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Thankless in Death: In Death, Book 37 | [J. D. Robb]

Thankless in Death: In Death, Book 37

For Lieutenant Eve Dallas of the NYPSD, the job is a useful reminder of what she has to be grateful for this season. Hosting Roarke's big Irish family for the holiday may be challenging, but it’s a joyful improvement on her own dark childhood. Other couples aren’t as lucky as Eve and Roarke. The Reinholds, for example, are lying on the floor of their Downing Street apartment, stabbed and bludgeoned almost beyond recognition. Those who knew them are stunned - and even more heartbroken by the overwhelming evidence that they were murdered by their own son.
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Publisher's Summary

The year 2060 is drawing to a close, and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. It's a time for loved ones to come together. But sometimes the deepest hatreds seethe within the closest relationships, and blood flows faster than water....

For Lieutenant Eve Dallas of the NYPSD, the job is a useful reminder of what she has to be grateful for this season. Hosting Roarke's big Irish family for the holiday may be challenging, but it's a joyful improvement on her own dark childhood.

Other couples aren't as lucky as Eve and Roarke. The Reinholds, for example, are lying on the floor of their Downing Street apartment, stabbed and bludgeoned almost beyond recognition. Those who knew them are stunned - and even more heartbroken by the overwhelming evidence that they were murdered by their own son. Twenty-six-year-old Jerry hadn't exactly made a good impression on all the bosses who fired him or the girlfriend who dumped him - but they didn't think he was capable of this.

Turns out Jerry is not only capable of brutality but taking a liking to it. With the money he's stolen from his parents, and a long list of grievances, he intends to finally make his mark on the world. Eve and her team already know the who, how, and why of this murder. What they need to pinpoint is where Jerry's going to strike next.

©2013 J. D. Robb (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Patricia 09-20-13
    Patricia 09-20-13 Member Since 2006
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    "Violence vs. Sentiment"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Thankless in Death to be better than the print version?

    I have stopped buying the print version of J.D. Robb's books because I really enjoy listening to them. I don't think it's better, just a matter of personal preference. I'll probably eventually buy the print version to complete my collection.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Maybe not on the edge of my seat, but it certainly kept me engaged and interested. I didn't enjoy the overly detailed and graphic violence in this book and when I listen to it again I'll fast forward through those parts. But I loved the award ceremony and the family involvement. I am so involved with the characters in this series that the sentiment brought me to tears. I loved the way old characters were brought back and the changes obviously happening to Eve's character as she matures and is finding her personal side. I disagree with those who found this book lacking because of less interaction with the older characters. I think it's perfectly believable that in an investigation that only lasted a few days Eve would not necessarily interact with all of her old friends. The character of the murderer in this book was very strongly drawn and created a contrast between her two worlds. (But I still would like a bit less of the details of the violence.)


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The award ceremony and the follow up meeting with friends and family, closely followed by the scene where Nixie presented her gift. Both were moments of growth for Eve and were extremely well done.


    If you could take any character from Thankless in Death out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    I love Nixie and would like to meet her. But I'd invite Roark too so he could pick up the check!


    Any additional comments?

    I hope that Nora Roberts never tires of developing this character. I'll never tire of reading about her.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Gina Baker Baltimore, MD USA 09-19-13
    Gina Baker Baltimore, MD USA 09-19-13 Member Since 2010

    Good Music Lover

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    "THERE IS SOMETHING MISSING IN EVE'S WORLD!"

    I am such a fan of the"In Death" series that I can tell from just a few sentences what book I am listening to without seeing the title. What has made me such a fan is the characters and of course Susan Ericksen's portrayal of them. For me the last few books have been a bit of a let down. The formula of personal life and investigative life for Eve was perfect. Her interactions with friends and even criminals made the stories funny, sad, thoughtful and very entertaining. This book and the one before were just about investigation and the criminal. The person with the biggest voice in this book was the criminal and I just got tired of hearing him call women ugly names and act like a child. There is just something missing from this book. I hope it comes back in the next book because I will definately be buying it. Although I was looking for more, I still love the world of Eve Dallas.

    20 of 21 people found this review helpful
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    Jeannie Fulton, MO, United States 09-26-13
    Jeannie Fulton, MO, United States 09-26-13 Member Since 2008

    I'm an avid reader since childhood. I'm a retired science teacher, retired nuclear plant worker and grandmother of three. I love mysteries.

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    "Should have been named Torture In Death"

    I love serial books. I love that I follow along as the characters and the world are developed. I love that I saw Mavis from street grifter to cop friend to rock star to wife to mother. More than serials I love mysteries. When I can get both then it's perfect. I don't love explicit sex scenes. Just leave that to my imagination... I don't love hearing about rape--it's dispicable, unforgiveable and the opposite of entertaining. I like, however, that it's the basis for the Eve Dallas character, showing how she deals with it and that she lives with it and that it is the basis for her wanting to protect, defend and seek justice. I've read all the Eve Dallas books and this is the one that makes me wish I had never started. There is no mystery in hunting down a madman. There is no entertainment in hearing, step by step, gleeful torture and murder. If I could clear this from my brain as easily as brushing a bad taste from my mouth I certainly would!

    16 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Tom United States 09-25-13
    Tom United States 09-25-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Robb-ed"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Someone who enjoys following the heinous killings of a psychopath.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not another Dallas novel by Robb


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Susan Ericksen?

    yes


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment. I have been reading and listening to this series from the start. This one has no plot, lacks the usual interesting dialogue, and was incredibly blatant (the story begins with the killing of a woman with 53 knife thrusts and then goes quickly to a man hit 30 times with a bat.)


    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    jeane Idaho Falls, ID, United States 09-21-13
    jeane Idaho Falls, ID, United States 09-21-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Thankfull for some answers"
    Would you listen to Thankless in Death again? Why?

