Why? As usual, Nora nailed it with the plot, setting and characterization. I did not give her the usual five stars for one of two reasons:
1) It was filled with far too much Satanic worship for my tastes. Granted, this was part of the story, but it made me a bit uncomfortable. Again, Nora tells it like it is so I do respect that.
2) The story did not end with a real HEA. For non-romance readers HEA= happy ending. So for a romance novel, that drove me a bit crazy.
However, Nora Roberts is still one of my favorite authors and I would not hesitate to pick up another book.