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Divided in Death (In Death #18)

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Killing was too good for him. She wanted him to beg and plead like the gutter rat he was...she wanted him to bleed and scream...only then the bastard could die. A slow, withering, agonizing death. Nobody, cheated on Reva Ewing. Roarke's security specialist Reva Ewing is the prime suspect in a double homicide - accused of killing her adulterous husband and his lover - the w ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published July 29th 2004 by Piatkus Books (first published January 2004)
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Mo
Apr 06, 2017 Mo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I honestly don't know what to say about these books. She keeps writing stellar storylines, keeps me interested, makes me want more. You would think that after 18 books I would be rolling my eyes and saying... "give me something new" - nope, not a chance in hell. Give me something more is what I am saying.


"I can't step aside on this, not even for you."

"If you could step aside on this, even for me, you wouldn't be the man I fell for in the first place, would you?"

"Remember this moment, won't you,
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♥Sharon♥
Apr 10, 2017 ♥Sharon♥ rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don’t know what to say any more. I am always repeating myself. But it is true. I absolutely love these books. J.D. Robb is an amazing author. Eighteen books in and I still crave more. Thankfully I have 26 more to go.

I adore Roarke. His love for Eve is unwavering.



“I love you.” His lips formed the words against her breast. “I’m lost in love with you.”

Eve…..his cop. She loves Roarke endlessly. He is her rock.



“You’re the love of my life. I don’t care how corny that sounds. You’re the start of i
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Jilly
Aug 02, 2016 Jilly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
A cheating husband who gets killed in bed with his mistress, the wife's best friend. They are both stabbed to death. That's justice. Kind of hard to feel sorry for them. Eve makes her feelings on the subject pretty clear:

Eve to Roarke: “If you ended up naked and dead with another woman, I’d do the rumba on your corpse.”

“You can’t do the rumba.”

“I’d take lessons first.”

He laughed, rubbed a hand over her thigh. “You might very well, not that you’ll ever get the chance. But you’d also grieve.”

“Wou
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Karla
5 Stars...this is the series that keeps on giving!! I am in awe of the fact that I am on book 18 in this series and it just keeps getting BETTER!! The plot was well thought out, fresh, exciting and held my interest throughout! I was on edge for most of the book, not only because of the suspense, but due to the rift in Roarke and Eve’s relationship. They are not perfect; they both have their flaws, and are steadfast in their belief, which has always created friction in their marriage. But, in thi ...more
Jo
I LOVE this installment! Its got a good mystery, but again its the character development that drives this book. For a large part of this book, Eve and Roarke cannot find their way to each other, they are estranged by their different reactions to some information that comes to light about Eve's past. It's this struggle which makes the heart of the book so compelling because you want them to make it. Very intense. And the scenes of Eve on her own without his support...heartbreaking, even though sh ...more
Kjen
5 stars is never enough!****Even though I've read this countless times, it was just what I needed to reset my preferences and remember why E&R are THE couple in modern fiction. Awesomeness abounds, love conquers, characters are mature and worthy, and no one is TSTL. I used the bloody heck out of the highlight feature on my Kindle. ***Love***
8/18/15 Another re-read...sometimes it's just great to go back and read the 'classics.':)
Aly is so frigging bored
1st read: 31 May - 14 June 2013

2nd read: 18-29 September 2015
❆ Crystal ❆
4.5 stars. Eve is great! You've just got to love her no-nonsense way of being a cop. She is up against a lot in this book. I'm not a big fan on the trips down memory lane with her past. This one delved into her past more than some... and thanks Jonetta for the warning! The flash backs and the details are what gets me the most and this only had 1 scene that I was able to (and did) skim through.
I did like this one though in the fact of who/what her enemy was. Who doesn't love a good conspiracy? A
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Janie
Apr 16, 2017 Janie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not my favourite but still a solid instalment in this wonderful series. 3.5 stars.
Petra (Safari Poet)
Intense! There is a lot of emotions in the air. Anger, fear, love, contempt, sorrow, rage and not only from who you'd expect.

A colleague and friend of Roarke is suspected of killing her husband, but for Eve the pieces are falling into place too easily. After finding data corruption on multiple computers, she suspects techno-terrorists.

During the investigation, information about Eve past comes to light. All she want to do is leave the past where it belongs and try and deal with what she learns, b
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Kathy Davie
I suppose when your husband owns half the world that it's inevitable that most of the crimes Eve investigates involve Roarke somehow. This is a good one involving substitution, spies, and betrayal.
Meli Mel *Ty and Zane's Creeper*
Reva Ewing, security specialist for Roarke, is a prime suspect of the death of Blair Bissel, her husband, and Felicity Cade, her best friend. Reva discovers her husband and best friend have been having an affair. Now she is being framed for a double murder she didn't commit.
I can't believe I am still not bored by this series, it just gets better. I really missed all the characters but didn't know how much till I started reading this. Another great exciting read. New info on Eve's past is reveale
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Jessa ♥dhanger♥ EvilDarkSide
Emotional....that's the one word that describes the 18th book in this wonderful series. These books just keep getting better and better. The character development is outstanding and the writing is amazing. Eve and Roarke butt heads quite a bit throughout the series but in this book it goes a little further and causes a rip in their relationship. Seeing them get through it and repair the damage makes this book one of the best out of the series.
Diane
Apr 30, 2012 Diane rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Liked this book, to an extent. Loved reading about Caro's background and how she came to work for Roarke.

Now Roarke and his "big balls" were a bit too big and his thinking so very narrow-minded. I guess J.D. Robb likes to confirm his violent tendencies. I know Roarke will go to any extent to protect Eve, but how could he not clue in to her feelings about the whole HSO business.

