Lisa Shewmaker was a rising star in a prestigious law firm in Lexington, Kentucky until the firm went bankrupt and she lost her job. With an ailing mother to care for, Lisa takes the first position offered: research assistant to DA Scott Buchanan. While reviewing cold cases in the Fayette County courthouse, Lisa discovers a thick envelope with engrossing details of an enti...more
I've been reading Karen Robards since not long after I started reading romance. She has some really great romantic suspense books, but unfortunately, her last few books have been subpar, in my opinion. And honestly, I considered this book her last chance at keeping me reading her new releases. Did she win me back? Probably not.
After lawyer Lisa Grant loses her job when the firm she works for goes belly-up, she decides to return to her hometown of Lexington, Kentucky and he ...more
While researching some cold case files, Lisa Grant, assistant reviewer to D. ...more
I thoroughly enjoyed this romantic suspense by Robards. The plotting is well done and I like both main characters. The mystery defies solution for most of the book. I could almost figure it out, but a few details prove elusive. The author does withhold one clue until the end, but it was necessary for the story.
Robards weaves all the parts of the story together, including the mutual history of Lisa and Scott ...more
i think my biggest problem with this book is that i never felt like i had a choice in speculating on the connection between lisa and the garcias because from the onset, when strange things started happening to lisa, she immediately connected it with the garcia case when she doesn't even know them or anything about the case except that she looked like them.
second problem is that the story focused more on the love story between lisa and the guy and the various accidents and attempt ...more
Not sure she set up the final twist carefully enough, but unlike FIGHT CLUB, I won't be re-reading this to look for foreshadowing...good summer fare. Now I have my guilt-pleasure reading for ...more
I also got tired of how often Lisa had cold shivers. It really could have been better but then again, I did skip some pa ...more
The mystery and romance didnt seem to have a smooth balance in this one for me. Lisa and Scott were hot together but it just didnt flow with the suspense as much as I had hoped. Not my favorite of her books
For this, Lisa loses her job and returns to her home town to take care of her ALS stricken mother. Long story short, she ends up researching an old case about a missing family, with a member who looks exactly like herself. Now for the story, ...more
Shattered delivered on both counts, but not without a few issues.
One issue I have to mention right up front (doesn't really have anything to do with the storyline). Both the author's website and Goodreads list the heroine's name as Lisa Shewmaker when in fact her name in the book is Lisa Grant. How does that happen?
On the romance ...more
Lisa, the main character, has moved back to Kentucky to take care of her terminally ill mother. She left a great attorney position in Boston behind her, and due to the lousy economy, has settled ...more