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Concealed in Death: In Death Series, Book 38 | [J. D. Robb]

Concealed in Death: In Death Series, Book 38

In a decrepit and long-empty New York building, a man begins the demolition process by swinging a sledgehammer into a wall. When the dust clears, he finds two skeletons wrapped in plastic behind it. The man is Lieutenant Eve Dallas’s billionaire husband, Roarke, and he summons her immediately. His latest real estate project is going to be on hold for a while, because by the time Eve and her crew are finished searching the premises, there are 12 murders to be solved.
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Publisher's Summary

The incomparable J. D. Robb presents the latest moving and suspenseful novel in the number-one New York Times best-selling Eve Dallas series.

In a decrepit and long-empty New York building, a man begins the demolition process by swinging a sledgehammer into a wall. When the dust clears, he finds two skeletons wrapped in plastic behind it. The man is Lieutenant Eve Dallas’s billionaire husband, Roarke, and he summons her immediately. His latest real estate project is going to be on hold for a while, because by the time Eve and her crew are finished searching the premises, there are 12 murders to be solved.

After a little digging reveals that the place housed a makeshift shelter for troubled and homeless teenagers back in the mid-2040s, Eve tracks down the people who worked there. Between their recollections and the brilliant work of the force’s new forensic anthropologist, Eve begins to put names and faces to the skeletal remains. They are all girls. A tattooed tough teenager who dealt in illegal drugs. The runaway daughter of a pair of well-to-do doctors. They all had their stories. And they all lost their chance for a better life.

Everyone has something to hide. And when Eve discovers a stunning connection between the victims and someone she knows, she is even more driven to reveal the secrets of the place that was called The Sanctuary - and to find the evil concealed in one human heart.

©2014 Nora Roberts (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    Sharon Bailey Oracle, AZ 02-22-14
    Sharon Bailey Oracle, AZ 02-22-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Another FAB read from JD Robb"

    This is one of my favorite series and I hated for it to end bc I know I'll be waiting for the next book. I also REALLY love the narrator's voice, Susan Ericksen! Well done Nora!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bonnie Bellmore, NY, United States 02-22-14
    Bonnie Bellmore, NY, United States 02-22-14 Member Since 2001

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    "Susan Ericksen is awesom in this series"
    Where does Concealed in Death rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    J.D. Rob (Nora Roberts) has found something to write about in every one of the "In Death" stories The only two books I found truly distressing were "New York to Dallas" and "Thankless in Death" (reason being the amount of horrible and gruesome descriptions of the crimes were very difficult for anyone who's ever experienced any brutality to themselves or family member) I couldn't finish those books.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    All the characters and especially Dallas......and Mavis but all of them make the stories amazing


    What does Susan Ericksen bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I've heard Susan Ericksen narrate other books as well and for this series I don't think I could imagine anyone else doing the narrations as well She is the entire cast of characters. Go Susan.


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

    When telling a parent that their child who's been missing is dead, that just chokes me up, especially the way Ms Ericksen expresses emotions.


    Any additional comments?

    Some of the "In Death" series I found hard to listen to because of the intense descriptions of brutality. (only about 4 books) But in every book there are always twists and turns, and they usually come up at the very end. Waiting for book # 39

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Dona Ironside, OR, United States 02-22-14
    Dona Ironside, OR, United States 02-22-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Another 5 star book"

    Once again J D Robb has delivered. This series always leaves me anticipating the next one. Susan Ericksen has, as always, nailed the voices and emotions to the wall. Can't wait for the next one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    debra Florida 02-22-14
    debra Florida 02-22-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Did someone else write this book?"
    Would you try another book from J. D. Robb and/or Susan Ericksen?

    Yes, only because I am invested in Eve Dallas from all the other books.


    Would you recommend Concealed in Death to your friends? Why or why not?

    Not if they haven't read all the others.


    Did Susan Ericksen do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Previous books were better.


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

    NOT THIS ONE. AND NO ONE.


    Any additional comments?

    Something happens in the writing this time. It does not come across as the same people we love from the early books.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    trazell Tennessee 02-21-14
    trazell Tennessee 02-21-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Not what I was expecting!"
    Would you try another book from J. D. Robb and/or Susan Ericksen?

