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A summer at his grandparents' South Dakota ranch is not 11-year-old Cooper Sullivan's idea of a good time. But things are a bit more bearable now that he's discovered the neighbor girl, Lil Chance, and her homemade batting cage. Even horseback riding isn't as awful as Coop thought it would be. Each year, with Coop's annual summer visit, their friendship deepens from innocent games to stolen kisses, but there is one shared experience that will forever haunt them: the terrifying discovery of a hiker's body. As the seasons change and the years roll, Lil stays steadfast to her dreams of becoming a wildlife biologist and protecting her family land, while Coop struggles with his father's demand that he attend law school and join the family firm. Twelve years after they walked together hand in hand, fate has brought them back to the Black Hills when people and things they hold most dear need them most.
An investigator in New York, Coop recently left his fast-paced life to care for his aging grandparents and the ranch he has come to call home. Though the memory of his touch still haunts her, Lil has let nothing stop her dream of opening the Chance Wildlife Refuge, but something . . . or someone . . . has been keeping a close watch. When small pranks and acts of destruction escalate into the heartless killing of Lil's beloved cougar, recollections of an unsolved murder in these very hills have Coop springing to action to keep Lil safe.
Lil and Coop both know the natural dangers that lurk in the wild landscape of the Black Hills. But now they must work together to unearth a killer of twisted and unnatural instincts who has singled them out as prey.
©2009 Nora Roberts (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Leonie on 01-01-2018

Another great book by this author.

Fabulous narration of an enthralling story in a remarkable setting. Great love story too. Loved it.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 12-12-2017

Excellent Story

I loved the story, the romance, the drama. Very well written. I think the storyteller has an excellent voice, at the same time he needed to provide more distinction between characters. He had different voices for them but wasn’t able to hold them consistently through the book. Still, a fantastic story and great to listen too.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Lorraine on 09-07-2009

black hills

I think this is one of NOra Roberts best novels. The characters are defined so that you feel you know them and are part of their lives. Action packed...great read.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Michelle on 12-01-2010

Excellent!

One of the best books I've listened to! Kept me very engaged and interested!

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4 out of 5 stars
By Wales on 15-06-2015

story draws you in to the charactors

Would you listen to Black Hills again? Why?

yes, I always find more to a story when listened to again

What other book might you compare Black Hills to, and why?

The Nora Roberts Boonsborough books

Have you listened to any of Nick Podehl’s other performances? How does this one compare?

no and he did good

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

no

Any additional comments?

Good character's and story line. Keep me interested and engaged to the end.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Richard Warriner on 14-04-2014

It sure goes on a bit

Whilst the story is intriguing and the performance excellent it does drag on rather. The constant interplay between the 2 lead characters about their on/off relationship becomes tiresome after a while and i was well ready for it to end.

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