Legacy - Nora Roberts


By Nora Roberts

  • Release Date: 2021-05-25
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 1,444 Ratings)


#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…



    By debimack
    This is one of the most engaging stories I ever read. I read for pleasure. The characters were so vivid and believable. Nora Roberts is one of my favorite authors. The book is long but I never wanted it to end.
  • Loved the book.

    By Chris&Paul&
    Could not put this book down. One of the best she’s written
  • Excellent

    By Les Str
    I always love Nora Roberts books and have read them all. Legacy has to rank in the 5 of all her books. I literally did not want to put it down. I wanted these characters to go on and on.
  • Legacy

    By busdriver29
    OMG! What a great story! I couldn’t wait to see what was coming next! I’ll never forget this one!
  • Long, boring and uneventful

    By AGReko
    I am 2/3 through the book and struggling to continue reading this slow, uninteresting book. Nothing of note happens after the first chapter.
  • Legacy

    By Crazy 4 Quilts
    Couldn’t put it down. Great story.
  • Formulaic at Best - Nora Can Do Better

    By yldsmile
    I’m a big Nora Roberts fan and have read all her novels & trilogies. This is at the very bottom of the ranked list. Her books have a formula but this one lacks the magic she’s capable of. The main character is completely unidimensional, still don’t know her after 30 chapters. The publishing machine demands one novel and one third of a trilogy a year from dear Nora. This was phoned in and feels as though it’s written by a staff of writers from the notes of the great Ms. Roberts. I read most of her books more than once, I won’t read-read this one. Always an entertaining read but this title is flat, predictable and leaves the reader wanting more. More depth of character, an art Nora Roberts masters in other books like “The Witness” and “Whisky Beach.” More side story lines that are believable. Really, this one is a big MEH.
  • Legacy

    By yviybyiu
    Horrible bad writing trite predictable story lack of character development
  • Thrilling but love story too!

    By STompkins66
    First book I’ve read of hers and won’t be the last I’m sure!!!
  • Perfect Read For Everyone!!

    By Jewlea Raven
    Haven’t read Nora in a while and was very happy I bought the book. So good and her character buildup is creative and intuitive. I loved every chapter and how everything and every character flowed to make a wholesome team of friends who came together to fight evil …as if Raylan had written it for one of his comics. And being an animal rescuer myself, I told my husband, the fact that a rescue dog saved our heroine, was a sign this book was calling me into its depths from the beginning.