Identity discussion spot

Does summer (or winter if you live in the Southern Hemisphere) start when Nora’s standalone hits shelves? (I personally think so.)

Well, you can consider the season officially changed as Identity is on sale today.

I read it a long time ago, but can clearly remember all the twists, turns and fun of reading about Morgan Albright and the challenges she faced.

What’s Identity about?

Former Army brat Morgan Albright has finally planted roots in a friendly neighborhood near Baltimore. Her friend and roommate Nina helps her make the mortgage payments, as does Morgan’s job as a bartender. But after she and Nina host their first dinner party―attended by Luke, the flirtatious IT guy who’d been chatting her up at the bar―her carefully built world is shattered.  

Soon, a horrific truth emerges: “Luke” is actually a cold-hearted con artist named Gavin who targets a particular type of woman, steals her assets and identity, and then commits his ultimate goal: murder.

Morgan’s nightmare is just beginning. Soon she has no choice but to flee to her mother’s home in Vermont. While she struggles to build something new, she meets another man, Miles Jameson. He isn’t flashy or flirtatious, and his family business has deep roots in town. But Gavin is still out there hunting new victims, and he hasn’t forgotten the one who got away.

This is the spot to discuss all things Identity so spoilers will be in the comments.

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43 thoughts on “Identity discussion spot”

  1. I was going to try and hold out on reading “Identity” until I’m in Cape Code next month, but I don’t know if I can wait that long!!

  2. Mine was delivered to my Kindle at midnight last night. I going to try and hold off until the weekend and then just snuggle down and read all weekend.

  3. Yay! Mine should be there when I get home. I go in to work later on Wednesday so hoping I get some “me time” carved out.

  4. Just got mine. I’m still re-reading the Garden trilogy, so trying to hold off my new read until finished. Hahaha…pretty sure my will power won’t hold on that long.

  5. I just got notice from the library that the hard copy and ebook are now available. Stopping what I have been reading to jump into “Identity”. So excited.

  6. Finished re-reading The Choice. Really rushed through towards the end because Identity was heating up my Kindle! Will start tonight! ❤️

  7. Just finished it. It’s absolutely brilliant kept me engaged from beginning to end. Am a huge fan of all the books but this i have to say is my favourite stand alone book thank you for your amazing story telling.

  8. I received in the mail and am finishing my book club read before I start. I enjoy savoring the anticipation.

  9. I got it from my library on Saturday. I started it yesterday and finished it today. Great read, I loved the family dynamics of both the Nash women and the Jameson families. Miles and Morgan are so right for each other! What I loved the most is that Morgan gained strength and courage from her family as she healed from the trauma of losing her best friend, her identity and all her money. Jen the Destroyer gave her the tools so she could stop Gavin on her own, which cemented the story for me. Nora does it again! ❤️

  10. I have it!

    I was struck by the way it looked at recovery from trauma, and resilience. All three of the Nash women had had to find that resilience within themselves, and Olivia and Audrey could pass it on. I also rather liked the complete irrelevance of the Colonel. I really enjoyed the way it looks at the process of rebuilding your life, and remaking your plans, and adapting, and how that can be hard, and not fair, even as you have to do it.

    (I also, as a side note, really appreciated that Opal the waitress wasn’t demonised for being annoyed that Morgan got a nepotism in!)

  11. Okay, so it’s not the book, it’s me. I’m only a third of the way through Identity, but since the first chapter my mind was telling me, “This just doesn’t read like a Nora Roberts book.” I couldn’t engage with the characters, which is unheard of with one of her books. I even fell asleep halfway through a chapter, also unheard of. However, after reading so many glowing reviews, I am ready to accept that my current health issue is responsible for my lack of enjoyment. So I’m going to put it aside until I feel better, start over from the beginning, and give it another shot next week.

    1. While not every Nora books hits each of her fans every time, I enjoyed Identity very much (I have been reading Nora since her earliest Harlequin days). I think it’s an excellent stand alone book. So it may well be your health at this time might be interfering with your reading pleasure. I hope you get well soon and enjoy the book. Take care.

  12. I finished Identity today. This is probably one of the few books I won’t read again. The identity thief plot device just didn’t follow current practices. Like why didn’t Morgan put a security freeze on her credit bureaus so no new loans or cc could be issued? Why was Gavin able to continue to access her accounts? She should have changed passwords and gotten new accounts. Plus in most states you are only liable for the first $50 in fraudulent charges.

    I did like the romance and the relationships between the characters.

    1. Agree. And the whole “my ladies” repeated over and over and over again was annoying. Plus this was already used in Hideaway…..where it fit better coming from a man.

    2. Not exactly true – If some one steals the money from your brokerage, checking and savings accounts it’s like your pocket being picked that money is gone, Even Identity Theft insurance will not reimburse it. Fraudulent credit card coverage beings the day you report the card stolen if you don’t find out until a month later that your card has been used they won’t cover it because you never reported it stolen. This happened to a family member and it took years and thousands in legal fees to straighten out. The guy even tried to sell their house without their knowledge.

  13. Oh Nora. Just finished identity and it was as wonderful as one of Morgan’s specialty cocktails. It was just what I needed this week. Thank you.

  14. GREAT read! love the book, loved the dynamics and loved the beautifully crafted characters – love them all except the bad guy. And I must add another GREAT DOG with personality plus!!! “Howl” =D

  15. I enjoyed Identity as it took place in my home state and the descriptions of our townships, outdoor activities and Vermonters was a great read!

  16. Finished! Nora slams another one out of the park! Great characters! Fabulous families! Another good plot!

  17. Another great Nora book!

    No one can compare to character development better than Nora and this book continues on that road. You not only have the evil killer psychopath…but you have these amazing families and friends that are so endearing that they not only balance out the good but make it the hero. Her ability to create strong female characters never disappoints, and this story has more than one for sure. I read both the e-book along side of the audiobook…and they truly enhance each other in delivery.

  18. OMG! I’m loving this book! Nora does it again! I’m reading in spurts over this Memorial Day weekend due to pre made plans with family and friends, would it be rude to cancel so I can finish this book?! 😆.

    1. It would probably be rude, but I fully understand your motivation to just read.

    1. That’s not Nora’s process on stand alone books. Miles’ siblings are great secondary characters, but they will not have their own books.


  19. Started reading it last night and stayed up to 7:00 am. I could not put it down! Great book.

  20. Excellent as always. For some reason the bad guy really revolts me in this one. I’m nearly finished.

    For the upcoming paperback editions: In Chapter 24 as Miles and Morgan reach the rope course there’s an error. They meet Liam and he holds out a harness.
    “What?” Nell clasped her hands behind her back. “No.”

    Nell isn’t on the hike. That should be Morgan.

    1. Unfortunately, errors do slip by in the editing process. Equally unfortunate, it’s too expensive to change copy once a book is published.


      1. I understand that. That’s why I mentioned the as-yet-unreleased paperback editions. I assume there are galleys for those which could include the correction.

        I really didn’t think correcting a few million hardcovers now out in the wild was feasible.

  21. This is only my second audio book I have purchased so it could be me but the narration is killing the book. The narrator has a lovely speaking voice but her characters, especially the male characters, are painful.

    The story feels a bit cannibalized from some of her J.D. Robb books. It’s ok.

  22. I had the privilege of reading this as an ARC through NetGalley in March. What a wonderful book! I read it in two days and have been recommending it to everyone. I loved the plot, the characters, and the suspense. This one is a hit!

  23. Hi
    I’m holding out for September vacation. Long trip, so the perfect read. Wish meuck on that!
    Thanks Nora

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