On Manhattan’s Upper East Side, a woman lies dead at the bottom of a brownstone’s basement steps, stripped of all her valuables. Most cops might call it a mugging gone wrong, but Lieutenant Eve Dallas knows better.
A well-off accountant and a beloved wife and mother, Marta Dickenson doesn’t seem the type to be on anyone’s hit list. But when Eve and her partner, Peabody, find blood inside the brownstone, she knows Marta’s murder is the work of a killer who’s trained, yet not professional or smart enough to remove all the evidence.
Eve learns that on the day of her murder Marta was assigned to work on three audits, and begins to suspect that she was killed to cover up fraudulent activity. Eve is good at catching criminals, not crunching numbers, but luckily, she has her billionaire husband, Roarke, to figure out which companies in Marta’s files aren’t on the up-and-up.
When someone steals the files from Marta’s office, Eve must immerse herself in Roarke’s world of big business to figure out who’s cruel and callous enough to hire a hit on an innocent woman. And as the killer’s violent streak starts to escalate, Eve knows she has to draw him out, even if it means using herself as bait....
I bought this book a while ago and just started listening. It's a good story but the narrator is just awful. She has one voice for the main character and narration, and another for everyone else, and makes everyone sound stupid. It is also hard to know who's speaking because they all sound alike. She sounds like an elementary student asked to read passages. She reads every word well, but no inflection, each word as its own entity. Sorry to sound so harsh...it's rare I can't continue a book because of the narrator, but that is the case here. I've pushed myself to continue but this morning gave up. Have to return it. I'm going to buy the Kindle book and continue...it's a very good story.
Ms Ericksen continues with her excellent performance of all the characters. J.D.Robb shows continued character growth with my favorite Series.
Would you try another book from J. D. Robb and/or Susan Ericksen?
Would you be willing to try another book from J. D. Robb? Why or why not?
yes because Ive read the whole Death series up to this one and enjoyed them.
What about Susan Ericksen’s performance did you like?
She is Dallas and Rourk. the best
There is nothing about this series I don't like. Susan Erickson does a superb job with the narration. This series is an automatic purchase in ebook, audio file and in hard copy.
Another great adventure with Dallas and her ever handsome husband. And all the characters you love.
This is the repeat of the premier from another book I already read. I am a little disappointed.
Susan Ericksen makes Rourke and Eve Dallas, and all their fellows come alive, as always! With distinct, recognizable voices for all the recurring characters, she only magnifies my enjoyment of this series. And extra, extra kudos to Nora Roberts (J D Robb) for managing what seems to be impossible for most writers: creating such intriguing, complex characters in Eve and Roarke that even after they fall in love, happily ever after, etc., there's still so much story to tell.
It was a really great book. I love J D Robb !!!
The story was a little slow for me on this one, maybe it was just the deep financial world and all of its intricacies that wasn't interesting to me, but it was still good Eve Dallas and a good in death book!
Another interesting story, although perhaps not as suspenseful as some of them. Susan Ericksen again narrated this so well. Loved how she does the voice of Peabody. Pacing, intonation and expression is perfect.