care lipseste in relatia lor.
Oricum,in ciuda faptului ca povestea este una de actiune si plina de suspans, de aceasta data autoare
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Red Iza
I liked it. It wasn't bad, it wasn't her best, I just... liked it. Annika was a lot of fun. But I lost interest in the plot along the way.
Jane Stewart
4.5 stars. Good story. Very enjoyable.

This is my third Nora Robert's book. The first two I read were written in 1995 and 1998 and I didn't like them much. Because this is more recent, 2006, I'm wondering if her later work is better than her earlier work. I may try another of her more recent novels. This book ”Angels Fall” is about a talented woman chef who has been terribly wounded by surviving a gunshot massacre. She moves away, is in the process of healing and witnesses another murder. It’s a
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Tânia
3,5

After reading Birthright, this book fell far short of expectations. I really liked all the elements of the story, especially the spectacular landscape. Loved the interaction between the townspeople. Reece Gilmore was an interesting character, but became more interesting after witnessing the murder and having her sanity put into question by almost everyone, given her traumatic past. Unfortunately, I don’t think she was given much depth. Same goes for Brody. I didn’t really like the guy, and e
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Kris - My Novelesque Life
4 stars - 2015


3.5 STARS - 2007

"Reece Gilmore has come a long way to see the stunning view below her. As the sole survivor of a brutal crime back East, she has been on the run, desperately fighting the nightmares and panic attacks that haunt her. Reece settles in Angel's Fist, Wyoming-temporarily, at least-and takes a job at a local diner. And now she's hiked this mountain all by herself. It was glorious, she thought, as she peered through her binoculars at the Snake River churning below.

Then Re
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Branwen Sedai *of the White Ajah*
"God, I annoy myself," she muttered. "What-ifs are for tomorrow. The moment's what maters. And at this moment, I want to live." There was sweetness in the world, she reminded herself. and love, and kindness. it was good to be part of that again, to feel that again.

Reece has been struggling for years to get her life back on track after a horrifying incident that took place in her past. Moving from place to place, never planting roots, is how she copes with the trauma that nearly destroyed her lif
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LJ
ANGELS FALL (Romantic Suspense-Wyoming-Cont) – VG
Roberts, Nora – Standalone
Putnam, 2006- Hardcover
*** Reece Gilmore is trying to put herself back together, mentally and physically, after being the only survivor to a thrill killing in Boston. When car trouble stops her in Angel Fist, Wyoming, she finds a job, a tough but caring boss, a place to live, new friends, a man…and a murder that only she saw. There is no evidence of the crime and, as people learn more of her history and she begins finding
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Mary Taitt
Book Review Angel’s Fist

I really liked Angels Fall, by Nora Roberts. A lot. As long as one considers the author and genre. It’s a murder mystery romance novel set in Angel’s Fist Wyoming, an apparently fictitious town near the Grand Tetons. (I had a few terrifying adventures in that area myself!) When Reece Gilmore arrives in Angel’s Fist, she’s been on the run from a terrifying mass murder in Boston where she was the only survivor. She has scars on her chest from the bullet wounds, scars on her
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Nathalie
Jul 29, 2009 Nathalie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
I've read all of Nora's books and, until now, found her to be a fascinating writer, easy with words, great with descriptions. She could make you FEEL the story better than anyone else (passion, excitement, suspense) and I just couldn't wait to read the next book. Until this one. What a lame, lame, boring, predictable book. Can I say lame again? I suspect she let an assistant write the bulk of the book for her because I found none of her magic in there. Her heroin is pitiful (as in you can't poss ...more
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Nora Roberts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels, including The Obsession, The Liar, The Collector, Whiskey Beach and coming in June 2017, Come Sundown. She is also the author of the futuristic suspense In Death series written under the pen name J.D. Robb. There are more than 500 million copies of her books in print.
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