One of my top things I enjoy about the JD Robb series are the connections of family, friends and coworkers. Each book I look forward not only to the murder but to the reunion with the supporting cast. Like most girls, I like gossip and each book is like getting a little bit of gossip on how some of my favorite characters are doing. This book has quite a few connection scenes - more than I'm used to seeing - and I love it all the more for it. Thanksgiving is full of family, friends and food - so why wouldn't this wonderful book that takes place during that time.
Yes, I have, and this narration is just as wonderful as each of the JD Robb books before... and looking forward to many more.
Much of the murder side of the story is from the perspective of the killer - more so than in any of her other books that I can recall. It was also more graphic than usual. I would say that balances very well with the more than usual emotional scenes within the book. There were a few scenes that were tear jerkers for me as I dearly love these characters.
Overall I would give this book more stars if I could - great writing, great narration. Can't wait for the next one!
The long woven thread of personal stories was all but missing in this book. I've always looked forward to the next episode among Eve and Roarke's circle of friends as I have in the mystery it's self.There was no mystery in this book and it seemed like the violence was meant to replace the lack of an interesting story line.
It hasn't turned me off but made me apprehensive as I have had the novella Taken in Death sitting on my Ipod unread for fear that it will be a disappointment also
Her characters voices are so immediately recognizable that I can pick them out even when I've lost track of where I am.
Can't think of who to cut or who to keep as the teacher was the only one with some brains
I thoroughly enjoy this series and look forward to each book.
I think there could have been more closure at the end. I am fan of the characters coming together. I would have loved to hear the thanksgiving dinner play out.
She is Dallas, Peobody, Roark, etc. without her narration this series would not be what it is
This series is a winner.
Eve, Roark, et al have faced catastrophe after catastrophe only to take a week to track down a 20-something maniac? I would have enjoyed this story in 3 hours versus 11.
The bar is set very high for this series, this book includes all the elements you expect and adds new possibilities. This book also adds depth to many of the familiar dynamics, like life long friendships that ripen over time with experience. As I listened to Susan Ericksen narrate wonderfully again, I laughed out loud, I cried and I felt I'd been taken by the story into the world these complex characters live in. Great job again!
Good Listen. Always enjoy JD Robb and the reader is easy to listen to. I would recommend this title.
I truly enjoy this series but I found this one a bit too graphic. Usually the murders have already been committed when Lt. Dallas shows up to solve. This one the reader had to live through the violence.
The voices of the characters - Amazing!
I love these books. This one was as good as the rest. It was great that there was a lot about their family in this one, I really like that side of the stories. Her style is very much the same in all these books but she changes them up just enough to make you want to listen more. Narrator is also fantastic. I'm so used to the voices and the characters if any one else was to narrate the books it would definatly not be the same. Can't wait for the next one! To bad we can't get another one each month!
Intense gripping tale
Well wont this give the story away? When Eve receives the gift from the girl she saved nixie
I love that her voices for Peabody, Eve, and Roarke are so wonderful and dead on
Yes yes yes!
I loved everything about this book. I ripped right through it!
JD Robb (Nora Roberts) has created characters in her In Death series that grow through out the series. Eve and Roark now have a big extended family with Roark's real family from Ireland and all of the close friends that Eve and Roark have together. "It's hard work having all these friends." And Eve and her marriage rules truly are inventive and creative from a character that never really had a real family. Susan Ericksen is my favorite narrator!!! I have listened to almost everything that she has read. I was afraid that it would confuse the characters in the books, but she has a wonderful talent and can create all those characters!!! I really loved this Thanksgiving book. I will listen to this book probably 2 or 3 more times before the next In Death book comes out!! Hurry up already!!!!