New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts provides a potent mix of small- town secrets, scandalous romance, and down-home Southern atmosphere as a. Photos. Gabrielle Anwar and Colin Egglesfield in Carnal Innocence () .. Romance writer Nora Roberts moves towards the crime drama in this one. I’m not . Carnal Innocence If I were to rate my favorite books by my favorite authors, this would probably qualify. It’s full of classic Nora Roberts features.

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Preview — Carnal Innocence by Nora Roberts. Nora Roberts, bestselling author of The Reef and Genuine Liesmixes scorching passion with icy suspense in her classic novel of murder and infatuation in a southern town now available in hardcover for the first time. 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 li Nora Roberts, bestselling author of The Reef and Genuine Liesmixes scorching passion with icy suspense in her classic novel of murder and infatuation in a southern town now available in hardcover for the first time. 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 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 the one with a covered porch just made for soft summer nights will provide the tranquillity she needs. But Innocence has something else to offer Caroline: 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 For Caroline Waverly,a beautiful summer interlude could turn into much more or could stir a killer’s crazed dreams.

Carnal Innocence

Because there’s just one small problem with her new romance: Tucker is the leading suspect in the killings. Paperbackpages. Caroline WaverlyTucker Longstreet. Innocence, Mississippi United States. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Carnal Innocenceplease sign up.


Lists with This Book. May 08, D. You are probably dying to ask me…What are you doing reading a romance published in ? Carnal Innocence is the story of a small town in Mississippi with a serial killer in its midst. Caroline arrives at Innocence after spending some time in the hospital. All her life, she has been a good little girl who does what her Mommy wants but after some therapy, she realizes that she needs to change if she wants to be happy.

Then, I realized that I was being patronizing: Why should he bear the burden of their expectations? As the story continued, I felt like the heroine: He was funny, handsome and charismatic, a lover of poetry with a big heart and with most depth than most people realize.

The mystery is excellent with a lot of layers. I figured out who was the murderer before the denouement, but even I was a bit shocked. Please note that race tensions are an aspect of the story and some characters use the N word.

Even with the glowing recommendations, two things made avoid this audiobook for while: The unabridged version is almost 18 hrs.

You also forget about the scary cover! Overall, an excellent romantic suspense novel with great characters and ambiance. View all 7 comments. Solid 4 Stars I really enjoyed this book and the narrator was fantastic. My only complaint was there are sooooo many characters involved at times it was confusing and I would have to stop and remember who’s who. I kept changing my mind.

Very good storyline and characters with plenty of aghast and heart beating scenes. Tucker and Carolyn The hero Tucker Longstreet is not my average kind of hero he’s very “Non Solid 4 Stars I really enjoyed this book and the narrator was fantastic. Tucker and Carolyn The hero Tucker Longstreet is not my average kind of hero he’s very “Non Alpha” but he is so endearing with his many family history stories and southern charm it’s hard not to fall for him just a little.

The Heroine Carolyn Waverly is a world famous violinist. She’s very lonely and alone although she does have family, as an only child and a child prodigy to an overbearing mother she is suffering in more ways than one and decides to take some time off and heads to Innocence, MS. View all 20 comments. Aug 05, Carrie rated it really liked it Shelves: Listened to this on audio narrated by the masterful Tom Stechschulte. Absolutely amazingly deep, sexy voice.

Recommended if you can find it.

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While listening to a book on audio the reader is forced to listen to all the description and not skim. I’m guilty of skimming at times, especially when the action gets going and I’m on the edge of my seat. While listening to Stechs ETA: While listening to Stechschulte’s excellent narration of Carnal Innocence, I was struck by the rich details Roberts includes in her book. She never rushes a scene, either.


She sets it up and then almost plays with her readers, slowing down the action and making you wait for the punch. But her descriptions aren’t fillers only there to increase word count.

The words paint a picture, enabling the reader see the cranal water, and feel the steamy heat, and smell the marsh. Her writing is vivid and alive. Roberts has written books I don’t care for, but when she’s on, she’s amazing. And she’s “on” more times than not. Dec 13, Kathleen rated it did caranl like it Shelves: Narrator was good, but I didn’t care for it.

Felt even older than Almost didn’t finish it, but wanted to see if I had the villain pegged yes. My poor little head hurts. So many southern-fried characters — it was a trial to keep track of who belonged to which noraa. I didn’t laugh once, and rarely smiled. I like to laugh.

I like heartwarming romances with a dangerous, suspen Narrator was good, but I didn’t care for it. I like heartwarming romances with a dangerous, suspenseful edge and witty dialogue. Well, I did chuckle when someone fell into an open grave, but that scene wasn’t meant to be funny. Except for watching young Cy overcome his fears and find refuge in Tucker, there wasn’t much to lighten the heart. Just basically a depressing read with a predictable plot and a “let’s-wrap-it-up-quick” ending. A downer with a morbid tone: I did like the lead characters, Tucker and Caroline, but the book is not uplifting or amusing.

Too many sluts screwing everything in sight, married or noora — I’m talking about Josie, especially, but also Eddy-Lou and Darlene. Wife abuse Vernon and Austin.

Two crazed Bible-thumping psychos. A race-hating scene straight out of the KKK.

Blood sucking and biting. Also, far too much religious profanity — it’s on every other page. Even the ending is dismal. By the denouement of the killer, this hokey hamlet has been condemned to a miserable future, full of hatred, hurt, and so much guilt.

Caroline should have told Tucker what really happened, and should have explained the past history. As things were left at the end, view spoiler [ he will probably be afraid to have kids of his own, lest they become insane. And nobody will ever trust a Longstreet again.

It seemed that every man in the book smoked Chesterfield. In this case, it all came down to nature.