Identity: A Novel by Nora Roberts

Identity: A Novel by Nora Roberts

Title:  Identity: A Novel
Author: Nora Roberts
Publisher:  St. Martin's Press
Genre:   Mystery & Thrillers, Romance, Women's Fiction
Format:  Kindle
No. of Pages:  439
Date of US Publication:  23 May, 2023
My Rating:  3.5 Stars

My Thoughts 

I read my first Nora Roberts novel when I was 13 or 14 and haven't stopped since. 

I read Identity over the course of a weekend and enjoyed it while still yawning over the heavy repetition and fawning dialogue. I kept turning the pages and did like it but I also kept feeling like it was missing something. The romance between Morgan and Miles wasn't one I was able to realistically see (acquaintances with benefits to near synchronized falling in love?),  and I found the ending too precisely tied up. Do none of Ms. Roberts's characters require therapy after the serious trauma(s) they go through? 

Identity is prime Roberts - romantic suspense with keep-reading-me pacing. Fans should delight in this one.  

Thank you to St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley for the DRC.


The #1 New York Times-bestselling author's terrifying new thriller about one man's ice-cold malice, and one woman's fight to reclaim her life.

Former Army brat Morgan Albright has finally planted roots in a friendly neighborhood near Baltimore. Her friend and roommate Nina helps her make the mortgage payments, as does Morgan's job as a bartender. But after she and Nina host their first dinner party—attended by Luke, the flirtatious IT guy who'd been chatting her up at the bar—her carefully built world is shattered. The back door glass is broken, cash and jewelry are missing, her car is gone, and Nina lies dead on the floor.

Soon, a horrific truth emerges: It was Morgan who let the monster in. "Luke" is actually a cold-hearted con artist named Gavin who targets a particular type of woman, steals her assets and identity, and then commits his ultimate goal: murder.

What the FBI tells Morgan is beyond chilling. Nina wasn't his type. Morgan is. Nina was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. And Morgan's nightmare is just beginning. Soon she has no choice but to flee to her mother's home in Vermont. While she struggles to build something new, she meets another man, Miles Jameson. He isn't flashy or flirtatious, and his family business has deep roots in town. But Gavin is still out there hunting new victims, and he hasn't forgotten the one who got away.


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