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.
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..
Ericksen does a superb job of giving every character their own voice and personality. No one does it better.
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.
Reading has always been my guilty pleasure. I would take stacks of books from the library. Now I listen to Audible.
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.
I have mixed feelings about this one. I love Morris and so it sucked to hear what he was going through. It was nice to have him as a larger part in the book. The story was entertaining. Susan Ericksen did a nice job as narrator.
I'm such a fan of Nora/JD Robb ~~ and even though I'd read up to the last few books, I thought I'd try them on Audio on Kindle. Wow!! Best decision EVER ~~ if anything, I've enjoyed them MORE listening to Susan Ericksen narrate stories I love. I've actually bought the entire series in Audio now, and am anxiously awaiting the next!!
I have to say that you could hear her learning her characters, and there were a few books I was dissapointed in that she used LESS of her characterization ~~ but as a whole? She just keeps getting better at it ~ and she's already excellent!!
And as far as the story? I'm never dissapointed in an In Death title, but this one was particularly good ~~ it's always more intense when there is a cop killing for Dallas to solve!
I am a retired Court Reporter and I LOVE books. All kinds of books but my favorites are mysteries and period books. I like civil war books and some biographies.
A truly brilliant series
If you've read a couple of these, then you know the formula. It is typical of the series; it's a fun diversion for light reading. Robb(erts) does a decent job of having the characters learn things about each other and change over the series.
Excellent Story line. I loved this book. I've listened to this whole series and Susan Erickson is the best narrator I've ever listened to. She has each character nailed perfectly. All you have to do is listen and you know which character she is portraying. I love this series and hope there's a lot more to come.
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