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.
Yes, I like the JDRobb In Death series. But I would caution them that the story is too gruesome. It was difficult getting through some of the murders.
The usual ending.
She really does a good job. I don't know where she gets all the voices.
Wouldn't know. I go straight to the audio versions these days. Susan Ericksen reads for these characters much better than I do.
I've listened to the entire series and Susan is fantastically consistent. Except for an early title ,when she went for a different sound for Peabody, she's kept great continuity in the sound of all the characters. I love recognizing their voices.I'm sure if I listened to another author's work read by Susan that I would enjoy it as well, but I kind of like saving her voice for this cast of characters.
Yes. Nearly did.
Such a great addition to the series. All the elements that make an Eve/Roarke story great like tough and unconditional love, a good fight, family, life/career decisions, long time friends, threads of past stories returning, and more. So good. Thank you, Nora!
Probably, though I would warn them about the level of depravity in it.
Not sure. The main character was so depraved to make him almost seem unbelievable.
Yes. She does an excellent job as usual.
I usually enjoy the JD Robb books, but this one had me cringing at the depravity of the main character. I only finished the book because I wanted to seem him captured and even then, I was not satisfied with the ending.
I've been a member since 2001....I purchase 2 books a month....this is without a doubt the worse book in my library !! I simply can't understand the raving reviews.....which was the reason I bought the book.
the entire book
I will try and return my purchase....which will be the first time I ever complained
Most of the books that I own written by Robb are audio. I don't have any of the newer ones in print. I enjoy the audio
No. It was entertaining and dark. Even though you know who the killer is, I still found the book a thriller. Very violent, my daughter says she hated the fact that so much time was in the killer's head. I loved the graphic detail and the suspense. 2nd time listening and enjoying even more. I think it was one of the best, but they seem very different from her earlier books, I hope she isn't turning into a James Patterson
Everything. She's wonderful and I purchase books that she is performing in, everyone should check out Montana Sky.
There were crying moments with the award ceremony, comic moments with the sunglasses and the character of Eve is growing in such a positive way. I can see her as a parent as captain and as a sibling. I think we are going to meet more of Eve's family
Can't wait until her next book
This is different from the usual procedural of the other In Death series. It shifts from Eve's view to the killer's view equally. Therefore the violence described seems more gruesome I suppose. The result is riveting.
An error was made in the Epilogue. Nixie was referred to as "Nixie Simpson". I believe it should have been "Nixie Swisher"
The violence was more detailed than I like in a book. If it were my first J.D. Robb/ Eve Dallas I would have returned it due to the details of the violence. That said, the story line is provocative and the resolution is actually uplifting and a bit of a tear jerker.
This goes without saying to much, as the heroine Eve, is the focus and maintains the focus.
When Eve tries to read the back of the Thanksgiving gift.
I would prefer that the detail of the violence be toned down. I know Eve is a murder cop, but my imagination can do without the details. I don't want inspired nightmares.
I always enjoy listening to the audio versions of the In Death books. Susan Ericksen usually does an outstanding job. I was very dissapointed that she made what I consider a careless mistake in the last minutes of the book by changing Nixie's last name. It is correct in the Kindle edition. I hope that this can be corrected. That was the only reason I didn't give the Performance 5 stars.
I could hardly wait for Eve to catch the perp- this is one villain that I truly wanted to see finished. I think I hated him more than any of her previous villains and that's saying something!
I think Susan Ericksen is the voice for all the characters. I no longer read the books and just enjoy her performance.
Eve's interaction with Nixie at end of the book.
I thought the book focused a little too much on the villain. I would have enjoyed more interaction with Eve's friends and family. I do appreciate the way Robb has a horrific scene and follows it with something lighter. It gives you a chance to breathe.
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