Identity – #NewRelease #NoraRoberts @StMartinsPress @NetGalley

I received an early copy of this book from NetGalley. The opinions expressed here are expressly my own.

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Former Army brat Morgan Albright has finally planted roots in a friendly neighborhood near Baltimore. Her friend and roommate Nina helps her make the mortgage payments, as does Morgan’s job as a bartender. But after she and Nina host their first dinner party—attended by Luke, the flirtatious IT guy who’d been chatting her up at the bar—her carefully built world is shattered. The back door glass is broken, cash and jewelry are missing, her car is gone, and Nina lies dead on the floor.

Soon, a horrific truth emerges: It was Morgan who let the monster in. “Luke” is actually a cold-hearted con artist named Gavin who targets a particular type of woman, steals her assets and identity, and then commits his ultimate goal: murder.

What the FBI tells Morgan is beyond chilling. Nina wasn’t his type. Morgan is. Nina was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. And Morgan’s nightmare is just beginning. Soon she has no choice but to flee to her mother’s home in Vermont. While she struggles to build something new, she meets another man, Miles Jameson. He isn’t flashy or flirtatious, and his family business has deep roots in town. But Gavin is still out there hunting new victims, and he hasn’t forgotten the one who got away.


This book is SO good! Once I got started with it, I couldn’t put it down. I had to know what happened next, then next, and so on. You get the idea.

Morgan Albright was an army brat. As an adult, all she wanted was roots somewhere, anywhere. So, she settled in Maryland, saved, worked two jobs, bought a small house, and put down those roots. Then Luke Hudson happened—handsome, charming, a great conversationalist, and charismatic until he wasn’t. What he leaves behind in his wake all but destroys Morgan.

When FBI agents pay her a visit, she finally understands who and what Luke Hudson is and how lucky she is to be alive. Her best friend and housemate, Nina, is dead, and Morgan’s identity is stolen along with her car, house, and everything else she values. With her confidence destroyed, she knows only one place to go—home to the only stable place she ever knew, her grandmother’s house in Vermont.

As this story unfolds and Morgan gathers the strength to try and move forward, I found myself being proud of each tiny step she takes. Rekindling a beautiful relationship with her mother and grandmother, then landing a job at a classy resort, finally letting go of Nina’s rattletrap car, and rebuilding a life from the rubble takes guts and determination. Then she goes a step further and even allows handsome Miles Jameson into her life.

She’s Hudson’s only surviving victim. His real name is Gavin Rozwell, and he is a psychopathic serial killer leaving a string of victims behind him. To deepen his depravity, his first kill was his mother. Now, Morgan’s survived and eluded him. He has to fix that.

This book is a fast-paced page-turner. Morgan is smart, she is beautiful, and she’s gifted, not only in mixology but in people skills. Her job at the resort leads to life-changing events. But Rozwell isn’t giving up. He blames her for his failures, and that must be fixed. From the beginning page to the climactic ending, I was hooked! I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good story with tons of suspense, tension, and a dash of romance. This might be Roberts’ best-to-date!

This book is set to release May 23rd.

21 thoughts on “Identity – #NewRelease #NoraRoberts @StMartinsPress @NetGalley

  1. I’ll wait for it to come out on Audible. It’ll definitely be worth a credit.

    I have a membership which costs me $14 per month. With that I get a credit, by one get one free sales, three free books and all the podcasts I can possibly listen to.

    Usually, what happens is that I wait for something to go on sale, then I get two books for one credit!

    I’m currently reading the Three Sisters Trilogy by Nora Roberts. I think, thus far, her book, Hide Away has been one of my top faves.

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    1. It is a great way to read mainstream authors, for sure. The Kindle price of this book is $14.99. I cannot and will not pay that, so NetGalley is a good way to read them. Thanks for stopping by, Jacqui.

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