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Publisher's Summary

RITA Award Winner, Best Romantic Suspense, 1995

#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts unveils the intriguing world of antiques dealing, where an independent woman discovers the price of breathless desire - and the schemes of an obsessed killer...

Dora Conroy has a passion for antiques - and any other rarities she can acquire for her quaint Philadelphia shop. A seasoned dealer, she knows all the tricks of the trade. But she is unprepared for the deadly consequences when she purchases a few curiosities at an auction - and unknowingly brings home a priceless cache that makes her the target of an international criminal. Entwined in a reckless chase, Dora turns to her new neighbor, Jed Skimmerhorn, a cop who’s turned in his badge - and whose desire for lovely Dora puts him back in the line of fire. Fighting their attraction while falling in love, they find that hidden riches can have a most ordinary façade. And that possession can be a lethal obsession...

©2004 Nora Roberts (P)2004 Brilliance Audio

What the critics say

"[Roberts] delivers the goods with panache and wit. This time out, she skillfully blends a stirring love story with nonstop suspense, effortlessly shifting from melodrama to light comedy." (Publishers Weekly)   

"This book is a sure winner for aficionados of contemporary romantic suspense." (Library Journal

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Having trouble with this one

I'm having trouble getting through this one, but I paid for it so I'm going to try. I will be generous and say maybe the story is just showing its age. It laughs off a pretty violent rape attempt as some guy "making a pass," and then treats it as foreplay. And the narrator chose to voice every woman as if she were a cross between a Barbie doll and Disney Princess. I've liked a bunch of Nora Roberts books, but this one belongs in the 80's.

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Reader was distracting

I think I would have preferred to read this story, as the narration was very sing song and the reader’s voices infantilized the characters.

The story itself was okay - definitely dated, but not bad for a light and fluffy romance.

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Yikes

There are a few things that make this story difficult.
1. He assaults her and then acts like she's being unreasonable for being upset about it. Obviously this was written in the time when assault was seen as acceptable behaviour for men...
2. There is another story running quietly in the background. It must have started about a third of the way through. It's annoying.
3. The narrator makes all the women sound stupid.

The story itself is a snoozer so all in all it was a no from me.

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  • Valerie Ng
  • 2009-10-28

Loved it!!

I read a lot of Nora Roberts and I find them all good. However, once in a while, one of her books really gets to me. This is one of those. I loved the characters, the storyline and the narrator. Ahhhhh.... Next Nora Roberts book please!!

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  • Heidi
  • 2009-08-10

YES YES YES

You know they are going to end up together - why else write about it however...

Very interesting and independant characters, very interesting and insightful read.

Sandra Burr is also really great.

Again... couldn't put this book down - finished it in 2 days!

Thank you for keeping my weekends alive - especially the boring ones.

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  • tina
  • 2009-12-05

great

it takes talent to read as so many different people in one book and the reader does great

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  • karen
  • 2012-11-09

Hidden Riches

Any additional comments?

Liked the book and story but not the RECORDING as there is a lot of back ground noise starting about 3/4 the way through the first part of this book. Very distracting and when i asked if there was a better quality recording of the book i got a email back from Audible full of questions to be answered. I can't be bothered going through it all so am disappointed in the support from Audible and Audio quality of the first part of this book. I have never had an Audio problem before, just wanted a better quality recording or perhaps my credit back. :(

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  • RomanceHappyEnding
  • 2010-08-12

Easy Listening

I have enjoyed listening to this book....not the best Nora book I have ever read but good strong main characters and alot of effort went into the story setting.

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  • BLarsen
  • 2019-02-21

Not great

I typically enjoy Nora Roberts but this book is set in modern times while the narrator’s voice belongs in an old fashioned book. Pride and Prejudice would be a great book for her voice just not anything recent. I couldn’t even finish listening, had to turn it off.

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  • Kasie Merchant
  • 2018-09-22

Hidden Rishes

I loved it! Please do more stories with this cast. It was wonderful. I’ll be waiting

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  • Susan
  • 2011-06-19

OUTSTANDING

This was a great read!! I began reading and could not put the book down. I could not believe that I read all night finishing the book at daybreak.

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  • Ashanti Monique
  • 2019-02-12

Couldn't finish this one...

I made it about half way through, and I like the story, know what to expect from the author.... but I couldn't handle the narration. And it's not that it is bad, but the voices she used for many of the characters just didn't sit well with me. I would be pulled out of the story and get lost in trying to analyze what bothered me so much about how she was delivering that character's lines. I kept trying to move past it but couldn't. I didn't listen to a sample before picking this up, so the fault is mine. :-(

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  • Tom
  • 2008-12-28

Another winner...

Good easy listening story, has it all, little suspense, little romance. Worth reading.

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