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Publisher's Summary

Phenomenal #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts presents a spine-tingling novel about a female cop who walks fearlessly into danger - but must draw on her courage to let love into her life.

Police Lieutenant Phoebe MacNamara found her calling at an early age when a violently unstable man broke into her family’s home, trapping and terrorizing them for hours. Now she’s Savannah’s top hostage negotiator, who puts her life on the line every day to defuse powder-keg situations. 

After watching her talk one of his employees off a roof ledge, Duncan Swift is committed to keeping this intriguing, take-charge woman in his life. Phoebe’s used to working solo, but she’s finding that no amount of negotiation can keep Duncan at arm’s length. Especially when a man throws a hood over Phoebe’s head and brutally assaults her - in her own precinct house - and threatening messages begin appearing on her doorstep. Duncan backs her up every step of the way, as she establishes contact with the faceless tormentor who is determined to make her a hostage to fear - before she becomes the final showdown.

©2007 Nora Roberts (P)2007 Brilliance Audio

What the critics say

"A courageous protagonist, deft plotting and the sultry Savannah backdrop all add up to another winner for consummate storyteller Roberts." (Publishers Weekly

"High Noon will enthrall readers with its irresistible combination of superbly crafted characters and a danger-rich plot." (Booklist)

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Love it!

Great story and loved the characters. Narrator is one of my favourites to listen to.

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loved it

loved it enjoyed the narrator very much 😀 it kept me in suspense till the end

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less romance more mystery

good book as normal. my preference would have less sex and more story and action.

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  • SD
  • 2022-04-07

Nora

Nora Roberts always has a great story line
Keeps you interested
And in suspense
Worth tgecread

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Meh

Narrator was annoying and story was corny AF. I listened to all of it so wasn’t horrific but def wouldn’t recommend anyone go out of their way for it

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Outstanding Book!

From the beginning to the end I was spellbound! Thank you for this engaging story 🥳

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It's okay.

I probably was not the target audience for this.

The good guys were too flawless and the villains too stupid for me to enjoy the conflict or the romance. The narration was great though.

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Couldn’t stop listening

Well performed, good story. Wish a different voice was used for different characters- got a little bit confusing at times
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Entertaining story

This story had enough twists and turns to keep it moving and interesting. Characters were vivid and plot was well conceived. Voices for characters could have been a little more distinct and varied.

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amazing

I really enjoyed this book. I had to keep reminding myself that it was not a death series book. I really enjoy listening to Susan Ericksen narrate the books.

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  • Shannon Hobbs
  • 2012-01-28

Excellent narration and story - worth the credit

This is a great story, and read by an excellent narrator. I am actually writing this review after listening to the book a 2nd time. I had liked it the first time, but after being so fully engrossed the second I had to log in and give the book it's due praise. The narrator does a wonderful job with the voices, and there is a wild cast of characters that she gets to play with. A great love story but not to be out done by the mystery and suspense of the book. A strong woman character that you can believe in, like and root for. Truly a thumbs up in every way.

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  • 2010-10-22

Wow Great!

This was fantastic all around! Great recording, great narrator, great story! Suspense , romance, funny, conflict, mystery! My first NOra Roberts book! Great choice!

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  • marilynolsen
  • 2009-10-07

great read

I found the characters and story line exciting. They were believable,romantic fun and I learned about negotiations with hostage situations. I would recommend this to everyone who enjoys Nora Roberts. I also thought the narrator did a great job.




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  • tgp157
  • 2012-11-13

Wonderful Storyline

I really enjoyed this book. The subject matter was interesting. I kept guessing at who the villian might be up until it was revealed. Recommend this book. Narrator did a good job. She really did excellent with the little girls voice--sounded just like a 7 yr old should.

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  • Heidi
  • 2009-12-19

A stunning "read"

and then it was finished!

The characters are "real" they have lives and history.

I just couldn't stop listening and then it was gone and in true Nora Roberts style I missed the 2nd book.

Thank you, well done it was GREAT!

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  • Carolyn
  • 2008-06-29

High Noon

Great story as you would expect from Nora Roberts, I found the narration merged with the characters so you were often not sure who was talking.I found that a bit disappointing.

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  • Charlotte
  • 2008-07-11

Couldn't get enough!!!

An absolute MASTERPIECE!! I was extremely said to hear it come to an end!! You had your drama, suspense, comedy, and romance all rolled up into one! Download it TODAY!!

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  • Gail
  • 2013-01-02

Nora Roberts books are always great!

Would you listen to High Noon again? Why?

No. I enjoyed it, but the listening was difficult. I had difficulty differentiating the characters from each other.

What other book might you compare High Noon to and why?

Her books are always good. This one wasn't as easy to guess the ending as her books usually are.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

I couldn't tell whether the men or the women were talking. She needs to change her tone or deflection more. It was a little confusing.

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  • Sally
  • 2014-04-30

One of my favorite Nora books!

I love the quirks in this book. The male lead won a lottery, but he's really a down to earth cool guy. The female lead has complex family relationships that require so many sacrifices from her, and give you an insight into living with a phobia. It's a lovely testament to the love of family overcoming adversity. As always, well written, good dialogue, strong and interesting characters, and suspense! Great listen!

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  • Barbara
  • 2009-09-02

High Noon Review

It has been sometime since I was a reader of this type book. I enjoyed it from start to finish. The reader was articulate and made the characters come to life. Nora Roberts outdid herself again and I look forward to similar downloads.

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