Dante had been courting his victim in cyberspace for weeks before meeting her in person. A few sips of wine and a few hours later, she was dead. The murder weapon: a rare, usually undetectable date-rape drug with a street value of a quarter million dollars. Detective Eve Dallas is playing and replaying the clues in her mind. The candlelight, the music, the rose petals strewn across the bed - a seduction meant for his benefit, not hers. He hadn't intended to kill her. But now that he has, he is left with only two choices: to either hole up in fear and guilt or start hunting again....
©2001 Nora Roberts (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I'm delighted that Susan Ericksen has re-recorded some of the first In Death books she originally performed several years ago. I think this was one of her firsts, and she had not yet developed all the distinct character voices that ID fans recognize today.I just finished listening to the new recording and it has really enhanced my enjoyment of this book. J.D. Robb and Susan Ericksen are a can't-be-beat combination!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! When I first saw "Seduction In Death" new release date I thought it was just the same book with a new republication date... but it's not. I am passionate about the "In Death" series and am constantly blown away by J. D. Robbs /Nora Roberts genius. I think Susan Ericksen is brilliant but I have been perplexed for sometime as to why the "Powers That Be" dictated changes in the character depiction of my beloved characters in books 13-16. I didn't dare to even dream that I would ever get to hear my favorite character in these books as I have grown to love them but IT HAPPENED and I'M IN HEAVEN! All the character depiction in the Redo of Seduction In Death are back...to name a few, Peabody, Rourke, Eve, Morris, Commander Whitney etc... In the first rendition of Seduction In Death some of the characters went through major transformation, some more subtle in the Re-do they are all back, in the characters we have grown to love and expect, as they have been depicting in all the books with the exclusion of the character diversions in books 13-16. The Red-do of "Seduction In Death" in my opinion, is as it should have been the first time out. If this is your first "A-read" of Seduction in death you have a treat in store, if this is the first Re-do "A-read" of Seduction in Death you have a treat and surprise in store! Can't wait to A-read the next Re-do's. This one is a definite Winner! Major Kudu's to Ms. Ericksen!
You knew who the criminals were from the beginning, which made it really predictable. I'd rather of not known and been surprised, but the story was still well written.
The story line(s) including the subplots about the secondary characters. The mystery itself was well done. I enjoyed seeing a slightly different view of the "boss":Whitney. And as usual, I love Peabody.
Usually it's Eve, but in this one I liked Peabody better. It showed more sides of her character, and although she's a good cop, she's also a woman in the fullest sense and is growing and maturing. And she's able to put up with Eve's extremely bad temper throughout this particular book.
Again, I liked all the minor characters: Trina is a trip, even Somerset showed more than one face. Peabody and McNabb are getting their balance and Charles and his new love interest were well written and performed. But for some reason in this story,or maybe just the way it was performed, Eve seemed to have one mood and one mood only: Angry, aggressive, bordering on mean in her relationships with everyone. She never let down her nasty voice and angry response and by the big rant in Whitney's office I was really tired of it. I get that she's under a lot of pressure (some of it self imposed) and I get that she has flash backs to her terrible childhood. This is usually a good plot enhancer.But her softer side was totally missing in this one. If this was the first and only book I'd read of this series, I'd have to wonder why is was so popular. I was glad that she was taking a vacation at the end of the book. If not, someone would have killed her and ended the series!
I bought this because I read that it was re-released to correct the "sound" of the characters and bring them in line with the rest of the series. Maybe a little bit of Eve got lost in the translation. I want Eve back!
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