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The Angel (Boston Police/FBI #2)

3.67 of 5 stars 3.67  ·  rating details  ·  1,082 ratings  ·  97 reviews
On a remote stretch of the rugged coast of Ireland, folklorist and illustrator Keira Sullivan pursues the mysterious Irish legend of an ancient Celtic stone angel. As she searches an isolated ruin, she's certain she's discovered the mythic angel, but before she can examine her find, she senses a malevolent presence.... Is someone in there with her? Then the ruin collapses, ...more
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The Angel by Carla Neggers is the latest in a loosely connected series of romantic suspense novels, which I would venture to say are mostly twisty murder mysteries and very little romance. Themes of The Angel revolve around the existence of evil, deliberate mischief and an elusive Celtic stone angel. This is a story of good and evil, love and anguish knotted together with secrets and lies.

Detective Abigail Browning from The Widow is a main character in the story. The other main character is Keir
Jul 24, 2008 Miriam rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: timid suspense fans
This was my first book by Neggers and I was completely underwhelmed, so unless someone writes to tell me her other books are much better I doubt I'll try her again. The plot never really came together and the implicit supernatural element was neither present nor needed. The characters weren't quite 2-dimensional, but they were pretty derivitive and unconvincing. They repeatedly acted as if things that seemed normal to me were outrageous ("You went for a walk by yourself in the Irish countryside! ...more
Great story line, great characters. Exciting, suspenseful.

On a remote stretch of the rugged coast of Ireland, folklorist and illustrator Keira Sullivan pursues the mysterious Irish legend of an ancient Celtic stone angel. As she searches an isolated ruin, she's certain she's discovered the mythic angel, but before she can examine her find, she senses a malevolent presence.... Is someone in there with her? Then the ruin collapses, trapping her.Keira's uncle, a Boston homicide detective, enlists
Many reader reviews on Amazon are saying that this is her best book yet. I guess that means that I don't have to read any of her others.

This book was interesting and had potential but many of the main issues in the book never got connected and the characters were very transparent. Unless you're a fan of hers, skip it.
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3 1/4 - 3 1/2 stars

The Angel connects to The Widow through characters Abigail Browning and Bob O'Reilly. There is no need to have read the previous book, although it does explain the relationships between some of the characters.

Keira Sullivan, Bob O'Reilly's niece, is on her way to Ireland to research an old Irish tale told by an old neighbor of her uncle and mother. The night before she is to leave, a man mysteriously drowns in less than 2 feet of water. It appears accidental, but to Detective
Ursula Gorman
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I have read almost all of Carla Neggers books and have found her to have some really strange plots and characters. The plots twist and make no sense at times and the villain often ends up being a secondary character who is just plain crazy. I really don't know why I continue reading her.

The Angel is the second in the series and has the same flaws her other books do, but it is a passable good plot with interesting characters who have interlocking personal relationships. Patsy, whose daughter was
This is the companion novel to The Widow. I enjoyed The Widow a lot and was expecting The Angel to be as good if not better. Well, I was surprised, but not in a good way at all.

The plot was mediocre at best. In the beginning, I thought it was a paranormal type book, faires, angels and devils and whatnot. Well, it wasn't - it was a romantic suspense. The whole fairy tale about the three monks and the fairies looking for the stone angel jumped in and out of the story. In certain points it was all
Loves To Dive
Keira Sullivan makes a living doing what she loves; she illustrates classic poems and folklore. Just before she is off on a 6 week trip to Ireland, she has to attend a reception and silent auction in Boston where some of her artwork will be displayed to benefit the Boston-Clark folklore project. On her way to the benefit after visiting her reclusive mother she stumbles upon a seemingly random suicide of a man in a park not far from the reception. As she reaches the auction, she is a bit rattled ...more
The Angel - Boston P.D./FBI #2 (Keira and Simon) - seaqrch and rescue where they find and loose the angel and almost their lives.

On a remote stretch of the rugged coast of Ireland, folklorist and illustrator Keira Sullivan pursues the mysterious Irish legend of an ancient Celtic stone angel. As she searches an isolated ruin, she's certain she's discovered the mythic angel, but before she can examine her find, she senses a malevolent presence.... Is someone in there with her? Then the ruin collap
Linda C
Keira Sullivan, folklorist and illustrator, plans a trip to Ireland to research a legend involving a stone Angel and to create illustrations to go with the publication of the story. Before she leaves a man mysteriously drowns in a shallow pond near her art exhibit and shortly after arriving in Ireland she is trapped in a ruined hut when it collapses around her. Are these things connected. Abby and Owen from book 1 of the series, become involved when Abby, a police detective begins questioning th ...more
Set in Boston and Ireland, this suspense novel follows members of several Irish families and their interaction with Keria Sullivan, a collector or Irish folk tales and Illustrator of books. When Keria sees a man dead in the lagoon of Boston Public Garden on her way to a showing of art, hers included the story begins and gets more intense as she is trapped in a collapsing ruin in Ireland where she has gone to paint and collect stories as will as look for a mysterious angel mentioned in a story to ...more
Keira Sullivan is an artist who specializes in Irish folk tales. She's gone back to her family's neighborhood and has heard the story of a magical angel guarded by three brothers. The story is told by a woman whose daughter was killed in a horrific accident thirty years ago that is still resonating today.
Simon Cahill ostensibly volunteers for a worldwide search-and-rescue organization but it covers more serious work that he does. When he crosses paths with Keira, he is immediately attracted to h
Sheri Duhé
Nov 14, 2009 Sheri Duhé is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
So far I am not thrilled. It is against my principles to quit a book before finishing, but I am tempted with this one.

