Monday, May 20, 2024

Mind Games - Romantic Suspense Review

Goodreads: Mind Games by Nora Roberts

Rating: Really Liked It (4 Stars)
Source:   Publisher    

Description:  As they do each June, the Foxes have driven the winding roads of Appalachia to drop off their children for a two-week stay at their grandmother’s. Here, twelve-year-old Thea can run free and breathe in the smells of pine and fresh bread and Grammie’s handmade candles. But as her parents head back to suburban Virginia, they have no idea they’re about to cross paths with a ticking time bomb.

Back in Kentucky, Thea and her grandmother Lucy both awaken from the same nightmare. And though the two have never discussed the special kind of sight they share, they know as soon as their tearful eyes meet that something terrible has happened.

The kids will be staying with Grammie now in Redbud Hollow, and thanks to Thea’s vision, their parents’ killer will spend his life in supermax. Over time, Thea will make friends, build a career, find love. But that ability to see into minds and souls still lurks within her, and though Grammie calls it a gift, it feels more like a curse―because the inmate who shattered her childhood has the same ability. Thea can hear his twisted thoughts and witness his evil acts from miles away. He knows it, and hungers for vengeance. A long, silent battle will be waged between them―and eventually bring them face to face, and head to head…

Genre: Romance - Suspense

Why I Picked This Book:  I always enjoy this author's books so of course I had to pick this one up.

My Impression: Roberts' romantic supsense books are always an intense read and this might be one of the darker ones I've read yet.  I really liked Thea as a main character and her relationship with her family - epseically her grandmother.  Their bond was special and only made more so by the gift/curse they both share.  The connection between Thea and the killer was tough to read and definitely emphasized the curse part.

Roberts' books are addictive and this was no different.  When I picked this one up I fell into Thea's world and was hooked until I finally had to reluctantly put the book down to get some sleep.  If you're a fan of Nora Roberts' romantic suspense books you want be disappointed.  If you're looking for a fast paced read with likable main characters, solid family and friend relationships, a solid romantic relationship,and a hefty helping of suspense you can't go wrong with this one.

Would I Read More of this Series/Author? Of course!  I frequently reread my favorite Nora Roberts books and I always pick up her newest books.

Would I Recommend this Book?  If you enjoy romantic suspense this is a must read!

* I received this book in exchange for an honest review.  As always my opinions and impressions are completely my own. *


  1. My review posts tomorrow. I ended up listening and loved it. Great review!

  2. I loved this one so much! It was intensely emotional. My review is up today.

    Anne - Books of My Heart