The Search is the lastest release of author Nora Roberts. This is a lengthy book that is a Suspense romance. It has alot of things going for it. It has alot of laugh out loud parts as well as the suspense and mystery of what's going to happen with the serial killer. While i really enjoyed the book as a whole i felt it was a bit to wordy and had some parts that could've been left out. Fiona is the only survivor of a serial killer 7 years ago and year later that killer murdered her cop fiance and his service dog. He gets caught and put in prison. Fiona moves on and becomes a dog trainer and a search and rescue person. She meets Simon a woodworker when he brings his new puppy to her for training. The whole dog training provides some funny moments and Simons brash no nonsense ways is kind of charming in a way. I ended up really liking him alot. The wordy part comes in all the talking about the training of dogs. There's just to much of that i think. Below is a little piece from The Search.
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 rescues. 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 serial killer, who shot and killed Fiona's cop fiancé and his K-9 partner.
On Orcas Island, Fiona found the peace and solitude she needed to rebuild her life. But all that changes on the day Simon Doyle barrels up her drive, desperate for her help. He's the reluctant owner of an out-of-control puppy, foisted upon him by his mother. Jaws has eaten through Simon's house, and he's at his wit's end.
To Fiona, Jaws is nothing she can't handle. Simon, however, is another matter. A newcomer to Orcas, he's a rugged and in-tensely private artist, known for the exquisite furniture he creates from wood. Simon never wanted a puppy-and he most definitely doesn't want a woman. Besides, the lanky redhead is not his type. But tell that to his hormones.
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...
If you would like to read a excerpt of The Search and learn about other book releases from Nora Robert you can do so by clicking here. While i enjoyed this book it wasn't up to what i was hoping to get from Nora Roberts. I give it 3 and 1/2 Modokker Book Pick Stars. Nora Roberts next release is the last in the Bride Quartet series. Happy Ever After.