    I already have. I have listened to the whole series at least 3 times and have some favorites I return to over and over. This is one of the best. Each book you get the chance to watch the characters grow.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Thankless in Death?

    There are two in this book, the medals ceremony and the surprise, both brought tears to my eyes and joy in the deep


    Have you listened to any of Susan Ericksen’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Susan is In Death, she makes these books come alive. She brings life and personality to every character I can't hear in my head anyone else reading these books.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    All of the In Death books make me laugh,cry, think and even feel anger. Most of them I want to listen to over and over


    Any additional comments?

    I look forward to the next one that is out in a few days and hate waiting for more.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Elaine Albemarle, NC, United States 09-20-13
    Elaine Albemarle, NC, United States 09-20-13 Member Since 2010

    Totally addicted to Audible.

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    "Eve is growing."

    I really liked this book and would have given it 5 stars but for the graphic violence. There is a lot about the killer and his mentality - probably too much, but I fault the editor for that. I found myself removing my earbuds during the violent scenes - so be warned. But I loved how Eve has come to value the people in her life more than her career. I love the family - especially the football game and Granny fussing at Roarke. It was funny and touching. It sets the scene for the books ahead we all crave.

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Donna Madison, OH, United States 09-18-13
    Donna Madison, OH, United States 09-18-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Eve, Roarke and Friends are back!"

    I have read this series from the beginning and have enjoyed the series and always excited to see another book has come out, can't believe this is number 37! I have grown to love all the characters which have been so nicely developed over the years. Eve and Roarke's adventures will always be a favorite of mine. But, I have to say that some of the violence in the book is so graphically detailed it is disturbing. I understand that the bad guy is a sick, twisted criminal, as the whole series revolves around a futuristic homicide detective, but I don't need explicit details about how he carves up people and gets off on it. Being a fan of the police procedural genre, I have read many books which revolve around homicide that convey to the reader that same sense of out of control insanity, without a blow by blow account of every detail.

    18 of 20 people found this review helpful
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    timchi racine, WI, United States 11-13-13
    timchi racine, WI, United States 11-13-13 Member Since 2006
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    "If you enjoy sadistic torture murders"
    What would have made Thankless in Death better?

    Build on the entertaining characters and plots similar to the other novels by JD Robb.


    What could J. D. Robb have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Loose the graphic details of the sociopaths murder spree.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Great narration which was the salvation for this story.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Thankless in Death?

    The gratuitous, gory detailed death scenes.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    MDu USA 09-20-13
    MDu USA 09-20-13 Member Since 2013
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    "4.5 Stars for Eve and Roarke!"
    If you could sum up Thankless in Death in three words, what would they be?

    Violent, Frustrating, Poignant


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Eve and Roarke. I consider them a unit and their partnership is one of the reasons I love the In Death series in general. A reader can tell that they love and respect each other.


    What about Susan Ericksen’s performance did you like?

    Outstanding, like always.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I did. In Death books are very page-turning. You want to find out when and where Eve will catch the killer. This one was different in particular because she knew who the killer was. Similar to Treachery in Death. She knows who the villain is so it was frustrating the he kept alluding her.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    MaxineSap Richmond Va 09-18-13
    MaxineSap Richmond Va 09-18-13 Member Since 2007

    Love books, preferably romance and suspense. Typically read/listen to 3-5 a week.

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    "A Little Disappointed"

    I am an avid fan of the In Death Series. I can't want for each installment. I was a bit disappointed with this one. I was so hoping for something outstanding. when I heard Eve was finally getting some of what she deserves I had anxiety. I was so outdone she turns the Capt job down. Why bring it up if it was not going to amount to anything. It was a bit let down for me.

    I usually really enjoy all the books. I enjoyed this one too, but I think I was expecting to see some things we have been waiting for like, the candy thief, Eve finally getting her promotion. You are the author, you can have her be Captain and do her job as she likes. Why toy with us. After waiting 6 months for this book to come out and it comes up short for me.

    I still enjoyed the story and I love the formula but Nora, you have to engage the other characters more like the older books. I love that Nixie showed up and Elizabeth and Richard, but it was not enough. I think you focused too much on the killer. All the stuff about him you could have been giving us more story on the regulars and even Eve and Roarke.

    All in all this was a good book but certainly not one of her best. It is one I will listen to more than once, but still I felt it was lacking some of the zest the books normally have.
    I hope some of the issues are revealed/ resolved soon. I don't think I will get tired of the books, but I am getting tired of waiting for some answers.

    17 of 20 people found this review helpful
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  • Cathy
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    9/24/13
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    "Good listen"

    A good addition to the series. The murderer is known from the beginning and the passages from his weird point of view are quite creepy. Lots of humour to balance out the horrors. I love the way the characters are growing and evolving and Eve's softer side is coming out more, there were some quite emotional moments too. Susan Ericksen's narration of this series is excellent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • miss
    borehamwood, United Kingdom
    9/24/13
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    "Great new story"
    If you could sum up Thankless in Death in three words, what would they be?

    Brilliant engaging warm


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way all the characters interact and the way the story evolves


    What about Susan Ericksen’s performance did you like?

    Wonderful reading, makes you feel part of the story


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    something to be thankful for in more ways that one


    Any additional comments?

    J D Robb does it again. Really enjoyed this latest Dallas

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • V J Greenwood
    Dorset UK
    12/3/13
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    "Great story, shame about the Narrator"
    What didn’t you like about Susan Ericksen’s performance?

    Her characterisation of 'Peabody' was dreadful - really whiney and nasal. Her Irish accent was dreadful and it really distracted me from the book


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    i love all of the J D Robb 'In Death' books but won't be listening to them again narrated by Susan Ericksen

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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