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“An outstanding futuristic police procedural thriller...Ms. Robb is one of the best writers of inter-crossing mystery, romance, and science fiction into top quality tales.”—The Best Reviews
“The series' colorful supporting cast and Eve's prickly personality—smartly showcased in her power struggles with everything from space-age vending machines to her own past—remain as vividly appealing as ever.”—Publishers Weekly
More Praise for the In Death series
“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
- ASIN : B000OIZSGE
- Publisher : Berkley; 1st edition (February 1, 2005)
- Publication date : February 1, 2005
- Language : English
- File size : 756 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 384 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #22,886 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Top reviews from the United States
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The author apparently did an interview about her writing process. Where she stated she writes a short story and then goes back and puts in padding and filler. OK, she used texture and color. Sounds better; means the same thing.
So what the reader purchases is a very short story for a very expensive price.
The author doesn't have much imagination. Futuristic lingo; 'winky' instead of 'wonky'. Could this be the color the author infuses into her short story?
There are a couple of cringe worthy passages. First the author writes in her nine year old voice. No nine year old in any time period in history used that particular voice. I did mention no imagination right?
However, if the reader can push past that the story improves. Then comes the next cringe worthy padded moment. Sorry, texture.
Per the author the spouse of the main character is every woman's dream man. OK, so at least apparently the author's.
In this installment a child is involved. Now the reader might think the main couple would open their hearts and home to this traumatized child but sadly neither has a heart. Since they don't want her and need to get rid of her the sensitive and complete people person spouse tries to strong arm another individual into taking this troubled little girl off his hands. After all, any sensitive person would know that taking care of a child you don't want would lead you to help her through a difficult period in her life with love and compassion. It is so bad the reader might be tempted to throw the book at the nearest wall. Don't. Remember, $$$ investment.
Actually, this is one of the better installments despite its many flaws. If you are looking for a good book you won't find it here. It is however, decent junk food and I happen to like the occasional meal of junk food.
That’s ok , I guess.
But sometimes they end in a way that leaves them not quite complete.
Like here in this one we spend OVER 20 chapters chasing theses very very cold 🥶 blooded monsters who have destroyed so many lives in the name is payback and revenge but it ends with out feeling resolved. For so long we’re reminded of Nixie’s pain in being the only survivor in this horrible tragedy and even Eve’s ( as per usual) and Roarke’s pain and grief and even poor Summerset’s and yet we are denied any true confrontation between Eve and the evil ones . Not grilling at Cop Central. No spitting and hissing and the baddies brag and or explain . Nothing . Nothing !
Nothing after chapters and chapters where Eve runs in circles and runs herself ragged again, as per usual .
Yeah,yeah,she caught them but with out any true confrontation or explanation out side pure guess work and supposition,it just feels like the book stops but not ended . But just stops.
The story doesn’t feel finished .
We deserved to hear the bad guys screaming out why they felt justified to wreak all the destruction and havoc they have .
I mean we know Eve and co. have it sussed out but still after chasing these monsters for over 20 chapters and mercilessly killing like they have,you don’t just knock them out and drop us readers off while the rest is done with out us.
Ps. Two evil men supposedly killing for revenge when their families escape their torture ,but we NEVER learn why a female colleague is he,ping them or killing with them.
Good story, but doesn’t give the pay off story and readers deserved.
Nixie is pretty cool but also a TSTL at the end.
My big problem with the book is the end. We don’t read about her op going to the headquarters of the men she just arrested and we don’t get to read about the interrogation of the men. And a few other things but I am not giving away more. Something happens in a battle that is huge for Eve. I mean, the girl is pissed, WAY pissed. But we don’t get to read about her facing the bad guys across a table. No pay off.
Top reviews from other countries
The murder mysteries in this series are always cleverly written and intriguing but more than anything it's the characters that keep me coming back for more, 20 books in and I love them more than ever. Eve and Roarke are both forced to look back at their pasts in this one, caring for such an innocent child takes them both back and makes them wonder again about the parents who were able to abuse them so cruelly. Neither of them are particularly comfortable around Nixie but they both do their best to try and help her deal with the traumatic experience she's been through, Roarke goes into overprotective mode running background checks on potential guardians for her while Eve tries to focus more on catching the killers so Nixie knows they can't hurt her.
It was really interesting to see how off balance they both were around a young girl and it just showed them how totally unprepared they both are for children of their own right now. I'm sure that will change in the future considering how far they've already come but I'm glad neither of them is in a rush to take that step. Now we've seen them with a tween I can't wait to see their reactions when Mavis has her baby!
All of the usual team are around and on top form adding their individual brands of humour to the story. I'm still really enjoying Peabody's recent promotion and seeing her and Eve find a new way of working together now they're partners rather than Lieutenant and aide. It's also great to see their growing friendship and Eve starting to open up to Peabody. Overall this was another great instalment that left me ready to dive straight into the next book.
That said, while the home invasion is horrible, Robb is careful not to tip into gratuitous violence – or sentimentality. I was impressed that the little girl’s plight is also depicted with restraint and some understanding of how children cope with trauma.
There had to be some suspension of belief over the fact that Eve scoops the little mite up and takes her home – but Robb manages to just about bring it off, I think. In amongst the investigation to discover who perpetrated this terrible crime and why, there is a steady stream of cop humour which I found very welcome. This book had me hooked right to the end, also believing that Nixie would eventually find happiness again – which mattered. And I now understand why this series is a firm favourite with so many folks, Himself included…
There was a plot glitch regarding a picture but I'm not saying any more than that and wonder if anyone else clocked it.
Loved this and have given a full house of stars and usually you have to be Jack Reacher to get that so Yay Dallas