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Reunion in Death (In Death #14)

4.31  ·  Rating Details  ·  16,581 Ratings  ·  450 Reviews
A birthday bash sets the scene for a frightening reunion with a killer from Eve Dallas's past. At exactly 7:30 p.m., Walter Pettibone arrived home to over a hundred friends and family shouting, surprise! It was his birthday. Although he had known about the planned event for weeks, the real surprise was yet to come. At 8:45 p.m., a woman with emerald eyes and red hair hande ...more
Paperback, 371 pages
Published 2004 by Piatkus (first published March 2002)
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Lisa Kay
Wow! How does this series just keep getting better and better? I usually listen to the audio, because Susan Ericksen does such an exceptional job with the narration, but I found myself “stranded” with only the paperback in hand.

So many memorable scenes with wonderfully developed characters in this one, even the cat, Galahad.
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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REUNION IN DEATH is hands down the best book in the series. It could possibly be one of the best books I’ve ever read. I consider all the In Death books to be above most books in terms of writing and characters but with this book, Robb has really surpassed herself exponentially.

Robb takes a different approach to this book. We find out who the killer is early on, but in order to shut her down, we need to find the motive. As a birthday party becomes a murder scene, Eve Da
Aug 14, 2011 Jo rated it it was amazing
Loved it. Love this series. Yes, it's a police procedural (set in 2059), and she's a homicide cop and her cases are generally pretty convoluted and/or horrific. (And the bad gal in this case is evil!) But the reason I keep coming back in the ongoing development of the main characters. I love the development of Eve's (Dallas) & Roarke's marriage and their relationship to and with each other -- this book brings us to their first wedding anniversary. I love the love the continuing development o ...more
There were way too many misspellings and strange hyphenation in my Kindle edition. And even that couldn't take away my enjoyment with this installment. Number 14 is the best of the bunch so far, if you can believe that!
This might be my favorite in the series so far. The mystery was great. Julianna was seriously deranged and I couldn't wait for Eve to give her what she deserved.

I not only loved the mystery, but really every part of this book.

We got to meet Peabody's parents, who are just such a delight. Eve made huge steps in moving forward from her past. And there were some scenes between her and Roarke that brought me to tears.

Not to mention McNab and She-body! *dies*
Jan 15, 2016 Bigd_041555 rated it it was amazing
Another great read - love the fight scene at the end especially, plus things get blown up a couple of times!

We meet Peabody's parents (and I really like their characters). My favourite female serial killer on the loose and then happily apprehended.

Two thumbs up and 5 stars (naturally)!

Purity in Death will have to wait a couple of days - just starting "Fatal Mistake" by Marie Force and liking it!
Jan 21, 2014 Reen rated it it was amazing
This is my favourite so far! Eve outwits her nemesis as usual but the scenes with Roarke in Dallas are heart-wrenching. The scenes with Peabody's parents and Eve's discomfort with ordinary situations is hilarious. It was nice to see that Eve did plan for their anniversary though. Looking forward to the next installment!
Jun 11, 2013 Elvan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: re-read, audiobooks
Juliana remains my favourite female perp in the series. Nasty as she is, I like her smarts, her ingenuity and her ability to go toe to toe with Eve. Reunion marks the point in the series (for me at least) where Eve begins to close the circle and chapter on her childhood. Great book. One of my top five.
Jun 21, 2015 Kjen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, re-read
Awesome re-read! Love the scenes in Dallas...Roarke is beyond the tensions over her job. So often, I just need an E&R fix:)
Sep 12, 2015 Paula rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio
Another one read, I'm getting there slowly.

As always another great Roarke & Eve book
Reunion in Death is the fourteenth book in the lengthy and highly entertaining In Death series featuring New York City homicide detective Lieutenant Eve Dallas. While it can be read as a stand-alone, I try to recommend people read the series from the beginning (as daunting as that appears) in order to fully appreciate the amazing character development of everyone in the cast. I am fourteen books in and I think this may be one of my favorites so far.

The story starts off with a wealthy businessman
Jul 23, 2010 Jerry rated it really liked it
14th in Eve Dallas Series; Great Suspense and Entertainment...

