To most people, Fiona Bristow seems to have an idyllic life--a quaint house on an island off Seattle's coast, a thriving dog-training school and a challenging volunteer job performing Canine Sear...more
Fiona Bristow was kidnapped almost ten years ago, the only survivor of a serial killer who would find single, athletic women, kill them and then bury them in a shallow grave in a national park. After Fiona managed to escape, the killer went back and killed her boyfriend and his K9 unit. In his memory, Fiona opened up a dog training school which does eve...more
Tanya Eby does a great job narrating The Search My only complaint is that sometimes during conversations she fails to differentiated between speakers. Other than that, Eby nails the right attitude and atmosphere for the characters and the story. Simon comes across perfectly as the irascible woodworker who fights to keep his loner status in the face of his growing feelings about Fiona. As with the print version, I love how Ro...more
Okay, so the book had it's moments, but I really expected more in the way of a thrilling read. I did like the two main characters, Fiona and Simon. Fiona was easy going, funny and a dog trainer extraordinaire! Simon was gruff, demanding, pushy...but it added to his appeal and they played well off of each other. I enjoyed the dog training aspect of the book, I love dogs, but when a book is titled The Search and the underlying plot is about a seri...more
She gets a point for starting off the book really well but that's about it. There was no suspense and the killer storyline could have been so, so much better.
What I found to be unbelievable was the romance between Fiona and Simon. Nothing a...more
Loved Simon and Fiona both. Loved the whole premise of rescue dogs, the training involved etc. I quite enjoyed all the obvious research that went into this book.
But what I love the most about Nora Roberts books is that she never changes her characters to suit her plotlines. Simon started out gruff, impatient, grumpy and a loner and he consistently stayed...more
I'm a big Nora fan. I'm also a dog fan. The combination of a good storyline from a favorite author with the detailed research on dog training, especially in regards to search and rescue, worked really well for me.
I really enjoyed the romance between Simon and Fiona and how it built over the course of the book, they were a great couple. This was one of my favorite romances of 2010.
The audio book version was excellent even if you had to work a little harder to he...more
But the real stars were Fiona's and Simon's dogs. Ms. Roberts did an amazing job giving each dog their own distinct personality and they lit up the page every time...more
This book is very similar to many other book she has written. All of her books are nearly the same to me. Same plot, same type of characters, same situations, same mysteries. Just different character names and locations. I just read this, and went back and browsed some more of her books and came across The Witness by her and the description matches what The Search is about exactly almost to a T...more
The Search is written by the number one New York Times best-selling author, Nora Roberts (my number one favourite author of all time!). It was published in 2010 by Putnam.
I am so happy that I purchased The Search, even if it’s in hardcover and a little bit more expensive than the paperback version. I can’t afford to wait for the less expensive paperback for this kind of amazing book.
At just the first chapter, I already cried. Miss Nora writes so we...more
**The #1 *New York Times*-bestselling author presents a riveting novel where a canine search and rescue volunteer fights danger and finds love in the Pacific Northwest wilderness. **
To most people, Fiona Bristow seems to have an idyllic life-a quaint house on an island off Seattle's coast, a thriving dog-training school, and a challenging volunteer job performing canine search and rescues. Not to mention her three intensely loyal Labs. But Fiona got to this point by surviv
Aquí (yo) con otra reseña de Nora Roberts, una autora que ha sabido hacerse un espacio en mi biblioteca con sus libros de mujeres fuertes, decididas y con una lengua bastante filosa cuando se trata de convivir con hombres jejeje.
Hay que mencionar que Nora Roberts tiene una formula muy sencilla al crear un personaje principal femenino a la hora de escribir (independiente del libro/saga) pero que sin duda no deja de funcionar por el éxito de sus novelas, la formula de la que hablo c...more
I want to be here! Well, not the serial killer parts, but I have fallen in love with Simon's property and his workshop. I can smell the sawdust and the varnish, the brine of the ocean outside his door, the smell of the forest where he and Fiona walk with the dogs. Yup, I can smell the dogs after they've chased those balls into the ocean as well!
This is an amazing story. Well, yeahhh, it's a Nora Roberts. Jus...more
Fiona is the sole survivor of a serial killer. She managed to overcome her abductor, escape with her life, and put him behind bars - but not before he managed to destroy her life. But Fiona is a fighter and she slowly fought to get her life back, a life she enjoys as, now eight years later, she lives on Orcas Island off the coast of Seattle and runs a dog training scho...more
Genre: Standalone Romantic Suspense novel (not very suspenseful though)
My usual type of read? (yes/no) Could've been!
Plot type: Could've been a taught murder mystery/crime thriller but instead was a long, drawn out and boring police investigation into something we never even got to see until the end of the book. ZERO investment into hating the Villian(s) and less than ZERO believeability in the Heroine's ability to save herself. The Hero had no interest in saving her e...more
I did like it. I did. Way more than a lot of other books I've read. I have a few complaints, though (as usual).
#1. This was an insanely long book. I usually manage to fit at least one book into a day. And that even leaves time for things like eating and sleeping. The Search took foreeeverrr! Not enough happens in this book to justify its length. But even though I'm complaining about this, I can't think of any specific scenes that could have been edited out. Maybe s...more
This book is about a woman named Fiona. When she was 20 years old a serial killer captured her. With luck she was...more
Fiona is a dog trainer and search and rescue volunteer. She had been stun-gunned at 21 by a serial killer, but managed to escape just before he killed her. The serial killer is now in jail, but 8 years later, killings are occurring again with the same "fingerprint" of his killings. Copycats.
From jail, the serial killer has trained someone...more
Ok, so you have a person who has been to depths of hell...more
Some call her a victim. Eight years ago she was the lone woman to escape a serial killer's deadly web. Some call her a hero. Seven years ago her fiance and his K-9 police partner were gunned down by the killer in revenge for her escape, but it was her testimony that put the murderous sociopath behind bars. Fiona Bristow considers herself a survivor. She endured. She lived. She fought back, got away, and stepped up, then pulled herself back from the shaky precipice of gri...more
Any number of reviews will give you a synopsis of the book so I won't bother with that. I'll just cut to the chase: I didn't particularly like the protagonists. Well, okay, I liked them apart from each other. Fiona, or Fee, was kind, smart, and a good friend. She was level-headed and had come back from incredible...more
To most people, Fiona Bristow seems to have an idyllic life-a quaint house on an island off Seattle's coast, a thriving dog-training school, and a challenging volunteer job performing canine search and rescues. Not to mention her three intensely loyal Labs. But Fiona got to this point by surviving a nightmare...Several years ago, Fiona was the only survivor of the Red Scarf serial killer, who shot and kille...more
Eleanor Marie Robertson was born on October 10, 1950 in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA. She was the youngest of the five children, also the only girl, of a marriage with Irish ancestors. Her family were avid readers, so books were always important in her life. She attended a Catholic school and credits the nuns with instilling in her a sense of discipline. During her sopho...more
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