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- Item Weight : 11.4 ounces
- ISBN-10 : 0749956119
- ISBN-13 : 978-0749956110
- Product Dimensions : 5.04 x 0.87 x 7.72 inches
- Publisher : Piatkus Books (July 1, 2011)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #584,547 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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THE STORY: Eve's newest criminal is a bomber by the name of Cassandra who intends to brag about the crime by sending letters to Eve to engage her. Eve must race the clock to find out the motives of the bomber before those she cares about are the target.
OPINION: The highlight of this book is really the character development that happens. Eve and Roarke are on fire in this one. I prefer when Eve and Roarke are working closely in the stories. Yes, she is a cop and shouldn't be relying on her husband all the time, but I read these books more for the relationships than the mysteries so I want to see more of Eve and Roarke together as much as possible.
In this book, Peabody is a significant part of the story as her brother comes to visit and gets into some trouble of his own. I liked that the series is branching out and making other characters have significant story lines of their own.
The mystery in this case is a bit strange, but well constructed as things end up fitting together in the end.
WORTH MENTIONING: Peabody and McNab!
CONNECTED BOOKS: LOYALTY IN DEATH is the ninth book in the In Death series. Each book in this series has a self-contained mystery although there are ongoing character development issues throughout the series. This particular book, however, can be read as a standalone.
STAR RATING: I give this book 4.5 stars.
J D Robb, as you probably know, also writes romance as Norah Roberts. Writing as J D Robb, however, her style is darker and grittier.
This is a series of mysteries set in the not too far distant future when the earth has colonized a lot of planets, societal norms have changed in some ways, yet law and order remains law and order and the police are there to protect and serve.
This series chronicles the cases of Eve Dallas as she investigates murders and believes it is her vocation to stand for the dead, to see that they get justice.
In my opinion, a person is going to love these books or hate them, I happen to love them.
Well written, strongly developed characters, detailed plots. Someone is doing research and I appreciate that. Of course, there are some love stories woven in because that is part of life, after all, it can't be all grim.
But Loyalty in Death has been off the charts for characterization, arching plot, action and sheer fun.
It starts with what seems to be a straightforward killing of passion but becomes a complicated terrorist plot.
Along the way the characters of Roarke, Eve, Peabody and McNab all expand and grow with the deft talent of Nora Roberts, writing, of course, as J. D. Robb. Mavis, too, reveals a side we have not seen before that is touching.
With my Kindle I have found myself highlighting character growth in blue, police procedures in yellow, critical action in red, and nostalgia for my old hometown in orange. And taking notes or making comments to myself such the last gasp of cigarettes as swank; the lack of DNA analysis in the early books; and how the Twin Towers make a brief appearance—-no one anticipated 9/11.
We learn more about Peabody, her family and the Free-Agers as well as meet her youngest brother, Zeke.
This is a pivotal book in the series and an exciting page turner. I highly recommend it.
The author to make them fresh; changes locations to garden, stairs, bathtub or pool. Yeah, that fixes the problem. When the novella is too short it's obvious that additional sex scenes are added to the story no matter how jarring or ridiculous adding them into the story may be. After all this series is all about $$$. Sorry, NR you didn't get that movie / TV series. How do these books get five star ratings? Who's paying?
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As much as I enjoyed Eve's hunt for the terrorist group as well as her investigation into what first seems to be a fairly simple murder committed by a jealous lover I think what I loved most about this book was the side characters. I've always loved characters like Peabody and McNab but we really see them shine in this book and I have to confess to cheering at certain developments in their personal lives. I also really loved the chance to meet Peabody's brother Zeke who comes to town for a job and to catch up with his sister. It was interesting to learn more about Peabody's family and I really liked the bond she shared with Zeke, it gave a bit more insight into what Peabody must have been like when she first arrived in New York but I don't think she can ever have been quite so naive as her brother or she wouldn't have survived her first week!
We get to see plenty of Roarke and Eve too which is always a highlight of these books, they have a few rocky moments here but Eve is getting much better at understanding what Roarke needs from her and she's much more willing to try and express herself than she was in the beginning. She still finds it hard to open up and things from her past understandably weigh heavily on her but it's been good to see how much progress she's made already.
I think this story was one of the most tense ones in the series so far, the stakes are incredibly high and the sense of danger was really enhanced so I was on the edge of my seat for much of the story but particularly the ending. I'm so glad I've decided to focus on catching up with this series because I really can understand now why all my friends have been raving about it for years!
Peabody & McNab in this were ace, looking forward to more from the two.
I enjoyed meeting Peabody's brother Zeke. It was interesting to learn more about Peabody's family and I really liked the bond she shared with Zeke, seeing Zeke's wonder and innocence gave some insight into what Peabody might have been like when she first arrived in NY, but I don't think she could have ever been as naïve as her brother, as I don't think she would have survived her first week in NY.
I liked the energy, pacing of the second half of the book more than the first half - overall still loving this series.
Roarke is of course just gorgeous and that's all we need to say. Start with an Irishman, give him a wicked side and unimaginable wealth and how can you go wrong?
I have to admit that because I am reading these one after the other in sequence with very few other works of fiction in between that I am picking up on a formula. However, I am willing to let that go because I enjoy the read so much
The action scene at the end was one of the best that I can remember reading for a long, long time. It was very visual and even though the end had to be a foregone conclusion to an extent (because there are many more books to read) it was still hair raising and thrilling.
All in all one of the best up to now I think.
I am up to book 14 in her 'In death' Series and I'm hooked. The main characters are Eve Dallas and Roarke .
Eve is a homicide cop in New York married to Roarke, a guy who owns just about everything. They both came from
terrible backgrounds, but have risen above them. The books are based around Eve investigating murders, with Roarke's
unofficial help. The books are fast paced, with mystery, twists and turns, passion and of course death.
Warning though, pick up book one and you will not be satisfied until you've read them all