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The #1 New York Times bestselling author presents a riveting novel of a canine Search and Rescue volunteer who fights danger and finds love in the Pacific Northwest wilderness.

To most people, Fiona Bristow seems to have an idyllic life—a quaint house on an island off Seattle’s coast, a thriving dog-training school and a challenging volunteer job performing Canine Search and Rescue. Not to mention her three intensely loyal Labs. But Fiona got to this point by surviving a nightmare.

Several years ago, Fiona was the only survivor of the Red Scarf Killer, who shot and killed Fiona’s cop fiancé and his K-9 partner.

On Orcas Island, Fiona has found the peace and solitude necessary to rebuild her life. But all that changes on the day Simon Doyle barrels up her drive, desperate for her help. He’s an intensely private wood artist and the reluctant owner of an out-of-control puppy named Jaws.

As Fiona embarks on training Jaws, and Simon begins to appreciate both dog and trainer, the past tears back into Fiona’s life. A copycat killer has emerged out of the shadows, a man whose bloodlust has been channeled by a master with one motive: to reclaim the woman who slipped out of his hands . . .

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Biographie de l'auteur

Nora Roberts is truly a publishing phenomenon. With over 250 million copies of her novels in print, she has come a long way since she wrote her first novel in a spiral notebook using a No. 2 pencil. Now she has published over 150 novels and her work has been optioned and made into films, excerpted in national magazines and translated in over twenty-five different countries. "I always have stories running around in my head," she explains. "Once I start putting them down on paper, I just keep going; I just keep writing." In addition to her amazing success in mainstream fiction, Nora Roberts remains committed to writing for her category romance audience that took her to into their heart in 1981 with her very first book, a Silhouette romance.

Nora Roberts continues to write futuristic romantic suspense as J.D. Robb, and her characters Eve Dallas and Roarke have become two of her most popular creations ever. Her J.D. Robb titles are hailed as "a perfect balance of suspense, futuristic police procedure and steamy romance...truly fine entertainment" by Publishers Weekly.

Reviewers agree that Nora Roberts deserves praise. The Los Angeles Daily News describes her as "a word artist, painting her story and her characters with vitality and verve." Kirkus Reviews comments on True Betrayals saying "Roberts' style has a fresh, contemporary snap." Roberts is said to be "reminiscent of Jacqueline Briskin and Sidney Sheldon" by Booklist, and Rex Reed lauds her saying, "Move over Sidney Sheldon: the world has a new master of romantic suspense, and her name is Nora Roberts." Publishers Weekly claims "Roberts keeps getting better...[her] prolificness shows no sign of abating." They add, "When Roberts puts her expert finger on the pulse of romance, legions of fans feel the heartbeat." USA Today calls Nora "a consistently entertaining writer."

The remarkable Ms. Roberts did not become a success overnight. By the time her first novel, Irish Thoroughbred, was published in 1981, she already had three years of hard work behind her and several rejected manuscripts languishing in drawers. Today, according to Entertainment Weekly, "her stories have fueled the dreams of twenty-five million readers." One of America's leading novelists, her books are published around the world. She is frequently invited to promote her novels in other countries. Her recent travels took her to England, Italy, Australia and Japan to meet fans, fellow authors and aspiring writers.

Sanctuary was made into a television movie which aired in 2001 on CBS as "Nora Roberts' Sanctuary." The cast includes Melissa Gilbert, Emmy-winner Kathy Baker and Costas Mandylor. CBS has also optioned The Reef for another television movie. Montana Sky has been optioned by TriStar Television for a two-hour television movie. Her book This Magic Moment became the television film "Magic Moments" starring Emmy-winner John Shea and Jenny Seagrove. Sacred Sins has been optioned for film by Kaleidoscope, and Private Scandals has been optioned by Burt Reynolds Productions. Reflections and The Law is a Lady were selected by Good Housekeeping magazine for presentation as condensed novels. Honest Illusions and Private Scandals were featured as Readers Digest's Condensed Books.

