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Vänskap till döds

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Tory Bodeen växte upp i ett litet, förfallet hus i South Carolina där hennes far härskade med järnhand och läderbälte. Men hon hade vänskapen med grannflickan Hope som en ljuspunkt i tillvaron. Ända tills Hope hittades brutalt mördad i träskmarkerna och Torys liv rasade samman.

Efter många år återvänder nu Tory till hemstaden för att öppna en inredningsbutik. Hon vill försö
Published by Albert Bonniers Förlag (first published January 1st 2000)
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This book was so bad and made me so angry that I wasn't going to write a review but my OCD is stronger than me, also, I need to vent somewhere.

First, let's make one thing clear. I don't hate cheesy popular literature. Oh no, no. I embrace trash. I suspend my disbelief when needed, I swallow cliches like they were milk and honey, I even put up with bad writing. All that, so I can be entertained.

When I have gone so far in sacrificing my delicate literary sensibilities and you, in turn, have failed
Jacob Proffitt
This is one of those I've come to think of as Roberts' "super" romances--they're longer, have a strong family presence (or community or both), and with at least two romances simmering to resolution. This one features the small town of Progress, North Carolina as its setting and is dominated by two families, one local royalty, the other... mixed (Tori's mother is white trash, but that's due to her own bad choices. Her uncle is the town banker and a minor "big man").

Generally speaking, if you conn
Shabby Girl ~ aka Lady Victoria
I've only recently "discovered" Nora Roberts - well, I've known about her for some time, but hadn't actually read any of her books until recently. I absolutely loved The Witness, her latest, so I went back to this earlier romantic suspense I had seen over time is quite popular.

Well, I just loved it. I really, really enjoyed it. It wasn't quite a five star book for me, but it was close.

I was entranced right from page 1, through to the end. I suppose I didn't give it a five star because I didn't
Branwen *Blaidd Drwg*
"Hope is the thing with feathers-
That perches in the soul-
And sings the tune without the words-
And never stops-at all."

~Emily Dickinson

Tory Bodeen has been keeping away from her past for as long as she has been able. Keeping away from her abusive father and neglectful mother. Keeping away from the fact that her best friend was murdered when they were both eight years old. But Tory is a lot stronger now. And she knows the South Carolina town she grew up in is the place she must make her new start
Dec 27, 2008 Salma rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: romantic suspense freaks
I always said I'd never pick up a romance novel- well, we all know how that cliche works, right? I'm always seeing the name Nora Roberts everywhere and wanted to see what the fuss is about. The fuss is well-deserved. And I'm finally in agreement with what Joyce Carol Oates once said- "There's no bad genre, only bad writing."

Being a romance, this book has your typical 'bodice-ripper' scenes, but the author's prose reads more like passionate poetry at these parts. Her writing moves as silkily as
Jane Stewart
Enjoyable story. Good characters.

There is mystery and suspense due to a serial killer. There is one rape-murder scene with not much detail. There is child abuse. Tory was repeatedly beaten by her father throughout her life until she left home at 18. There is romance for two different couples. I liked both romances. Although I wondered why Cade fell in love so immediately with Tory. But I could go with it. I liked the character development. I liked the paranormal. Tory has psychic ability. She co
Junkie for the Written Word
12/11/12 I would just like to make a small note for authors writing about the south.

On Sweet Iced Tea. <-- This is the natural state of tea below Virginia. Nobody says, "Would you care for an iced tea?" Because it's just tea, it's understood to be sweet and iced. Nobody says, "Hey let's go out for an iced tea!" Because you have it right there in your house and if you don't, it's because you've run out and you will have more in 10 minutes. When you go to a restaurant, no one orders iced tea,
Narrated by Dean Robertson.

I thought I'd read this book, and then realized I had only seen the made-for-TV movie a few years back. So when audible offered this on sale I snapped it up. This is probably one of my favorite Nora Roberts stories now. I thoroughly enjoyed the suspense plot and the romance. The secondary characters are all marvelous and so well developed. Roberts catches the feel and rhythm of the small South Carolina town and its inhabitants. I especially liked how she showed the cha
Cyndy Aleo
I just borrowed Nora Roberts' Carolina Moon from my mom over the weekend and returned it after two days with the advice to her to not even read it.

I should preface my review by stating that I am a big Nora Roberts fan. I like reading romance novels in between the "deeper" books as a break, and at the end of a day of taking care of a rambunctious toddler, sometimes the last thing I want to do is read a book that makes me think.

Roberts is often best at her trilogies, and judging by this book, she
This is my third Nora Roberts Book. When I was a teen I used to like to read romances. Back then they involved pirates and cowboys.

