Divine Evil

Divine Evil Alternative cover editions for this ISBN can be found hereA decade ago sculptor Clare Kimball fled Emmitsboro Maryland to take the art world by storm Now she s celebrated as the artist of her gener

  • Title: Divine Evil
  • Author: Nora Roberts
  • ISBN: 9780749938253
  • Page: 397
  • Format: Paperback
  • Alternative cover editions for this ISBN can be found hereA decade ago, sculptor Clare Kimball fled Emmitsboro, Maryland, to take the art world by storm Now she s celebrated as the artist of her generation But no amount of success can eclipse the nightmares that haunt her or the memories of her father s suicide Just as her star is shining brighter than ever, Clare leaveAlternative cover editions for this ISBN can be found hereA decade ago, sculptor Clare Kimball fled Emmitsboro, Maryland, to take the art world by storm Now she s celebrated as the artist of her generation But no amount of success can eclipse the nightmares that haunt her or the memories of her father s suicide Just as her star is shining brighter than ever, Clare leaves it all behind to face her demons.Emmitsboro sheriff Cameron Rafferty loved Clare from afar all through high school Now that she s back, they form a bond that grows stronger each day fueled by an attraction that s been simmering for years But Clare s past soon rises up with a vengeance, rocking the town with a sinister murder that is clearly linked to her return As an investigation gets under way, Clare and Cameron will learn that evil can linger anywhere even in those you love and trust the most But it s a discovery that may come too late to save them.

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    1. Clare Kimball is a sculptor whose work has gained notoriety and success in the art world. Just as she should be basking in the acceptance of critics and buyers, Clare abruptly decides to leave New York and return to her Emmitsboro, Maryland, her hometown and site of so many painful memories. After having worked as a detective in Washington, DC, Cameron (Cam) Rafferty has also returned to Emmitsboro as the sheriff, escaping to a much quieter life on the streets and in his home. Neither Clare or C [...]

    2. There are quite a few negative reviews for this book - which surprises me a little, but at the same time, I can also understand. Divine Evil is a rather atypical for Roberts as its much more descriptive and gruesome than her other books. The plot deals with a Satanic cult that abuses and tortures young women/girls and Roberts is surprising graphic in her detailing of those situations. It creeped me out a bit, but not nearly enough to stop reading the book or to refuse to read another Nora Robert [...]

    3. What a book! What a book! I can't sleep because all I'm thinking about is what happens next!Clare is an artist living in New York, she is a successful sculptress, from a little town called Emmitsboro, 28 years old redhead and haunted by weird nightmares of her childhood, she is messy, smokes, lives in her own head and tries to move away from her past.In Emmitsboro, a cult is murdering again and cop Cam is on it!

    4. A sect of Satanic worshipers who rape and kill women in a small town in the middle of nowhere.Not my thing. This book is too disturbed for me :(But it is shockingly similar to the movie Hot Fuzz :DDDDD

    5. I am a huge NR fan, but I never did like this one. It's conclusion was very disturbing to me, and I actually had nightmares. I am very against disposing of books in general, but this one hit the trash bin with amazing speed. I'm just glad it didn't turn me off of her writing for good, and I still collect anything and everything else she's written, even when they aren't my favorites. I definitely would NOT reccomend this book to others. In fact, I usually tell people to stay away from it.

    6. B+Forgettable? Probably. "Divine Evil" kept me entertained throughout and there was never really a dull moment. I'm still not sure why this wasn't a 5 Star for me might have been the characters (or maybe just my personal lack of connection with them), or the fact that the "cult" killed and raped for more than 20 years and no one in this teeny/gossipy small town noticed. WTH?!Even after my negatives this was still a great summer read and I really enjoyed it. Nora never lets you down (well until h [...]

    7. This was so long and tedious. Also there's barely any romance and what there is you quickly forget about it when it comes to reading about the group sex, rapes, murders, and animals being killed. Heck we even get a scene of a man being beaten to death which actually turned my stomach. I don't think the main characters or secondary characters were very developed. And there's a topic of racism introduced and dropped quickly which was odd. The ending was a total nonstarter. I can see if Roberts had [...]

    8. 4.5 stars. This is my mums book. I ran out of books to read so she lent it me. I really enjoyed this book. I found it hard to put it down. The story was really interesting and mysterious. At first, I was a little shocked at how dark it was. The plot is a lot darker than the blurb lets you believe. I liked the characters, including Clare and Cameron. I liked reading their relationship and liked how it progressed throughout the book. My favourite character has to be Annie though. She was so sweet [...]

    9. Emittsboro, MD, is a small town where every body knows everybody and their business. But this town holds a dark secret.Clare iss now a successful artist that has been living in New York City. She has now come home to Emmitsboro to settle her past. She's been having recurrent nightmare about her father, and something she saw as a small child.Cam is a former bad boy that left town to become a DC detective. He too has come home, but he is running from a horrible memory in DC. He's now the sheriff o [...]

    10. This review was originally posted on One Curvy Bloggerbr>It's not often when I come across a Nora Roberts novel that I haven't read. When I first discovered adult romance, Roberts was one of the first authors I ran across. I found out I loved her work, and basically read any and all of her books that I could get my hands on. I purchased Divine Evil in a used bookstore and thought I hadn't read it, so I snatched it up. About half way in, I realized I had read it before, but it didn't stop me f [...]

    11. 3.5 STARSI found the audio version while cruising OverDrive and couldn't resist. This is by far the darkest book I've read from NR. It wasn't bad but definitely dated. I probably would have enjoyed it much more 15 years ago. Audio - Katie Firth is an excellent narrator. I wouldn't hesitate to listen to her again.

