Identity by Nora Roberts

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In Identity, Morgan Albright’s life takes a devastating turn when her friend Nina is killed and Morgan realizes she let a con artist named Gavin into their lives. Fleeing to her mother’s home in Vermont, Morgan tries to rebuild, but Gavin’s threat still looms. As she meets Miles Jameson, a genuine and rooted man, Morgan’s nightmare continues. The FBI reveals chilling truths about Gavin’s patterns, leaving Morgan no choice but to confront the danger head-on. With suspenseful twists and a relentless pursuit, Morgan’s struggle for safety unfolds in this gripping tale of deception and survival.

Book review of Identity

I have to start by saying that I’m a huge fan of Nora Roberts and was thrilled to get my hands on an advance copy of “Identity.” I didn’t even read the description before diving into the story, and I’m glad I didn’t because it added an element of surprise. In fact, I think this may be my favorite romantic suspense by Roberts yet. I was so engrossed in the book that I stayed up until 4 AM just to finish it.

One of the reasons I love Roberts’ books is her ability to develop characters and relationships. When I read her stories, I either fall in love with the characters or want to be their best friend. In Identity, Morgan is a woman who fights fiercely for her independence, even in the face of adversity. She finds the strength to keep going and rebuild her life, which is incredibly inspiring. I couldn’t help but root for her and want her to escape the nightmare she’s living through.

Roberts has a talent for crafting scenes and weaving everyday details into a fascinating story. Even if she were to write about mundane routines, I would still be captivated. Identity has that feel as Morgan navigates through her life after a terrible event. It’s a theme Roberts has explored before, but each time it feels fresh and unique.

The suspense in this book is intense. While the “whodunit” aspect is revealed early on, the focus is on when and what will happen next. I was on the edge of my seat, wondering when the antagonist would strike again and what Morgan would do in response. The dual progression of Morgan and the antagonist adds another layer of intrigue to the story.

Alongside the suspense, there’s a touch of romance in the book. It doesn’t distract from the main plot but adds depth to Morgan’s character and gives readers another relationship to root for. Miles, the captivating hero, complements Morgan perfectly, and their chemistry is undeniable.

The pacing of Identity may not be as fast-paced as some other romantic suspense novels, but the suspense is steadily built throughout the story. Roberts keeps readers engaged with her masterful storytelling.

However, I did notice some minor plot holes and inconsistencies regarding the identity theft aspect of the story. These moments momentarily pulled me out of the narrative and affected the credibility of the plot.

Despite this flaw, Identity showcases Roberts’ storytelling prowess. The well-developed characters, gripping drama, and surprising twists make the book hard to put down. I found myself eagerly turning the pages, eager to discover the outcome of Morgan’s dangerous game with the villain.

Final verdict

Overall, Identity is a thrilling and engaging read that will satisfy fans of Nora Roberts and lovers of romantic suspense. While there may be some minor flaws, the strengths of the story far outweigh them. I highly recommend picking up a copy and immersing yourself in the captivating and suspenseful world of Identity.

Our Score


  • Engaging Characters: “Identity” excels in developing relatable and compelling characters, making readers emotionally invested in their journeys.
  • Suspenseful Plot: The book keeps readers on the edge of their seats with its well-crafted suspense, creating a thrilling reading experience.
  • Strong Romance Element: The romance in the story adds depth and warmth to the narrative, providing moments of tenderness amidst the danger.


  • Plot Inconsistencies: Some minor plot holes and inconsistencies related to the identity theft aspect of the story could undermine the credibility of the plot.
  • Pacing: The pacing might not be as fast-paced as some other romantic suspense novels, potentially impacting the overall momentum of the story.
  • Lack of Surprise: While the suspense is well-maintained, the early revelation of the “whodunit” element removes some of the surprise factor for readers.
IdentityPublisher ‏ : ‎ St. Martin’s Press (May 23, 2023)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 448 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1250284112
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1250284112
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.45 pounds
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6.5 x 1.4 x 9.55 inches

About Article Author

Rachel Parker

Rachel Parker is an inveterate romantic. An author of romance books and stories for the past 10 years, she combines her writing life with her love of literary criticism, waiting for her prince charming to appear at any moment.
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