I love the fact that this story includes all my favorite characters. It has Nadine; Feeney; Peabody; Mavis; Trena and of course Roarke and Eve. The story also introduces Jamie who is in several other books - and he's a kid with a great mind and an iron will.
This story shows Dallas in many aspects - the woman; the wife; the human; the friend - and of course - the cop. She's a simply fabulous character that I never tire of hearing!
Well always Eve... but she does a simply fabulous job at all the characters - I always get a big charge out of hearing her do the exchanges between Treena and Eve... always a winner!
My favorite moment in this one was the exchange between Feeney; Dallas - and later Roarke. Where Feeney is 'done with her' because she obeyed orders rather than coming to him as a friend. Then later when Roarke explained what Feeney really means to Dallas. That whole part is one of my absolute favorite in this book.
I am listening to it again now. The series is well written and the characters well developed. Susan Ericksen does an excellent job of giving them life.
This is the first book when Peabody and McNab hook up - so its great to see that unfold.
She is excellent in every book - breathing life into the characters she portrays.
She still stands!
This is such a great introduction to an excellent series of novels. I love the way that JD Robb develops the characters in a way that they are real people. You start to feel like you know these characters and can anticipate their thoughts and actions because you become part of the story yourself. What joy to lose yourself in the series!
I love Mavis. She's one of my favorite characters - and though she never has as big of a role in the books as I would like - the role she plays is memorable each time - and Susan Ericksen brings her to life!
I found this story to keep me interested in what would come next. It really allows you to see an historic time in our country from a completely different perspective. It makes you think of 'what if' in an entirely new light.
I like Ellen - I like her show and I think she's incredibly smart and funny. However, I found this book to be lacking in all areas. it wasn't smart - it and worse - it wasn't very funny. I read that in other reviews and thought - well they just don't like her enough and don't have a good sense of humor. Wrong.... I really should have taken the other reviews to heart.
Not necessarily - but I'll think twice before getting another from Ellen.
disappointment. I really like Ellen - and thought the book would be better than the other reviews mentioned. I was wrong. I should have taken to heart what the other reviews said.
I enjoyed the look into Eve's past. More than just the stuff we get in every book regarding her father - but more about what happened after she was put into the system. I'd love to see more of this kind of thing in the books... and less of the stuff before she was 8.
I love the entire series by JD Robb.
I particularly like this one as it brings a bit more of Roarke's past into the picture.
Murder Mystery and... Suspense
In this book my favorite character would have to be Dr. Demotto. Although she doesn't appear a lot in the book - her character is vital to the story - and we get to see the foundation that she and Eve built their friendship from.
I also enjoy Dr. Myra in this book. She shares with Eve just how much she means to her - while at the same time putting Eve through a very difficult ordeal. All because of duty.
The moment that moved me was when Dr. Myra finally told Eve what she means to her. She shared that she values her as a colleague; as a friend; and loves her like a daughter. They have a very special relationship that grows from one book to another.
I enjoy listening to the whole series many times over. I enjoy listening to the progression of the characters and the story line. This particular book is a great addition because it makes Eve confront pieces of her past that she's just remembering.
I liked that Eve was wrong about the suspects. She let her personal stuff get in the way of the case and as a result went down the wrong path. I also enjoyed that Eve and Peabody got into a little spat this time. Finally - of course the holidays brought a lot to the story. Eve trying to find all the right gifts for the new people in her life was fantastic.
Susan Ericksen draws the emotions out of the book that you wouldn't necessarily get reading it for yourself. you can simply close your eyes - relax and let it all in.
That's actually one thing that I didn't get out of this book. I didn't have any extremes in the book... just a good book all the way around without much in the way of extremes.
I enjoy running through the entire In Death series. This one is interesting as it gives us a rare look into Roarke's past - his days gone by and even takes us to his home in Ireland. I like it when the focus isn't necessarily all about Eve - but includes the other characters.
In this one - Summerset would have to be my favorite character. He gets an opportunity to be more than just Roarke's man - he's an important part of the story. We learn a bit more about their relationship and he finally starts to see Eve in different eyes.
She is always such an incredible narrator. She does an excellent job of drawing you into the story.
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