Whiskey Beach. Finished 5-14-17, rating 3/5, romance?, pub. 2013
Unabridged audio performed by Peter Berkrot. 15 hours 33 minutes.
A Boston lawyer, Eli has weathered an intense year of public scrutiny and police investigation after being accused of murdering his soon-to-be ex-wife. And though there was never enough evidence to have him arrested, his reputation is in tatters as well as his soul. He needs sanctuary. He needs Bluff House.
While Eli’s beloved grandmother is in Boston, recuperating from a nasty fall, Abra Walsh has cared for Bluff House, among her other jobs as yoga instructor, jewelry maker, and massage therapist. She is a woman with an open heart and a wide embrace, and no one is safe from her special, some would say overbearing, brand of nurturing—including Eli.
He begins to count on Abra for far more than her cooking, cleaning, and massage skills, and starts to feel less like a victim—and more like the kind of man who can finally solve the murder of his wife and clear his name. But Bluff House’s many mysteries are a siren song to someone intent on destroying Eli and reaping the rewards. He and Abra will become entangled in a centuries-old net of rumors and half-truths that could pull them under the thunderous waters of Whiskey Beach…. from Goodreads
Nora Roberts is an easy listen. You don’t need to be 100% glued to the audio to follow the story. That’s a good thing in this case, because I thought this one was just meh. I thought Eli’s backstory and what he went through as a suspect in his wife’s murder was interesting, but the rest of it, not as much.
Roberts is hit or miss with me and this one is a miss, but I will still give her a listen when I’m cleaning or driving 🙂
Do you have a favorite Nora Roberts novel? I really liked The Witness.