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I like these stories, always do, but I really wish he characters would grow, just a little bit. It’s good, but the same arguments, I swear world for word in some cases, as in previous books, the same “issues” etc. It’s good, it’s Eve and Roark, but honestly, could they just grow up a tiny bit? Yes, Eve has trust issues, we know. Yes, Eve is a cop and Roark a reformed criminal, we know. But could they not have the same argument about it for the 30th time?
There are no books I wait for more eagerly then the next Eve Dallas saga. There will always be murder, justice, cost, complications and characters who feel like friends you’ve missed. Truly proves that people are complex, confusing, loving and evil no matter what century. Always waiting for the next.
I truly appreciate Nora Roberts story telling. She keeps us in tune to the storyline. Building the suspense with facts and humour and taking the reader along for the ride. I have read each new chapter of the death series from the first to this last episode. Thank you Ms Roberts for giving me such joyful entertainment reading each adventure .
What can you say about the In Death series that has not been said already??? They are very well written books. The speed of the story is great, it keeps you going until there is nothing to read ... the story is finished. But, the story and actors stay with you for days afterward. Super wow.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 7, 2018
I can hardly believe this is the latest "In Death" book by J.D Robb.It was so boring after trying to get into it for the first 60 pages I more or less skimmed through it.I have got everyone of Robbs " In Death" books and I have never given her a bad review,but this is truly boring and doesn't seem like Robbs usual work.I also have seen the price of her next pre order "In Death" book and after this RUBBISH of a book I find the thought of paying nearly £15 for more books like this one unacceptable.Goodbye Dallas and Rourke after our many many years together.Also the greed of these authors and the publishers are beyond belief....
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 12, 2018
The book started off with so much promise. I really did think that maybe JD Robb was back on top, but too much detail with cop procedure soon turned the book with so much promise, to one of complete boredom. I almost didn't finish it but at £9.99 I made myself. If this wasn't JD Robb but a debut novel by some unknown author, it would have been my first and last time reading them. Sad to say, but I think the series is done. It's just nowhere else to go. Even Roarke is boring. I mean are we to believe that a billionaire has an unlimited amount of time to help his wife. Even Peabody bored me to tears. If you want to relieve the glory days, pick up the first few books in the series. That was Robb writing as her best. Now, they're just using her name to sell books and I for one am tired of it.
3.0 out of 5 starsSorry, but thus one doesn't do it for me!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 10, 2019
I've read all Nora Roberts books and all of this series to-date. However, this is way too far-fetched in storyline and motive for doing it the way the baddies do it, particularly with the second bombing/murder. I could go with the motive behind the first bombing, just about, but the second is ridiculous. I agree with one of the other reviews that the usual repartee between Dallas and Peabody is missing, and there is little between Dallas and Roarke. It suffers from having too many victims, so Dallas's usual closeness to the victim is missing and also suffers from lack of the usual participates. I would seriously question whether even a police officer of the calibre of Dallas could solve such a complex case in the space of a week when there are only 4 officers actually on the case including Dallas (there are the e-geeks as well, but I haven't counted them), when she has only one clue to go on from the first bombing. Plus, surely, as she suspected with Jordan Banks that the perpetrator probably lived within his building or knew it well, why didn't she interview the residents first or at least look into their background; she does this much later but not in the beginning. As with all of this series I enjoyed reading the book, but not her best in my opinion.
When Eve is called to the scene of a suicide bombing nobody can understand why a well respected family man suddenly decided to kill eleven people. But then they discover his wife and child tied up in their home and it all becomes clear, Paul Rogan was given the terrible choice between setting off a bomb, killing himself and his colleagues, or watching as his family was tortured and killed. Paul did something unthinkable but at the same time he, and his family, were also victims and now Eve will be the one to get them justice. When a second bomb is detonated Eve quickly realises that the killers aren't going to stop but it's now a race to figure out who the next target could be and why.
It's no secret that I'm totally addicted to this series, I can't get enough of these books and I'm getting nervous now that I've nearly caught up to the latest release and I'm soon going to have to start waiting for the next release just like all the other fans of these books. It's great that J.D. Robb writes so fast but I can't believe I'm saying that 50 books is not enough for this series! Anyway, this was another interesting case and I loved that we got to spend so much time with Eve and Roarke in this one. They're such a fab couple and I love it when they're working together.
There were some really sweet / funny moments with Bella, especially her name for Summerset, but what I enjoyed most was seeing how far Eve has come in her friendships. This is the second book in a row where she goes out of her way to do something really special for Peabody and McNab and it's just not the kind of thing that Eve from book one would have ever thought about. The epilogue was brilliant, a great way for Eve to be involved with a certain celebration without having to step into the spotlight. I've already started reading the next book, there is just no stopping me at this point!
