Legacy Nora Roberts is one of the more recent releases from New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts. It tells the story of a mother and daughter, Lina and Adrian, there’s suspense and romance when past traumas are revived by reawakened by a terrifying threat. So read on for everything you need to know about this romantic suspense novel from Nora Roberts.
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Adrian Rizzo was seven when she met her father for the first time. That was the day he nearly killed her—before her mother, Lina, stepped in. Soon after, Adrian was dropped off at her grandparents’ house in Maryland, where she spent a long summer.
A decade later Lina dismisses the death threats that Adrian starts getting as a routine part of her daughter’s growing celebrity. Year after year, they keep arriving—the postmarks changing, but the menacing tone the same. They continue after she returns to Maryland and becomes reacquainted with Raylan, her childhood crush, all grown up and as gorgeously green-eyed as ever. Sometimes it even seems like the terrifying messages are indeed routine, like nothing will come of them. Until the murders start, and the escalation begins…
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts presents Legacy, a new novel of a mother and a daughter, of ambition and romance, and of a traumatic past reawakened by a terrifying threat…
Adrian Rizzo was seven when she met her father for the first time. That was the day he nearly killed her—before her mother, Lina, stepped in.
Soon after, Adrian was dropped off at her grandparents’ house in Maryland, where she spent a long summer drinking lemonade, playing with dogs, making a new best friend—and developing the stirrings of a crush on her friend’s ten-year-old brother. Lina, meanwhile, traveled the country promoting her fitness brand and turning it into a billion-dollar business. There was no point in dwelling on the past.
A decade later, Adrian has created her own line of yoga and workout videos, following in Lina’s footsteps but intent on maintaining creative control. And she’s just as cool-headed and ambitious as her mother. They aren’t close, but they’re cordial—as long as neither crosses the other.
But while Lina dismisses the death threats that Adrian starts getting as a routine part of her daughter’s growing celebrity, Adrian can’t help but find the vicious rhymes unsettling. Year after year, they keep arriving—the postmarks changing, but the menacing tone the same. They continue after she returns to Maryland and becomes reacquainted with Raylan, her childhood crush, all grown up and as gorgeously green-eyed as ever. Sometimes it even seems like the terrifying messages are indeed routine, like nothing will come of them. Until the murders start, and the escalation begins…
Over 3 parts, Legacy is a gripping revenge story that will have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.
After the mother kills her father in self-defense, poor 7-year-old Adrian is forced to spend the summer with her grandparent’s house in the unassuming Traveler’s Creek.
Not even the horror of having to kill her husband can stop Lina. Lina continues to focus on her business, a well-renowned wellness star and tours the country promoting her new yoga videos. Adrian, meanwhile, makes friends with her neighbours: Maya and Raylan.
The horrible incident fades into the past and life gradually settles down for Adrian and Lina. Adrian follows in her mother’s footsteps and shows interest in wellness, making her own yoga video for school. She decides to start her own fitness company at only seventeen. The limelight is no place of peace. Adrian soon starts getting threatening poems from an anonymous author. These poems become a fixture in her life over the next decade or so.
Much older, Adrian moves back to Traveler’s Creek after hearing the unfortunate news that her grandmother has died. In doing so, she keeps her grandfather company and gets more involved with the community. Adrian kindles a romance with old friend Raylan, who is now a widower and father to two kids.
After the passing of her grandfather, the death threats arrive more frequently and are cause for much more concern. Lina now thinks her life might actually be in danger and hires a private detective. Rachel McNee investigates the letters and uncovers something disturbing: several murdered women may have connections to the author of the poems.
With an exciting confrontation with her stalker, Nora Roberts Legacy is a suspense novel that you don’t want to miss!
It’s no surprise to us that Nora Roberts Legacy is another huge YES.
Roberts knows how to write a captivating romance with an alluring amount of suspense. We fell in love with Adrian. She is smart, ambitious and despite the threat looming over her head she stays 100% cool and collected.
The attention to detail in the scenes where Adrian is discussing fitness and video-making – it’s clear that Roberts has done her research! The attention to detail made this book all the more interesting and fun to read. Not to mention the supporting cast of the other characters in the town and Adrian’s girlfriends! We love to see well-written female friendships and Roberts hits the mark!
The suspense was a looming dark presence, but it definitely didn’t suffocate the real message of the book: Adrian’s journey.
This book is a must-read for anyone wanting a small-town romance, strong family values, some exciting suspense and threat, but most importantly a heroine succeeding in her career and personal life despite all of life’s struggles.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is legacy about by Nora Roberts?
Legacy by Nora Roberts is a gripping revenge story full of suspense and romance. It tells the story of Adrian and her mother Lina who have to recover after a dramatic event involving Adrian’s father. The main focus of the novel is Adrian’s journey following this incident and how she grows into an adult.
What is Nora Roberts best trilogy?
The following list contains some of Nora Roberts best trilogies:
- Irish Hearts Series
- Irish Born/Concannon Sisters Trilogy
- The Stars of Mithra Trilogy
- The Dream Trilogy
- Gallaghers of Ardmore Trilogy
- Three Sisters Island Trilogy
- The Key Trilogy
- In the Garden Trilogy
- The Circle Trilogy
- The Sign of Seven Trilogy
- The Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy
- The Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy
- The Guardians Trilogy
- Chronicles of the One Series
- The Dragon Heart Legacy Trilogy
Who writes like Nora Roberts?
The following are authors who write like Nora Roberts:
- J.D. Robb
- Sandra Brown
- Debbie Macomber
- Catherine Coulter
- Linda Howard
- Susan Mallery
- Mary Higgins Clark
- Heather Graham
- Janet Evanovich
- Barbara Delinsky