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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,096 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jude Deveraux Narrator: Alan Nebelthau, Kate Skinner Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2012 ISBN: 9781442362512
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Have you ever lost someone who meant more to you than your own soul?
Ford Newcombe has. For years, he loved his wife, Pat, more than anyone -- and anything -- in the world. She came into his life when he was an inexperienced college student with big dreams of becoming a published author. Pat guided him down the path that eventually led to more success than he dreamed possible.
Since Pat's death, Ford has lived a life of solitude, barely able to put pen to paper. Rumors are flying that it was Pat who actually created the books the world so loved. If there's one thing that Ford needs it's inspiration, and it finally comes in the guise of Jackie Maxwell -- a smart, sassy university researcher with just enough attitude to match Ford's sharp intellect.
But it's her intimate knowledge of the story of a young woman's friendship with the devil -- and what the townspeople did to her -- that persuades Ford to hire Jackie as his assistant and to move to Cole Creek, North Carolina. Although the inhabitants of Cole Creek deny it, they are still plagued by the consequences of this otherworldly tale of passion and death. As Ford and Jackie work to unravel the truth, they discover a connection between their lives and the past, a connection that not only helps them solve a long-ago crime but offers the promise of new love. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[Deveraux] does a superb job of building up to her chilling conclusion”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Unlike anything Deveraux has written previously…uniquely intriguing…always entertaining.”

    Romantic Times

  • “Incredible, wonderful, fantastic, superb…An unforgettable read.”

    Romance Reviews Today

  • “Deveraux combines romance and the occult in a new and entertaining manner.”

    Booklist

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kayla | 2/18/2014

    " After a year without reading book now i get it back with Jude Deveraux and this novel. I liked this book in a way that it had me laughing now and then throughout the book. And it kept me continuously reading for more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimberly | 2/12/2014

    " I thought about this book a long time after I read it. A paranormal romance story set in contemporary times of a writer, Ford who has a difficult past with lots of family problems marries the love of his life and when she dies he falls apart. The novel is structured with a chapter in the voice of different characters which makes it interesting. I am a fan of Deveraux it amazes me how she writes this crazy stories filled with lovable characters but this one was a bit Twilight Zoneish with a devil as one of the characters. Check it and stay open minded about this- it surprised me how it all ended! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie Bishop | 2/9/2014

    " Very interesting storyline. Different than most Jude Deveraux books, but I enjoyed it. The main characters are both likeable, and the side characters are all entertaining. I would probably read it again( I've already read it twice). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Noni Smith | 2/1/2014

    " Romance and the devil. Odd twists "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/31/2014

    " Great summer read while sitting at the pool! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim Shults | 1/23/2014

    " I'm a sucker for a book with a big old run-down house in it..... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 1/17/2014

    " This was significantly different than previous Jude Deveraux novels. Not sure how to describe... More mature perhaps? I liked it quite a bit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristine Morris | 1/17/2014

    " I love the quirky characters in this romance between two unlikely people. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ReneeB | 1/10/2014

    " This book wasn't bad until the ending. Weird! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kerrymarie75 | 1/6/2014

    " I loved the begining. It took a werid turn. I did not forsee all the devil stuff coming on. Love story took too long for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carina | 12/26/2013

    " a lil different from what i would normally read but i liked the story line, and it kept my attention "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzanne M | 12/21/2013

    " A fun book for the beach or snowy weekend! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kayleigh Cunningham | 12/12/2013

    " Great book, it's not very predictable, and Jude is a very good writer who gives good perspective from many different character angles! Also, the ending was AMAZING! It starts out slow, but once it picks up, you are thrown for a look every which way. Such a good book, I recommend! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary-Michelle Moore | 12/7/2013

    " Liked everything until the ending, it got rushed at that point. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katya | 12/1/2013

    " Very misleading title... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karie | 10/29/2013

    " I really like this author and her writing style, but the whole devil storyline and plot I didn't like. She has much better books and i'm glad I didn't buy this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tyler | 10/29/2013

    " A fun, light read. Enjoyable characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kara | 10/2/2013

    " This book was a quick read and kept my attention. Pretty good book "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lavada Dee | 9/16/2013

    " way to slow a read for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dionne | 8/30/2013

    " Don't let the title put you off. An enjoyable read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Iris Fleuron | 8/14/2013

    " Bleh. I'm sorry I actually read the whole thing. The whole he said/she said is so contrived, knew the ending half way through. I thought the author might throw a surprise in there. If that's her idea of a surprise... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leira | 6/15/2013

    " I love Jude Deveraux. She's "classified" as a "romance" writer, but this isn't the trashy, Harlequin crap. There's always a bit of love in her books, but there's also a heaping pile of story. This is one of the most original stories I have ever read. I CAN NOT put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 6/14/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book. The story was kind of odd, most definitely not your run-of-the-mill romance novel, but it was fun and interesting. It wound up a little to neatly, but had an odd sort of twist at the end that I kinda liked. It was basically just a fun little read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Theletter12 | 6/9/2013

    " a woman falls in love with the devil "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannon | 4/21/2013

    " Wow! What an unexpected story. I expected the "normal" romance and ended up with a book about the devil. And it was really good. It even gave me a few shivers. I highly recommend this book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Breanne | 12/29/2012

    " My first book by Deveraux...interesting enough to make me look for other good ones by her, but seems this was the one I really enjoyed most. "

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About the Author
Author Jude Deveraux

Jude Deveraux is the author of over forty New York Times bestsellers, including Moonlight Masquerade and A Knight in Shining Armor. She was honored with a Romantic Times Pioneer Award in 2013 for her distinguished career. To date there are more than sixty million copies of her books in print worldwide.

About the Narrator

Alan Nebelthau is an actor and audiobook narrator, known for The Hebrew Hammer, The Peacekeeper, and the Remember WENN television series.