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High Noon ❮EPUB❯ ✽ High Noon ✸ Author Nora Roberts – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Police Lieutenant Phoebe MacNamara found her calling at an early age when an unstable man broke into her family s home, trapping and terrorizing them for hours Now she s Savannah s top hostage negotia Police Lieutenant Phoebe MacNamara found her calling at an early age when an unstable man broke into her family s home, trapping and terrorizing them for hours Now she s Savannah s top hostage negotiator, defusing powderkeg situations with a talent for knowing when to give in andwhen to jump in and take action It s satisfying work and sometimes those skills come in handy at home dealing with her agoraphobic mother, still traumatized by the break in after all these years, and her precocious seven year old, CarlyIt s exactly that heady combination of steely courage and sensitivity that first attracts Duncan Swift to Phoebe After observing her coax one of his employees down from a roof ledge, he is committed to keeping this intriguing, take charge woman in his life She s used to working solo, but Phoebe s discovering that no amount of negotiation can keep Duncan at arm s lengthAnd when she s grabbed by a man who throws a hood over her head and brutally assaults her in her own precinct house Phoebe can t help but be deeply shaken Then threatening messages show up on her doorstep, and she s not just alarmed but frustrated How do you go face to face with an opponent who refuses to look you in the eye Now, with Duncan backing her up every step of the way, she must establish contact with the faceless tormentor who is determined to make her a hostage to fear before she becomes the final showdown.


10 thoughts on “High Noon

  1. karen karen says:

    just so you know, i really tried anyone who knows me knows my let s call it lack of enthusiasm towards the romance genre but i went into this with an open mind, thinking, i didn t want to read the children s books when i took the children s class either, and look at me now but so i went in thinking it would make me a better person or a better,rounded book knower.so i tried.but shit this is a pretty bad one and it isthan just a matter of preference taste for the genre, it just so you know, i really tried anyone who knows me knows my let s call it lack of enthusiasm towards the romance genre but i went into this with an open mind, thinking, i didn t want to read the children s books when i took the children s class either, and look at me now but so i went in thinking it would make me a better person or a better,rounded book knower.so i tried.but shit this is a pretty bad one and it isthan just a matter of preference taste for the genre, it is justturdy.backtrack i had a choice of authors to read for this part of the assignment, and i figured i would go with this nora roberts one over the other choices, which seemed to behearts and flowers with, like, swans, on the cover and lavender cover text this one was about a hostage negotiator in the south how many hostage situations are there in savannah a lot , living in some estrogen temple stately southern gothic mansion with mother, daughter and female helper getting sexually assaulted in her own precinct etc etc it sounded like it would at least be page turning.but, man, there is such a conflict in tone between this high stakes hostage negotiator who is super feminist in her priorities and career, but who says some corny assed shit voici There were long legs in those jeans, she noted Oh Duncan, you re awfully cute, and you re rich, and you ve got a very sexy car I m just not in a position to start a relationship If she d been wearing socks, Phoebe thought as she aimed for her bedroom, they d have been blown clear across Jones Street during that good night kiss I thought I forgot how to need somebody to stay lucky for me I remembered when the somebody can be counted on.and it s not just her with the lame ass talking You were in the FBI Like Clarice Starling Like Silence of the Lambs Or Dana Scully another hot redhead, by the way Special Agent McNamara he let out a long, exaggerated breath You really are hot fucking yokel.if you don t believe any of these quotes, read it yourself ms robb roberts has her strengths she really knows her audience and she cannily addresses them in a thousand different ways Tonight you represent every dateless women in this city, every woman who s about to sit down to a lonely meal of Weight Watchers pasta primavera she s just nuked in the microwave Every woman who ll get into bed tonight with a book or reruns of Sex and the City as her only companion You, she said, pointing her finger at Phoebe, are our shining hope as nora roberts is the shining hope to all the single mothers juggling the demands of career and family, waiting for their knight in shining Porsche who knows about flowers and is the perfect man, lover, father all in one and when Phoebe proposes to Duncan yeah, spoiler alert, i don t even care it s all i could do to keep from gagging remember i really tried but it s such a farce that indulges all the secret fantasies of the women drawn to this kind of escapist fiction watching your deadbeat ex husband blown to bits from a bomb strapped to his chest as he cries and begs you to save him checklottery winning read wealthy without having to spend potential sex hours at that pesky office dreamy man who loves your daughter and your mother as much as he loves you checka man who will stop you mid lovemaking to give you a brief lecture about gun control, proving to you he caresfor family than your vagina oh, swoon.check.the dialogue is not restricted to the cheesily romantic, it also nods to the cartoonishly villainousI want you to shove some of this C 4 up your twat, you useless cuntyou can tell he is the bad guy because he used two different female taboo words in one sentence and i don t care if you aren t a 14 year old boy there is no way you let this sentence into your final draft, not from your scary villainYou read, or I blow him Going to take a few other people out and bring serious hurt to the others But what the hell, I ll blow the big one, too, and that takes it all erm.i really, really tried.come to my blog


