Black Hills

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G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2009 - Fiction - 472 pages
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#1 New York Times–bestselling author Nora Roberts takes us deep into the rugged Black Hills of South Dakota, where the shadows keep secrets, hunters stalk the land, and a childhood friendship matures into an adult passion.

Asummer at his grandparents’ South Dakota ranch is not eleven-year-old Cooper Sullivan’s idea of a good time. But things are a bit more bearable now that he’s discovered the neighbor girl, Lil Chance, and her homemade batting cage. Even horseback riding isn’t as awful as Coop thought it would be. Each year, with Coop’s annual summer visit, their friendship deepens from innocent games to stolen kisses, but there is one shared experience that will forever haunt them: the terrifying discovery of a hiker’s body.

As the seasons change and the years roll, Lil stays steadfast to her dreams of becoming a wildlife biologist and protecting her family land, while Coop struggles with his father’s demand that he attend law school and join the family firm. Twelve years after they last walked together hand in hand, fate has brought them back to the Black Hills when the people and things they hold most dear need them most.

An investigator in New York, Coop recently left his fastpaced life to care for his aging grandparents and the ranch he has come to call home. Though the memory of his touch still haunts her, Lil has let nothing stop her dream of opening the Chance Wildlife Refuge, but something . . . or someone . . . has been keeping a close watch. When small pranks and acts of destruction escalate into the heartless killing of Lil’s beloved cougar, recollections of an unsolved murder in these very hills have Coop springing to action to keep Lil safe.

Lil and Coop both know the natural dangers that lurk in the wild landscape of the Black Hills. But now they must work together to unearth a killer of twisted and unnatural instincts who has singled them out as prey.

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User Review  - gogglemiss - LibraryThing

This was a run of the mill Nora Roberts, with the same old kind of banter between hero and heroine, smooth, witty and not without the odd tantrum. That stated, the build up towards the climax was tense and had me hooked till the end. Read full review

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User Review  - christineplouvier - LibraryThing

I was lookin’ for gold in them thar hills — but all I found was pyrite. After a brisk start, Black Hills flounders without a story problem. Initially reminiscent of the coming-of-age genre, it morphs ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

Nora Roberts is the number-one New York Times– bestselling author of more than 150 novels, including Tribute, High Noon, Angels Fall, Blue Smoke, Northern Lights, and many more. She is also the author of the bestselling futuristic suspense series written under the pen name J. D. Robb. Roberts has more than 280 million copies of her books in print.

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