J.D. Robb (Nora Roberts) is writing this "... In Death" series at the incredible pace of two per year. The debut in 1995 opened us to a new world of NYC homicide crimes set in the year 2058. Various high tech phones, personal air travel vehicles, and human-like "droids" (worker-bees) add an imaginative touch to these police procedurals. In this the 14th of the set, homicide lieutenant Eve Dallas, along with a now familiar cast of reg
**Manjula ♥ Connor Cobalt**
Mar 06, 2013 **Manjula ♥ Connor Cobalt** rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013
It's been almost a year since our very own Eve got hitched to one of the richest man on the planet, maybe even off of it... lol.
Eve and Roarke are alive and kicking (that's more that can be said considering the risks these two put themselves

**mild spoilers**

In this book Eve realizes that system is sometimes less than perfect and killers are often let loose. This cold blooded killer kills with poison and she makes Roarke her personal target to get back at Eve. Together Roarke and
Jan 13, 2008 Tina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, mystery
This is the 14th book in The In Death series.

It is June, 2059 and a rich, well loved older man is poisoned on his birthday. The family is devastated and Eve Dallas gets the call. Eve quickly realizes who did the deed. The perpetrator is someone who has a personal vendetta against Eve herself and taunts Eve with every body that falls at her feet. Now Eve must find the murderer before they can target Roarke. Also, Eve finally confronts her tragic past. Oh, yeah the final confrontation between Eve
Wow! I'm inching my way up there! I see Robb's about to publish #40, but I remain undeterred :)

Some installments are very good, and some I just love. This book falls into the love category for me. Eve takes a trip to Dallas, TX and relives and confronts the childhood nightmare that has been haunting her and edging closer to the surface all year long. It's hard to make me cry, but Robb did it with this heart-wrenching scene.

Then we have Eve and Rourke's one year anniversary, and trust, he put AL
Nov 02, 2014 Steve rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction, in-death
I found this book quite difficult to put down, and then even more so when I worked out how the title references the story. The action built to a delicious climax, which I would have preferred to be a little longer, and hear a more expanded view on why this books killer acted like she did, but I am content with what was written. I type this every time, but I am eagerly looking forward to reading the next in the series.
BJ Rose
Jan 06, 2012 BJ Rose rated it really liked it
Almost a 5* - and this from someone who has rated several of these books with merely 3*s. This may be the best of the series, with lots of memorable scenes; the one in Dallas was heart-wrenching, and then you jump to the other end of the spectrum with their first-anniversary celebration! Loved meeting Peabody's parents, and seeing Peabody move to the next level in her career, so to speak. And what an interestingly bad & nasty evil gal who deliberately pitted herself against Eve. Kudos to Roa ...more
Debbie (Doc)
Another fast paced read from the In Death series. Roarke and Eve have just returned from a two week vacation. She is well rested and ready to return to work. Her first day on the job throws her into a homicide – of course! Unfortunately, this murder is too close to home for Eve. The murderer is seeking revenge and had been plotting how to get even with Eve, the entire time that she was incarcerated. Now, the murderer is going after the only person in Eve’s life that really matters, her sexy hubb ...more
Feb 24, 2015 Anne rated it really liked it
I am loving the in Death series. Another Good Read!!! Now..... on advice from a friend I am going to take a break and try out Sandra Brown...The Alibi!! Interesting heart wants me to delve back in to in Death and carry on with Purity in Death. mmmmmm I will check out Brown first!!!! :)
Katie Reus
Jan 29, 2015 Katie Reus rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audible-listen
Another great In Death book! And Peabody solved her first case solo :)
Jan 31, 2016 Aya rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, mystery
In Death: 14 (Reread)
Set a few weeks after the previous book. Eve is back to work after a two week vacation, including the trip to Mexico she had promised with Roarke. In this book, we get to meet Peabody's free-ager parents, particularly her mother, who has some kind of power to get people to do what she wants. Charles' and Louise's romance from the previous book continues. One bit of confusion, apparently Eve and Roarke's wedding anniversary occurs in this book, not as implied in the previous
Sep 01, 2015 Karen rated it really liked it
So good! Great arguments. Great drama.
Ana Luisa
Jul 21, 2014 Ana Luisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Sei que corro o risco de me estar a repetir, mas sinceramente nem me interessa…a verdade é que mais uma vez esta serie deixou-me completamente sem palavras e por isso demorei tanto tempo para escrever esta opinião. A verdade é que gostei de todos os livros da serie, até agora lançados em Portugal, mas este teve algo especial e que me tocou de uma forma incrível.