  2. Jilly Jilly says:

    Think of this one as Roarke and Eve Lite You can definitely catch some of the same feelings because he is rich and she is a cop, but it is set in the now instead of future, and let s face it there s only one Roarke with his Poet Face and Sapphire Eyes.And, Lord knows there is only one Eve Dallas.Obviously, no couple could ever be as perfect But, this couple was pretty damn good too Nora Roberts knows how to write good characters And, I like a mystery and maybe a bit of bloodshed with my rom Think of this one as Roarke and Eve Lite You can definitely catch some of the same feelings because he is rich and she is a cop, but it is set in the now instead of future, and let s face it there s only one Roarke with his Poet Face and Sapphire Eyes.And, Lord knows there is only one Eve Dallas.Obviously, no couple could ever be as perfect But, this couple was pretty damn good too Nora Roberts knows how to write good characters And, I like a mystery and maybe a bit of bloodshed with my romance, so this worked for me.The story is about a female cop, Phoebe, a hostage negotiator, who meets a male rich dude, Duncan, when she talks a guy off a ledge Phoebe is a single mom, a woman in a boys club trying to deal with all of that, and dealing with a very complicated family situation Duncan is Mr Happy Go Lucky and cracked me up several times Here is his remark after he decides he needs to protect her when a bad guy is making threats against her HerI don t know why men think women can t defend themselves or their home He only smiled Do I need to explain the power of the penis to you so soon after you ve experienced its wonder That one made me think of all of my friends here on goodreads If there is one thing we have learned through books Penises are magic I never said smart Just magic.We ve all seen the magic peen do fantastic things, but we don t mind at all because for every magic peen there is a magic vagina that turns incorrigible, dangerous fuckboi s into monogamous lovesick puppy dogs So, it evens out.Okay, I m not sure if that was magic or just a really unfortunate event Also, the look on her face tells us a helluva story.Still, happy that things seem pretty even.Any Eve Dallas fan will probably enjoy this book It was a lot of fun


  3. Vinaya Vinaya says:

    So, this book marks a big moment for me Yes, that s right, I have now finished ONE HUNDRED books this year cue applause A couple of months ago, Flannery and I discovered that we shared a mutual love for Nora Roberts We then decided that we would devote an entire week to Nothing But Nora, revisiting all of our favourite Nora novels High Noon is the first in my NBN book list High Noon is not my absolute favourite Nora novel, but it is amongst the ones I like best Actually, the reason I So, this book marks a big moment for me Yes, that s right, I have now finished ONE HUNDRED books this year cue applause A couple of months ago, Flannery and I discovered that we shared a mutual love for Nora Roberts We then decided that we would devote an entire week to Nothing But Nora, revisiting all of our favourite Nora novels High Noon is the first in my NBN book list High Noon is not my absolute favourite Nora novel, but it is amongst the ones I like best Actually, the reason I started off with this one was because I watched The Negotiator Kevin Spacey, Samuel L Jackson about a week ago, and it reminded me of High Noon The book s been stuck in my head ever since Phoebe MacNamara is a negotiator for the Atlanta PD, cool, composed and tough Duncan Swift first meets her when she arrives on St.Patrick s Day to talk one of his suicidal ex employees off a ledge He s impressed by her abilities and struck by her sex appeal But Phoebe s not an easy woman to have a relationship with she s got a seven year old daughter, an agoraphobic mother and very many professional and personal responsibilities And worse, it appears that she is being stalked by a psychopathic co worker One of the things I like best about Roberts s novels, both romance and romantic suspense, is how her MCs always have such cool jobs She really puts time and effort into detailing the vocation of each of her heroines, be it a baker, or a sculptor, or a cat burglar It s like a fun career guide, drawing you into the lives of people with these careers, giving you a taste of what it s like to be a wedding planner or a hostage negotiator Nora Roberts is also one of the best romantic suspense authors out there Despite starting her career in mainstream romance, she manages to skilfully juggle the romantic and suspense elements in her book, without giving undue precedence to either Julie Garwood, I m looking at you High Noon builds both suspense and romance very well Phoebe is beautifully drawn character, tough, independent and smart She has a quick temper and an inability to lean on other people for support, but she s never stupid, and doesn t give independent women a bad name Too often, being independent in romance novels means being blindly stubborn and bitter about men, but Phoebe skilfully avoids this clich , and her interaction with Duncan made me feel all gooey and warm.Another thing that Nora Roberts portrays amazingly well is the bonds of family From the MacGregors to the Stanislaskis, many of her books have the kind of family ties we all dream of Her families are loving, boisterous and tied together by strong bonds In a genre where secondary characters are two dimensional, at best, Roberts draws a moving picture of Phoebe s relationships with her mother, surrogate sister and brother Duncan, too has a family, of the heart, if not by blood His best friend is black, but you don t see Roberts making a big hoo haa about it She mentions the info, and then drops it even though Duncan is an integral member of Phin s all black family, you still think of it as natural no trumpets about race, and racial integrity are blown to show off the author s all inclusiveness I heart Nora All in all, High Noon is a fast paced, satisfying read for anyone who s looking for an action packed family drama with a suspense element This book was a great start to Nora Week, and I m looking forward to rediscovering other old favourites


