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Angels Fall

3.96 of 5 stars 3.96  ·  rating details  ·  32,896 ratings  ·  948 reviews
The sole survivor of a brutal crime, Reece Gilmore has been on the run, desperately fighting the nightmares and panic attacks that haunt her. She doesn't intend to stay in the sleepy town of Angels Fist one second longer than she needs to, despite its friendly inhabitants, and the irresistible attraction of local writer Brody.
Paperback, 480 pages
Published October 1st 2008 by Piatkus Books (first published 2006)
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*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
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
I never expected much from Nora Roberts. After I was coerced convinced to try one by a friend, I picked up the unremarkable Time and Again and was, shall we say, less than impressed. Cordina's Crown Jewel (Cordina, #4) was an improvement; Morrigan's Cross was a misery. After four books, I had only a slightly better understanding of why people liked them so much. I never expected to give one of her novels five stars.

Well, Angels Fall deserved every one of them. Everything I disliked about the oth
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 the wo
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
Nicola O.
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
3.75 stars. From the perspective of a murder mystery, the plot was fairly gripping, but the killer was a bit obvious, and remained my most constant suspect throughout the book, even though I considered others, since it seemed too obvious.

I felt for heroine Reece, and all the harrowing terror she had been through in Boston, and now murder and malice here in Angels Fall, Wyoming, at the foot of the Grand Tetons. My heart went out to her when the killer tried to drive her loco. Well done!

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
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.
Maria Sol
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Serban Georgiana
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
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

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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Kara Jorges
Once again, Nora Roberts has penned a mystery about people in a small town living at the foot of spectacular mountains.

Reece Gilmore is the sole survivor of a murder spree in a restaurant in Boston, where she had been a chef. After months of therapy and hospitalization, Reece is trying to put herself back together. She’s meandering across the country in her old car, stopping from time to time to work long enough to make enough money to move on. Afraid of the dark and obsessive about locking doo
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
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
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
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
Laura V.
¡Me encantó! ¡Más aún que la primera vez!

Me encanta Reece, cómo habla, cómo piensa, lo valiente que es, lo sincera, lo linda :3
Me encanta Brody, tan tosco, tan directo, tan encantador, me mata lo mucho que puede llegarte con decir frases del tipo "Devuélveme la maldita camisa" o "Creo que lavaré las sábanas", no sé, pero este chico me llega. Aparte, es el pilar de Reece, ella se apoya en la estabilidad que él le ofrece, y comienza a creer en ella misma, y él la mantiene con los pies en la tierra
ilovebakedgoods (Teresa)
This one was okay. It was a little long and drawn out. I liked the main character and most of the locals she became close to. Brody, the love interest, was a little bit of a jerk at first, the stern mask over his true feelings, etc, but he did help Reece keep perspective when she would start to go off the rails so I guess she needed a guy like that, one who wouldn't coddle her. As for the mystery, I had it figured out pretty early on so it was kind of draggy for me to get through a lot of the st ...more
Florence (Lefty) MacIntosh
Expecting fluff, I was pleasantly surprised at the level of suspense in this novel. I’m giving it 4 stars because I didn’t see the who-done-it coming. You can’t help but root for the heroine, she’s strong & weak at the same time literally clinging to her sanity by a thread, loved her. Supporting characters fun as well, particularly her boss Joanie at the greasy spoon, put me in mind of Yoda. The dialog is clever, they talk like real people. – I put this is up there with my favorite Nora Robe ...more
I never saw myself as a Nora Roberts fan but I guess it took about four books before I finally decided I like Nora Roberts.

I didn't fall for the male lead but I never have in any of her other books. While he obviously cared about Reece he certainly wouldn't have won me over with his gruff manner.

I was pulled in by the who done it part of the book though. No spoiler here and once again I didn't realize the book had been made into a made for TV movie.
Todos los libros de Nora me gustan, unos más que otros pero ninguno me decepciona, este libro me encantó!!
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Nora Roberts was born in Silver Spring, Maryland. She began writing when a blizzard in February 1979 kept her in her hilltop home with a three and six year old for nearly a week of canceled kindergarten and dwindling chocolate supplies.

During the now-famous blizzard, she pulled out a pencil and notebook and began to write a story for her own entertainment. From the first page, she knew it was wha
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