5.0 out of 5 starsThis series just keeps growing better and better.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 9, 2018
The murderer in this book is one of the most evil in the whole.series (to my mind) physically and psychologically torturing a father till he does.The unspeakable and turns himself.into a suicide bommer. In his dying moments he heard the screams of his wife and child and can only hope the perpetrators will keep.their word and spare his family from the threatened fate. So begins Eve Dallases 47th case and it's a page turner. All the regular elements are here, the snark with Somerset, romance with husband Roarke, affection with her partner Peabody and so on. It also has a few.lightness moments but it's the killers.who made this book so memorable for me, suicide bombing is a terrorist device most often so to see it used here for the killers purpose, well it took my mind a while.to grasp it and it throws Eve and Roarke off too initially. It takes Eve a while.to find her usual groove and begin to picture those responsible for what turns out to be only the beginning of a very difficult.case. Almost.fifty books in to still be writing at such a high standard and finding new avenues to explore Me Robb is an amazing writer
3.0 out of 5 starsNot one of the best In Death books...one of the poorest?
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 13, 2018
After the disappointment of the last book, I hoped this one would be back to JD's usual standard...apparently not. Too much cop procedure, too little interaction/sub plots with any/all of the characters we've grown to love from the In Death series, made this latest tre tre dull!! Eve seemed to stumble on the villains and the plot was needlessly layered to the detriment of the whole story. Won't be pre-ordering the next one which is sad as I absolutely love(d) this series. Hopefully a minor blip...2 dull books shouldn't taint an otherwise fabulous series. Let's hope the negative comments are used in the constructive manner they're intended, by fans of JD Robb.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 20, 2018
Very rarely do I give 5* to any author , but this adds to the series in a good way , characters maturing nicely .... Funny don’t read NR but love her pseudo nym inJD. Different from her early books in series , which were probably more un put downable ,but enjoyable easy read , well edited .looking forward to next one
Fast paced creative storyline although some of it was a bit implausible, also really can't imagine after everything that they'd been through together that there would again be the excuse of mistrust to stir up the Roarke/Dallas relationship. Like some other reviewers I also miss the cast of minor characters who have become essential to the enjoyment of the books they should have more plotlines not less. Eve is also still a bit whiny, petty and self-centred which is just irritating. Overall though I still enjoy the series.
Sadly, I feel this series has run its course. It is as if all the motifs have been written on scraps of paper, thrown in the air and a chapter written as they fell. Either that or, as so many other authors have done, JD Robb has only written the outline and the story 'filled' in by another writer much as Clive Cussler does. I will not buy any more 'In Death' books as they come out but will wait until they reach the charity shops - I am just not in that much of a hurry to read 'more of the same'.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 18, 2020
Now I just finished this book, and I have loved it with in the first few pages I was crying and that lasted for a least 2 or 3 chapter and again later in the book. In this one the weapon of choice for the bad guys was bombes but how they did it was a bit different, I am not going to say anything else as I do not want to spoil it but I enjoyed it.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 7, 2018
Another wonderful episode of Dallas and Roarke. It doesn't matter if you read this first or start with book 1.. each book is a story in its own right. But, when read in order, can make you some, laugh and cry all at once. Damn it, if Nora Roberts didn't do it again to me on the last page! Love these books so much.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 9, 2018
In death series gets better every book, but this one just blew me away. Kids looked at me like I was crazy a few times as it was hard to hold in the laughs, as usual a little bit of everything in this book. For those who haven't read one yet sorry for those who have love The Candy Thief ☺
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 25, 2018
I can't believe the last few In Death have been written by the same person as the former books. What's happened to the friends of Eve and Roarke. Loise and Charles have disappeared along with Crack and the Down Dirty and the other friends just get a cursitory mention. The fact that it's in the future also has been fazed out. The books have become just another murder mystery with none of the unique structure previously found. I buy these books from Amazon so that I can re read them but in future I will order from my local library as they are not worth the price
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 11, 2018
Have forced myself to wait a bit before reading this next novel. But only because it's so enjoyable to finally indulge. A merger meeting is bombed by a loyal employee and later a art galley is destroyed, killing artist and his work. Dallas quickly learns that the background for these attacks and murders is to profit from Market instability... But who profited? Why are caring family men committing mass murder?
5.0 out of 5 starsA different type of murder story.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 21, 2018
This was another good read by J.D.Robb.It showcased Eve Dallas at her best.The start of the book wasn't as straightforward as some of the others, and I did wonder if I was going to get into it, but it just got better and better. I just love all of the In Death books.