Thursday, September 12, 2013
Angels Fall by Nora Roberts
The sole survivor of a brutal crime back East, Reese Gilmore settles in Angel's Fist, Wyoming - temporarily, at least - and takes a job at a local diner. One day, while hiking in the mountains, she peers through her binoculars and sees a couple arguing on the bank of the churning Snake River. Suddenly, the man is on top of the woman, his hand around her throat.
No one in Angel's Fist seems to believe Reese and what she saw, except for Brody, a gruff loner. When a series of menacing events making it clear that someone wants her out of the way, Reese must put her trust in Brody and herself to find out if there is a killer in Angel's Fist, before it's too late.
My first introduction to Angels Fall was the movie adaptation which starts Heather Locklear. I think I watched it twice over the years. It wasn't that bad but after reading the book, the book certainly reigns supreme.
Because I have seen the movie, it was a very easy read when I read this book as I quite know the storyline. Even so, I was still very much captivated by it. I didn't really like any of the characters, including Reese and Bordy but I really like the way Nora weaves the story and if you have never watched the show, you would have enjoyed trying to figure out who the killer is or even if there's a killer or is it just all Reese's imagination.
The only saving grace for the movie is seeing the wonderful and majestic view which I understand was filmed on location in Canada.
I think this is one of Nora's best book ever and I won't mind reading it again in years to come. So, if you have not read any of Nora's book, this would be a great book to start.