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Portrait in Death: In Death, book 16 | [J. D. Robb]

Portrait in Death: In Death, book 16

After a tip from a reporter, Eve Dallas finds the body of a young woman in a Delancey Street dumpster. Just hours before, the news station had mysteriously received a portfolio of professional portraits of the woman. The photos seemed to be nothing out of the ordinary for any pretty young woman starting a modeling career. Except that she wasn't a model. And that these photos were taken after she had been murdered. Now Dallas is on the trail of a killer who's a perfectionist and an artist. He carefully observes and records his victim's every move.
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After a tip from a reporter, Eve Dallas finds the body of a young woman in a Delancey Street dumpster. Just hours before, the news station had mysteriously received a portfolio of professional portraits of the woman. The photos seemed to be nothing out of the ordinary for any pretty young woman starting a modeling career. Except that she wasn't a model. And that these photos were taken after she had been murdered. Now Dallas is on the trail of a killer who's a perfectionist and an artist. He carefully observes and records his victim's every move. And he has a mission: to own every beautiful young woman's innocence, to capture her youth and vitality - in one fateful shot....

©2003 Nora Roberts (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Music Lover 07-20-13
    Music Lover 07-20-13

    Your mileage may vary

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    "Precious Peabody Perfection"

    I love the newly reissued books in this series! Our beloved Peabody speaks in her wonderful, distinctive voice and all the other characters (especially the NYPSD crew) go through the wringer solving this case. It was always one of my favorite books with regard to bringing forth background info on secondary characters and now it is simply perfect.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer PANTEGO, NC, United States 12-06-13
    Amazon Customer PANTEGO, NC, United States 12-06-13 Member Since 2013

    Always after books that read well in the tractor!

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    "Great Book in the In Death Saga!"

    This book was one of my favorites in the series.

    Roarke finally learns the entire back story with his mother and father, and it was written so beautifully that you wanted to reach into the book and give him a hug. I loved how Eve reacted as well, it was all so natural.

    You can tell that Eve and Roarke are both growing in their marriage.

    As for the murder, I thought the perpetrator came out of nowhere, though it was interesting to see a killer who really, truly thought he was doing something okay. He wasn't mean about it, just crazy. The action at the end really had me holding my breath, but of course everything turns out alright.

    P.S. :Love the narrator! Susan IS the voice of Eve to me.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Leesport, PA, United States 06-19-15
    Susan Leesport, PA, United States 06-19-15 Member Since 2012

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    "Long time in, but still anticipate the next in the series."

    Love the 'Death' series. I'm never disappointed. I listen while driving. Love Susanne's voices and interpretation of Nora's books. I'm completely hooked on the entire series - start to finn



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    tammy 04-25-15
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    "Best Eve Dallas book"

    The book was great.
    The story was flushed out and very interesting
    Best in the series in my opinion. C

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    Maria D. Duran 04-20-15
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    good as always, love this series
    Susan is great wien the voices. this ine has a lot of Roatje's back story.

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    Alcadia a Bailey 04-16-15
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    I enjoyed this book. the stories were good. It was great to work some of Roake's story in to it. the author has opened up some new story possibilities.

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    Dawne 04-10-15
    Dawne 04-10-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Love this series"

    Always entertaining with a good plot. Just love Eve Dallas and Rourke. Think I've listened to every book in this series.

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    Jamie Cibolo, TX, United States 03-12-15
    Jamie Cibolo, TX, United States 03-12-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Best One Yet"

    Each book in this series gets better. This book will make you laugh and cry. The narration is excellent as always. If you are looking for a great series to read this is it.

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    MARCIA 03-10-15
    MARCIA 03-10-15
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    "continue to love the characters
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    Susan Erickson is terrific. I have only listen to about half of this series and not in order. whenever I pick up with it again I love it.

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    Lisa 02-12-15
    Lisa 02-12-15 Member Since 2014
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    i listen to almost nothing else but JD Robb. her stories are always fasinating and keeps you guessing at the edge of your seat.

    this one was no exception. something i can listen to again and again.

    highly recommend.

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    "Absolutely beautiful"
    If you could sum up Portrait in Death in three words, what would they be?

    Moving, Tender, Beautiful


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Portrait in Death?

    When Eve went to Roarke. I've listened to that chapter many times since I finished the book.


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

    Two parts. When Roarke finally tells Eve about his Mother and when she goes to him in Ireland.


    Any additional comments?

    This book focuses on Roarke and his family. It's beautiful. Definitely one of the books I will relisten to and one of my favourites so far.

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  • Michael
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    "Shock revelation - I am not alone"
    What made the experience of listening to Portrait in Death the most enjoyable?

    Suffice to say - this book fills in many of the gaps the readers have wanted to know. As ever there is a murder to solve and Eve does her cop thing well in her usual style but for once the spotlight is on Roarke - a welcome change. We are given time to be with him on his own in Ireland, to glimpse into his early life and evetually to meet his family.


    What did you like best about this story?

    We see more of the enigmatic Roarke who finally is revealed as all too human. Although still strong, reliable, rich and clever we now see that he is not totally in control espcially of his feelings. We find out more about his life in Ireland, the reasons behind his loneliness and eventually he discovers he is not alone.


    What about Susan Ericksen’s performance did you like?

    I enjoy the characters she creates with her voice - especially the delightfully naive Peabody. She even manages to create Roarke's Irish accent in the deep sexy way J D Robb has written it


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Discover the secrets that make the enigma that is Roarke


    Any additional comments?

    Although there are a great many books in the In Death series by J D Robb this is probably one of the most insightful

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