Nora Roberts The Search

>> Tuesday, July 6, 2010

I (almost) feel guilty.

When I was offered a copy of Nora Roberts' latest (well - I think it's her latest; that woman is SO prolific, sometimes it's hard to tell) I jumped at the opportunity to read and review it.

I (almost always) enjoy Roberts' work. The J.D. Robbs series are my absolute favourite - but I have enjoyed many, many of her other novels as well. I can't think of any that I didn't, actually - and I have read a great many of them (Vampire series excluded; I don't DO vampires. NOT EVER, even for Nora)

So ... my hardcover copy of The Search arrived a couple of weeks ago. I was in the middle of re-reading Dragonfly in Amber - one of Galbaldon's Outlander series - but hey, I've read them before, so I put that down and switched to The Search.

Made it to about page 117 ...and it was far harder slogging than I expect a Nora Roberts book to be. It is not BAD, per se. Just - so far, anyway - boring. Way, way, WAY too much dog training detail. I get that she's a trainer and he has a bad dog ....but for crying out loud, could we get to the STORY? You know... the one that's on the inside flap about the serial killer ...and the attraction between Fiona and Simon? When does THAT show up? The characteristic tensions that Roberts can do so well just seems to be missing from this one.... or maybe it's just me?

I will finish it... but honestly, only because they gave me the book to review - I will feel guilty if I don't.

So. I will be back with a more complete review of it when I have actually finished the book. But so far, I'm mostly just dying to put it down and get back to Claire and Jamie.

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