    12. I usually adore the great NR, But, for this one, the heroine kept ticking me off. Seems Cam wanted a girl like his Mom, the ostrich type. Everyone knows about the cult thing, but Claire, who actually saw it, and has been having nightmares her whole life. She says "pfft" and hides her head. Nora usually writes great heroines, but this one jumped around so much in personality, I kept wanting to slap her on the back of the head and yell, "wake up, idiot!"

    13. 2.5 stars. Claire is an absolute idiot. I couldn't stand her. In fact most of the women in this book are unbearably stupid and/or horrible people. The plot wasn't bad and I liked Cam but overall I have to give it a thumbs down

    14. What a great (and seriously creepy) Nora Roberts book! Wow. Especially for being one of her older publications, I'm surprised to have loved this as much as I did. I usually don't like her 80s and 90s books as much - they feel too dated, and her heroes are typically too alpha for my liking. Not the case here! A perfect story to have finished on Halloween - with a really eerie/evil story line, and an open-ended, unsettling ending. The romance played second fiddle in this novel about a quaint littl [...]

    15. Man, I was glad when this thing was over. Clare was so overdramatic about everything and Cam was way too alpha male.

    16. I had some troubles with this book, some of them can be found in other Nora's books, even though I am a huge fan of hers. The romance was was pretty much typical of her stories; Clare really got on my nerves most of the time with her attitude and her insistence in keeping important things (regarding the satanic ritual which was responsible for killing all people in the book) from Cameron. I understood it was kind of a big deal because of her father, but come on, women were being kidnapped, raped [...]

    17. Haven't read Nora Roberts in many years but found myself in a "Friends of the Library" bookstore and discovered a nearly complete collection of her works in hardback. I chose one at random that I was pretty sure I hadn't read. Wow! I loved it. Fast moving, great characters, tight story line, and the romance was just enough to make it "real." My only criticism is that the main female character seemed a bit weak. Often whiney, petulant, and a bit naive for a New Yorker. I guess I prefer my heroine [...]

    18. Mais um livro que gostei bastante, é assim que eu gosto da autora, mistério, crime, romance.Este é bem pesado em que a autora não poupou na descrição dos horrores passados nos rituais satânicos passado numa pequena povoação em Maryland em que todos se conhecem e que não acreditam no que esta-se a passar com estes crimes violentos que estão a acontecer.Um livro muito bom, que faz com que eu continue a ler Nora Roberts.

    19. dit is een Nora Roberts zoals je die nog nooit hebt gelezen. Koude rillingen, verbazing, luguber en een zeer verrassend einde. En natuurlijk ook wat liefde en romantiek

    20. Nora takes on the subject of perfect daddy and satianism. It was a good read, even though I figured it all out half way through.

    21. It was a little hard for me to suspend my disbelief about a devil worship cult as the cause for the murders in a small town. That theme kind of dated it as from the 90s, as did the amount of smoking! :p However, I did like the way in which it illustrated the secrets that even people in small towns can hide, pushback against change, and desire to maintain the idea of their home as an idyllic small town. The thing that I enjoyed most about this novel was that Nora Roberts explored the the feelings [...]

    22. It has been a long time since I read Nora Roberts. This one was too creepy for me. I finished it but I was tempted more than once to not finish it. Rape, murder and satanic worship was too much for me. I would not recommend it.

    23. Town Emmitsboro resembles like Twin peaks (David Lynch's TV serial) for me.Kind of a eerie, dark and secret. Liked it for the murder - investigation stuffs though it was just a small part.Not a bad pick!.

    24. Another thriller by Nora Roberts. Should have expected the gruesome details. But a spoiler in the end as i did not feel like reading word by word to know the end. I have read other books written by her which are truly amazing but this one has been a disappointment.

    25. 3.5 stars.Another oldie from Nora Roberts when it's still cool for the H/H to smoke and drink and all before mobile phones!The H/H both returned to smalltown USA where they grew up to uncover/discover the truths behind their past. It seems to me that there are basically 2 types of smalltown USA, one where everything seems sunny and idyllic or one where there are dark and seething undercurrents everywhere. Quite frankly, both types give me the shivers, give me a large impersonal metropolis anytim [...]

    26. Divine EvilThe love story of Cameron and Clare. Clare has nightmares since she was a child of monsters, how she is a artists and she sculpture them. She return home to Maryland it's starting again. Cam is now the sheriff and he is in love with Clare. Can they stop the killing and find happiness? Great story

    27. 3.5 starsIn a small town, you think you know people but behind closed doors lie a secret. A cult meets and performs their rituals and sacrifices, first with animals then escalates to humans.When Clare was eight, she witnessed a horrific ritual, which she later attributes to bad dreams, that still haunts her into her adulthood. She lost her father to suicide as a teenager and hasn't been the same since then. At 28, Clare is a successful artist in New York, but she was getting restless with her su [...]

    28. Este libro fue muy bueno. Los personajes principales y secundarios estaban muy bien desarrollados. Me hubiera gustado ver un poco más de la relación que Clare tenía con su madre; sí, no hubo duda de lo que había pasado y los dialogos y pensamientos de Clare al respecto fueron suficientes para tener una perspectiva de la situación, pero me habría gustado un epílogo en el que se mostrara un encuentro entre ellas, y ya que estamos haciendo peticiones, también que mostraran un poco de cómo [...]

    29. This is another great read from Nora Roberts who rarely disappoints me. Her characters are nearly always lovable and her stories emotionally satisfying and this one is no exception. It's about satanic cults and, although never gruesomely graphic, certain scenes may bother some readers (read this one with all the lights on!).The heroine, a famous artist, decides it's time to go back home and face the demons of her past when she finds herself struggling with her creativity and having terrible nigh [...]

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