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.
For me one of the worst audio books I have listened to. I did not find any redeeming qualities.
The concept of this story is great, but mechanics of it just seemed to drag on
But I love Eve Dallas and keep reading on
What did you like best about Thankless in Death? What did you like least?
Best is the progression of the characters - they change as years pass, just like humans do. Worst is the insane amount of vulgarity and on-and-on-and-on detailed violence. I've been reading (and recently listening) to this series since book 1 and as soon as this book started, I had to grab the phone and hit stop since my baby girl was in the car with me. This book needs a very strong warning on it. I skipped over more chapters of this book than any before. We get it - the guy is a sicko. Entire chapters detailing every hit, punch, cut, burn, balls smash, etc., were just unnecessary. Pardon the pun, but total over kill. If this had been my first exposure to this series, I'd never read/listen to another "In Death" book.
What do you think your next listen will be?
A Reacher book.
What aspect of Susan Ericksen’s performance would you have changed?
Peabody. Why she makes Peabody sound like a mentally challenged butch I'll never know. It is the single thing I hate about her performance on every book and I just about can't listen to them sometimes. She makes McNabb sound like a ditzy valley boy, too.
Did Thankless in Death inspire you to do anything?
Quit listening to Thankless in Death.
Any additional comments?
Skip this one in the series. Read almost any one before this in this series.
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Most definitely! Unfortunately a topic we read about in today's world but we could see the effort that goes in to solving crime when the resources actually care about the victims.
What did you like best about this story?
I enjoyed the Irish family being a part of this story. They are so colorful while down to earth. It was also great to have the mix of family, friends, colleagues, and survivors of crimes as part of the holiday for giving thanks.
Have you listened to any of Susan Ericksen’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Susan Ericksen's performances are always great...I can always feel the characters up close and personal.
If you could take any character from Thankless in Death out to dinner, who would it be and why?
It would actually be Sinead because she is strong like Dallas but wise and tempered I believe due to a strong family. My other choice would be Morris, the medical examiner because he just seems a unique character with lots to share...there's much more to him.
Another interesting book in the 'In Death' series. Enjoy the developing characters of Eve and Roarke.
Este libro fue muy bien escrito, y no me esperaba nada diferente. era casi imposible de escuchar, pero es tan real! No creo que él se siente tan real! Esta es probablemente la mejor hasta ahora. siempre listo para escuchar el siguiente de la serie o cualquiera que puedo elegir, no mucho de peabody en esta nochebuena, pero muy centrado.
This book is a reminder of the good and the bad in life. The people that risk their lives to keep us safe, and those that think nothing of life at all. JD Robb did a fabulous job of capturing values in this book ....with her usual extra special flare!!
I love Eve and Rourke, you can listen to these stories in any order and they all make sense. Great plot and I love listening to Eve track down her killer! This story even has a few teary-eyed moments. Susan Ericksen is Eve Dallas and all the other characters are realistic and recognizable as well, she does a great job! The killer in this story is especially heinous and Ms. Ericksen really shows her talent! Lastly, I love how Rourke loves Eve...it's special!
Always a good story from JD Robb
The Death series is Moore than just make-believe it is also a love story
she's great as always but there was just to much violence for my taste. love her reader though. such a good job as always