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Publisher's Summary

In the latest novel in the number one New York Times best-selling series, homicide detective Eve Dallas sifts through the wreckage of the past to find a killer.

The body was left in a dumpster like so much trash, the victim a woman of no fixed address, known for offering paper flowers in return for spare change - and for keeping the cops informed of any infractions she witnessed on the street. But the notebook where she scribbled her intel on litterers and other such offenders is nowhere to be found. 

Then Eve is summoned away to a nearby building site to view more remains - in this case decades old, adorned with gold jewelry and fine clothing - unearthed by recent construction work. She isn’t happy when she realizes that the scene of the crime belongs to her husband, Roarke - not that it should surprise her, since the Irish billionaire owns a good chunk of New York. Now Eve must enter a complex world of real estate development, family history, shady deals, and shocking secrets to find justice for two women whose lives were thrown away....

A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press

©2021 J. D. Robb (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

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good book, voices not what I expected.

Story is as expected, good if you r a follower of Dallas and Roarke.
my first audible book, I found the voices very unlike my expectations of the characters. I had also expected Eve to speak in a lower register more authoritative, she expects her authority to be acknowledged and respected. Roakes voice should be softer and sexier. Peabody (Peabuddy?) sounded childish, ok in the early novels, but she is older now not as giddy. Excitable yes, but tempered. Because of that, it was a jarring experience, difficult to listen to. i think I'll read this series from now on.

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A solid addition but…

I have read the In Death series since it’s first release, and have always enjoyed them. But I just have such a hard time with the narration of them. Nothing against the narrator herself, but it just doesn’t match up with Dallas or Peabody.
They are both young women, and the narrator sounds like a 50 year old woman. It doesn’t jive with the feel of them. The authors quirky way of presenting how these characters speak and react in a future New York, when narrated, makes it a little cringy. Like your mom trying to be cool. And not succeeding.
Otherwise, I liked this story. Even with the missing characters we are so used to having in every book.

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The storyline was fairly good but I didn’t enjoy Susan Ericksen’s narration. I remember how much I didn’t enjoy her from past audibles in the Death series and from now on will only read JD Robb’s books. Eve and Rourke are the only characters who sounded normal and interesting. Most other characters sounded too loud and harsh due to Ericksen’s constant over-emphasizing every second word. I especially didn’t enjoy her rendition of Peabody. She has made Peabody,as in past audibles, sound slow and unintelligent and really not suitable to be as quick and clever as she should be considering her position.
Very disappointing since I really enjoy the Death series and hoped for a better outcome.

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Forgotten in Death

Nobody stays forgotten once they come to Eve Dallas’ attention. A homeless lady and a pregnant student are found fairly near each other. Construction magnates’ families are implicated. Eve and Roark are front and centre in this mystery with APA Rio in a supporting role. Susan Erickson is an essential part of the series as she ties the books together with her voice. But if you have listened to or read this 53rd book, you won’t have to be persuaded. No doubt you pre-ordered it.

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Never disappoints

I've been reading and listening to this series right from the beginning and I'm never disappointed by either the story or the performances. If you listen to any book this year, make it this one.

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PERFECTION!!!

J.D.Robb has given us another amazing storyline. I can't wait for the next book.
Love, love, love this series.

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outstanding

amazing book ... well worth the wait. Jdrobbs does it again. can not wait for the next one.

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  • Holly
  • 2021-09-08

Amazing

This was a very emotional and riveting book. The plot was very well thought out and the characters were well rounded. This book tied parts from many past stories into this as well as new twists. Brava.

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  • Cathy P
  • 2021-09-08

So, so good

Loved it. There is a lot going on during this book, but easy to track. several mysteries, bodies and bad guys. Really entertaining. We don't get a lot of side characters I've come to love, but we get our core group. Great addition to the series.

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  • Cyndi Sharon Gill
  • 2021-09-09

Not her usual…

Not sure what happened with this book as it lacks the energy, character relationships and suspense as her previous stories in the series. The first 5 chapters were painfully slow and I lost interest so often I had to rewind the audio to try to listen to what I missed. I love Susan Erickson’s narrations, but she must have also been bored as her performance is not the superior quality as other books. I’ve enjoyed the various voices she’s given to the characters, but here, there was little distinction between them and sometimes I had a hard time determining who was “speaking”. I was not convinced that Susan was the narrator until I looked at the credits to confirm. Hope the next book has the energetic, fun story and the familiar narration as I’ve enjoyed in the past books.

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  • Traveler
  • 2021-09-18

My last In Death book?

I can’t tell you much about this book because I didn’t get lost in the story. Instead, with every chapter, I was thinking ‘oh here we go again’ because it was so much like every other book in the series.

I’m tired of Eve Dallas (and Roarke, Peabody, McNab, Mavis). I’m tired of how every case triggers her, then we get a recap of how bad her childhood was, of Roarke being so unrealistic (what *isn’t* he an expert in?!), of the Roarke/Eve relationship where he puts in 90% of the effort while she barely contributes to the marriage, of how Eve is the only capable cop and all the others are inept, of how she treats Summerset (and everyone else not named Roarke!) i could go on and on. I’m just tired of it all.

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  • CAM
  • 2021-09-20

Ugh. Should have read the negative reviews.

I gave this one a good try but returned it. I've listened to a number of these books and enjoy them as the shallow fun they are - the crimes are usually over the top but interesting, and the supporting characters are far better developed and more likeable than the main. This one is Dallas at her most childish and annoying, and there's far too much of her and not enough of the likeable supporting characters. I'm done with all her whining and bitching, and with a grown woman who thinks vegetables are yucky and calls cosmetics, "gunk" and "stuff," like she's a little boy in a 50's sitcom. I'll never understand what Roarke is supposed to see in her, and that relationship is particularly out of balance in this one. And speaking of unbalanced, she manages to tie every case to her childhood trauma, even when it has to be forced in and doesn't fit with the rest of the story. And the dreams!? Come ON, again?? I gave up - the crimes in this one are tedious, and there's far, far too much Eve and her very annoying issues.

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  • Merrily Hatton
  • 2021-09-14

Meeehhh

I have all of the In Death series and quite like most of them, but it seems like they're getting progressively weaker. Filling pages with old words and phrases and less new content.
This book spent more time on "I'm reading The Red Horse book", " I remember you from the Icove vid", and references to when Eve was a child and not enough spent on developing a plot...., every, single chapter has at least two-three paragraphs going back to those. It got old real quick.

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  • Mary
  • 2021-09-14

So disappointed, after all these years

I’ve enjoyed reading/listening to all the In Death books. But, past few years I have been less excited when a new one came out. Stories are stale, the crime situations are tweaked but characters and storylines pretty much the same. Eve & Roarke, what happened?

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  • The Pink Lady
  • 2021-09-12

BETTER EVERY TIME

Everytime a new Dallas story comes out, I think it can't be better but it is! This one was GREAT - almost multiple stories in one! And Susan Erickson does a fantastic job as always. She always makes it easy to follow who is speaking!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2021-09-11

Another great story

I will have to say I enjoyed this book more than some others because while a bedroom scene is fine occasionally, this book had fewer and less graphic than others and that is nice. I enjoy the character banter and the story line above all. I hope more of her books continue this way. Thanks for another great book and I look forward to the next installment!

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  • Nancy L. Reaves
  • 2021-09-09

JD Robb NAILS IT AGAIN!!!

As always, Nora Roberts , (coupled with Susan Erickson) bring to life my FAVORITE character(s)…on or off planet! Eve reaches new “depths” in this brilliantly written #53! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Love love LOVE In Death Series!!!!

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