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.
The plot was so similar to others books in the series that it was predictable. Nothing new happened between any of the characters either. I would not rate this book as 4 or a 5 in terms of the plot.
I have not purchased the last available book in the series because this book was so similar to others in the series. Why bother reading the book when there is nothing new happening?
I love Susan Ericksen. She is the voice of Eve and all the other characters in the series.
Disappointment. I found myself skipping over the intensely violent scenes.
Don't bother to purchase this book.
I am a huge fan of the In death series - I have all the audio books. However this one was so disgustingly-the-top that I skipped parts of the book. The gruesome violence as the protagonist commits the crimes and compulsive profanity by all the characters was hard to stomach. This book was not an enjoyable experience.
I have enjoyed 99% of all of the Death Series and this one is no exception. Looking forward to the next.
Roarke I love the wit and yes the bit of Ireland in his voice.
Roarke getting an award
I was worried I wouldn't like the book, because you pretty much know who the suspect is from the very beginning of the book. And man, I could picture something like that happening. I think what I love most about these books, and it has been reconfirmed in my brain, is just seeing how the characters continue to grow throughout the books. I especially loved the very ending scene with the letter; it mademe cry good tears.
The way she brought many of the main characters together.
Yes but could have done without the torture.
My favorite scene was when Eve and Roark got their medals.
I cried when Nixie gave Eve the gift and Roark read it.
I am so glad Eve was offered Captains bars and glad she stayed where she is.
of Course - I have enjoyed all of the books, always feels like I am with friends when I listen to them - I always enjoy Susan Ericksen bringing them back to life.
Nice to see Eve let her heart open a bit more -
I always enjoy Eve and that man of hers - where do we find one like him. :)
Overall I think this book was more from the criminals point. I wanted more from Eve and other mains - Where were some of them? Marvis, Nadine, we barely heard from Sommerset or Morris...... The Criminal was a bit winey and I got it after the 2nd kill.... I will continue to be a fan, but I hope the next books gets back into some of the personal lives of the gang. Any Change Eve will get pregnant. Now that would be interesting.
I have read/listened to all of the In Death Series books. This is one of the best. I laugh out loud as Dallas struggles to adjust to her growing list of friends and family.
This book as one error, during the epilogue the narrator finishes the person I am most thankful speech saying Nixie Simpson instead of Swisher.
This narrator is my FAVORITE reader. I have friends and family who read this series and I tell them they are missing so much. When Susan portrays Roarke or Peabody it is truly classic. I love the irish brogue of Roarke and his family. This story brought many of the former characters together that we remember and love. I'm not sure that a newcomer would enjoy the story as much. But for the loyal fans this was a Thanksgiving treasure.
This book was one I eagerly anticipated, but like a few others in the series I feel let down by it. In this case there was too much focus, attention, time and narration spent on the perpetrater of the crimes. Not only do I not read the In Death series for prolonged reads about murderers (which I felt this to be) but it sadly made many steps in the investigation repetitive and much less interesting, ... nothing close to attention binding. At the same time characters were slightly over drawn and acting unlike themselves. Many of the small kind gestures that one often wondered why Dallas seems incapable of making were suddenly flowing from her. Sort of nice to see but without any explanation a little odd. And only one example. But most of all I want to read these books because of their central characters, particularly Dallas, ... otherwise what's the point in following through the series? I do Not want to be treated to what amounts to entire chapters on the murderer's actions, thought processes, and plans. I will look forward to the next with as much enthusiasm as ever, hopefully this time it will be justified.
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