Anyways, 2 thumbs up and 5 stars for Eve and Roarke!
Steve
Jun 22, 2015 Steve rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, in-death
Another great romp through New York with Eve, Roarke and others. The action built up nicely, using tension nicely. The final twist was a little telegraphed in my opinion, and I was a little disappointed at the lack of detail in the resolution, but I did quite enjoy the climax. There wasn't quite enough Peabody and McNab featured in my opinion, but I do say that about most books.
Belles
Dec 11, 2016 Belles rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Intense book! One of my favorites in the series so far.
Michelle (meshe)
May 22, 2009 Michelle (meshe) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bookcrossing
Synopis:
The year is 2059. It is a future in which technology and humanity collide, and a new computer virus has become the latest form of terrorism.

Reva Ewing, a former member of the Secret Service, a security specialist for Roarke Enterprises, is a prime suspect in a double homicide. She had every reason to want to kill her husband, the renowned artist Blair Bissel. Not only was he having an affair, he was having it with her best friend. But Lieutenant Eve Dallas, who's on the case, believes Re
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⚜Trea⚜
This story had me on the edge of my seat! It had a lot of twists and turns, and it tested Eve in many ways. It also created a lot of tension between Eve and Roarke, resulting in their first major fight in the series. It was an interesting look at how their relationship changed when they were on opposite sides of an issue. We also see Eve handle changes in relationships with other people, namely Mavis, and how it effects her overall outlook. All things considered, a wonderful addition to the seri ...more
Felicia
Jan 10, 2009 Felicia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
The writing seemed strange to me in this book, more masculine in tone for some reason. I thought the relationship stuff wasn't as well nuanced as others. Of course I still loved it, this series is wonderful. Just observing.
Natalie
Mar 16, 2008 Natalie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'll go ahead and add all the JD Robb books to my list, but let's just say this - there hasn't been one that I haven't managed to finish in a week, regardless of the rest of life. They simply suck you in. There's no tougher girl than Eve Dallas.
Karen
Oct 30, 2015 Karen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
With this one, the murder plot took a back seat to the emotional turmoil between Eve and Roarke.
Gabriela Araujo
Great story.
Reva irritated me sometimes.
The conflict between Eve and Roarke was sensible and was resolved in a real way. Loved it. That's what I call compromise for the sake of marriage.
Victoria
3.5 stars

This wasn't a favorite, but I think it's still an important book to read in the series. The series tends to be very repetitive and predictable; and there are a few books that come off as near identical copies of previous ones. Despite this, I can't seem to stop reading them.

Divided in Death does, however, uncover some new details concerning Eve's father and her childhood. Some of this new information causes an argument between Eve and Roarke, which ends up becoming one of the main plot
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Tina
Nov 18, 2007 Tina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, mystery
A man and his lover are stabbed to death in the middle of a tryst. Homicide Detective Eve Dallas is called to the scene and finds the man's wife standing over the bodies with their blood on her hands. She's got means, motive and opportunity. A slam dunk? Not really. The wife in question is Reva Ewing, an ex- Secret Service agent who is a hero for "taking one" for the president and an employee of Roarke's. Reva is spear-heading a top secret government contract to counter a destructive computer vi ...more
Connie N.
#18 in the In Death series, wonderfully narrated by Susan Ericksen. The only minor annoyance this time was her pronunciation of the word "intel." I think there's supposed to be emphasis on the first syllable, but she consistently put the emphasis on the second syllable. As I said, a minor annoyance, but I noticed it every single time.
This story was a little less enjoyable for me than the usual ones, mostly because of the fairly complicated story. There was a lot of political-related stuff and th
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Aya
Feb 27, 2016 Aya rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, mystery
In Death: 18 (reread)
The latest case has possible ties to the government, giving Roarke an excuse to hack said records, and he finds more info on Eve's father. Roarke wants revenge on those responsible, and this puts a strain on the marriage, as it goes against all Eve stands for as a cop. As a romance story, it is all very poignant how he gives up his chance at vengeance to appease his wife's sensibilities (in the name of love!), but it is yet another example where Roarke puts more into this re
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Berls (Fantasy is More Fun)
Another great one. It was hard seeing Eve and Roarke so disconnected, but at the same time I enjoyed it. It's so natural for a relationship to go through deep struggles and I love that Robb keeps there relationship so real. I'm loving seeing the growth in Peabody and Eve's relationship now that they are partners, too. And the mystery was pretty great - lots of fun moments as they get all spy-like to take on a government agency. This was supposed to be the last one, but I'm buying book 19 and goi ...more
Alana ~ The Book Pimp
It's super nice to continue to see Peabody come into her own, so to speak. But the fighting... dude. Roarke and Eve fighting is not good. It's like watching parents fight, and nobody wants to see parents fight (usually.)

In the grand scale of the series (so far)... it's not my favorite, but it's not my least favorite either. It's a happy medium that will definitely continue my desire to read the series, but if I ever get a hankering to re-read (re-listen) to my audio books in this series, I'd li
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Caro
Mar 25, 2011 Caro rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: in-death
Page-turning, heart-wrenching, tough and a great ending. Another keeper for the shelf. There was suspense, twists and turns, some rough patches, emotional upheaval, revelations, some touching moments, good characters and personalities, humor, a little action, growth and everything in between. I laughed, snickered, held my breath, teared up a little, got aggravated, had a great time and am ready to go back for more. Totally Iced and Enjoy!
Patricia
Aug 22, 2015 Patricia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another exciting murder mystery with a surprise ending! Again, I am enjoying this In Death series of murder mysteries starring Lieutenant Eve Dallas written by J. D. Robb. I love watching Eve interact with the other regular characters, Roarke, Feeney, Peabody and McNab, and the author's books always have an intriguing mystery to unravel. I am ready for the next book, Visions in Death!
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