|Come Sundown: Nora Roberts|
Bodine Longbow loves to rise with the dawn. As the manager of her family's resort in Western Montana, there just aren't enough hours in the day - for life, for work, for loved ones. She certainly doesn't have time for love, not even in the gorgeous shape of her childhood crush Callen Skinner, all grown up and returned to the ranch. Then again, maybe Callen can change her mind, given time... But when a young woman's body is discovered on resort land, everything changes. Callen falls under the suspicion of a deputy sheriff with a grudge. And for Bodine's family, the murder is a shocking reminder of an old loss. Twenty-five years ago, Bodine's Aunt Alice vanished, never to be heard of again. Could this new tragedy be connected to Alice's mysterious disappearance? As events take a dramatic and deadly turn, Bodine and Callen must race to uncover the truth.
I'm not entirely sure *how* this is my first Nora Roberts book, but as introductions go, it's certainly a good one. I've heard a lot of good things and was pleased to find that this book certainly lived up to expectations.
For some reason, I was expecting something lighter, but this was a great read. Chilling events, with the return of a relative who'd been held in captivity for several years, and their possible connection with some recent murders; suspicion falls on Callen, who has also recently come back to his home town.
Bodine, who runs her family's ranch and has lusted after Cal for many years is eager to prove his innocence. With books like this it's hard to give a taste of the tale without giving too much away about the plot, but needless to say there are some clever twists and I thoroughly enjoyed - a good holiday read.