It doesn't surprise Lieutenant Eve Dallas that Thomas Anders' scandalous death is a source of titillation and speculation for the public - and humiliation for his family. While everyone else in the city is talking about it, those close to Anders aren't so anxious to do so. Fortunately, because Dallas' billionaire husband, Roarke, happens to own the prime real estate where Anders's sporting-goods firm was headquartered, she has some help with access.
Before long, she's knocking on doors - or barging through them - to look for the answers she needs. But the facts don't add up. Physical evidence suggests that the victim didn't struggle. The security breach in the highly fortified apartment indicates that the killer was someone close to Anders, but everyone's alibi checks out, from the wife who was off in the tropics to the loving nephew who stands to inherit millions. Was this a crime of passion - or a carefully planned execution?
It's up to Dallas to solve a sensational case where all involved guard secrets from one another - and strangers may be connected in unexpected and deadly ways.
Crack another case with Eve Dallas.
©2008 J. D. Robb; (P)2007 Brilliance Audio
"Concisely narrated with verve and humor by Susan Ericksen." (AudioFile)
I picked this series up at about book 5 and it didn't take long to get me hooked. I have read many police procedural book series and this series ranks up there with the best of them. Sometimes it's kind of hard to understand some of the futuristic technology, but what sci-fi/futuristic type novel isn't nowadays? It is full of Nora Roberts' trademark steamy romance scenes and humor, but that only adds to the drama and intrigue of this series. Eve Dallas and her partner Roarke make an excellent pair in solving the many mysterious and action-packed cases they encounter. There is also lots of memorable characters as well. I never miss a book. There is not a bad book in this series. I say sit back, relax, and enjoy one of the best narrators in the business take you through a police adventure that will have you wanting more once it ends. And there are a lot of books to enjoy in this series. Read them all. You will not be able to get enough!!!
I dont agree that this was boring. I would say it was too long breaking down the why and how, since Eve already knew the who. I loved getting an update on Charles and Louise and the jokes and banter between the characters alwasy make me laugh out loud as if they are really chating and I am involved. To me these stories are real and easy to get your self wrapped up in. The story was interesing and murderer is easy to dislike from the beggining (very annyoying and mean).
Happy reading. On to Book 27...
Its often been said in many reviews that to start at the begiing and just keep going is the way to go. ABSOLUTLY. The background characters and their stories are as much a part of this series as the actual gruesome deaths and although each book can each be listened to individually to get the most out of it I feel you need the whole lot. Excellant narration, geat job Susan even though you did have a hiccup with Peabody at one stage. Only 2 to go and I have caught up here's hoping J D Robb has another about to go.
Reading has always been my guilty pleasure. I would take stacks of books from the library. Now I listen to Audible.
Loved this book, but wanted to hear Ava get hers!
I can't put these books down. They are like candy so I can't wait for the next one!
It's a solid example of the story and pacing of all the "In Death" series books.
Eve, of course. She and Roarke are wonderful characters.
Polished, interesting, lively
Not really, but I thought the suspect interviews at the end were very well done.
Susan Ericksen, the narrator, is amazing. And I love listening to all of the new situations Nora Roberts comes up. Fun, too.
I would have made Eve more sympathetic toward people who she saw as only weak when they were victims without hope.
As usual, I enjoy most the scenes between Roarke & Eve; between McNabb & Peabody.
I felt angry toward Eve at times and angry at the manipulative person who planned three murders.
An interesting story, borrowed from the classic Hitchcock movie, 'Strangers on a Train'. That this was the plot of a classic mystery film was mentioned by a couple of the characters in the book. I thought it was not very thorough of Eve to not show an interest in seeing the movie.
I have read all the "in death" books and I'm now listening to each one.I really enjoy them all.
I think Susan Ericksen changes her voice flawlessly. She's great!
JD Robb's "in death" books are my very favorite.
Having read all books in this series I know the the main players and find the books very entertaining
TzuMom in ATL
Eh.... A little over-dramatic than I'm used to from this series. And the plot's been done before. Although, to give credit, it is mentioned that a movie was done with the plot and maybe that's where the idea came from with the killer(s). Still a great read, though, and I've moved onto #27 without hesitation! Just not one of the stronger stories.
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