Nora Roberts didn't become an immediate best-selling author, but once she sold her first novel, she never looked back. A mother of two small children at the time, Roberts began writing in 1979 with a number-two pencil and a spiral notebook. She wrote sporadically while her two sons were at school, a schedule she maintained long after they had grown up and gone to college. Two years and several manuscripts after her initial attempt, her first novel, "Irish Thoroughbred", appeared, the first of over 100 novels she would write in the following two decades. While having dabbled in many of the genre's forms, Roberts has found most of her success writing contemporary romances flavored with both suspense and adventure. The youngest of five children, Roberts grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland. In 1968, she married Ronald Aufdem-Brinke, the father of her two children, but divorced him in 1985, the same year she married her second husband, Bruce Wilder.
"Roberts has a marvelous ability to blend in the perfect amounts of character drama, realistic romance and chilling suspense. The result--an unputdownable read." (top pick)
From the Publisher
It has taken a lot time and work for Fiona Bristow to find the peace that she has in her new life on Orca Island, off the coast of Seattle. After a serial killer destroyed everything, Fiona rebuilt on this quiet island, starting her own dog-training school and volunteering with canine search and rescue programs. Nearly simultaneously two things--one good and one bad--appear in her life, shaking her calm: the good thing is Simon Doyle and his puppy Jaws; the very bad is a copycat killer with his eye on Fiona. This is an absorbing romantic suspense novel from the master Nora Roberts.