The year 2060 is drawing to a close, and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. It's a time for loved ones to come together. But sometimes the deepest hatreds seethe within the closest relationships, and blood flows faster than water....
For Lieutenant Eve Dallas of the NYPSD, the job is a useful reminder of what she has to be grateful for this season. Hosting Roarke's big Irish family for the holiday may be challenging, but it's a joyful improvement on her own dark childhood.
Other couples aren't as lucky as Eve and Roarke. The Reinholds, for example, are lying on the floor of their Downing Street apartment, stabbed and bludgeoned almost beyond recognition. Those who knew them are stunned - and even more heartbroken by the overwhelming evidence that they were murdered by their own son. Twenty-six-year-old Jerry hadn't exactly made a good impression on all the bosses who fired him or the girlfriend who dumped him - but they didn't think he was capable of this.
Turns out Jerry is not only capable of brutality but taking a liking to it. With the money he's stolen from his parents, and a long list of grievances, he intends to finally make his mark on the world. Eve and her team already know the who, how, and why of this murder. What they need to pinpoint is where Jerry's going to strike next.
I have listened to every J D Robb book and I have always enjoyed them and the way each character is presented by the wonderful narrater, Susan Erickson. On ocassion I have been unhappy with SOME gratuitous violence, but in Thankless in Death the amount of very intense graphic violence is overwhelming. This made the book almost unbearable to listen to. If I had not had complete confidence in Ms Robb's ability to tell an entertaining mystery with characters I have come to enjoy, I would not have purchased this book. I was very unhappy with Ms Robb's choice to write this book without any concern for her many readers who do not expect such violence in her books.
6 of 9 people found this review helpful
I tried four times to listen to this book and I couldn't get past 10 minutes.
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Not my favorite. VERY violent, worst than most. Uncomfortable to read. One or possibly the only I won't read again. Although I did like the invasion of the Irish and all the people for Thanksgiving!
i enjoy this series a lot. three narrator is exceptional and makes the story real
The story was good but it really dragged, it was a struggle to get to at times, but the ending was awesome I loved how they got surprised at the ceremony and of course cried with little nicksie.
Another great story. Loved the awards and family parts most. Touching and made me cry. Dallas is evolving with every book.
Book 38 and I'm still enthralled more than ever with this story. Aside from the fact that Susan Erickson is THEE best reader I've listened to for any book- Thankless in Death was one of my favorites. It really encompassed everything the Eve Dallas series is about. It was entertaining, extremely engaging- always inserting new and interesting characters (even if they do die). And the family aspect. I love this series and I really loved this book especially!
I've always loved these books, but getting this version has taken on a whole new level of bringing a picture of Roarke amd Eve to my mind. Absolutely love it!
Story so well read kept me interested all the way through. Well worth the read
The Eve Dallas series has been inspirational to me, making me want to be better and take care of myself. Also, even though I know the stories are fictional, they make me believe in a brighter future.