Even before the War Between the States, Innocence had been nothing but a dusty fly-speck on the map. When the railroad tracks were laid, they had stretched far enough to the north and west to tease Innocence with those long, echoing whistles of pace and progress without bringing either home. The interstate, dug through the delta nearly a century after the tracks, veered away, linking Memphis to Jackson, and leaving Innocence in the dust. It had no battlefields, no natural wonders to draw in tourists with cameras and cash.
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Instead she finds herself overwhelmed all over again—first by Tucker Longstreet, a charming local with a sideline in no-strings-attached relationships, and then by a deadlier, more disturbing development.
For Innocence is being stalked by its very own serial killer, whose brutal knife blows have pierced the veil of tranquillity in this sleepy Southern town and left a trail of mutilated female corpses in their wake. After Caroline finds the latest murder victim floating in the murky waters behind her house, she too is inexorably drawn into the path of a crazed killer who may be closer than she could have ever imagined. About Carnal Innocence In the small town of Innocence, Mississippi, days are long, nights are fragrant, and secrets are hard to keep.
Burned out by a whirlwind career, world-famous concert violinist Caroline Waverly arrives in Innocence looking for a little peace and some time to think. But Innocence has something else to offer Caroline: handsome, charming Tucker Longstreet. Tucker is known for keeping his romances short and shallow. The coolly reserved Caroline feels an unexpected thrill at his ardent advances.
But when she discovers a third murder victim in the murky waters behind her home, her summer liaison threatens to become much more. About Carnal Innocence Nora Roberts, bestselling author of The Reef and Genuine Lies, mixes scorching passion with icy suspense in her classic novel of murder and infatuation in a southern town—now available in hardcover for the first time.
In the small town of Innocence, Mississippi, days are long, nights are fragrant, and secrets are hard to keep. World-famous concert violinist Caroline Waverly knows nothing of the murders when she arrives in Innocence. Burned out from a childhood lost to endless rehearsals and an all-too-public breakup with the conductor who was her lover, Caroline is looking for a little peace and some time to think. But Innocence has something else to offer Caroline: a man named Tucker Longstreet.
Blessed with the Longstreet good looks, lazy charm, and family fortune, Tucker is a tall, cool drink of water—and he knows it.
He likes to keep his romances short and shallow. Tightly coiled and coolly reserved, Caroline is determined to fight him off.
Start your review of Carnal Innocence Write a review Shelves: romantic-suspense , favorites , audiobook , reviewed , awesome-narration , own-audio You are probably dying to ask meWhat are you doing reading a romance published in ? Isnt it terribly outdated? And yes, its a bit outdated there are no cell phones, no internet and the police procedure is a bit iffy we know better now that an FBI agent shouldnt be consorting with the sister of a suspect but the book is old enough that it doesnt feel weird, if that You are probably dying to ask me…What are you doing reading a romance published in ? Carnal Innocence is the story of a small town in Mississippi with a serial killer in its midst. Probably because Ms. Caroline arrives at Innocence after spending some time in the hospital.