February 22nd, 2013
The Search by Nora Roberts is a romantic suspense novel about a woman named Fiona Bristow. She lives off the coast of Washington. She is a dog trainer with three labs. She was almost killed a couple of years prior, while her fiancé and his k9 partner. She is now falling in love again with the new guy in town. She is also getting threats from a guy copying the guy that tried to kill her.
I liked The Search by Nora Roberts. It was different than most of her books but it was done well. I felt that the dog aspect was interesting and gave it something that it would have been lacking. I like most of the characters too. They all seemed realistic and relatable. I liked the plot. It was weird and kind of sick but good.
When we first read about Francis X. Eckle he was a convict that shared a jail cell as George Allen Perry, the murder. He is a fit, standard looking guy who is very solitary. He doesn’t talk to people at the gym; he would rather work out in a cell by himself. He seemed kind of child minded. He was looking for revenge for the girls and bullies when he was younger by attacking strangers. He followed rules set by a higher figure, Perry, though. He was easily guided.
He became a bully. He gained a sense of control and dominance and he took it. He never had much control but he had been given some ounce of control and he was going to take and use as much of it as he could. He was using that control on anyone that he could. He felt superior because he held someone’s life in his hand. He could do anything he wanted to them and they couldn’t do anything about it. From this he was getting cocky. He stopped listening to Perry and did whatever he wanted. That was his demise.
He was taken down by the person he was supposed to kill. I think this is the best part because if he didn’t get cocky, he could have gotten further. If he listened to Perry he might have made it. It makes people realize that over estimation of themselves can be dangerous. I enjoyed the book because you can see all of the different aspects of the different characters.