Nightwork excerpt

It’s never too early to plan summer reading, is it? To whet your appetite a little, I’m pleased to present the excerpt from Nora’s summer book Nightwork, out May 24.

Here’s the official book description:

Harry Booth started stealing at nine to keep a roof over his ailing mother’s head, slipping into luxurious, empty homes at night to find items he could trade for precious cash. When his mother finally succumbed to cancer, he left Chicago—but kept up his nightwork.

Wandering from the Outer Banks to Savannah to New Orleans, he dons new identities and stays careful, observant, distant. He can’t afford to attract attention—or get attached. Still, he can’t help letting his guard down when he meets Miranda Emerson. But the powerful bond between them cannot last—because not all thieves follow Harry’s code of honor. Some pay others to take risks so they can hoard more treasures. Some are driven by a desire to own people the way they own paintings and jewels. And after Harry takes a lucrative job commissioned by Carter LaPorte, LaPorte sees a tool he can use, and decides he wants to own Harry.

The man is a predator more frightening than the alligators that haunt the bayou—and when he strongarms Harry into robbing a Baltimore museum, Harry abandons Miranda—cruelly, with no explanation—and disappears. But no matter what name he uses or where he goes, LaPorte casts a shadow over Harry’s life. To truly free himself, he must face down his enemy once and for all. Only then can he hope to possess something more valuable than anything he has ever stolen…

You’ll find Chapter 1 here. Enjoy!


20 thoughts on “Nightwork excerpt”

  1. Can’t wait for the spring! What a fantastic background for one of her leads.

  2. Wow! Read the first chapter! It’s great!!
    Thanks Nora!

    Laura, how are you doing? Hope you’re feeling better after the hip replacement surgery?

    1. Yeah, it takes time. This is from an I corrected proof, so any corrections have to go in. The actual cover needs to be produced, binding and printing have to happen. And all that has to fit into a schedule.

  3. Wow I cannot wait for this to be released! What’s great storyline.

  4. Oh man, that last sentence!!! This sounds really good, can’t wait for it to arrive on my audible account in May.

  5. I have read nearly all Nora’s books am waiting for new books to come out especially the dragon heart book

  6. I have read nearly all Nora’s books and I am waiting for new books to come out

  7. The covers get more and more gorgeous with each book!! Can’t wait to read this!!

  8. Looks like another great read from Nora. Just in time for me to read it over Memorial Day weekend. I am waiting for Abandoned in Death Next Tuesday. Thanks Nora for keeping all of us voracious readers happy!

  9. What a great read! Thanks for sharing chapter 1, can’t wait for this summer.

  10. Nora:
    I have always loved reading your books. Reading is passion for me. It’s an escape and relaxing for me. I met you once in Boonsboro about 12 years ago. My late husband and I were living in tough circumstances. In addition to which he was abusing me. Your books helped me cope with what happened in my life. I am grateful for that. My life is very different now. Just know you helped me during a terrible time. I will look forward to your next summer read.
    All The Best,

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