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review 2017-12-12 17:32
Secrets in Death by J.D. Robb
Secrets in Death - J.D. Robb

Lieutenant Eve Dallas is in one of her husband's bars, having a drink with a colleague, when a notorious gossip journalist stumbles from the bathroom and collapses. COD: knife would to the brachial artery.

It turns out, the gossips journalist had a side business—blackmail, so it must've been a mark that did her in. The only problem is finding out the correct culprit.


A decent story, yet nothing substantial to write home about. Dead bodies weren't piling up, so it wasn't a serial, and the danger and urgency was extremely low, the investigative process into the blackmail business wasn't really surprising in terms of what they dug out, I couldn't really bring myself to care about the victim and all her victims, the killer was predictable, and the pacing was very spotty.

The second murder was definitely overkill, and it felt like the story ran a little too long, slowing the tempo even more.

A solid story, but nothing out of the ordinary.

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review 2017-12-11 09:51
Echoes in Death by J.D. Robb
Echoes in Death - J.D. Robb

Eve and Roarke are returning home from a party, when a naked, shocky and covered-in-blood woman walks into the street. After taking her to a hospital, Eve goes to investigate, and finds the woman's husband dead in a blood-spattered bedroom, with various pieces of art missing throughout the house, and the three safes empty.

Digging deeper, Eve discovers a similar crime (only without the dead husband) has happened before. Twice. And she knows it'll happen again...



I felt like I read this story before. Formulaic, template-y, plodding, and rather dull. The crime didn't spark particular interest in me, and the investigative process was little better, since it focused mostly on the procedural and drone work, without a palpable sense of urgency or danger.

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text 2017-12-09 09:53
Apprentice in Death by J.D. Robb
Apprentice in Death - J.D. Robb

First, there were three at the skating rink in Central Park, then four with an additional one wounded in Times Square...New York City is obviously plagued by a LDSK, a long distance serial killer, a highly-skilled sniper, picking his targets at random.

Yet Lieutenant Eve Dallas doubts the killings are random, she feels there's a connection between one at each site, with others chosen as cover. She knows she doesn't have much time to figure out the sniper's agenda or their identity, because with the escalating numbers of dead, it looks like the LDSK has developed a taste for murder.


After all this time, Ms Robb still has what it takes to sweep me off my feet, so to speak, and leave me speechless and thrilled with this series.
This book is definitely one of my favorites with every single plot element, every single character and character trait, perfectly mixing and working together to create an amazing, intense, gripping story.

The pacing and tempo were spot-on, the narrative flowed seamlessly from one scene to the next...The murder plotline and the villain were sickening (there is no other word for it); some people truly are born psycho- and sociopaths. The reasoning, the final bragging brought a shiver down my spine, and made me wish Eve and Co would actually (once, just once) decide to teach someone a lesson with that imaginary rubber hose.
That final scene in Interrogation was truly chilling and creepy with the narration bringing vivid pictures of the scene. Kudos.

Then there were the characters, beloved, flawed, sometimes incomprehensible, yet so absolutely perfect together and suited to the series. Eve, Roarke, Peabody, Feeney, McNab, Dr. Mira, Summerset and others, have become a little like family members to me, and I always love to see what's going on with them, but I felt like they were really written to bring their A-game for this story. Not one single misstep (even the little fight between Eve and Roarke in the middle of chaos was good, because that's how they roll), just great characters living great relationships...With the icing on the cake of a little girl's birthday party to wash away the gruesome.

Yes, the story was ugly, but so's life. That's why there have to be moments of beauty in it. To balance the scales.

Loved it.

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review 2017-12-07 15:11
Brotherhood in Death by J.D. Robb
Brotherhood in Death: In Death - J. D. Robb

Dennis Mira walks into the brownstone he shares with his cousin intent on raising hell, since the cousin wants to sell the house no matter what. But Mr. Mira obviously interrupts something shady, since his cousin is sitting in a chair, bruised and bloody, and Dennis gets a whack on the head for his trouble. When he comes to, his cousin is gone, someone has taken the security feed...And Dennis calls his wife, asking her to bring Eve.

What looks like a missing person's case, soon turns into murder, when Edward Mira is found back in the brownstone, naked, tortured and hanged, and the murder investigation will force Eve to uncover a decades-long conspiracy that will awaken her own demons.


An intense, intriguing, and gripping tale of entitlement, privilege, nightmares and pain. I agreed wholeheartedly with Eve on this one—the right payment would've been a lifetime of suffering; the payment received was too mild, and didn't really help the victims, quite the opposite.

Yet, there were lighter elements thrown into the mix, to keep the book from going too dark and twisted. We got a longer and heftier glimpse into Dennis Mira's personality—his compassion and quiet nature were almost palpable as he comforted Eve. No wonder she has a crush on him, who wouldn't.
There was also a nice little scene between Eve and Peabody discussing partnership and friendship, and Eve and Roarke's relationship and bond continue to fascinate and inspire.

A solid, "meaty" story that will make you contemplate the difference between right and just, vendetta and justice.

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review 2017-12-05 17:18
Wonderment in Death by J.D. Robb
Wonderment in Death (In Death Series) - J.D. Robb,Susan Ericksen

A young woman walks into her brother's apartment, stabs him in the chest with a pair of shears, and jumps off the balcony. It looks like a regular murder/suicide, but people who knew the girl, keep repeating she wouldn't hurt her brother, so it's up to Lieutenant Eve Dallas to figure out what happened.


This is one of those short stories/novellas, you wish were turned into a full-length novel. There was just so much there to explore, from the Alice in Wonderland theme to the possibility of mind-control through drugs and suggestion.
Add to it a deliciously mad villain and you get quite a potent combination.

The way it played out, on the other hand, came across as slightly rushed and pretty lucky investigation-wise. Still, a pretty solid story with the always solid cast.

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