To borrow a phrase my principal loves to use, "It is what it is." Her books always involve a strong willed independent woman, an handsome and always rich or well off male lead who is also very attractive, a skilled lover, oh and looking to commit quickly to said female lead.

Guess everyone needs some escapist lit. I bought this book for 50 cents at a yard sale. It de
I could not fully appreciate this book since I live in the area she is allegedly writing about and the glaring errors just rubbed my nerves raw. She knows nothing about the lowcountry lifestyle, geography, and culture (although she did shamelessly pull some real place names off a roadmap.) Since the locale was obviously non-essential to her story, she should have left the fair name of "Carolina" off this book. I might have enjoyed the story if it were Iowa Moon. Anyone from the Coastal Carolinas ...more
I really liked this book but NOT QUITE enough to give 5 stars, but really close.

It's a mystery of who the killer was. I thought I had an idea, and then when it turned out that was false, I wondered about a couple of others. I had NO idea of the true killer until he showed himself.

The movie follows the book pretty well with a few changes, and changes in when events happened.
Tory Bodeen had a pretty miserable childhood, growing up with a religiously fantatic father who physically beat her and a mother who didn't protect her. Her father tried to drive away Tory's gift, which was a psychic sense about people and their circumstances. She had one childhood friend, Hope Lavelle, who helped her escape her unhappy home each day as they did what children do...use their imagination freely and have fun. Unfortunately, at the age of eight, Hope was brutally murdered and Tory e ...more
Noras Robertsas grāmata "Karolīnas mēness" ir kā neatrisināts mūžīgais jautājums: "Vai eksistē cilvēki ar pārdabiskām spējām?" Lai arī daudzi netic ekstrasensiem un pareģiem, sabiedrībā ir personas, kuras ar savām vīzijām spēj atrisināt pat noziegumus. Un tieši par to ir romāns, kas šo grāmatu padara īpašu un izceļ starp citām šīs rakstnieces grāmatām.
Romāna sižeta līnija vijas ap kādu neparastu un interesantu sievieti Toriju, kura visu mūžu cietusi no tēva smagās rokas, bet laimi atradusi dra
Ahh, Carolina Moon... This being my first romance novel, I wasn't sure what to expect. First impression lead me to believe that the whole thing was going to be a lot better than I thought it would be. Midway through I realized that the problem with Romance, or maybe just with Nora Roberts specifically, isn't the writing at all. Instead, the whole book's momentum is killed my the hoariest cliches imaginable. With the exception of the nutso ending (which I will spoil now by telling you the rapist/ ...more
Alexis-Morgan Roark
Cade has moved himself to my top ten (Roarke from the In Death series is, of course, number 1) favorite male characters.

Wow! What a book. What an experience.

There is pain, loneliness, grief-unbearable grief, and a cliffhanger that had my jaw dropping.

Oh, and the sex scenes pretty darn good, too. :-)

There was humor, joy, and one scene that had me yelling, literally, "Damn, now THAT is an alpha-male fest!" Yowza!