    I have always enjoyed J.D.Robb's books. This one was lacking. Eve's attitude with the man that helped Mavis was irritating. this book bored me to tears. I normally finish a book in a day. It has taken me 2 days to listen to this one and I am still trying to finish it. I am also very tired of hearing about Eve's childhood. Can't we have one book where we do not have to hear about all the crazy. Let's move in a different direction. She is too judgmental and a hypocrite in this book. Not a good read at all!


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

    No, I still like these types of books. I just don't like this one at all


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

    I love Susan Ericksen. She's not the problem. Just the writing.


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

    Disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    Can Eve move on and enjoy her life as it has become? Can we have a story line that doesn't wrap around Christmas. All of them seem to. There are other holidays...I don't want the series to end, but can she have a baby and we see how she responds to having her own family?

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    pewter California 02-21-14
    pewter California 02-21-14 Member Since 2003
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    "Thank you , Susan Ericksen."

    The wonderful narration by Susan Ericksen was the salvation of this book. Without the familiar voices and inflections, I might not have recognized this as a J. D. Robb/Nora Roberts product. The parts were all there, but the story was slow and bloated. This was not an exciting or action packed murder investigation with an active suspect. Much as real-life investigations differ from crime dramas because they drag on and can be tedious, this book's plot was more real than dramatic.

    The traditional In Death checklist was followed: Unresolved murder(s), check. Roarke's properties or acquaintances involved and/or Roarke assisting, double check. Peabody assistance and humor, check. Dr. Mira assistance and motherly support, check. Childhood abuses revisited and reconciled, check. Eve’s humorous attempts to figure out marriage rules, check. Summersett being a pain in the butt, check minus. Baxter, Truehart, Mavis, McNab, Morris, Nadine show up with varying degrees of humor, multi-check. Coffee, chocolate, pizza and Pepsi, quadruple check. The characters were familiar although many were missing this time around. It isn’t always necessary to see everyone Eve knows in every book, so I did not mind the missing characters.

    The single notable exception to the formula, an active menacing protagonist, apparently makes a huge difference in the tone and pacing of the story. There was no suspense or danger, and the book suffered from the lack.

    This was a fair book and an entertaining listen, but not great.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Federal Way, Wa, United States 02-20-14
    Amazon Customer Federal Way, Wa, United States 02-20-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Broke my heart."

    This was really good and in parts, really heartbreaking. Hard book to read because the victims were so young. You really felt for them and the people they left behind. Well written.

    As always Susan Ericksen does a good job.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Rita Tampa, FL, United States 02-24-14
    Rita Tampa, FL, United States 02-24-14 Member Since 2012

    Audible addicted love mystery,lately stuck on love story. Mother of 1 Labrador and 1 perfect man. Work way too hard, and so ready to be retired

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    "You still got it"

    Just wanted to say. I am glad I did not listen to the reviews written about this book. It was totally good stuff like her previous books. Author and narrator did a excellent job. Eve and Roarke same happy couple and was together quite a bit in the book,so I do not get the negative reviews oh well I give it a 👍✨✨✨✨✨and 5 starts Now!

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Lewis Canterbury, CT United States 02-20-14
    Susan Lewis Canterbury, CT United States 02-20-14 Member Since 2011

    I have M.S. And vaso Vagal. So sitting around or laying down are pretty much my thing. Audible has been a godsend for me. Prices are great.

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    "Not up to par"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    If roake was included more. When they work together it is magic.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The way eve and Peabody are becoming more bf instead of just co- workers. There were very few of the usual game.


    Which character – as performed by Susan Ericksen – was your favorite?

    Eve


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

    Anger over the casualness of how easy life and death are


    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Valerie Salt Lake City, UT, United States 02-20-14
    Valerie Salt Lake City, UT, United States 02-20-14 Member Since 2010

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    "Another interesting case, but when will Dallas...."

    Another interesting case, and I love the narration, but when will Dallas have a baby?

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    Where does Concealed in Death rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I have nearly all in Death books, hard copy and audio but this was not even close to one of her best. In fact it is the bottom of all the audiobooks I have listened to. I will continue to buy and listen to JD Robb though.


    Would you ever listen to anything by J. D. Robb again?

    Absolutely


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    They were all pretty much the same.


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I would certainly recommend virtually all of JD Robb books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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