Featuring two connected stories from Nora Roberts and J. D. Robb: Remember When and Big Jack.
Laine Tavish is an ordinary woman living an ordinary life in the small town of Angel's Gap, Maryland, as the proprietor of Remember When, an antique treasures and gift shop. At least, that's what everyone in Angel's Gap thinks. They have no idea that she used to be Elaine O'Hara, daughter of the notorious con man Big Jack O'Hara. Or that she grew up moving from place to place, one step ahead of the law.
Laine's past has just caught up with her, though - in a very dramatic way. Her long-lost uncle suddenly turned up in her shop, leaving only a cryptic warning before dying in the street, run down by a car. Soon afterward, her home is ransacked. Now it's up to Laine, and a sexy stranger named Max Gannon, to find out who's chasing her and why.
The answer lies in a hidden fortune - a fortune that will change not only Laine's life but also the lives of future generations. And danger and death will surround that fortune for years to come - until New York City detective Lieutenant Eve Dallas gets on the case.
Crack another case with Eve Dallas.
©2003 Nora Roberts; (P)2003 Brilliance Audio
"A true master of her craft, Roberts has penned an exceptional tale that burns with all the brilliance and fire of a finely cut diamond." (Publishers Weekly)
"Nora Roberts teams up with her pseudonymous writing personality, J. D. Robb, in this sexy, suspenseful novel centered on a fortune in stolen diamonds." (Booklist)
I've purchased every In Death book audible has available. I love Susan Ericksen as Eve Dallas. As much as I like the books I would not purchase this one unless you have not listened to Big Jack. If you have read or listened to Big Jack that's all part 2 is. Part 1 is a decent story in itself. It's just the prequel to Big Jack and has nothing to do with Eve and the rest of the gang. So, I've now purchased the same story twice.
Remember When is actually two separate stories, one in current time about a diamond hiest and a second story in which Eve Dallas is involved. The second story is related to the first story. A former reviewer said to read this book prior to number 17 due to Summerset, the butler's, return. However, I STRONGLY advise you to read this book after number 17 because of the Peabody story arc. If you read this one prior to number 17 it spoils the surprise. I enjoyed the Eve Dallas part better than the first part. Another great story by JD Robb!
This should really be numbered as 16.5 as the In-Death part of the two books actually occurs before 17 in terms of the progression of the relationship and overall story of Roark and Dallas. Summerset, the butler, is still on vacation, whereas in 17 he returns. So if you listen to it as 17.5, and after 17 as indicated, you will hear that Summerset hasn't returned from vacation yet, even though he returned in 17.
I don't buy print version books anymore. It saves me room.
I've listened to the first 22 books and to me each one is unique and equally good.
I was laughing out loud-- glad I was alone!
I'm absolutely hooked on the series. Love them all!
Listenable and kept me interested. Certainly not up for an Audie, but it kept me around while I was doing other things. Of course, you have to like the whole romantic mystery genre to put up with it. Not a waste of $15.
My name is Irene and I'm a lifelong bookaholic. A few years ago, I started adding audiobooks and I'm so happy I joined Audible in 2015 :-))
Book 1: current day story written under her Nora Roberts author name. Book 2: future story written under her J.D. Robb author name. Both are linked, and take a 50yr jump between. I adored the characters of Max & Lainie from the first part- they're 2 of my favorites. Ericksen faltered a few times in her characters when delivering some lines. When she's on top of her game, she's the voice of the series.
The back story (Big Jack) was great...intrigue along with romance. Spectacular lead into the second story (Remember When).
The ending when the rat (Trevor) was caught in the corner with no way out. But he still tried to bargain with Dallas and she turn the tables on him with a lie. He was so close to his prize and she did not let him see the diamonds that he killed for as well as his mean spirit towards his mother/father and grandmother.
Well Max of course with his smooth southern voice, he is every girls dream of a shinning knight. Plus he gave up a small future in reward money because his wife-to-be ask it of him.
The ending when all the parties (Lane and Max plus the Stephen Whitaker) came together to see the unfolding of the diamonds. The diamonds that were stolen more than an half century before by their parents and cause such pain and heart ache for the offspring.
What a roller coaster ride!
Book 17.5 of the in death series was very exciting and hard to stop listening in one sitting. I am star struck by this series and will be left wanting more after listening to the last book. Love Everything Dallas.
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