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Book Review: Legacy by Nora Roberts

#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts presents Legacy, a new novel of a mother and a daughter, of ambition and romance, and of a traumatic past reawakened by a terrifying threat…

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…

My Thoughts

I love me a good mystery. This book didn’t disappoint.

Adrian Rizzo’s world is rocked upside down when she answers the door to a monster, her father. He tries to kill her, in a fit of rage. It takes her years to get over it and to grow into who she is.

Adrian faces many struggles in life and I love her determination. She doesn’t give up. That is her strength. Even when she’s getting threats from a stranger, she doesn’t let it get her down.

In defiance or in her sheer will to make a name for herself, she works hard to solidify her career. In her success, she’s a family girl at heart. No matter what is going on she has her friends and her family.

I loved the characters, the storyline, and the amazing journey that Adrian goes through.

The romantic relationship is with Raylan a man who has seen his own shades of hardship. They compliment each other, settle each other, and support one another. The friendship they have is strong.

The mystery in the book was entertaining and attention grabbing. It made wonder through the entire story who the villain was. I was pleasantly surprised to find who it was and their motivations. The story ends in such a way that ties all the ends together.

Nora didn’t disappoint and I’m so happy to have gotten to read the Advanced Reader copy of this book. It was amazing. I award it:

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