  4. Karla Karla says:

    5 Stars Exciting, gripping and brilliantly narrated by Susan Erikson Another fantastic read listen from the talented Nora Roberts The plot had me on the edge of my seat nearly the entire time Phoebe McNamara is a hostage negotiator for the Savannah police department At the scene of an attempted suicide she meets Duncan Swift, former employer of the distraught man who is a jump away from committing suicide Duncan is drawn to this strong confident woman, and she is taken by his charming per 5 Stars Exciting, gripping and brilliantly narrated by Susan Erikson Another fantastic read listen from the talented Nora Roberts The plot had me on the edge of my seat nearly the entire time Phoebe McNamara is a hostage negotiator for the Savannah police department At the scene of an attempted suicide she meets Duncan Swift, former employer of the distraught man who is a jump away from committing suicide Duncan is drawn to this strong confident woman, and she is taken by his charming personality I loved them as individuals and adored them as a couple Phoebe is viciously attacked and seeks aid and comfort from Duncan Shaken by what s happened to her, he vows to seek revenge, but Phoebe won t have it, even though Duncan has the financial resources to launch his own investigation This is what I loved about him He hovered in the background, but never overstepped his bounds and let Phoebe take the lead He was there to support her, but never doubted in her or her ability to do her job It was a pleasant change from the way these issues play out in this type of read Phoebe was the star of this show The plot intensifies as Phoebe and her family becomes the target of a madman hell bent on seeking revenge but who, what and why is the mystery and at times it was vicious and brutal Thrilling There is a whole host of lovely secondary characters, from Phoebe s delightful daughter Carly, who added a layer of reality and softened the read, to her colleagues at the police department Chocked full of action, with a dramatic ending, a sweet, spicy romance, the book was almost perfect ALMOST, but not quite I ve only read a few Nora Roberts books, but the trend with her seems to be that she very rarely offers an epilogue and when she does it s bare bones Again I m left wondering about the fate of some of the characters and I don t like that It sa personal issue for me, so I detracted nothing from my rating, because in all due respect it ended well Susan Erikson I want to bring you home with me, sit you in a comfy chair and let you read all my books to me You are AWESOME Your lovely voice characterized each individual perfectly I knew whose dialogue was being presented at any given time, because of voice you gave them The inflection was never overdone, soft, harsh, excited, sexy, sweet, scared, tense just flawless She is the narrator for the Nora Roberts J D Robb In Death series and I m excited to continue this series in audio format so that Susan can wow me again


  5. Ann Lou Ann Lou says:

    It s true Another Eve and Roarke feel But in this one, Phoebe h is a hostage negotiator and has a seven year old daughter Duncan H is a businessman He was a goner the minute he saw her I love it And the hostage negotiating is downright scary.


