• Shades of Twilight

  • By: Linda Howard
  • Narrated by: Natalie Ross
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (527 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Passion, wealth, and murder come together in this unpauseable thriller from the New York Times best-selling “queen of romantic suspense” (Booklist) Linda Howard.

Roanna Davenport grew up a wealthy orphan on her grandmother’s magnificent estate, Davencourt. There, she wanted for nothing - except to be loved by her cousin Webb. When he marries another, Roanna is devastated, but life at Davencourt takes an even darker turn when Webb’s new wife is found bludgeoned to death. 

After the shocking murder, Webb leaves for Arizona, abandoning the privileged life that he had once believed was all he wanted. Years later, a grown-up Roanna walks back into his life to bring him home. He’s shocked that the mischievous sprite he had known in childhood has disappeared. Gone, too, is her passionate fire; in its place is ice that melted at his touch, but Webb can’t help but be drawn back to Davencourt, to Roanna, and to the killer who once destroyed his life and waits only for the chance to finish the job. 

With Linda Howard’s signature “fast-paced, intricately detailed romantic suspense” (Fresh Fiction), Shades of Twilight will keep you riveted until the last minute.

©1997 Linda Howington. All rights reserved. (P)2020 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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great read keeps you guessing

probably my favorite Linda Howard so far. great twists in the book to keep you guessing

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Never saw it coming

Amazing story. I love when you dont see the end coming. Will listen to again and again.

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Thoroughly enjoyed !

Great storyline. It took a little while to develop but was captivating once it did.

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No Warning of Incest

Shame on Audible!! There was no warning of father-daughter incest! Never would have considered this book had I known. Stopped the story immediately. Do not care how it ends.

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A Soft Porn Soap Opera

I'm so frustrated with this book! I have four hours left to listen. I hate to abandon a book but I may have to abandon this one. I've stuck with it for about 9 hours and NOTHING is happening except for sex; thoughts of having sex; and descriptions of sexual interludes... I'm no prude but geez...The author must either be bored with her own sex life or she has none at all so she has to live vicariously through her characters, who, by the way, are so two-dimensional that looking at lines on a piece of paper would be more interesting!. What a complete waste of time. It's not losing the credit that irks me, it's wasting time I could have spent reading something of substance. Don't waste the credit. Don't waste your time!!!

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Loved it!

The story and the narrator were both fabulous! I couldn't wait to hear more. Looking forward to the next one.

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Narration Incredible, Warning - Soft Porn!!

I selected this book because of the high star rating and it was recommended to me by Audible based off other books I have read. I am not sure how that recommendation came to be because I do not read Harlequin novels and that is just what this was like. Honesty, it was a little shocking hearing the narrator read some of the things she had to read as I have never heard someone say these things outloud. Reading it is different then actually listening to someone telling you about it, lol... I am not a prude by any means, but I prefer a lot more substance in my books. I did love the narration and the story line was ok, but seriously, it needed much less, much, much much less sex!! So sterio typical and felt like a southern, white trash story.

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*Porn

I wish I had read the reviews before purchase. Purchased book as a Daily Deal. Audible continues to put books filled w unnecessary sex scenes on their Daily Deals and it is very disappointing. If your book can’t stand alone without MULTIPLE sex scenes then maybe that is an issue. If a book filled with such content is your goal the please market appropriately and do not try and deceive your reader. It’s rude and annoying.

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Sex scene and repeated iterations

The story was good. Unfortunately I almost couldn't get through it due to sooooo much rehashing of sex scene. Just not for me so tried to skip over them. A lot!

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Love Linda Howard

The story was good. The twist at the end took me by surprise. I couldn't really get over the fact that Webb & Jessie were cousins, and Webb & Roanna too, that was a little strange but overall a good read/listen. Natalie Ross always delivers!

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