This is a real grabber of a tale, with top notch performance by the narrator, and another nasty villain with no discernable redeeming feature and even less reasonable motivation. I enjoy the last moment rescues in some of the Eve Dallas stories, but I found myself wishing Eve could have rescued a different victim this time.
I live in the Great Lakes State of Michigan. I have a YorkiePoo who I spoil shamelessly. I love reading Urban Fantasy and SciFi Fantasy.
I am a huge fan of this series but this book is not one of my favorites. I enjoyed the growth I saw in Eve and her relationship with Roarke. I enjoyed the fact that we get to read about the interaction between Eve and Roarke's family during the Thanksgiving holiday. What I didn't like was the story being told from the killers perspective. The violence is very graphic and disturbing. The first time I listened I was very stressed. The second time through I fast forwarded through the more upsetting parts. I'm not quite sure what JD Robb was trying to do but I feel the majority of this book was a big miss.
Yes, some of her books are really good. I love the characters in the "In Death" series.
The characters carry the book. The story was mundane.
The story doesn't but the series does.
I read the reviews before reading this book, and normally I don't, but I was waiting for it to download.. Anyway, there were a lot of negative reviews...
I loved the book. I thought this bad guy was thought out really well, I thought the moments that made me tear up were beautifully written, and I loved the suspense and drama of being one step behind.
I enjoyed it fully and can't wait to start the next one!
I liked the characters of Rourk (?) and Eve; although, high level references to events from preceding books that were important to the character development made me feel as if I was missing something important to the story. I may have liked the story a bit more if I had read/heard the previous book(s). Having said that, I did feel that parts of the basic storyline really dragged, particularly related to the investigation. In addition, there was a futuristic element of the technology (i.e. Droids, etc..) that I was not prepared for. I found the voice used for Peabody extremely annoying. I believe that may have affected my perception of the story.
A narrator who didn't try so hard to create various accents at such a shrill pitch
No because I really enjoy the genre.
I don't know specifically who should have narrated it, but this narration spoiled it for me.
The story was OK, the evil of the villain, and the dedication of the lieutenant.
This is the first book I have read by Robb and I might try another sometime, but not soon.
I love mysteries, only the best of the fantasy books...and a sprinkle of romance.
Dependably great story.
I love each characters uniqueness.
I know that when ever I read an Eve Dallas book it will be very enjoyable.
I loved the connection of family & justice. I loved that despite being orphaned, Dallas, Rorke,and Nixie had all found families of their own. It also was real, and told the all too true story we see & hear each day- namely that we are ungrateful for our blessings. We forget to acknowledge that we don't accomplish anything alone. And we are reminded that there are those out there who refuse responsibility for their actions & actually think they are entitled to whatever they can grab, regardless of the fact that their desires are impacting others sometimes to death.
My bucket list has been the goal of thanking as many people as possible for their gifts of entertainment or artistry over the years. So, thank you, Nora Roberts for this series. I've enjoyed your work throughly. Your books are one of the few that I read again & again. They are also books that I think highly enough of to recommend to others. Even got my daughter to read again! Thank you, thank you, thank you!