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review 2017-09-11 21:52
Memory in Death - J.D. Robb

It's Christmas time and Eve's foster mother walks back into her life  with the intent to blackmail her and/or Roarke.  Instead she is murdered and now Eve must stand for her.  Eve lets it be known that she knew the victim so there will be no conflict of interest or questions.  She then has to go back to her past and other fosters' pasts to find the murderer.


I love this series.  Eve and Roarke fight but Eve learns what it means to have someone in her corner who will be there no matter what.  She learns to apologize also.  Good addition to the series.

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review 2017-09-09 14:30
Murder on Cue (Jocelyn O'Roarke Mystery #1) - Jane Dentinger
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review 2016-11-07 01:42
Origin in Death - J.D. Robb
  A much lauded doctor is murdered and Eve gets the case. She uncovers more than murder and knows the doctor should not be lauded.

This was good. Eve has to deal with family. Roarke's family is coming from Ireland to partake of an American Thanksgiving dinner. Neither knows what to do but they will figure it out along with murder. There were several times I laughed out loud as Eve and Roarke try to navigate family and friends as family. I like how Eve is learning to handle her "family" so she doesn't hurt their feelings. I also like that she is learning to fight and forgive within that "family."

This is a good series that deals not only with the police work but the softening of Eve as she protects the city she cares about and the people she loves.
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review 2016-09-08 01:13
Apprentice in Death - J.D. Robb

Apprentice in Death is the 43rd installment in the In Death series and I loved it every bit as much as I did Naked in Death, which is the 1st book in the series. Seriously I have mad love for this series and it hasn’t diminished after 43 books.

I adore the romance between Roarke and Eve. Their relationship has grown so much since the first book and I love watching them work through the every day issues in their marriage and come out stronger in each book. I also love how much help Roarke gives to each and every one of Eve’s cases. It is so sweet to watch him worry over how hard she works and how much she gives of herself to every single victim.


I also loved getting to spend so much time with Eve’s team as they searched for the newest killer. Yes they had the names of the people they were looking for pretty early on, but it still took lots of teamwork to find locations to search. We don’t always get enough time with Eve’s team and friends, but I loved getting to spend so much time with so many favorite characters. I know part of the reason I continue to love this series is because of the ensemble cast. As much as I absolutely love Roarke and want to be Eve Dallas when I grow up, I love how the relationships and friendships have grown so strong over the course of this series.


I love even with all the ugliness of murder in each book, we always get something sweet in each story. Mavis and Leonardo’s daughter Bella’s birthday party had me smiling from ear to ear. I absolutely love watching Dallas and Roarke interact with this little girl and be so far outside their comfort zones.


I had a few ideas about the bad guy early on, and was glad to see I had part of it right. Although I was off on one aspect, I still found the mystery part of the story solid. I have to say I love watching Eve’s brain works as she breaks down each and every detail of the case. She has a way of seeing so much so fast and I love trying to keep up with how her mind works.


I highly recommend the In Death series to any readers who love the romantic suspense genre. Apprentice in Death is an amazing addition to the series and I believe both old and new fans will fall in love with this book.


Review copy provided by publisher

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review 2016-08-07 16:41
Survivor In Death - J.D. Robb
  This one got to me. A family is murdered but their daughter survives because she disobeyed and got out of bed to go to the kitchen for a snack. I cried as I read the sections with Nixie. Watching Eve deal with a nine-year-old was fun but heart-wrenching. I did think it would end differently but
'twas not to be. Oh, Eve does get the bad guy. Probably the best of the series so far.
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