When Olivia MacBride Tanner was four years old, a monster visited her house and destroyed her life.

The monster was her father, actor Sam Tanner, who was convicted of stabbing to death her beautiful actress mother, Julie MacBride.

That night, little Olivia walked into the room to see her father holding her dead mother. She fled the scene and was found by Homicide Det. Frank Brady who calmed the little girl as best he could. As the father of a ten-year-old son, Noah, Frank ached for the trauma experienced by this fragile child.

Sam was sentenced to life in prison, and Olivias grandparents, Rob and Val MacBride, took her and fled from the press. Rivers End, their rustic lodge in the Washington State Olympic Rain Forest, was a remote, healing retreat.

Now, with two best-selling true crime novels to his credit, Noah Brady has made his mark. When Sam Tanner requests that Noah visit him in prison, he cant resist. For the first time in 20 years, Sam Tanner wants to tell his story. Determined to make his book balanced, Noah resolves to interview everyone connected with the case. After all these years, what does Sam Tanner really want?

The powerful and prolific Nora Roberts creates another emotionally complex, chilling and romantic tale sure to capture her fans attention. RIVERS END proves that no one does it better. (Apr., 432 pp., $23.95)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith