Book Review: Identity by Nora Roberts

Identity was an enticing, romantic suspense story that had me invested right from the start. There was a great build happening that had me hooked right until the very end!

Book Review: Identity by Nora Roberts
Identity by Nora Roberts

The #1 New York Times-bestselling author's terrifying new thriller about one man's ice-cold malice, and one woman's fight to reclaim her life.

Former Army brat Morgan Albright has finally planted roots in a friendly neighborhood near Baltimore. Her friend and roommate Nina helps her make the mortgage payments, as does Morgan's job as a bartender. But after she and Nina host their first dinner party—attended by Luke, the flirtatious IT guy who'd been chatting her up at the bar—her carefully built world is shattered. The back door glass is broken, cash and jewelry are missing, her car is gone, and Nina lies dead on the floor.

Soon, a horrific truth emerges: It was Morgan who let the monster in. "Luke" is actually a cold-hearted con artist named Gavin who targets a particular type of woman, steals her assets and identity, and then commits his ultimate goal: murder.

What the FBI tells Morgan is beyond chilling. Nina wasn't his type. Morgan is. Nina was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. And Morgan's nightmare is just beginning. Soon she has no choice but to flee to her mother's home in Vermont. While she struggles to build something new, she meets another man, Miles Jameson. He isn't flashy or flirtatious, and his family business has deep roots in town. But Gavin is still out there hunting new victims, and he hasn't forgotten the one who got away.

4 out of 5 stars

Identity was a great story! There was a sweet romance happening, one crazy bad guy, and an awesome build throughout that had me excited while reading. I couldn't wait to see how it all unfolded. This was my first Nora Roberts book and I had no idea what to expect but absolutely enjoyed what I got.

I loved Morgan, this woman had grit! Her will, strength and determination were amazing. She's thrust into an awful situation that was intense. I liked the emotion coming from her as she figures out her next steps. I liked Miles a lot, he was charming and a little bossy, but in a caring way. I enjoyed them coming together, they had a subtle flirting happening though some things felt slightly glossed over. When they finally connect, it was pretty instant. Once they were together, I thought their relationship was sweet, playful, and straightforward. I liked how protective Miles was.

I thought this was a really good romantic suspense story. I would not say it was a thriller at all, it was more light suspense that was understated. As the bad guy devolved and things ratcheted up, it was like I was waiting for the other shoe to drop. The story kept luring me in with a fall sense of security, and then bam! something would happen. I thought the build was really good and I kept turning the page because I was always looking forward to what would happen next.

There are a lot of characters and I really enjoyed them. From the Feds to Miles's family, to “her ladies.” I liked the different bonds formed and the healing taking place for Morgan and her family. There are several POVs happening which I liked a lot. Though I did get confused a few times since it was in third person and occasionally the voice would change mid-chapter. I liked the details and thought the pace was steady though it took a while to get to the romance part.

Overall, I thought this was a captivating story with a nice, light suspense element happening and I felt invested the entire time. 

Complimentary copy received from St. Martin's Press.

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Thank you St. Martin's Press for the advanced copy of Identity.

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