Mystery reader (especially series) and Austen lover
In this second In Death story, Eve's relationship with Roark deepens, both personally and professionally. Two prominent women have had their throats cut, and they both have ties to Roark, which creates friction in the personal relationship. Needless to say that problem gets solved, and Eve successfully corners the killer, a man who harbors hatred for women with power and fame. There's a great suspense ending involving a knife fight in the dark. Since this is a series, you know that Dallas and Roark will always come out top, but J.D. Robb makes each adventure different enough, and exciting enough, to keep the reader interested.
As other have suggested, it is a good idea to read at least the first several books in the order of publication, in order to follow the progression of Eve and Roark's relationship, and to follow the appearance of new continuing characters in the series and their gradual progression through the ranks. For instance, this book marks the first appearance of Delia Peabody, Eve's future partner in the Homicide Detective Division, as a uniformed officer at one of the crime scenes.
I like Robb's invented future and the history behind it. And I especially like Susan Ericksen's narration. Excellent!
I honestly can't understand why anyone would bother to read a second book in this series, after reading the first. But tens of thousands obviously do just that. That is the biggest mystery of this book.
Yes! I never suspected it would be this disappointing and annoying. I don't know why people who read this author even bother to read at all. Why not just watch soap operas? I expect much more from books.
The performance could have been less melodramatic; also, she sounded like an actress from the 1940s, which I found particularly annoying given that this was a novel set in the future.
I will allow that it is a promising sign that such an independent and competent career woman can be the protagonist of such a long and successful book series.
This is a romance novel that masquerades as a police detective/futuristic novel. It was disappointingly easy to figure out who-dun-it. And the romance was so shallow. The protagonist Eve Dallas is beautiful but doesn't know it, has no fashion sense, and is from a disadvantaged background. But she still snags the most eligible bachelor ever to exist! He is Irish, handsome, incredibly wealthy (a self-made man), but also so sensitive that he likes her cat. Dreamy! Ugh. And the sex is repetitive, several times a day--seemed like clockwork.
The Likeness, Tana French
This is a seriously boring, poorly written, predictable story. I'm surprised at all the positive reviews.
I am 81 years old. I did not know I had signed up for a monthly fee. I am on a pension and cannot afford the monthly fee.
There is no doubt that it is because of the narrator Susan Ericksen that that one becomes so involved in these books.
She makes the characters come to life and makes you feel you are at the scene looking and listening to each as they talk.
She is so good at having a voice for each person as apposed to someone just reading a book to you.
Eve as she is so down to earth.
Every bit of it she is so good.
You have got to see it and experience real drama.
I have read 5 of this series and will be buying all of them
Just started reading Nora Roberts under this pen name, a colleague recommended her. What a great mixture of mystery, suspense and sci-fi. I enjoyed the character Eve. I've already purchased the next five books in the series.
Love this series! Heating the series after reading before has got me falling in love with Roake all over again and smiling as Eve does not disappoint. Love her strong attitude but soft heart.
You will be hooked. Love Roark, side characters that return are fun and mystery keeps you going. The narration, especially Roark, helps make the story.
My name is Irene and I'm a lifelong bookaholic. A few years ago, I started adding audiobooks and I'm so happy I joined Audible in 2015 :-))
Robb aka Roberts "fleshes out" her creation in this second book as we get to know Eve better. She gets rid of Eve's red purse interest and moves her further down the road to Noir. Eve admits her love for Roark; her professional relationship with Nadine develops into a personal one; intro Peabody and Chief Tibble. Ericksen is the voice of this series.
S. A. Williams
Throughout this entire audiobook, I kept thinking, “I know who the bad guy is”. Then the plot would shift, I would think I was wrong, and it would be someone else; yet, I kept having this nagging feeling about who it was; I was right, but it was still an ultimate surprise because I wasn’t 100% sure until it was revealed.
I love this futuristic world; the flying cars and the crazy technology, yet people, and the passions that drive them, are the same as they are today. Eve Dallas is the ultimate Kick Ass Chick, and I am looking forward to continuing this series for a long time. I only have 40 or so more books to go to catch up.....Sara