Saturday, 1 December 2007

Birthright by Nora Roberts

When five-thousand-year-old human remains are found at a construction site in the small American town of Woodsboro the news draws archaeologist Callie Dunbrook out of her sabbatical and into a whirlwind of adventure, danger and romance.

Callie's ex-husband Jake is also on the dig which doesn't make for great news for Callie, and when Callie is interviewed on TV Suzanne Cullen recognises and thinks she is her baby, Jessica who was kidnapped almost 30 years ago. She approaches Callie and asks if she was adopted, and as far as she is concerned she isn't but, is that really true ...

I picked this one up after having immense difficulty getting into a book, Nora usually hits the spot so thought this would be a good one, and it was although the ending was pretty predictable.

The characters were pretty OK not the best characters we have seen from Nora but, mostly likeable and I didn't find anyone there I took a disliking to, there were many twists to the story too and not just the story of Callie's dig and her possible kidnapping.

Jake was a very interesting character although her ex-husband I didn't dislike him at all, and without wishing to spoil the storyline there were other characters within the story that although I liked the characters could have been more well-developed.

A good read but, far from one of Nora's best.

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