New York Times best-selling novelist Nora Roberts captivates millions of fans with her provocative blend of scorching passion and chilling suspense. With Carnal Innocence, she creates a gripping tale of murder, infatuation, and true love in a small southern town. After beautiful concert... read more
In the small town of Innocence, Mississippi, days are long, nights are fragrant, and secrets are hard to keep. But when a brutal killer starts claiming the lives of the town's most attractive women, lifelong neighbors are forced to wonder if the culprit is a stranger lurking in the bayou...or... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
In the small town of Innocence, Mississippi, days are long, nights are fragrant, and secrets are hard to keep. But when a brutal killer starts claiming the lives of the town's most attractive women, lifelong neighbors are forced to wonder if the culprit is a stranger lurking in the bayou...or someone right next door.
World-famous concert violinist Caroline Waverly knows nothing of the murders when she arrives in Innocence. Burned out from a childhood lost to endless rehearsals and an all-too-public breakup with the conductor who was her lover, Caroline is looking for a little peace and some time to think. She hopes that a stay at her late grandmother's house will provide the tranquility she needs. But Innocence has something else to offer Caroline: a man named Tucker Longstreet.
Blessed with the Longstreet good looks, lazy charm, and family fortune, Tucker is a tall, cool drink of water - and he knows it. He likes to keep his romances short and shallow. But one look at Caroline, and Tucker realizes that she is unlike any other woman he's met. Tightly coiled and coolly reserved, Caroline is determined to fight him off. She might be able to do a better job if she hadn't felt an unexpected thrill at his ardent advances...and if she hadn't been so scared after finding a third murder victim in the murky waters behind her home.
For Caroline Waverly, a beautiful summer interlude could turn into much more - or could stir a killer's crazed dreams. Because there's just one small problem with her new romance: Tucker is a suspect in the killings.
“Along with dark hair, golden eyes, and good bones, the Longstreets could charm a coon out of a tree quicker than you could spit.”
“Summer, that vicious green bitch, flexed her muscles and flattened Innocence, Mississippi.”
“Fame all depends on the ground you're standing on, doesn't it?”Caroline
“Sometimes we hurt more for what might have been than for what is.”Highlighted by 43 Kindle customers
“What happened before matters because it shapes things. But who you were a year ago isn’t as important as who you are now.”Highlighted by 34 Kindle customers
you just learn how to use your mean. We all got it, but not everybody knows how to use it constructive like.”Highlighted by 27 Kindle customers
“‘There’s a divinity that shapes our ends, rough-hew them how we will.’”Highlighted by 22 Kindle customers
“I used to think that way about things. That I was at the center, and whenever anything went wrong, I was to blame for it. It’s an indulgent kind of arrogance, I think. The kind that carves holes in you that you have to fill up with pills and therapy.Highlighted by 18 Kindle customers
Somehow you always love in a special way the one who gives you the most grief.Highlighted by 18 Kindle customers
“You’re trying to figure out the answer before there’s a problem. That’s the kind of thing that brings on headaches.”Highlighted by 12 Kindle customers
I always wondered why the Lord chose to speak through crazy people. I expect it was because they wouldn’t question whatever voice they heard inside their head.Highlighted by 9 Kindle customers
They said you didn’t know what you had until you’d lost it. Tucker thought he’d discovered something that was equally true. You didn’t know what had been missing from your life until you found it.Highlighted by 8 Kindle customers
“Fame all depends on the ground you’re standing on, doesn’t it?”Highlighted by 7 Kindle customers
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