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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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    Jordan 09-24-13
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    "Another great In Death book!"
    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved seeing some old characters, and I always love getting back into Eve's head. The only thing I wasn't loving about this one was that we seemed to be in the killer's POV quite a bit more than is normal.


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    Amazon Customer 09-24-13
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    "Needs more Roarke"

    Another good addition to this addictive series, but not as much personal growth in this one for Eve. I also missed the supporting regular characters. They were not as integral as I expect to the story. I will always get any additions to this series. This is a fascinating world.

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    Jeanne Belle Harbor, NY, United States 09-23-13
    Jeanne Belle Harbor, NY, United States 09-23-13 Member Since 2006
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    "Gruesome"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    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.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    The usual ending.


    What aspect of Susan Ericksen’s performance would you have changed?

    She really does a good job. I don't know where she gets all the voices.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No


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    Alicia 09-23-13
    Alicia 09-23-13
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    "Classic Nora"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Thankless in Death to be better than the print version?

    Wouldn't know. I go straight to the audio versions these days. Susan Ericksen reads for these characters much better than I do.


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

    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.


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

    Yes. Nearly did.


    Any additional comments?

    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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Author Tee San Antonio, TX 09-22-13
    Author Tee San Antonio, TX 09-22-13 Member Since 2002

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    "Little too dark for me"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Probably, though I would warn them about the level of depravity in it.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Not sure. The main character was so depraved to make him almost seem unbelievable.


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

    Yes. She does an excellent job as usual.


    Could you see Thankless in Death being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Armand F. Zerilli Glenville NC USA 09-22-13
    Armand F. Zerilli Glenville NC USA 09-22-13 Member Since 2001
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    "The worse book I ever subscribed too....i"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    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.


    Has Thankless in Death turned you off from other books in this genre?

    YES


    What character would you cut from Thankless in Death?

    the entire book


    Any additional comments?

    I will try and return my purchase....which will be the first time I ever complained

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Karen Huntersville, NC, United States 09-22-13
    Karen Huntersville, NC, United States 09-22-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Is Nora writing these books?"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Thankless in Death to be better than the print version?

    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


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

    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


    What about Susan Ericksen’s performance did you like?

    Everything. She's wonderful and I purchase books that she is performing in, everyone should check out Montana Sky.


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

    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


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait until her next book

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    Anita L. Russell 09-21-13 Member Since 2012

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    "A Different Perspective"

    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.

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    Monica Flin Flon, MB, Canada 09-20-13
    Monica Flin Flon, MB, Canada 09-20-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Great"
    Any additional comments?

    An error was made in the Epilogue. Nixie was referred to as "Nixie Simpson". I believe it should have been "Nixie Swisher"

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    "Detailed violence in New York at Thanksgiving"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    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.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    This goes without saying to much, as the heroine Eve, is the focus and maintains the focus.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Eve tries to read the back of the Thanksgiving gift.


    Was Thankless in Death worth the listening time?

    Yes!


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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