Yes, there are similarities to other books, but I truthfully did not notice them until
Apr 11, 2009 Joy rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who likes romantic suspense
Thoroughly involving life of Tory, a woman with an unwanted psychic awareness. It lead to beatings from her father and a smearing in the press from her fiance, but also at last to the killer of her childhood friend. Hope, Tory's 8 year old friend, clung to Tory in spite of the disapproval of Hope's rich mother; the one time Tory couldn't get to their illicit nighttime meeting place, she was forced instead to sense Hope's horrifying murder. Now Tory is back in town, setting up a classy houseware ...more
Um livro um bocadinho chatinho...
A história está boa, oromance é bom, tal como a Nora já nos habituou, mas quase não tem acção nenhuma... Tem 450 páginas, mas se tivesse 250 não se perdia nada.
No entanto uma das minhas personagens preferidas de sempre encontra-se neste livro. Adorei a Faith! Uma mulher cheia de personalidade, cheia de garra! Ao contrário da protagonista Tory, que de tão ingénua me enervou em certas alturas.
E depois de 18 dias para terminar, dou-lhe 2 estrelas.
I can only give this book three stars because while it was good I had predicted how it would end about a third of the way in. Kinda tok all the fun out of it when they did the big reveal of the killer. However, it was cool that I was right all along. I really loved the character of Faith, more so than Torrie. Faith was wild and unpredictable and I liked how she talked. The whole idea of the man coming into the main character's life and telling her I will have you no matter what is a bit tired. I ...more
Çok güzel bir Nora Roberts romanı daha.. Romantic Suspense işini çok iyi beceriyor bu kadın..
Hikaye harika ilerledi de sonu da keşke dan diye bitmeseymiş çok daha mutlu olacaktım...
Alicia (is beyond tired of your *ish)
I really liked this story, but I was frustrated by the ending. The climax comes in the last ten pages, we find out the murderer (which I totally had called from the beginning) and then it ends. There were so many threads left dangling that it didn't feel satisfying. Nora Roberts has a bad habit of leaving her climaxes until the last ten or twenty pages of the book and ending too soon after, but usually it does wrap up the story for the most part. This just raised more questions that needed to be ...more
A few confessions before I start my review:
1. I have never read a Nora Roberts novel before. I purchased the book solely because it seemed interesting enough to buy from the thrift store and because I wanted a book that was deliberately "light" to break up reading more "serious" books (I don't mean light in subject matter - anyone who reads the description of this book will know that there's nothing light about abuse, rape, and murder)
2. I fully intended to walk away from this book entertained b
Rena Sherwood
Where do authors come up with the ideas for their books? If you are best-selling author Nora Roberts, you just watch movies and rewrite the plots. “Carolina Moon” (Berkeley Publishing; 2001) is a reworking of the smash hit "The Sixth Sense" (1999), only it stars sex-hungry adults instead of a misunderstood child and his perplexed therapist. For those familiar with the two hit series "Medium" and "Ghost Whisperer", this will seem like familiar ground. However, "Carolina Moon" was published four y ...more
Tory Bodeen grew up in South Carolina, in a small run-down house, where her father ruled with an iron fist and a leather belt—and where her dreams and talents had no room to flourish. But she had Hope, who lived in the big house just a short skip away and whose friendship allowed Tory to be something she wasn’t allowed to be at home: a child. After young Hope’s brutal murder, unsolved to this day, Tory’s life began to fall apart. And now, as she returns to her hometown, with plans to settle in a ...more
Sarah Smith
Oh, my goodness!!!! When I read the first line of this Nora Roberts stand-alone title, I must admit that I felt a chill run down my spine, and I had my reservations about reading a nail-biting, suspenseful romance novel. I have never considered myself to be the kind of person who would enjoy that genre at all; however, I am SO GLAD that I stepped out of my "comfort zone" and finished CAROLINA MOON despite that initial inkling. Even though I enjoyed reading MONTANA SKY prior to this one, the only ...more
Carolina Moon revolves around two girls that were childhood friends,Tory Bogen and Hope Lavelle.Tory was from a very poor family where her father was very abusive,and Hope was from a very rich family where she was the light of thier lives.One night Hope sneaks out to meet Tory in the swamp ,as they sometimes did,and Hope is brutally murdered.Tory could not meet her that night because she was beaten by her father once again,but Tory has these "feelings"sometimes almost like ESP,and she came walki ...more
Sara Gonçalves
Lua de Sangue é um livro assombrado por dois acontecimentos: os constantes maus-tratos sofridos por Tory e o assassinato de Hope, a sua melhor amiga, aos oito anos. O livro inicia-se quando Tory já é mais velha, aos vinte e oito anos, e estes acontecimentos são contados em retrospectiva. No entanto, como os dois malfeitores nunca foram apanhados ou condenados, toda a história é assombrada por eles. E digo isto, porque durante toda a leitura, nunca me esqueci deles e estava sempre à espera do seu ...more
Lizabeth Tucker
Tory Bodeen is returning to Progress, ready to face the pain of her childhood as well as finding answers to the murder of her best friend when they were just eight years old. Along the way she discovers love, friendship, and a home.

Roberts has such a deft hand in building characters. I won't say who it was here, but I was shocked at the identity of the killer, even if I sometimes wondered if it might not be him. The psychic angle was well handled as well as how hard it would be for someone with
One of my very favorite of Nora Roberts books! The story about Tory and Cade. Tory was best friends with Hope when they were 8 years old. Hope is murdered and because Tory has some paranormal abilities, she knew when it happened when she was not even there. Her father thinks she has the Devil in her and the family moves away. Years later she comes back to the same town to face what happened. Strange things start happening in the town and Tory is at the center of it all. Cade, Hopes brother is in ...more
Good but not great story set in the south with very stereotypical characters. Two families are at the forefront--one the plantation dwellers presided over by a cold matriarch who cares most about keeping up appearances and the other the poor white trash presided over by a child-beating, Bible spouting low life.

The best character by far is Faith, the spoiled rich girl, twin sister to Hope, who was murdered years ago. Hope's best friend, Tori, has moved back to the little town of Progress to face
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