Nate is a cop from Baltimore, burned by an ex-wife and burned-out because of more sad cop history. He accepts a job as sheriff of a small town called Lunacy, Alaska. He meets Meg and sparks fly. Meg is a bush pilot in the Alaskan wilderness and the daughter of an over-sexed innkeeper hitting on Nate with regularity. Throw in the years-old murder of the innkeeper’s husband, Meg’s father. There’s the plot!
Liked. Nora Roberts is one of the best-selling authors of all time, the queen of romance. In case you’ve been living under a rock, she is also J. D. Robb, author of the In-Death Series. So, sex interspersed with a decent police procedural murder mystery is her forte. Thus is Northern Lights. Nice audiobook to listen to while on a long road trip.
Not so hot. Meg is over-the-top snarky, ergo didn’t much care for her character. What do a gazillion Nora Roberts books have in common? A few things. One, terrific mysteries. Two, at least one heart-of-gold character, at least one will be drop-dead-gorgeous. Three, sex. Well, we have those elements in Northern Lights. This isn’t really all that bad, it’s a Nora Roberts book, predictable.
Narration is fine, no issues with production. Narrated by Gary Littman, about fifteen hours in length in unabridged format, released in June 2008 by Brilliance Audio.
If you’re a fan of Nora Roberts/J.D.Robb, you won’t be disappointed.