Blue Smoke

Blue Smoke The blaze that night at her family s pizzeria changed young Reena Hale s life Neighbors and relatives would help the Hales rebuild The Balti authorities would arrest the arsonist responsible But as Re

  • Title: Blue Smoke
  • Author: Nora Roberts
  • ISBN: 9780399153068
  • Page: 487
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The blaze that night at her family s pizzeria changed young Reena Hale s life Neighbors and relatives would help the Hales rebuild The Balti authorities would arrest the arsonist responsible But as Reena beheld the fire s brutal beauty and destructive power, her destiny began to take shape She would understand and master its terrible force and one day become an invThe blaze that night at her family s pizzeria changed young Reena Hale s life Neighbors and relatives would help the Hales rebuild The Balti authorities would arrest the arsonist responsible But as Reena beheld the fire s brutal beauty and destructive power, her destiny began to take shape She would understand and master its terrible force and one day become an investigator herself But she is not the only one fascinated by the flames Someone else sees their power and is obsessed not with conquering the fire but with controlling it, owning it, using it to exact vicious revenge When Reena finally joins the arson unit, her strength and wits are constantly tested although sometimes the job seems like a snap compared to her love life But she can t always blame the men after all, a soot caked woman barking orders and smelling of smoke isn t the biggest turn on in the world Then she meets Bo Goodnight, who seems different He s been trying to find Reena for years, and now that she is close enough to touch, he has no intention of letting go Nor does the man who has begun to haunt Reena s life with taunting phone calls and a string of horrifying crimes And as Reena tries desperately to trace the origins of the calls, the fires, the hatred aimed in her direction she will step into the worst inferno she has ever faced From the incomparable Nora Roberts, Blue Smoke is a tale of gut level fear, human triumph, and the bonds that carry us through our darkest times.

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    1. Nora Roberts

      Nora Roberts is the 1 New York Times bestselling author of than 200 novels, including Come Sundown, The Obsession, The Liar, and coming in December 2017, Year One the first book in The Chronicles of The One She is also the author of the futuristic suspense In Death series written under the pen name J.D Robb There are than 500 million copies of her books in print.

    263 thoughts on “Blue Smoke”

    1. “Why couldn't the merciful God turn down the sunlight so it wasn't blasting like a red furnace against his aching eyes? Because he'd worshipped the god of beer, thats why. He'd broken a commandment and worshipped the false and foamy god of beer. And now he was being punished.” I think one of the main reasons I like these Nora Robert's books is that her heroines are smart, independent and strong. The heroes are down to earth and likeable. Catarina (Reena) came from an Italian family. So plent [...]

    2. Nora’s books are one of my most reliable cures at times when my brain begs for a much needed rest. All of us readers have this amazing capacity to shut down and unplug, and for me, the best way to achieve this state of complete detachment from my everyday troubles is through one of Nora’s books. While I don’t much care for her paranormal work (PNR is just not my genre), no one writes romantic suspense better than she. Blue Smoke is an old one, released more than ten years ago, but aside fr [...]

    3. DNF at page 282It was: "Started off well went meh in the middle the briefly picked up again" By that time though, I didn't care anymore.At first I liked Reena, even if she seemed a little unrealistic at times. I would love to have that good of a memory sometimes. Loved her family and the pizza place, the pride everyone took in it.Reena started to lose her appeal not that she got on my nerves exactly, I just stopped caring. While I loved Bowen Goodnight, I never felt the chemistry between them, e [...]

    4. Prior to reading a book, especially when I have several other books to read on my "to-read" shelf, I check out 's reviews. There were quite a few positive reviews for this book but more than a fair share of people slamming the book for one reason or another. Not certain what I was getting into, I read the book with lowered expectations and was pleasantly surprised.When she was eleven, Reena watched her parents' Italian restaurant burn. It was arson, the culprit went to jail, and Reena found her [...]

    5. So disappointing in so many ways. The story is spread out over twenty years and takes way, way too long getting to the "present" (2005). Roberts spends lots of time in key time periods that, sure, are integral to the story, but there is just so very much piled in. I feel like what should have been vignettes were artificially inflated to make them not just chapters, but entire sections of the book. Which mean that the book doesn't really start until it's practically over.The two main characters w [...]

    6. BLUE SMOKE (Romantic Thriller-Baltimore-Cont) – G+Roberts, Nora – StandalonePutnam, 2005- HardcoverWhen Reena Hale was 12 years old, events lead to her family's restaurant being burnt by an arsonist. With that, Reena was determined to become an arson investigator with the Baltimore police. Other fires have touched those know to Reena, but now it has become very personal and very dangerous.*** I am a huge fan of Ms. Roberts work and applaud her moving more into stories where the emphasis is m [...]

