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.
I'm a huge fan of this series. I've listened to almost all of the books at this point. I think Susan Ericksen did an awesome job as usual bringing the In Death characters to life in this book. However, the story itself was not up to par. The interactions between Eve and Roarke were relatively flat but I could have gotten over that. It was the amount of time spent in the mind of the killer and in detailing his torture of the victims. The torture of a dog and a little old woman just pushed me past my breaking point. I couldn't stick it out. It may be because it reminds me too much of the man who just murdered two bright young journalists in southwestern Virginia. Regardless I would caution even the most devoted Eve Dallas fans to think twice before listening to this book.
Best is the progression of the characters - they change as years pass, just like humans do. Worst is the insane amount of vulgarity and on-and-on-and-on detailed violence. I've been reading (and recently listening) to this series since book 1 and as soon as this book started, I had to grab the phone and hit stop since my baby girl was in the car with me. This book needs a very strong warning on it. I skipped over more chapters of this book than any before. We get it - the guy is a sicko. Entire chapters detailing every hit, punch, cut, burn, balls smash, etc., were just unnecessary. Pardon the pun, but total over kill. If this had been my first exposure to this series, I'd never read/listen to another "In Death" book.
A Reacher book.
Peabody. Why she makes Peabody sound like a mentally challenged butch I'll never know. It is the single thing I hate about her performance on every book and I just about can't listen to them sometimes. She makes McNabb sound like a ditzy valley boy, too.
Quit listening to Thankless in Death.
Skip this one in the series. Read almost any one before this in this series.
Most definitely! Unfortunately a topic we read about in today's world but we could see the effort that goes in to solving crime when the resources actually care about the victims.
I enjoyed the Irish family being a part of this story. They are so colorful while down to earth. It was also great to have the mix of family, friends, colleagues, and survivors of crimes as part of the holiday for giving thanks.
Susan Ericksen's performances are always great...I can always feel the characters up close and personal.
It would actually be Sinead because she is strong like Dallas but wise and tempered I believe due to a strong family. My other choice would be Morris, the medical examiner because he just seems a unique character with lots to share...there's much more to him.
Este libro fue muy bien escrito, y no me esperaba nada diferente. era casi imposible de escuchar, pero es tan real! No creo que él se siente tan real! Esta es probablemente la mejor hasta ahora. siempre listo para escuchar el siguiente de la serie o cualquiera que puedo elegir, no mucho de peabody en esta nochebuena, pero muy centrado.
This book is a reminder of the good and the bad in life. The people that risk their lives to keep us safe, and those that think nothing of life at all. JD Robb did a fabulous job of capturing values in this book ....with her usual extra special flare!!
"jd robb is great"
good plot a great detective story
eve and peabody
dose good voices
the puzzle eve had to solve is interesting
i am so going to get the others
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.
"Great new story"
Brilliant engaging warm
The way all the characters interact and the way the story evolves
Wonderful reading, makes you feel part of the story
something to be thankful for in more ways that one
J D Robb does it again. Really enjoyed this latest Dallas
"Great story, shame about the Narrator"
Her characterisation of 'Peabody' was dreadful - really whiney and nasal. Her Irish accent was dreadful and it really distracted me from the book
i love all of the J D Robb 'In Death' books but won't be listening to them again narrated by Susan Ericksen
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