Black Hills

Black HillsBlack Hills by Nora Roberts, Nick Podehl
Published by Putnam on July 7th 2009
Pages: 472
ISBN: 0399155813
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I found this to be a really enjoyable book. I found it hard to put down at times. Cool meets Lil when he is 11 after being sent to live with his grandparents while his parents attempt to save their marriage. What he thinks will be the worst summer of his life becomes one that shapes his life. Coop meets Lil, a baseball loving girl with a homemade baseball diamond in her backyard. He continues to visit his grandparents each summer and his bond with Lil grows turning into romance during their teen years. Separated by distance, and their different career dreams, their relationship end. years later they meet again as Coop moves back to care for his grandparents. Lil is running a successful animal sanctuary and has traveled the world working as an animal biologist.

The same attraction is there between them but Lil cannot forget how Coop broke her heart years ago. making matters worse, there is a serial killer taunting Lil. A seriAl killer who believes he is a Sioux Warrior defending sacred land that is rightfully his. We learn his identity fairly early on and learn about his various kills. I didn’t mind knowing who the killer was. As the killer taunts Lil, killing animals, sending her an email, etc. her relationship with Coop intensifies as does the relationship between characters Tansey and Farley. The suspense builds as Lil attempts to save a loved ones life.

As mentioned, I found this book to be hard to put down at times.