2007, GP Putnam’s Sons
“High Noon” by Nora Roberts is one of those books you’ll start and won’t want to put down.
My husband likes watching shows like, “Cops” and “Body of Evidence” and other shows dealing with law enforcement. Being as how he’s king of the remote control we watch a lot of those shows in our house. I’ve come to like them too. If I could get him to read, “High Noon” I think he’d like this book.
“High Noon” by Nora Roberts is about Phoebe, a police negotiator in Atlanta who is very good at what she does. Her first experience was as a very young girl when her mother’s sometime boyfriend took the family hostage and was this close to killing them all. It was a terrifying experience and the man who served as the negotiator that night was the one who inspired her to follow that same career path as an adult.
Her life was pretty much complete with a daughter, her brother and his wife, her mother and their adopted into the family friend Ava. Their lives are complicated, though, because of the ties to the house they live in and Phoebe’s mother who has a gripping case of agoraphobia and cannot go past the front door of their home.
No man, though. In, "High Noon” Phoebe meets Duncan a man who’d won the lottery. What tugs this story along though is the threat of somebody stalking her and her family, hurting her and the story is finding out who that somebody is. You really don’t know until the end and it’s a page turner of a book to find out.
Nora Roberts has written more than 150 novels. She also writes under the pen name J.D. Robb. You can visit her website at http://www.noraroberts.com/