    7. This was a reread for me, and I think I liked it even more the second time. Obviously the suspense was muted, but I was surprised at how many details I had forgotten about the fires and deaths. This time I was able to concentrate more on the emotions and interactions of the characters, and this was simply wonderful! I know some readers were disappointed with the slow development - Reena and Bo didn't even meet until nearly 200 pages into the story! - but to me the strength of this story is in th [...]

    8. When Catarina "Reena" Hale was eleven years old, she watched with her family--father Gib, mother Bianca, sister Francesca, sister Isabella, and brother Xander--as their family business, Sirico's, burned to the ground. The case came to a swift conclusion, when the father of a boy who had attempted to assault Reena is picked up for arson. The family rebuilds their business, their family ties stay strong, and their love and respect in the neighborhood grows. We fast-forward to Reena in college, whe [...]

    9. The movie BLUE SMOKE tells the story of a young girl who sees her family's pizzeria burn to the ground, and she knows she wants to be a firefighter when she grows older. Little did she know that a pyromaniac stalker threatens her life and the life of all she loves and holds dear since that night till this day.Reena and Bo are also soulmates, and I love how he fell for her from day one, and how later on he becomes her neighbor.

    10. 3.5 stars. I think I might have read this before as the story feels very familiar. In any case, it's a solid book and Joyce Bean's narration was good as usual.I liked the almost movie-like feel to Bo's first 3 glimpses of Rina (who became his "Dream Girl") before they finally met up 15 years later when she bought the place next to his talk about fate working slowlyThe mystery/suspense side was very evident and I thought the final confrontation slightly anti-climatic. I really enjoyed Rina's fami [...]

    11. I loved all the intrinsic events taking place and the family bond the Hale family has. I loved the mystery and drama in this book. I literally stayed up all night reading this one.In 1985 Baltimore Catarina "Renna" Hale was attacked by her neighbor twelve year old Joey Pastorelli and would have been raped if the neighbors didn't intervene. Reena's father fought with Joey's abusive dad and that night, the Hale's family pizzeria, Sirico's burns to the ground. Police find enough evidence to arrest [...]

    12. Já pensou no que aconteceria se provocasse um sociopata com uma afeição particular pelo fogo?Se ele voltasse anos depois para se vingar discretamente, deixando atrás de si um rasto de crimes horrorosos sem que você conseguisse fazer a ligação?E se de repente ele mudasse o seu modo de agir e começasse a lhe dar pistas?O que aconteceria quando conseguisse "unir os pontos"? O que aconteceria quando percebesse que ele está perto, a observá-a? A seguir todos os seus passos?E como sentir-se- [...]

    13. Se há algo que adoro na Nora Roberts é que ela é uma grande contadora de história, a fórmula até pode ser sempre a mesma, mas ninguém pode negar que os livros desta autora são entretenimento puro. Opinião completa aquigodaodoceparaocerebrosp

    14. I really enjoyed "Blue Smoke", and would have absolutely given it a 5-star review if it hadn't been for one thing -- this was, without a doubt, the most disturbing and twisted novel I've read of Nora Roberts'. That's not necessarily a bad thing she does thriller/mystery stories REALLY well. But of all her stand-alone romance/suspense novels, this one dove into the mindset of the villain in WAY more graphic detail than I've read before. And there's just something about a psychopath obsessed with [...]

    15. Uma fumarada de prazer!Dos livros individuais de Nora Roberts, «Fumo Azul» está definitivamente entre os melhores: aos onze anos de idade Reena presencia o incêndio que destrói a pizzaria da família…e que condicionará toda a sua vida futura. Agora, vinte anos depois, alguém se esconde por detrás do fumo, algures, à espera de uma oportunidade para matar…Gostei especialmente da oportunidade de seguir a protagonista e a sua família ao longo de vários anos, presenciando verdadeiramen [...]

    16. "«Era destino» sussurrò sfiorandogli la guancia coi polpastrelli. «Credo che fosse destino che ci incontrassimo. Era destino che tu diventassi mio.»"Devo dire che mi aspettavo molto di meglio, e invece la storia è lenta, ho capito chi fosse lo psicopatico/piromane quasi alla prima pagina e la storia d'amore è relegata alla seconda parte del libro e poco approfondita D: Non mi è piaciuta l'impostazione scelta dalla Roberts, si inizia con una Reena adolescente che per la prima volta incont [...]

