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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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    Jeanne Belle Harbor, NY, United States 04-08-14
    Jeanne Belle Harbor, NY, United States 04-08-14 Member Since 2015
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    "TEDIOUS"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I don't know


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

    Of course.


    How could the performance have been better?

    I love this series and I love the cast of characters. So when the cast does not appear to enrich the story, the story must stand alone and this one doesn't. We all love Eve, but there has to be more than her dialogue, it becomes tedious and there wasn't enough richness to this book to overcome that.


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    Alfred Mt. Pleasant SC 04-07-14
    Alfred Mt. Pleasant SC 04-07-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Should have remained conceled"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A decent story line and a narrator. This book was so bad that I just deleted it rather than suffer any longer


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not J.D. Robb


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Susan Ericksen?

    No one


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Concealed in Death?

    I would have cut out the entire book


    Any additional comments?

    Probably the worst book I ever listened to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Shauna Winnipeg, MB, Canada 03-27-14
    Shauna Winnipeg, MB, Canada 03-27-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Part of the series.."

    Again, great audio performance and she does make what is an otherwise now bland series work. JD robb needs a bit of a "re-alignment" but I'll still be a faithful reader and audiobook listener--especially to this series

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    Kay United States 03-26-14
    Kay United States 03-26-14 Member Since 2012
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    "If you love the series it is a good read"
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    I love this series and Susan Erickson is an awesome narrator as she makes these books a lot of fun by capturing the personalities of the characters. This is a good book, but not the place to start if you have never read an Eve Dallas book. Some of the earlier books are more riveting. Work your way through part of the series and you will enjoy this one too.

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    Jeannie 03-25-14
    Jeannie 03-25-14
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    "A very good read"

    Everything about this was good but the language. It really was not necessary and would have been great without the "F" bomb.

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    AUDDA Jersey City, CA, United States 03-21-14
    AUDDA Jersey City, CA, United States 03-21-14
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Much happy to buy this book as it worth the cost that I have paid and also the narration is good which helped me to enjoy this book.


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    Kathy GEORGETOWN, KY, United States 03-19-14
    Kathy GEORGETOWN, KY, United States 03-19-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Enjoyed this book, kinda"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes


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

    Making Eve less of a hypocrite. She hates bullies, but is the biggest bully in the book. She has become more and more a judgmental person/.


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    Marilyn Corte Madera, CA, United States 03-18-14
    Marilyn Corte Madera, CA, United States 03-18-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Doesn't ring true."

    From the first chapter of this tale, I felt disengaged. My first impression was "this sounds like a female writer trying to write what she thinks a male writer would say and do". I was unable to get involved with the story and have deserted it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Corena LEBANON, TN, United States 03-16-14
    Corena LEBANON, TN, United States 03-16-14 Member Since 2011
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    "great story as usual"
    What did you love best about Concealed in Death?

    the continued development of the characters


    What did you like best about this story?

    Mavis' backstory


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Sun-schit= Somerset


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    no idea


    Any additional comments?

    There was at least one mistake in the history, as the button in Rourkes pocket came from the suit Jacket of Eve's, not the borrowed overcoat of Mavis. Actually went back and read the 1st book to check on that. All in all, phenominal as usual.

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    Paula 03-15-14
    Paula 03-15-14
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    "Love Mavis!"
    Would you listen to Concealed in Death again? Why?

    I liked the return of Mavis and more of her history. The plot had me see-sawing between 2 suspects.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The Narrator and writing. I mean it is almost like meeting up with old friends- hearing their voices. Please keep Suan Erickson! Without her, not sure if I would get the audio. I would go to the library.


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

    Bringing the characters to life


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Interviewing the suspect. A tear fell as Susan's voice transformed the suspect. I could almost see the character, feel their emotions.


    Any additional comments?

    Please tap into Mavis more. I love how Bella makes Eve nervous. There have been several peeks into Sommerset's past. Would like learn more. Any chance new bone Doc is a keeper. I like her.

    In short, please keep writing and keep Susan!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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