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Promises in Death: In Death, Book 28 | [J. D. Robb]

Promises in Death: In Death, Book 28

Amaryllis Coltraine may have recently transferred to the New York City police force from Atlanta, but she's been a cop long enough to know how to defend herself against an assailant. When she's taken down just steps away from her apartment, killed with her own weapon, for Eve the victim isn't just "one of us."
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Amaryllis Coltraine may have recently transferred to the New York City police force from Atlanta, but she's been a cop long enough to know how to defend herself against an assailant. When she's taken down just steps away from her apartment, killed with her own weapon, for Eve the victim isn't just "one of us."

Dallas's friend, Chief Medical Examiner Morris, had started a serious relationship with Coltraine, and from all accounts the two were headed for a happy future together. But someone has put an end to all that. After breaking the news to Morris, Eve starts questioning everyone, including Coltraine's squad, informants, and neighbors, while Eve's husband, Roarke, digs into computer data on the dead woman's life back in Atlanta. To their shock, they discover a connection between this case and their own painful, shadowy pasts.

The truth will need to be uncovered one layer at a time, starting with the box that arrives at Cop Central addressed to Eve, containing Coltraine's guns, badge, and a note from her killer: "You can have them back. Maybe someday soon, I'll be sending yours to somebody else." But Eve Dallas doesn't take too kindly to personal threats, and she is going to break this case, whatever it takes. And that's a promise.

©2009 J.D. Robb; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Elise Shawnee, OK, USA 04-20-09
    Elise Shawnee, OK, USA 04-20-09
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    "Promises in Death"

    I love all of the In Death. I loved this one also. The one thing I didn't like was Peabody's voice. I don't remember her voice sounding like this from other books I have listened to. Other than that I really liked the book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Loy Benbrook, TX, United States 04-04-09
    Loy Benbrook, TX, United States 04-04-09 Member Since 2006

    Born to read

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    "she doesn't disappoint"

    Robb has another great hit with Dallas and all her crew. She has everyone in this book and we get to peek into their lives. the murder story is a good one and Dallas saves the day again
    a good series.
    Listen from the beginning and learn about everyone
    good stuff

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Toni San Dimas, CA, USA 03-26-09
    Toni San Dimas, CA, USA 03-26-09 Member Since 2005
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    "Wonderful narrator, Great series"

    I have been a Nora Roberts fan since she first came on the scene writing for series romances (oh, so many year ago!). When she started writing her "in death" series I was hooked. Haven't missed a one and since they became available on audio my father-in-law has also become a fan. Listening to Susan Ericksen is a joy and a pleasure, her idividual voices bring the story to life. I hope she continues to narrate the J.D. Robb series because she is the best I have ever heard. Thank you!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    DJDecca San Francisco Bay Area 09-25-14
    DJDecca San Francisco Bay Area 09-25-14 Member Since 2012
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    "When death hits close to home."
    Would you listen to Promises in Death again? Why?

    I would, as it's a well-written and well-performed example of a compelling series.


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

    Pretty much every scene with Morris in it is memorable.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The brainstorming at the bridal shower scene was memorable.


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

    No, but it did make me feel much sympathy for Morris, who has always been one of my favorite characters of the series.


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    Joan Collierville, TN, United States 09-14-14
    Joan Collierville, TN, United States 09-14-14 Member Since 2009
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    "One of the saddest, but better books"

    I have read all of the In Death books. I really loved the first one and I really felt this one was as powerful. It is worth the credit.

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    Thelma United States 02-23-14
    Thelma United States 02-23-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Hollywood wake up....HELLO T.V series"
    What did you love best about Promises in Death?

    I loved the way it focused on the REAL friendship between Eve and Morris as well as the diverse friendships of all the SMART women


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

    Yes! Because of the raw emotions it brought out in me, I felt like I was part of the team myself. I hated being interrupted when listening. I couldn't wait to hear what was coming next


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

    The way she brings all of the characters to life just by the inflections in her voice. I ABSOLUTELY love Susan Ericksen. She is one of those narrator's that could read a phone book and make it sound interesting.


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

    I'm not sure what a tag line is, but just guessing....Maybe something like Eve Dallas and the REAL A-Team kicking some major ass


    Any additional comments?

    I love all the In Death series. I listen to them over and over again starting with the 1st book. I really don't get why some Hollywood hot shot hasn't started a tv series for these books. It would be so awesome. But then again if the right characters are dif from what you have in your head I suppose that could be disappointing also

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    Opal Washington 02-27-13
    Opal Washington 02-27-13 Member Since 2011

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    "Heart Wrenching and Bittersweet.."

    This book pulled at me hard. Eve and Morris' relationship has become close and trusting. It tore at me when Eve had to deliver such news to her friend, their relationship having grown with each book.
    But Morris is part of the family now and the wagons have circled, even as his patient and methodical mind begins the arduous climb to acceptence.
    I do hope in time that the depths of "Morris" and his character are plumbed much more and that his part in this series finds more of what he only briefly touched and began to believe in.

    In the end, you can only worry that his brief encounter with the opening bars of love, will find him again. He seems to me to be very complex with a deep warmth inside him, not often found in others.
    A warmth just waiting..
    Opal.

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    Timothy North Charleston, South Carolina, United States 08-27-12
    Timothy North Charleston, South Carolina, United States 08-27-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Another Winner from JD Robb"
    What does Susan Ericksen bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Ericksen does a superb job of giving every character their own voice and personality. No one does it better.


    Any additional comments?

    I really think that Robb did a great job of character development in this book. Morris has always been a bit character, but in this novel, he becomes a major focal point and Robb does an excellent job with bringing him to the fore-front.

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    Jennifer Lilburn, GA, United States 07-19-12
    Jennifer Lilburn, GA, United States 07-19-12 Member Since 2005

    Apple Girl in ATL

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    "A little Pro, a little Con"

    I took a bit of a break from the series for a few months, because they were starting to feel repetitive to me. I'm glad I did! Roarke and Eve seem "fresh" yet "familiar" to me. And I was anxious to see what kind of trouble they could get into now....

    First, the sex scenes are getting more glossed over, which is really a bit more true-to-life, anyway, don't you think? Eve & Roarke have been married for almost 2 years now. In the last several books the sex scenes were frequent, and really rather harsh and raw. C'mon... NO woman wants it like that ALL the time, and not many men out there would even want to keep up that pace for that long. So this is more like it :) Yeah, they are still in love, yeah, the sex is still super hot, and yeah, they like to bang each other on a fairly regular basis. But we, the audience, are really just catching their afterglows now.

    Something I DON'T like, that I thought was just a one-time thing that happened a few books back, and has now become something of a norm at least once in every book since, is how Eve has stopped having nightmares (that part is a good thing....) but that her dreams are now becoming somewhat prophetic.

    Really? Eve? A psychic? NOT! I can appreciate the subconscious working the facts out during sleeptime (good grief, does she EVER stop working?), but there have been more than one occasion where something very small will happen or be said in her dreams that is not based on her investigation to date, and is more prophetic. Seems a bit on the campy side for our practical-no-nonsense Lieutenant....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Marcia Murrieta, CA, United States 06-16-12
    Marcia Murrieta, CA, United States 06-16-12 Member Since 2010

    Reading has always been my guilty pleasure. I would take stacks of books from the library. Now I listen to Audible.

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    This was great. There was so much humor along with the suspense. I just love all of the characters. The voices and accents are perfect. I don't ever want to run out of the "IN DEATH" series.

    Thank you both. You are wonderful.

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