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.
I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!
In this book, someone's slashing the throats of prominent and successful women. Since the suspects include family friends of Lieutenant Eve Dallas' commander and Eve's lover, Roarke, this becomes a very difficult case for her.
If you haven't read the first book, Naked in Death, I would suggest that you do that first, although this early in the series it's not as important. Just as a warning for those who have never read one of the In Death books, the mystery is not really the most important part in the book. I've heard regular mystery listeners complain that they were able to figure out who committed the murders long before anyone in the books did. That wasn't the case for me - I enjoyed the mystery element in this book - but the relationships are the reason why I keep reading the series and why I reread all the books. In this book, Eve has to deal with her problems with commitment in her relationship with Roarke. The way Eve and Roarke interact is wonderful, and Eve's gradual attempts at making herself more than just a cop are interesting reading. I definitely recommend this book and series to anyone who likes well done and well paced romance with mystery and murder mixed in.
Susan Ericksen was excellent with the delivery of the story
Wow! Just Wow! Eve Dallas is learning to trust even if it makes her vulnerable. Roark loves her but she doesn't want the distraction. She says she doesn't need it so he tells her he can't take it anymore. The next move is hers. This is going on while she is trying to solve an ugly murder case involving two prominent women who have had their throats slashed. While struggling with the potential suspects, Roark's name is known by both victims and he won't do anything to explain. He just looks at her and acknowledges that again she doesn't trust him. She works on the murders while struggling with her own personal demons. Finally, she can't take it anymore and she goes to Roark and admits that she can't live without him and that she loves him. Whew! Glad to have that angst out of the way. Now, she can focus on the murders and she does just that. In typical J.D. Robb fashion, Eve identifies a suspect and then looks for the why of it. Turns out she isn't on the right track yet but she perseveres and ultimately identifies the murderer. These stories are so real and the characters so well described that they become real. This book was published in 1995 but is relevant to today's world even though taking place in futurist 2060. I just listened to this book in audible and love it even more. Even bought the next three in audible form. Susan Ericksen is a spectacular narrator and fortunately she has done all of the books so she has become the characters. Her voice and inflection bring them all to life. So, take a break from 2016 and travel to J.D. Robb's and Eve Dallas' world. You'll be glad you did.
Yes, it is a nice long listen
From the start to the end
When listening to the tape
yes it was
A bit of a slow story, but really nice.
I am downloading the second book too.
i just love these books
when rok proposes
death is sad
all Nora roberts books are great
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.