The Search

‘The Search’ by Nora Roberts. Enough said.

Let me warn you guys — the moment you pick up this book, you wouldn’t want to keep it down until you’re done. Maybe not even then 😉

Fiona Bristow moves to Orcas Island to start a new life and recover from the grievances of her past. She opens a Canine Search and Rescue Training Center where she trains dogs and their trainers to search for missing people. Soon, she meets a wood artist- Simon Doyle, who comes to meet her due to his problems with his dog, Jaws. She agrees to train him.

And that’s where the story really begins:-

Fiona is the survivor of a serial killer, Perry now behind bars. She was the key witness at the trial and they only caught the guy after he went after and killed her fiancée and his K-9 partner. The problem starts when someone starts killing girls in the same way as the serial killer Fiona escaped from did. He starts teasing her, and Simon begins to fear for Fiona’s safety since she’s the one that got away before and she’s sure to be a target this time.

Living on a small island near Seattle, Fiona is well watched and cared for by all, but the copycat and the mentor, of course, have things planned to bring it all close to home.

My take on the book: The balance between Fiona and Simon is ridiculous. While Fiona just recovered from her dreadful past, Simon had dated a pop singer for a bit and now wants to live life in a quiet fashion. Though the puppy, Jaws, brings them together, they are intrigued by the other’s quirks, which start the relationship ball rolling.

I happen to like this excerpt from the book. Read on:

No fuss, he thought. Even the obligatory female bottles and bowls on the dresser had a sense of organization, while the trio of dog beds across the room spoke of her passion and profession.
Attractive lamps, simple in style, and over sized chair draped with a beautifully made throw-likely Syl’s again.

They slowly fall in love while the killer, a certain Francis E. Eckle who gets influenced by Perry becomes more powerful.

Who will win? Fiona and her love for Simon? OR Francis E. Eckle and his love for murder?

The suspense is positively intriguing, and once you’re done reading this one, you definitely feel like re-reading it. No kidding. If you don’t believe me, try it 🙂

The Cast of  ‘The Search’

According to Snigdha’s protocol, we are supposed to decide some of the leads for the book’s film adaptation. So, here goes:

So, Ashley Greene should be Fiona, and Robbie Amell should play Simon [according to Snigdha].

Both of them have that ‘mysterious’ aspect in their looks and persona, which would go along very well with the story’s plot. And of course, they’re incredibly breathtaking together! Right? Of course 😉

Do read ‘The Search’ the first chance you get. It’s awesome, and it’s not chick-lit or anything– will work for any age. Trust me. It’s totally worth a try.

Keep us posted. See ya!

– Muskaan