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Summary

Sunday Times bestselling author Nora Roberts returns with a brand-new standalone novel—a story about the power of love to light a way through the darkness.

When he was nine, and his mother had her first deadly dance with cancer, Harry became a thief. Someone had to find food and pay the mortgage even if his mother was too sick to work. When his mother finally succumbs to cancer, Harry leaves Chicago but somehow he can't quite leave all of his past behind.

Harry lives a quiet, careful, rootless life—he can't afford to attract attention or get attached—until he meets Miranda. But just when Harry thinks he has a chance at happiness his old life comes back to haunt him. Harry has had dealings with some bad people in his past but none more dangerous than Carter LaPorte and Harry is forced to run. But no matter what name he uses or where he goes, Harry cannot escape. If he is ever going to feel safe, Harry must face down his enemy once and for all.

Only then can he hope to possess something more valuable than anything he has ever stolen.

©2022 Nora Roberts (P)2022 Hachette Audio UK

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"If you're after the perfect pick-me-up, take-me-away-from-the-world read, then she's your woman." (The Guardian

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Very odd and rather unpleasant.

This is so different from NR's romantic suspense, I've really had to think about it.

I get why he began stealing as a child, but not that his aunt condoned it. And to keep on after there was no need? It defied belief that at 18, he was a master thief, who had never been caught? No way. Sorry, it just didn't work for me.

This was the first NR book I have read where I found the lead characters rather unpleasant and unsympathetic. When Miranda meets up with him again, learns that he left her because she was being blackmailed, she immediately blackmails him herself!
This is not one I will listen to again, I'm afraid.

The only thing I felt unreserved pleasure in was the narration, which was excellent.

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True Nora Roberts saga. Excellent characters.

Loved this book. Loved the cast of characters. The story everything. Narration superb. I highly recommend

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excellent read

What a great story. Ms Roberts draws us in from the start, engaging us with a young boy, doing the best for his family - hard not to fall for that...but it keeps going. I also fell for the student, the young man, the thief. Wonderful tale of love, commitment, caring and self discovery. A joy from start to finish. Took me a while to tune in to the narrator's voice but then I loved it and all the accents and nuances. Damn, now I have a book hangover!!

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heart warming, unmissable.

Norah has excelled herself yet again I couldn't stop listening to this book, the story was bought into brilliance by the narrator. he put the right amount of feeling into the story to bring it to life.
I had to turn off the story when La Port came after Booth to do a job and he had to leave Maranda and the possibilities of a future together.

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Really enjoyed this book.

Really enjoyed this book. It’s a little different from her usual storyline, but had me on the edge of my seat.

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Wonderful book

Harry makes a decision out of necessity that has ramifications for the rest of his life. He meets Miranda on his journey and she too has an impact. I absolutely loved this book. It’s Nora Roberts at her best. This book had me crying/sobbing and also cheering. The characters are well rounded and I wished I had most of them in my life. This is a wonderful book. I absolutely loved it. It’s one of my keepers.

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Brilliant

Loved this easy to listen to audio book real fan of Nora Roberts. Will Damron was a brilliant narror. Had a few sleepless nights couldn't stop listening

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Engaging hero: provocative theme

Enjoyed this despite 'squishy' morals, as Miranda would say. Excellent reading apart from short 'French' sequence where the accent was all wrong. I enjoy male voices reading NR. Can't stomach the female readers, finding most of their voices strident and ugly (a British perspective, no doubt). So, I like the Gainsborough and Chesapeake series as they have male readers. Glad to find that this book didn't rely on ghosts and spirits to drive the narrative.

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Good narrator and the comforting story telling style of all Nora books. However the story is so far fetched…and I still am struggling to understand why it’s made out like harry has is so great and so much better than other thieves? He may have needed the money in the beginning which is maybe permissible?? But then he had no reason just a typical thief and know one seemed to mind? Very strange and to unrealistic for me!

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Very enjoyable but ..,,

…. the romantic conversations were too slushy for my taste and I thought the sex scenes were unnecessarily long and detailed.

It was a good story and didn’t need that level of detail. There are romance books for those who like that kind of thing. I felt myself cringe at until those bits passed.

Great believable characters and ok a good romance or two was in there. I’d like to see these characters back for a second book - but without unnecessary slush.

Great narration - a few dodgy accents but forgivable as there were a lot of them.