  6. Jane Stewart Jane Stewart says:

    Audiobook narrator was terrible Story, characters, and chemistry were weak.NARRATOR SUSAN ERICKSEN Imagine someone with a hair trigger temper, quick to yell and always ANGRY That is how the narrator interpreted most characters I don t like to be around angry people, and that was how I felt during most of the book The second most common interpretation was SMUG Others sarcastic, slick, arrogant There was no warmth, vulnerability, sensitivity My favorite narrator Frank Muller reads with a s Audiobook narrator was terrible Story, characters, and chemistry were weak.NARRATOR SUSAN ERICKSEN Imagine someone with a hair trigger temper, quick to yell and always ANGRY That is how the narrator interpreted most characters I don t like to be around angry people, and that was how I felt during most of the book The second most common interpretation was SMUG Others sarcastic, slick, arrogant There was no warmth, vulnerability, sensitivity My favorite narrator Frank Muller reads with a sense of wonder This narrator does not.A different narrator could have made Phoebe likeable But this narrator made Phoebe unlikeable because she was SMUG or ANGRY in every conversation Another character Someone gives a mother flowers The mother was pleased, but she used an impatient and ordering voice telling her daughter to go get a vase.There were a couple conversations where I did not know who was speaking The author did not use he said, she said, which is ok, but the narrator should have used different voices.THE STORY There is a romance but it didn t feel like romance The story is mostly mystery suspense.I was bored The plot had bad guys attacking Phoebe and her loved ones She had to survive, react, deal with it, investigate, and other things you d expect Nothing stood out as special for me.Things were started about Essie and Ava, but not developed or finished I would have likedabout them I suppose readers who want to read about hostage negotiating might find thisinteresting There are a few scenes with Phoebe doing that Although I was bored during one long scene where Phoebe repeats everything the hostage taker says.There is one scene with a beating and partial rape.OTHER BOOKS Nora Roberts is hit and miss with me My favorites are Carnal Innocence, Born in Fire, Angels Fall, The Witness, Northern Lights, and Sea Swept.DATA Narrative mode 3rd person Unabridged audiobook length 16 hrs and 34 mins Swearing language strong including religious swear words Sexual language none other than the f word used negatively Number of sex scenes 5 scenes briefly referred to no details, plus a few references to sex acts, plus 1 partial rape scene Setting current day Savannah, Georgia Book copyright 2007 Genre mystery suspense with romance


  7. Duchess Nicole Duchess Nicole says:

    This is not my favorite Nora, but still good I tend to rate her against herself anyways I think the tough woman cop thing is a little overplayed I really enjoy when she writes a heroine who is a bit softer, and Phoebe is definitely not that I thought that Duncan, Phoebe s love interest, was sort of blah I just never fell in love with him As always, there is a secondary love story going on between Ava and Phoebe s stand in Daddy and boss But I was very frustrated to realize at the end of t This is not my favorite Nora, but still good I tend to rate her against herself anyways I think the tough woman cop thing is a little overplayed I really enjoy when she writes a heroine who is a bit softer, and Phoebe is definitely not that I thought that Duncan, Phoebe s love interest, was sort of blah I just never fell in love with him As always, there is a secondary love story going on between Ava and Phoebe s stand in Daddy and boss But I was very frustrated to realize at the end of the book that there was no resolution She didn t even allude to a happy ending for these two Seriously, it s like she just forgot that these characters had their own little story going on Urg I suppose that sounds all bad, but the book was still enjoyable I like that Phoebe was a mother and that her daughter was priority 1 in her life She s had a tough life and overcome a lot to be a strong willed woman, taking on the world and all of it s evil people


  8. CD {Boulder Blvd} CD {Boulder Blvd} says:

    3.5 stars rounded upThis book was published in 2007 and I read it around its original publication I ve re read it in 2020 It reads current yet and although there were somethings I remembered, it s been long enough that it didn t feel overly familiar I have to say I m mucha fan of her stand alone books versus her series.For the most part I liked the characters and the plot The police negotiator role and the reason that Phoebe became one was well done There s a little too much of NR 3.5 stars rounded upThis book was published in 2007 and I read it around its original publication I ve re read it in 2020 It reads current yet and although there were somethings I remembered, it s been long enough that it didn t feel overly familiar I have to say I m mucha fan of her stand alone books versus her series.For the most part I liked the characters and the plot The police negotiator role and the reason that Phoebe became one was well done There s a little too much of NR s usual waxing poetic of Duncan s business plans which didn t add to the plot I m also tired a NR s constantly having the h s romantic interest telling the older women in his life that they re the love of his live and or asking them to marry him It seems like this is a recurring theme


  9. Melisa Ramonda Melisa Ramonda says:

    What the If this is the great Nora Roberts, I m awfully disappointed This story is a compendium of cliches, one after another after another after another


  10. Cheri Cheri says:

    Started out quite slow in the 1st half but got much better The 2nd half has all the action in it I give it 3.5 stars due to the previous fact I did like the H h Started out quite slow in the 1st half but got much better The 2nd half has all the action in it I give it 3.5 stars due to the previous fact I did like the H h


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