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Brotherhood in Death Mass Market Paperback – July 26, 2016
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“Robb is a virtuoso.”—Seattle Post-Intelligencer
“It’s Law & Order: SVU—in the future.”—Entertainment Weekly
“J. D. Robb’s In Death novels are can’t-miss pleasures.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Harlan Coben
“Anchored by terrific characters, sudden twists that spin the whole narrative on a dime, and a thrills-to-chills ration that will raise the neck hairs of even the most jaded reader, the J. D. Robb books are the epitome of great popular fiction.”—New York Times bestselling author Dennis Lehane
About the Author
- Item Weight : 6.4 ounces
- Mass Market Paperback : 400 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0425279006
- ISBN-13 : 978-0425279007
- Product Dimensions : 4.19 x 1.02 x 6.81 inches
- Publisher : Berkley; Reprint Edition (July 26, 2016)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #55,523 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The book was extremely SLOW for the first 40%- I starting wondering when SOMETHING was going to start working?
Most of the 'In Death' series, for me, comes out of the gate- from the beginning- this one was slow and became repetitive. It felt as if there were too many 'things' needed to be said, as fast as possible, in one book, and never got focused for the longest time! PLUS- enough already .....
*Rourke and Eve's sexual encounters- Y A W N!- and in this book one such encounter went on for pages and frankly was kind of weird...
**SPOILER ALERT......, one such sexual encounter that starts in the office and continues in the elevator. 'give me all you got?'.. DONE!**
* also the same comments from Eve to Rourke, *"go buy an Island today" - how many TIMES do we have to hear Eve's character SAY that? We KNOW he 'owns the Universe'!?-
* Eve despises Rourke's number one man, father figure- whom I wish MORE was written about, frankly! I am on a role here....
*also the pink coat- we KNOW she loves it!!!
They are becoming too predictable, and I find that sad, because I really like these characters.
*I do not want to give things away if you have not read yet (which you WILL read if you have read them all- you just have too!), but if you have read ALL or most of this series, you will hear repeats from other books. Seriously.
*Also, I found the characters that we want to READ about- were not growing, they stayed the same, or were not mentioned...
**SPOILER- for instance- what about the first birthday party? I thought Rourke would show up with the best handmade ----house on the PLANET! **..DONE! THAT would have been a good ending!
My last or last few complaints, because there were some good things-
*I felt as if Eve was NOT the same women. Eve has been very stand offish, not playful- except with Rourke-, definitely DOES NOT WEEP!, and this Eve was crying, said she was 'in love' with someone, made twenty too many stupid- 'get your geese in a row '- that would be 'ducks in a row', comments. She felt different to me.
*Also Rourke was different- very pompous, angry which took me off balance.
*** AGAIN- I know these characters are NOT REAL- but after 40 some books and half my life?!! They feel real!
The story was a GOOD story. I loved the premise for a few reasons.
* This is a hard topic to talk about. It is uncomfortable.
*The sad thing is, this is a VERY real topic and situation that is happening NOW in the United States.
* I enjoyed the whole College Brotherhood aspect, and having that go one for years. This is a story that COULD happen and has happened, maybe not to 70 year old men, but remember they live to be 120 in these books!!
*I did like that the Mira's were a few of the victims in the story line, but really- everyone that Eve and Rourke come in contact with or knows deals with a mass murderer in their lives- see- too predictable. Dennis Mira's character was sweet, but at times he was too unrealistic. I did like the cocoa part- kind of.
*5 stars for being able to read ANOTHER 'In Death' book.
*5 stars for the story line.
*2 stars for the repetitiveness from all the characters- and yet...
*2 stars for Eve being so ... weird.
*1 star for a FEW very important characters that are a huge part of these books, and part of Eve and Rourke's life,
NOT being in this book.
**My favorite book is still the first one I read- 'REMEMBER WHEN'- 5 star book!
Top reviews from other countries
Eve Dallas is very fond of Denis Mira, the husband of her friend Charlotte who is also the police psychologist. When he is found wounded in his family home the investigation leads to death and conspiracy which Eve and her team, including her husband, have to unravel in order to achieve any form of justice. It's an investigation which brings to the fore Eve's traumatic childhood, a plot theme that has been diminishing in recent books.
These books are more sentimental and cosy than the earlier volumes but the author actually raises a few interesting questions about how we look at some difficult issues. Eve and Roarke also have to find their way through a personal problem when Roarke interprets Eve's behaviour in a way that she doesn't mean.
I look forward to these books and I feel that, although this was not one of the great entries in the series, this was enjoyable because of the familiarity of the setting and the characters but also because the author has written a well plotted story.
The nature of this case causes Eve's personal history to rise up once again, but in a more purposeful way than the constant harping on about it in previous books. There's another significant step in her relationship with Roarke running through this novel, but it is subtly underplayed alongside the horror and sheer nastiness of these crimes and their causes. There's a wonderful scene between Eve and Dennis Mira; there's Trueheart's promotion to Detective; there's the enjoyable banter within Eve's crime team, and some really spine-chilling, gut-churning moments which you might prefer to skim over rather than read in detail.
This is a hard-hitting, exceptionally-well written book, and can be forgiven the odd slip of calling Morris 'Morse', which hasn't happened since the early days of the series. Buy it, read it, but be aware, the subject matter is never an easy one to deal with, but here is even worse. It's brilliant writing even when its content appalls.
Sometimes, I wish there was more going on in their household, along with the murders, not sure what.
But this story was good, because I actually had others as the murderers at the beginning. Then when you understood more, it was easier to have an idea "who done it" . These stories have a bit of everything.
When I read a book, I'm 100 % into it, I'm there! That's what's these stories are like for me. So for me personally they're great and I love them. Main thing I love Roarke, jealous of Dallas. Haha. But it's only make believe, isn't it?