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Nightwork: A Novel Kindle Edition
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts introduces an unforgettable thief in an unputdownable new novel…
Greed. Desire. Obsession. Revenge . . . It’s all in a night’s work.
Harry Booth started stealing at nine to keep a roof over his ailing mother’s head, slipping into luxurious, empty homes at night to find items he could trade for precious cash. When his mother finally succumbed to cancer, he left Chicago—but kept up his nightwork, developing into a master thief with a code of honor and an expertise in not attracting attention?or getting attached.
Until he meets Miranda Emerson, and the powerful bond between them upends all his rules. But along the way, Booth has made some dangerous associations, including the ruthless Carter LaPorte, who sees Booth as a tool he controls for his own profit. Knowing LaPorte will leverage any personal connection, Booth abandons Miranda for her own safety—cruelly, with no explanation—and disappears.
But the bond between Miranda and Booth is too strong, pulling them inexorably back together. Now Booth must face LaPorte, to truly free himself and Miranda once and for all.
From the Publisher
"A master class in the slow burn, blending heartrending emotion and thrills to deeply satisfying effect...This is a treat." - Publishers Weekly
"[Roberts uses] her immersive storytelling capabilities to create captivating characters and ensnare readers in a carefully crafted plot that splendidly showcases her signature brand of spine-chilling suspense." - Booklist
About the Author
- ASIN : B09CNDV984
- Publisher : St. Martin's Press (May 24, 2022)
- Publication date : May 24, 2022
- Language : English
- File size : 4111 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 440 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #7,764 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- #170 in Mothers & Children Fiction
- #581 in Women's Romance Fiction
- #807 in Romantic Suspense (Books)
- Customer Reviews:
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Reviewed in the United States on January 8, 2023
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THE STORY: Harry Booth became a thief as a child to help his mother who suffered from cancer. He honed his craft for years. As an adult, he adopted a number of identities as he continued to steal but also get a college education (in an unorthodox manner). He meets a professor's daughter, Miranda Emerson to who he has an immediate attraction, but he also knows that she is special. Just when things seem to be changing, a man from his past wants to use him as his own tool. The danger causes Harry to purposely abandon Miranda and start a new chapter in his life. Time passes and Harry must confront his past and the man who endangers his future. [Anything more will give away the twists in the story!]
OPINION: I slowly fell in love with this one. Roberts has written many thieves as heroes, but this one so sincerely wants something small and normal that I just adored him. I especially liked that Miranda is such a great fit for him and the book eliminated much of the interpersonal angst that I had expected. Instead, this is a deep dive into the hero's life from being a young boy to his 30s. Like many of Roberts' stand-alone books, the romance is a significant part, but not on the page for quite a while. Everything about this book worked for me. I loved the story of how Harry begins and takes control of his life. The romance was sweet and yet not too perfect. These two have a lot to work through, but there is always the sense that the connection between them was important and lasting. I also really loved the turn that Harry's life takes in the book. It was unexpected but made him more complex as a character.
This book has a bunch of twists and turns, and even reading reviews can give away secrets revealed. This book was definitely worth my time and immediately went into my save and re-read in the future pile.
WORTH MENTIONING: Many of the characters have flexible moral compasses...though for me, it was all in the service of an overarching good.
CONNECTED BOOKS: NIGHTWORK is a standalone.
STAR RATING: I give this book 4.5 stars.
I really liked the Ocean’s 11 aspects of this book. This is a novel about good vs. evil and I’ll pick good every time. I’ll admit, this good was a bit tarnished but pairing Booth with Miranda gave them a luster that might have been absent if it were only Booth trying to overcome the odds against LaPorte. There were some other great characters in this novel, Booth’s aunt Mags was a gypsy-ish new-ager was a fun addition and his Creole friends added additional color. Friendships are something else that Nora Robert does well and I’m always eager to visit with a new cast of characters.
If you love heist novels with a bit of romance I think you’ll really enjoy Nightwork. There’s some drama, romance, and mystery all rolled into one adventurous package. It was a great book to read on my beach vacation- I read it all in one day!
Top reviews from other countries
Auch diesmal bedient sich Roberts bei früheren eigenen Romanen, was bei so vielen Büchern nicht erstaunlich ist. Trotzdem ergeben sich keine Wiederholungen von alten Versatzstücken, man erinnert sich eher gern an früheren Lesegenuss, in diesem Fall vor allem Honest Illusions und die In Death-Reihe.
Ein wunderbar spannendes, wieder weitgehend rasant geschriebenes Buch. Beste Unterhaltung.
I laughed, I may have shed a tear or two, became frustrated, angry, elated, and everything in between as the story came to life between the pages and I could not put it down.
Hope you all enjoy it as much as I did.