The Associated Press, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, People Magazine and Entertainment Weekly have all featured or mentioned Nora Roberts in articles about writing and the romance genre. She has appeared on ABC-TV's Good Morning America and Cable News Network, and has been featured on the television programs To Tell the Truth, Entertainment Tonight, and Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. She has been interviewed by local television and radio programs across the country, and she has been featured in dozens of newspapers, including the Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, Toronto Star, The Toronto Sun, Washington Times, Detroit Free Press, Chicago Tribune, and Atlanta Constitution.

Her extraordinary accomplishments have also received recognition from her peers. The first author ever to be inducted into the Romance Writers of America's Hall of Fame, and the first author to receive their Centennial Award when she published her 100th novel Montana Sky, she is the recipient of almost every award given in recognition of excellence in romance writing. In 1997, she was honored at the Romance Writers of America National Conference when she was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award. In addition to her awards from the Romance Writers of America, she has also received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Waldenbooks, and she has been honored by B. Dalton Booksellers, the New Jersey Chapter of Romance Writers of America, and BookRak Distributors.

Nora Roberts is a charter member of the Romance Writers of America, and a member of their Washington, D.C. chapter. She was the keynote speaker at their 1994 national conference in New York. She is also a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, The Crime Writers League of America, and Novelists Inc.

The youngest of five children, she was born in Silver Spring, Maryland. She now lives in Keedysville, Maryland.

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Détails sur le produit

  • Broché: 528 pages
  • Editeur : Piatkus Books (12 avril 2011)
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ISBN-10: 0749942088
  • ISBN-13: 978-0749942083
  • Dimensions du produit: 10,8 x 3,2 x 17,8 cm
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C'est en février 1979, alors qu'elle est bloquée chez elle par une tempête de neige, que vient à Nora Roberts l'idée de prendre la plume. Le manuscrit est envoyé à plusieurs éditeurs, et autant de fois rejeté. Nora Roberts s'obstine.

Les romans suivants connaissent le même sort... jusqu'à la parution de son premier livre en 1981. Depuis lors, Nora Roberts a enchaîné succès sur succès et s'est imposée comme la figure de proue de la littérature féminine.
Trente ans plus tard, Nora continue d'écrire sans relâche. « Je suis terrifiée à l'idée que se tarisse mon désir d'écrire, alors je n'arrête jamais », déclare-t-elle. Nora Roberts a reçu de nombreuses récompenses et distinctions prestigieuses aux Etats‑Unis.

Elle est aujourd'hui une star mondiale incontestée du monde de l'édition.
Elle a vendu plus de 400 millions de livres dans le monde.

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7 internautes sur 7 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile  Par Anne le 19 septembre 2010
Format: Broché Achat vérifié
genre : Thriller, sans SF.

Dans la série des "serial killers" de Nora Roberts, celui-ci est un bon. Pas trop traumatisant, elle passe moins de temps à décrire les meurtres que dans Montana Sky par exemple. Pas d'apologie du crime dans ce livre, et le tueur n'en est pas le héros. Le livre insiste surtout sur la psychologie d'une ancienne victime qui refuse de se considérer comme une victime, et qui se bat contre son entourage qui veut l'enfermer dans ce rôle.

Le monde décrit est celui des chiens et des maitres, la relation entre les animaux et nous, le rôle du chef de meute, de l'alpha.

La romance : Elle est devenue maître-chien et éducateur des chiens et des maîtres. Lui est artiste, sculpteur sur bois, charpentier, architecte (métier que Nora adore pour ses héros mâles.)

Lui est un ours, elle est très ouverte et amicale avec tous. Il est presque nouveau dans l'île, elle est entourée de ses amis. Elle n'a quasiment plus de famille, lui est très lié avec la sienne.

Bref, Nora s'amuse à rapprocher deux êtres presque totalement opposés pour en faire un couple. L'interaction entre les deux est presque émouvante.