A major point made in the story is that Keira shouldn't have been walking alone in the Irish countryside. No wonder she got trapped in an old cottage ruin! LOL I really can't get past that. She takes one walk in Ireland and needs a search and rescue man to come and save her. Maybe indoor types could buy it, but being an outdoors person who has very often walked in the woods alon
I did like this story but I got off to a rough start. That was entirely my fault since I read book one in this series and Whiskey beach by Nora Roberts back to back and got my story lines mixed up. Simon is just another volunteer for Fast Rescue. Or so many think. Kiera is not just another artist who likes to illustrate fairies either. But she is the type who has trouble follower her.

It took a bit to build into this story. Based on the description I thought it would launch right into a rescue,
It's always a delight to read a Carla Neggers story. It takes me back to Ireland with all its charm, mystery & possibilities of what was, is or could be with a hint of the unknown and a wee bit of romance for sport.
I really enjoyed reading this book. The location of Ireland is one of my favorites. This book is all about an ancient Stone Angel and an Irish Folk story. Keira is off to Ireland to search out the story told to her. Is the Stone Angel real or someone's story? Keira is about to find out. But along the way she is ambushed and has to be saved. That's where Simon comes in. Keira and Simon head back home and run into trouble there. The killer is after Keira and her mother. And of course the Stone An ...more
Cas H.
The Angel, written by Carla Neggers is a really well written book. One sentence flows into the next and before you know it, you're done with the book. Keira Sullivan is investigating an old Irish tale of 3 brothers who find a stone Angel. While out looking into this myth, she gets trapped in a hut and Simon Kayhill is sent to rescue her. What she does not realize is that she is in way over her head, and someone helped trapped her in the cottage and wants to kill her, and her family. The next boo ...more
Laura Chaulklin
I really enjoyed this book. The characters are fun and entertaining, there is enough drama with support characters that you can tell it is part of a series without feeling like you are lost if you haven't read the other books, and there are plenty of plot twists and turns. **spoiler** The only qualm I had, and the reason I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars, is that the cover and summary suggest some supernatural involvement. There is a good bit of superstition, but that is all it is. There are no act ...more
This book really does have a magical feel to it. There are angels, fairies, Satan, and evil, all fighting an ageless battle. I’ve never really been interested in fairy tales or folktales, but I must admit there is something very romantic and mystical about them that I’ve never really appreciated. Also, I fell in love with Ireland even though most of the action was in Boston. The mystery and rugged beauty appealed to me and now I might have to put Ireland on my list of hopeful vacation destinatio ...more
An interesting, yet weird mystery. I had no clue who the killer was. Romance part was boring.
Ok reading but a bit disjointed in how the plot rolls out. Ok book to pick up and put down.
It keep me instered all the way through.
I liked this book in the series a lot more than the first one. The characters were much more interesting and enjoyable. I liked the settings in Boston and Ireland. I liked the mystery, suspense and a hint of a paranormal is it real or not real feel. That little bit of spookiness sparked a more desirable read for me and kept me wanting to turn pages. The Stone Angel and Irish Folklore twist really set an element of intrigue in my opinion. I really enjoyed this book.
This was a good suspense yarn that took you back and forth from Boston to the West coast of Ireland. Having seen that coast, I felt the descriptions of places and people were very accurate. The story centers on a young lady, Kiera, who paints illustrations for books, especially those dealing with Irish folklore. There is murder, police investigations, rescues, and lots of stories dealing with Irish traditions and beliefs. An enjoyable quick read.
THE ANGEL wasn't really that good of a read. The characters just weren't that interesting, and Bob really got on my nerves. Also, there was a lot of overreacting to things that just weren't a big deal. Not to mention the fact that the storyline didn't seem to come together very well, and there were some things that were not really explained well or were not explained at all. Plus, the reveal of the killer was anticlimactic.
Tammy Pickens
A great tale of Irish folklore, murder and intrigue!!
Her whole Irish/Boston mystery Romance Series are great and unique. Takes you to the misty coast of Maine to Ireland. I love her characters, tough and lovable and real. One of my favorite characters is the Father/Uncle of the Heroine (depending on the book), the Boston cop Bob. Hey not the hunky guy, but the older dude, I liked his grumpiness, and then later he'd be singing Irish tunes with his daughter's Irish band. Real believable.
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Carla Neggers has been spinning stories ever since she climbed a tree with pad and pen at age eleven. Now she is the New York Times bestselling author of almost 70 novels, with millions of books sold in over 30 countries. Her popular Sharpe & Donovan romantic suspense series featuring FBI agents Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan launched with Saint’s Gate in 2011 and has been praised as “a breatht ...more
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