The Three Fates


Title: Three Fates

Author: Nora Roberts / Audio Narration: Bernadette Quigley

Publication Date: 2002

Number of CDs: 5 CDs

Genre: Suspense / Romance / Best Seller / Audio Book

Geographic Setting: Ireland, Helsinki, Prague, and New York

Time Period: Modern day (2002)

Plot Summary: This story begins with the sinking of the Lusitania during WWI and the survival a petty thief.  His last theft is that of a small silver statue that would become a family heirloom to future generations.  Almost a century later, the heirloom, one of a set of three, has been snatched away from the Sullivans.  Malachi, Gideon, and Rebecca Sullivan are determined to recover their great-grandfather’s treasure, reunite the Three Fates, and make their fortune.

The quest will take them from their home in Ireland to Helsinki, Prague, and New York and introduce them to a formidable female professor whose knowledge of Greek mythology will aid them in their quest; to a daring exotic dancer who sees the Fates as her chance at a new life; and to a seductive security expert who knows how to play high-tech cat-and-mouse.  And it will pit them in a suspenseful fight against an ambitious woman who will stop at nothing to acquire the Fates.

Quigley has a cadence in her reading of the book and her ability to create an Irish brogue is done quite well.

Subject Headings: WWI – Fiction, Lusitania – Fiction, Family – Fiction, Romance – Fiction

Appeal: compelling, fast-paced, familiar, quirky, action oriented, investigative, strong language, steamy, contemporary, dangerous, dramatic, humorous, gruesome, conversational, unpretentious, well-developed characters.

Three Terms that describe this book: Danger, Suspense, Romance

Similar Authors and Works (fiction):

  • Sandra Brown’s Breath of Scandal(female, suspense, revenge, robbery)
  • Jodi Picoult’s The Pact (psychological drama, mystery, detectives, romance)
  • Stuart Woods’ New York Dead (male, cop, mystery, murder, New York)

Similar Authors and Works (Non-fiction):

  • Bernard Evslin’s Heroes, Gods, and Monsters of the Greek Myths
  • Robert D. Ballard and Spencer Dunmore’s Lusitania: Probing the Mysteries of the Sinkings that Changed History
  • Senan Molony’s Lusitania: An Irish Tragedy

Name: Elizabeth Towns-Law


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