En conclusion, un très bon livre que j'ai lu d'une traite, l'intrigue est là, le sujet passionnant, les personnages secondaires présents et bien décrits.
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3 internautes sur 4 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile  Par Ile Bourbon le 20 décembre 2011
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Bon livre. Il est rédigé dans un anglais simple permettant d'entrer facilement dans l'histoire.
L'histoire est un thriller prenant ET romancé.
A mettre dans toutes les mains!
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Par F. Divisia le 18 avril 2012
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Super livre. J'ai tellement aimé la premiere fois que je voulais le relire. Pas decu. Si on aime Nora Roberts et les chien avec un mystere deriere c'est genial.
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245 internautes sur 257 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
Thrilling, funny, lovely and just great. 30 juin 2010
Par Tester - Publié sur
Format: Broché
Reading a book by Nora Roberts is like gaining a whole set of new friends.

Fiona Bristow leads a quiet and fulfilled live on Orcas Island. She runs a dog school, leads a canine search and rescue group and adores living with her three dogs. When she meets Simon Doyle and his dog Jaws (you have to adore him!) she doesn't want to be interested in the moody and blunt wood artist. Ever since she nearly became the vicitm of the Red Scarf serial killer who later murdered her fiance she has been staying away from relationships with men. Simon is also not really interested in starting something with Fiona. Living on small Orcas Island and with his playful puppy is a new experience for him and he enjoys being single. However the more time Fiona and Simon spend together through obedience training for Jaws the more the attraction between them grows.
When a copycat killer starts to murder young woman and it seems that Fiona might be his final victim everything changes. Staying back is no longer an option for Simon and he will do everything to make sure that Fiona stays safe.

Once again Nora Roberts created a great and very entertaining novel. What I enjoyed about "The Search" are the likable, realistic characters and especially the detailed description of Fiona's job, her life on Orcas Island and her relationship with Simon.
IMO this book is the perfect choice for a quiet weekend when you have time for yourself and can really dip into the story. It took me some pages to get into the book but then I loved it. I always appreciate it when an author describes her characters and what is important to them in detail so I enjoyed reading all the little things about Fiona's life and her business. At the end of the book I felt like Fiona, Simon and co. were like friends. I would definitely have something to talk about with them because I learned so much of their life through this book.
I'm not really a dog lover (cats all the way!) but still I enjoyed reading about the dogs and especially the search and rescue missions fascinated me. The book starts with one of these missions and that really helped me to get a connection with Fiona and her dogs.
Fiona is a true survivor and she's a very strong woman. I enjoyed everything about her and Simon's relationship. Simon is a bit moody and says just what he thinks. He reminds me a bit of Brody from "Angels Fall" who is one of my favourite heroes ever. There are some really funny scenes when Simon tries to handle Jaws and also when tries to fight against his feelings for Fiona. I loved how protective he became of her even though he didn't really want to.
The mystery part of the book is not too dark and it's not about figuring out who the killer is. It's more like a character study of the murderers and how it affects the life of Fiona and the people close to her. I enjoyed that the book is not overly dramatic because that wouldn't have worked for me.

So, if you love a book full of multifaceted characters, an intelligent and thrilling mystery plot and a detailed way of writing then "The Search" by Nora Roberts is a book you should read.
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Dogs, Search-and-Rescue, Serial Killer, Romance - What's not to like? 14 juillet 2010
Par Cheryl Stout - Publié sur
Format: Relié
I'm so glad each one of is different and weren't made in cookie cutter molds. I read through the other reviews and it seemed readers either loved "The Search" or disliked it for a myriad of reasons. That is as it should be, at least in my opinion, especially with a strongly romance-based novel. We all don't like the same things in our love lives so why should we in the books about romance. Yes, this is a mystery, too, and a thriller but when it comes down to it, it's a romance.

I loved the book. I loved the very strong female protagonist, Fiona. She wasn't the shy, retiring type at all. And because of that, she was able to stand up for herself with the male protagonist, Simon. Yes, he is egotistical, selfish, rude but NOT always. And the rare moments of tenderness are that much more appreciated because they are hard won.

I loved the dogs in the book. Warning: If you are simply not a dog person, you really might have a problem liking this book. But I enjoy the companionship and loyalty of the canine species and enjoyed all the doggish characters in the book. Fiona is a dog trainer so that is a strong component of the book but Roberts is knowledgeable and handled the training sequences well; I even learned some tidbits to use in the future. Fiona is also part of a K-9 Search-and-Rescue team and I truly enjoyed the different SAR adventures.

