Book Title: Legacy
Author: Nora Roberts
Target Audience: Adult
Publication date: May 15th 2021
What it’s about
Adrian Rizzo was seven when she met her father for the first time. That was the day he nearly killed her—before her mother, Lina, stepped in.
Soon after, Adrian was dropped off at her grandparents’ house in Maryland, where she spent a long summer drinking lemonade, playing with dogs, making a new best friend—and developing the stirrings of a crush on her friend’s ten-year-old brother. Lina, meanwhile, traveled the country promoting her fitness brand and turning it into a billion-dollar business. There was no point in dwelling on the past.
A decade later, Adrian has created her own line of yoga and workout videos, following in Lina’s footsteps but intent on maintaining creative control. And she’s just as cool-headed and ambitious as her mother. They aren’t close, but they’re cordial—as long as neither crosses the other.
But while Lina dismisses the death threats that Adrian starts getting as a routine part of her daughter’s growing celebrity, Adrian can’t help but find the vicious rhymes unsettling. Year after year, they keep arriving—the postmarks changing, but the menacing tone the same. They continue after she returns to Maryland and becomes reacquainted with Raylan, her childhood crush, all grown up and as gorgeously green-eyed as ever. Sometimes it even seems like the terrifying messages are indeed routine, like nothing will come of them. Until the murders start, and the escalation begins…
About the Author
Nora Roberts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels, including Hideaway, Under Currents, Come Sundown and coming in November 2020 — The Awakening — the first book in The Dragon Heart Legacy. She is also the author of the futuristic suspense In Death series written under the pen name J.D. Robb. There are more than 500 million copies of her books in print.
What I Thought
It feels like forever since I read a Nora Roberts book and this was a good choice to dive back into her works.
Adrian is a strong independent woman which Nora Roberts is known for creating and I loved following her story from childhood to her 30s. The twists and turns she and her family went through kept me on edge. Especially with how close she was to her grandparents as I had a similar relationship with mine.
I loved that her friends stuck with her for all those years as well, Adrian has the world fighter in her corner and this made the ended no so much of a shock to me but it did wrap up in a lovely way. I however am still unsure of Adrian’s mother, she just seems so cold and uncaring towards Adrian and only wants Adrian there to better herself and the sales of her Yoga company.
Raylan took me a while to get my head around as I was insistent on calling him Rylan and I couldn’t stop myself. Even during the last chapter I still insisted on getting his name wrong and I was frustrated with myself.
This was a slower pace than her other books that I have read (many of them being her trilogies with could be saying something) but it still managed to keep me hooked.
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