Nora Roberts comes through for her fans with this romantic suspense novel set in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Black Hills follows the lives of Lillian and Cooper, childhood friends and sweethearts who part ways then come together again as adults. Lillian becomes a wildlife researcher and Cooper, an ex-detective, returns home to help his beloved grandparents on their horse ranch. When strange things begin happening at Lillian’s wildlife refuge and it is discovered that a murderer lurks somewhere in the surrounding hills, Cooper becomes concerned that the next target may be Lillian. The romance and suspense are present, if predictable, and Roberts fills in the plot with lots of description of the beauty of the area as well as information about the wild animals that are cared for at the refuge and play a vital part in the story.