Come Sundown takes place in the successful ranch and resort in western Montana, where the Bodine family business is thriving and filled with vacationers. The 30,000-acre ranch has been a home to four generations and is now managed by Bodine Longbow, along with a large staff and a new hire, Callen Skinner.
While everything is going well at the ranch, every now and then the topic of Bodine’s estranged aunt, Alice Bodine, comes up. Unfortunately, the other family members don’t want to speak of her, all the more arousing Bodine’s curiosity. Is Alice dead or still alive? And what drove Alice away? But, then, it isn’t long before they all are informed of an unexpected death of a young woman. And then another death. No one is quite sure why these deaths occurred.
After 25 years, however, the family is in a state of shock when they learn that Alice has been found. It was 25 years ago that Alice had rebelled and left the ranch to pursue an acting career in Hollywood. Once her days in Hollywood were done, though, she was ready to come back home. But she never did make it back.
Now that Alice is back, everyone has questions. Alice, however, is no longer the same. Half of her life has been taken, yet she won’t give anyone the entire story. Only within time will it all test the bonds of the Bodine family and thrust Bodine into a darkness she never could have imagined.
This is my first read by Nora Roberts. Although I didn’t really love the story—especially because I feel some scenes were unnecessary—I still think the plot and story line were good. The scenes from Alice’s past were so awful, they angered me, but I won’t spoil any of it. I did like the closeness of the Bodine family and the description of the ranch and resort, including the food. Montana sounds like a beautiful place, in my opinion. Perhaps you’ll enjoy this book. Along with suspense, there is some romance involved.
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Come Sundown will be available on June 6, 2017.
*I received this copy from St. Martin’s Press, in exchange for an honest review.
About the author: Nora Roberts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels, including The Obsession, The Liar, The Collector, Whiskey Beach, and many more. She is also the author of the bestselling In Death series, written under the pen name J.D. Robb. There are more than 500 million copies of her books in print. For more info on the author, click here.