    17. Romantic Suspense / Thriller / Contemporary RomanceThe Hale family lives in a Baltimore and is the second generation to run Sirico's, an Italian pizzeria. The very Irish Gibson Hale married the lovely Bianca and was quickly assimilated into the family business and the growing Italian family that lived and loved richly in the neighborhood. Their children were loved, going to school and helping in the restaurant and learning the business. However, the attempted rape of 11-year-old Caterina "Reena" [...]

    18. The rating probably reflects me having read Chasing Fire just before tackling this one. And let me tell you, the books, at least for me, are worlds apart.First problem: the first half of the story. Completely redundant, IMO, I couldn’t care less for Reena’s life story spanning twenty years from the beginning of the novel until the story actually began. I couldn’t care less for her choices of boyfriends until the right man came alongSecond problem: the heroine. I simply couldn’t bring mys [...]

    19. Em primeiro lugar tenho de dizer que adoro a escrita de Nora Roberts. Mas é como tudo, gosta-se mais de uns livros do que outros. E por vezes a avaliação depende da disposição com que se está para ler um determinado género de livro. Dito isto, e após o último livro que aqui saiu da Lisa Gardner, enjoei o género. E este fumo azul, está mais para o triller do que para o lado do romance. Por isso tenho de dizer que foi um pouco difícil manter-me interessada no livro, porque já estou en [...]

    20. 3.5Come definire questo romanzo? La parte gialla è veramente inconsistente, quella rosa poca sfruttata.Lettura carina e coinvolgente con qualche difetto.Un po’ troppo verboso in alcuni punti, la storia con Bo l’ha presa veramente alla lontana e tredici anni per arrivare al fatidico incontro, sono tantissimi ed estenuanti.I personaggi della Roberts mi piacciano sempre, le donne sono indipendenti e forti ma, all’occorrenza non si vergognano di appoggiarsi ai loro uomini.Quello che adoro ver [...]

    21. I enjoyed this to a certain point, especially young Reena but I found it much too long with lots of unnecessary filler before we get to the main story and I found the bad guy too clever (given he is setting fires and killing people for a 10 yr period and he eludes capture wreaking a ridiculous amount of havoc even after they know who he is but there is no mention of a particularly high IQ at any point) and the amount of damage he was able to inflict before they caught him ridiculously high. I th [...]

    22. Really good book! it was kinda slow in the beginning and it kept skipping ahead to different years and events but in the end it was a really good book! Soo glad my grandma got it for me and *Spoiler* I was glad that Bo and Reena had a happy ending!!! I recently watched the movie to this book, it was a good movie and most of the events were correct but it wasn't really all that good compared to the book. First, the movie totally left out Bella and in the book she played an important character. Al [...]

    23. I really liked this book.It centers around a big Italian family living in Baltimore; they own a pizza place and they live right down the street.One day thier lives change forever; a neighborhood boy and his dad burn down the pizza place to get revenge on thier family.Even though the father goes to jail and the son goes into a detention center, they do not stay locked away forever.The family, especially Reena (the youngest daughter) continues to be haunted by the those 2 people for a long time.Th [...]

    24. This book is the reason I wish I could stop reading once I realize I can't stand any of the characters. But I can't. Somewhere deep down, I don't want to give up. I just keep hoping that somehow, someway, the book I am reading will get better. In this case, it never does. It's just gross, and graphic, and violent.I've decided I'm not a big Nora Roberts fan. I think she's a sell-out.Don't read this. You've been warned.

    25. the one where she is an arson investigator and he is a carpenter!I was a little disturbed by the scene at the end where (view spoiler)[the bad guy rapes and then burns to death a nice widowed lady. (hide spoiler)] Was not expecting to find that or the word "cunt" in a Nora Roberts book!Not that I'm against swearing in books, just found it surprising.

    26. I really enjoyed this. I liked how Reena and Bo circled around each other for years. It did seem that it took Reena a bit too long to connect all the fires together. I mean, who has fire touch their life *that* much? And the ending seemed a little rushed. But all in all, it was romantic and suspenseful, as any good Nora Roberts should be.

    27. Gostei imenso deste livro!Adorei a Reena, uma jovem corajosa e sem medo de nada, cujo passado foi moldado por um acidente traumático na sua infância. Mas em vez de isso a assustar, ela lutou e foi atrás do seu sonho de sempre: tornar-se bombeira.Como sempre, há um mistério, romance, amizade, muitas surpresas e reviravoltas.Muito bom!

    28. This is terrible. No wonder she can pump out about two a month. Worst book ever. Don't think she knows how to use articles, conjunctions. Very frustrating. Don't read. Sounds like this. Only worse. Well, with sex. So a little better.

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