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06 June 2017

Blog Tour: Review: Come Sundown by Nora Roberts

The Bodine ranch and resort in western Montana is a family business, an idyllic spot for vacationers. A little over thirty thousand acres and home to four generations, it’s kept running by Bodine Longbow with the help of a large staff, including new hire Callen Skinner. There was another member of the family once: Bodine’s aunt, Alice, who ran off before Bodine was born. She never returned, and the Longbows don’t talk about her much. The younger ones, who never met her, quietly presume she’s dead. But she isn’t. She is not far away, part of a new family, one she never chose—and her mind has been shattered…

When a bartender leaves the resort late one night, and Bo and Cal discover her battered body in the snow, it’s the first sign that danger lurks in the mountains that surround them. The police suspect Cal, but Bo finds herself trusting him—and turning to him as another woman is murdered and the Longbows are stunned by Alice’s sudden reappearance. The twisted story she has to tell about the past—and the threat that follows in her wake—will test the bonds of this strong family, and thrust Bodine into a darkness she could never have imagined.

Source: Review Consideration | Blog Tour

5 Words: Family, love, mystery, dark, survival.

This was my first Nora Roberts, and I'm so glad I picked it up.

I did find Come Sundown a bit hard going at first, but that was because of the style - it's not what I'd usually go for. But I so quickly fell in love with the characters that they redeemed it. When first meeting the character of Bodine I was a little slack jawed in awe at her, with her routines and how early she got up (how?) and despite not understanding her (how can anyone wake up so early?).

The story itself spans a huge amount of time, set up across generations, but I never found myself confused when it changed character/time.

There are some parts of the story that are incredibly hard to read, and they were almost enough for me to put the book down, but I found myself wanting to go back to this part of the story to find out what happened next.

I don't know if this was the best Nora Roberts book to start out with, but I'll certainly give the author another go.

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