This actually turned out to be one of my favorite Roberts novels and I am sure I will read it again in the future (which is my standard for a good book - I read SO many books that rarely do I go back and reread one).
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HORRIBLE "hero" 3 octobre 2010
Par Romance Addict - Publié sur
Format: Relié Achat vérifié
WOW, this book is really a stinker. I've been an NR fan for years and years, and have been disappointed with her last 10 or so novels. I just chalk it up to the fact that the poor woman has written close to 200 books; she has become almost a parody of herself by now. I think her best work was in the '90s, post-category series novels, when she got into writing excellent single-title novels and trilogies.

So I went into "The Search" expecting it to be a bit disappointing. Instead, I found myself actually grimacing as I read it. The "hero," Simon Doyle, is pretty much the WORST antihero I have ever read in a romance novel. What a total @#$ he is! He seems downright abusive, controlling, bullheaded (not in a charming way), and withholding of affection. Fiona, the heroine, is appealing -- except in her scenes with Simon, in which she comes across as an apologetic doormat who is thrilled with the crumbs he sometimes tosses her way. Repeatedly, he grabs her, pushes her, uses foul language against her (and I am a major cusser, so I normally don't have a problem with the f-bomb, etc.)... He even has a would-be-rapist moment when he basically tells her they are going to go inside and have sex, and she says something coy about "What if I weren't in the mood?" His response is something like, "Do you think, if you said no, that would make me back off? Because it wouldn't." Ugh. Disgusting.

I don't know if NR thinks this level of abuse, control, etc., is erotic; but I sure don't. And though her books have been tending in this direction for a while, this one really is a departure for her. Boo. Hated it. I don't think it qualifies as a romance novel. Sure, they get engaged in the end, and say "I love you"; but for this reader, that absolutely is not enough to make their "love story" believable, palatable, or anything I can feel good about.
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Ok but wait for paper back! 9 juillet 2010
Par The Lindsay Show - Publié sur
Format: Relié
I adore Nora Roberts and really love her In Death series. I really just sorta liked this book, primarily for the reasons others have mentioned....way too much detailed explanations about dog training. Midway through the audio book, I finally got annoyed enough at the lengthy dog training explanations and just started skimming through it. One dog training scene with a problem dog last 15 minutes...15 audio book minutes... That's just ridiculous in my opinion. There are parts that are really funny but there's hardly any suspense and the ending is a complete letdown. If you love Nora Roberts, read this just because it's by her but wait for paper back or get it from the library. If you're looking for a good romantic suspense, read some of her past stuff like Public Secrets, Private Scandals, Genuine Lies, Divine Evil, etc. Those are WAAAAAY better.
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Only read if you're interested in dog training. 29 septembre 2010
Par Lia Carmine - Publié sur
Format: Format Kindle Achat vérifié
To preface, I want to say that I have enjoyed many Nora Roberts' books. I particularly enjoy the suspense/mystery ones mixed with romance. Now, it's clear to me after reading this book that Nora is putting out way too much stuff and either no longer has a decent editor, or is simply allowed to ignore their advice.

If you read this book you will learn a lot about dog training. Really. That's what Nora talks about for pages and pages and pages. Basically she is saying "I did a lot of research on dog training and I'm going to put it in my book to sound authentic" but it only makes it more fake and as far from a romance novel as you can get.

All this time spent with the dogs is, of course, time we don't spend with the main characters--particularly the male lead who is pretty hollow and not particularly interesting or compelling. The relationship is overshadowed by the endless dog training and the female lead is far too Mary Sue. The ending is abrupt and not particularly satisfying. If the author had spent a tenth of the time writing the ending as she did exploring all the aspects of dog training, it might have helped.

I'm so disappointed with this book as it signals to me that Nora Roberts' no longer cares about a good story and that she will simply keep producing as much junk as possible because people will buy it solely based on the sucess of her previous books.

Nora, you should be ashamed of this one.
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