Two young children disappear from their East Side home in New York City, their nanny killed in cold blood. As Lieutenant Eve Dallas begins to unravel the crime scene and search for Henry and Gala MacDermit, she's drawn into the twisted mind of a kidnapper who will stop at nothing to take revenge. Horrific threats concerning the brother and sister hit far too close to home for Eve, drawing her back into memories of her own tortured childhood.
But Eve knows that there's no time to waste on the past, and with every passing hour her determination to bring the children safely home strengthens. Eve and her team find themselves following an electronic breadcrumb trail left by a boy desperate to escape the evil witch. Their investigation into the kidnapper's sordid past reveals violent coercion, ritualistic killings, and chilling bloodlust - making her terrifying plans for the children abundantly clear.
©2013 Nora Roberts (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
I despise sci-fi, so I didn't like it as well as I thought. It is a good story if you overlook the 'telepathic communication'. I think audible.com should give a better feel for what to expect.
The narrator was a bit too lispy for my taste, but she did an AMAZING job on all the different voices and accents.
If I had paid more than $1.99 or had to listen much longer, I would be upset. It did keep my ears occupied during a 3 hour run, but I should have listened to my self breathe. The characters are just stupid - there were so many obvious plot holes and character inconsistencies that I couldn't engage with the story.
I really have said it all when it comes to the In Death series in all of my previous reviews. So simply put great, love Eve and Roarke, can't wait for the next book.
I really liked this story. It totally gave me the shivers all the way through it. I have a twin sister, and I called her afterwards to tell her about the twins in this story. I think it was just the right length for the story. I am sometimes reluctant to get short stories because I am afraid the plot won't be resolved. However, that isn't the case with this story.
I really like these stories. Even when they are predictable and you know the outcome, they are still entertaining. This one was a bit weak with not much time for Eve and Roarke to 'get together' and resolve things. That's just another phrase for sex. But even without that, it was a good read. The premise is that two kids are kidnapped, their nanny murdered, and at first we are to think it might be the mother but then rather quickly we find out that it is her identical twin. Then things get interesting but that's what the books all about so you'll have to read it. Needless to say, you'll enjoy it if you've read any of the earlier ones. If you are thinking of jumping in to this series, do yourself a favor and at least read the first book so you know how Eve and Roarke got together. It's well worth the price.
As usual, Susan Ericksen is awesome.
as always very good. Really enjoyed it. Eve and Roark are the best and watching her come a long through this series has been wonderful. Best character development ever.
Have a Boomerang Millenial Daughter. We like her, she likes us so, nice to have her back. Both my Husband and I are Proud USN Veterans.
I own and love the entire In Death series, listen to them over and over again. Taken in Death, feels too contrived and almost like Robb, just wanted to give us a novella, any novella. I did not enjoy it at all. Tried to re-listen but couldn't.
Listening to Stied Larsson's Millenium Trilogy. If J. D. Robb published more often, I'd listen to them.
The BEST NARRATOR OF ALL. I can use my imagination even more, for a more complete story experience.
I wouldn't have published it. I love Eve, Roarke, Gallahad and the whole gang but was extremely dissapointed with Taken.
Can't wait for next In Death!
Thrilling and touching.
Love getting involved with the characters and feeling as if l know them.
Susan Ericksen brings the characters to life for me...gives them all personalities-Pheney scoffing into scrambled eggs while discussing the case, what a hoot.
When Dallas was listening to little Henry trying to wake up his little sister...you could feel Dallas' desperation to find them.
I have been hanging out for the next story written by JD Robb and read by Susan Ericksen...they are the best team for audible books...they've spoilt me for other books read. I will only listen to females reading for some reason now. I have read all their books and am going to have to wait again for the next!!!
Was a Great Short Story!!
When Eve and Nixie met again and when Eve Saved the Children of coarse. I cried in a couple parts of the story.
Susan is Eve Dallas, She brings Eve to Life....I would Much rather listen to Susan than read the book myself! if they were to change the reader in My Opinion it Would RUIN it!!
I think the Story Ended in a strange way though.....I would have liked to have heard Eve interagate her and found out what she was Sentenced to Nut House or Prison?
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