When a murder disrupts the Irish vacation she is taking with her husband, Roarke, Eve realizes that no place is safe - not an Irish wood or the streets of the manic city she calls home. But nothing prepares her for what she discovers upon her return to the cop shop in New York City....
A driver for a top-of-the-line limousine service is found dead - shot through the neck with a crossbow. The car was booked by an executive at a venerable security company whose identity had been stolen. Days later, a stunning, high-priced escort is found killed at Coney Island, a bayonet stuck in her heart. And again, the trail leads to a CEO whose information has been hijacked.
With a method established, but no motive to be found, Eve begins to fear that she has come across that most dangerous of criminals, a thrill killer, but one with a taste for the finer things in life - and death. Eve does not know where or when the next kill will be, or that her investigation will take her to the rarefied circle that Roarke travels in - and into the perverted heart of madness....
Crack another case with Eve Dallas.
©2010 J.D. Robb (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Although there is some similarity to an earlier story, Indulgence stands well on its own because it takes a different approach. It's a procedural--you watch Eve and her team build the case a little at a time.
There's more of the laugh-out-loud dialog and snide comments (which I love) than there have been in the previous two books. If you're a fan of the Eve/Roarke relationship parts, you'll particularly enjoy the first three chapters (and probably the last few as well).
Susan Ericksen does an amazing job as always, really bringing the characters to life.
Another great "In Death" entry. Keep them coming, J.D.!
I love this series and this one doesn't disappoint! I really enjoy the interaction between the characters. It combines mystery, humor and romance in just the right amounts to equal a satisfying tale. Susan Ericksen really makes the audiobook with her excellent voicing of each character. An excellent narrator! I recommend this whole series!
JD Robb delivers again! While most authors have trouble cranking out one interesting sequel, JD Robb is still giving us great stories over 30 books after the first! The only reason I did not give this 5 stars is because I felt we were cheated out of the final scene of the BBQ. But the character development in this series is so wonderful that I feel like I KNOW these people. And Susan Ericksen brings these characters to life flawlessly with her narration! If this is your first time meeting Eve Dallas and her clan, I suggest going back and starting with book one (Naked in Death) so you can get the full flavor of the series. You will not be disappointed!
Ericksen does such a good job with the J B Robb books I sometime choose new authors just because she is the narrator. I'm a huge fan of J B Robb and Nora Roberts the Characters are so fun and real you can see them. The stories are always filled with adventure and never lost on opinions. these last books do spend a little time catching up anyone who hasn't been in one the series form the start so some repetition but still new people are added each time so it does't get to stale. I would recommend starting at the beginning but it's not necessary- if you don't read them all you just missed a lot of really good books.
Love books, preferably romance and suspense. Typically read/listen to 3-5 a week.
Although the book has a theme and it is similar to her prior books, for me that's the draw. That is what I crave. Basically, that???s how true life is "there is nothing new under the sun." I enjoyed the book. I do like some books more than others, and I enjoyed this one. Although there were some similarities, they fit and made the book interesting.
I loved the interactions between the characters, again; it seems Eve is softer than other books. I felt this book was a bit different even with the similarities. The book held its own.
Let???s face it- it???s a death series, someone has to die and there has to be an investigation. For me it???s not a death series book if it does not have what makes it what it is. I would be highly disappointment if I did not find the similarities I look for in each book. I think Nora does an excellent job in maintaining the series at the level she has thus far. If it changed too much it would change the series. I???ve seen other authors do that and it changed the book so much the book lost the shine and my interest. I lost what drew me to the series and stop reading the series.
I am excited and can???t wait for the next one. The review is not complete without giving Susan her praise. Susan is undoubtedly one of the best and truly an integral part of this series. I don???t think I could listen to the book without her narration. It would not be the same. Even when she???s off, she does a good job.
Nora indulged us with more Roarke and his Irish family. I was pleasantly surprised to find them in Ireland on vacation. Like all her In Death books, this one is a winner.
I love the Eve Dallas stories. I believe they continue to get better as the characters start to gain depth. It is nice to see Eve getting a softer side to complement the bad-ass cop. Yes, the plot is a bit predictable...I mean this is like book 38. How many variations on a theme can you have, but it stays interesting. I have really enjoyed Susan Erickson's narration, I can pick up the story at any point and know who's talking. I would have liked to have "seen" a bit more of Mavis and Mira, but they have parts.
Freelance journalist, now living in Israel. Audible books listener for 30 years, when I had to pretend to be blind to get access.
A hundred zillion readers can't be wrong, can they? These books sell like crazy -- I had to see what it was all about.
First of all, switch your player to "fast read". The narrator reads so slowly it'll drive you nuts. I can't tell a good Irish accent from a bad one, but this rendition started grating on my nerves about a half hour in. That 'darlin' thing they've all got going was seriously overdone.
Secondly, at this stage of life, I've decided to minimize the amount of time I spent with people who are obnoxious, bitchy and, in general, unpleasant to be around. That being the case, I can't imagine spending any more time with Dectective Eve Dallas. Honestly, I can't imagine why anyone wants to be around her -- including the fawning Roarke, who must be loaded with issues of his own. Eve Dallas is just crabby and bitchy, 100% of the time, to anyone and everyone. Is that the way "new' women show strength and power? Lisa Gardner's D. D. Warren is much the same -- just a really bitchy woman. I gave up on that series, too. There are plenty of tough strong women protagonists out there -- you don't get any tougher than Kinsey Millhone, Anna Pigeon, Ellie Hatcher or Bailey Wiggins, but they don't behave as if they have to chop everyone from waiters, co-workers, lovers and murderers into pieces with their vicious tongues. (Okay -- It could be the narrator who interprets the character that way. I guess I'd have to actually read one of these books to find out, and I'm not about to punish myself to that extent. )
The plot wasn't bad, actually -- quite inventive. So if you can get by the first part -- all the hugging and kissing in Ireland, where Eve drags out tired old jokes about being wakened by a "cock" (ah, that would be a rooster) and touts her ignorance about anything domestic as a character asset -- the story itself, back in NY, is entertaining and innovative.
So listen at your own risk -- the thing is, there are so many really excellent books out there that this kind of feminine barbarism needn't be tolerated. Instead of J. D. Robb, try Julia Spencer-Flemming, or Deborah Crombie, or even Laura Lippman. They don't wrote "cozies", but neither do they blister your ears with PMS protagonists.
I don't remember the other book having the curse words this one has. Overlooking that, it's still a good listen.
This series could never be written fast enough for me. Although I don't care for (and often unable to finish) the majority of Nora Roberts romance books, I love this series and have read everyone. Susan Ericksen does an amazing job!!!!
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