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|Length: 377 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
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J. D. Robb is the pseudonym for a #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels, including the bestselling In Death series. There are more than 500 million copies of her books in print.
- Publication Date : September 15, 2015
- File Size : 1167 KB
- Print Length : 377 pages
- Publisher : Berkley (September 15, 2015)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B00SI0B74M
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #28,967 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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But when all is said and done, you have to applaud Nora for creating a world that people care so much about and continuing to give us stories in that world. I look forward to the next entry in the series and hope to see more of the cast of characters that make this so special. One thing I have thought as the series has gone along is now that Eve and Roarke have faced their worst demons, what's next? Maybe it should be who is next, since Nora has created such a rich cast to pick from.
But that's part of the reason I enjoy these books so much. I go into them knowing what i am going to get. The familiar is nice, the recycled plotlines soothing. A world in which Roarke and Dallas, along with all their friends and colleagues, exist, is a good world.
In this book, Robb ups the gore quotient by creating a pair of murderous villains who embark on a cross country spree, kidnapping their victims and torturing them before killing them. It's a new level of ick and kind of makes me wonder if maybe Robb hasn't reached a level of gore that even she cannot top.
I also had a kind of unusual problem when reading this book in that the name of one of the victim's happens to be the same as one of my daughters, albeit spelled differently. My daughters have unusual names so I've never encountered this before. It gave me an additional sense of horror as I was reading and made the whole premise seem extra creepy. Do people with common names experience this or does it happen so often that they don't even think about it? My husband has a common name and I don't think much about it when a character shares his name so I assume people do get used to it.
But I digress. If you are a fan of Eve Dallas, you will like this book. Yes, it's missing some of Eve's coterie of friends-- Mavis and Nadine, but that's okay. Eve's extended list of friends and colleagues has become pretty large and unwieldy and I was glad to have a bit of a break from some of the usual characters for a change.
It's an Eve Dallas book by J.D. Robb, and that's really all that needs to be said.
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As is usual with the series it concentrates on Eve Dallas of the New York Police Department sometime later this century. The futuristic setting isn't laboured but it does add a bit of colour to the story. Many of the usual characters appear here, although not all, and the author continues some themes which exist in previous novels (although I could do without any more of the special coats !). We learned nothing new about any of these people and they behaved exactly as you expected from what we knew before about them.
The story concentrates on a Bonnie and Clyde killer spree couple who are enjoying themselves torturing and killing people for fun. The police department has to try to catch the killers before they can finish off the victim they have in their hands. We know who the killers are from the very beginning but the police obviously don't so they investigate the first killing in a lot of detail and we are introduced to potential suspects and the family of the victim only for all that to be swept away when the actual perpetrators are discovered. Eve depends a bit too much on Roarke's expertise and especially his wealth for my liking and I thought that everyone was very cosy - would they really all bond together in this way ?
I didn't find that the book had much tension because I expected the outcome which duly arrived and the author doesn't put her much loved characters in real danger. It has all become a little formulaic and I found this book lacking in life - it seemed a bit flat. Many of the books in this series are significantly better than this one and although it is not in itself bad I found it disappointing.
Thank you to the publishers who provided a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
Having read over 30 of the books and novellas in the In Death series in the last year alone I think it's fairly obvious to say that I've become a huge fan of Eve, Roarke and their friends. We actually saw less of the side characters in this book than most of the previous ones but that really didn't bother me. Instead we focused more on the killers and their cross country murder spree and I found the case really interesting. I loved Deputy Banner, he's been trying to get someone to listen to him about this case for weeks and has given up his own time to pursue the murderers across the country so he definitely has a vested interest in getting the case solved. He was more than happy to share info with Eve and they worked really well together to put everything together, she definitely wouldn't have solved this quite so fast without his help.
This is one of the books where we get to see parts of the story from the killer's point of view. Ella-Lou and Daryl definitely see themselves as some kind of modern day Bonnie and Clyde and they get off on causing as much pain and humiliation to their victims as possible. This made for some really uncomfortable reading, particularly as we see some of the story from their victim's point of view too. To be honest I could have done without quite so much detail when it came to the torture but I did really like the way the two victims worked together to try and stay alive no matter how much they were suffering. I'm still really loving this series and won't know what to do with myself when I catch up!
This is a fairly straightforward case for Eve: no personal attacks, no shaking down low-lifes, no danger to friends. Just legwork and persistence. We know she’s going to get there in the end. And this time, it’s without as much trauma as usual.