- Hardcover: 448 pages
- Publisher: Bantam; Reprint edition (June 1, 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0553106554
- ISBN-13: 978-0553106558
- Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 6.8 x 9.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 467 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,022,601 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Public Secrets Hardcover – June 2, 1997
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From Publishers Weekly
Complex relationships among a believable ensemble of characters give Roberts's ( Sweet Revenge ) new romantic thriller much of its appeal. Emma McAvoy, daughter of a British rock star, is only six years old when her infant half-brother Darren is murdered in a bungled kidnapping attempt. Emma, the only witness, remembers little of that night, and while investigators determine that someone close to the family was involved, the case is never solved. Nagged by fears for her safety, Emma's father has her trailed by a bodyguard whenever she is not closed away in a private school. But as she grows up, neither guards nor a loving father can protect her from the nightmares and feelings of guilt that torment her. Nor can they shield her from Darren's murderers. Although it concludes with a satisfyingly gripping finale, the mystery is more a recurring element than a driving force, as the story explores the members of McAvoy's rock group, Emma's devotion to her father (who bought custody of Emma from her abusive, alcoholic mother), her destructive marriage and the father-son detective team whose dedication to the McAvoys and this case lasts more than 20 years.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From Library Journal
Set to go hardcover?thanks to the success of last year's Sweet Revenge, which was originally released as a paperback?this 1990 romance features the illegitimate daughter of a music icon who discovers she has talents of her own.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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And I wasn't content to read it a second time. I just picked it off the shelves to read yet again - for a fourth time!
I have my personal favorites that I can pull off the shelves, open them, start anywhere and immediately fall in without missing a thing. Roberts' "Carolina Moon", "Blue Smoke", "Angels Fall", "Midnight Bayou" and "Carnal Innocence" are already like that ... think this will be another one.
Yes, his orifice.
A page turner in typical Nora Roberts fashion, but the errors are unforgivable. 4 stars for the story, 1 star for the Kindle version. Atrocious.