O livro tem um seguimento muito semelhante aos anteriores, em que Eve tem de investigar um caso
Eve Dallas é chamada à cena de um assassinato e depressa percebe que a culpada é uma antiga conhecida sua, Julianna Dunne. Há 8 anos, Eve tinha ajudado a prendê-la, mas entretanto Julianna saiu da prisão por bom comportamento; a aleatoriedade deste e dos crimes que se seguem não ajudam a detetar um padrão, mas Eve descobre que o problema de Julianna é com ela própria.

Um assassino com historial em relação a Eve, que a ameaça bem como às pessoas que a rodeiam, é algo já visto nesta série. Talvez p
Michelle(Chelle) aka Nightshade - Cake Whisperer
Ooooohhhhhhhh.....another great one.

Eight years ago, Eve helped to put Julianna Dunne away for poisoning her old rich husbands. Now Julianna is back and out to royally piss Eve off on her home turf.

This was a great story with some very sweet moments between Eve & Roarke, Peabody & McNab and we get to meet Peabody's parents.

I love how Phoebe manages to put the whammy on Roarke. Not many people can get one over on him. I genuinely felt bad for Sam when he accidentally delved too deep into
Aly is so frigging bored
Jun 01, 2015 Aly is so frigging bored rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audiobook, mistery
1st read: 8-12 May 2013
Another great story from Eve and Roarke.

2nd read: 28- May 2015
Nov 22, 2013 Maria rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You can say whatever you want for my reviews for the books from the In Death series by J.D. Robb but I will keep rating them with five stars and writing very positive reviews! I have to say that this is the first time that a series not only continues to be very interesting after so many books, but it has so many things to offer, also.

In this story, Eve has to deal with an enemy from her past. Actually, she has to deal with two things: an actual enemy from her past, from when she was starting as
Tonya Warner
Eve Dallas is a cop to the bone. Having a woman who she knows killed before released and killing again, threateneing her beloved husband, Roarke,sets things in motion to force Dallas to travel back to the last place on earth she feels ready to go.

Julianna Dunne never forgot the woman who helped put her away. A woman should never go against another woman. Men were the enemy.

Interspersed with the drama of the poisonings by Julianna, is the normal drama of being a cop with family and friends. A co
Amy A
Jun 15, 2012 Amy A rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's been a few months since I've read a book in the In Death series. I find that I have to take breaks in between otherwise they start to mesh together too much. But it's always nice to come back to the series and the characters. Reunion in Death is no different.

A man is poisoned at his 60th birthday party and no one can figure out why. He was beloved by friends and family. Eve quickly figures out that an old nemesis of hers has been released from prison and is looking to have a little reunion
"Lord, Give me the strength not to bitch slap this woman!"

I wrote that when I heard it , about 30 minutes into the audio book. Now that I've finished, it doesn't even feel like the same book. This book felt a little like a bunch of short stories and plot points in the Eve Dallas universe crammed together to make a whole book. The main case in this books was not interesting enough to really grab me. There was no mystery. The murderer was identified right away and the parts of the book about it w
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J.D. Robb writes police procedurals set in the near future.

Naked in Death is the first book in what was initially meant to be trilogy about Eve Dallas, a NY police lieutenant with a dark past. In that first book she meets the mysterious Roarke, who is a suspect in the case. By the time the third book in that initial trilogy was in stores readers clamored for more.

Twenty years later, Devoted in Dea
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Other Books in the Series

In Death (1 - 10 of 43 books)
  • Naked in Death (In Death, #1)
  • Glory in Death (In Death, #2)
  • Immortal in Death (In Death, #3)
  • Rapture in Death (In Death, #4)
  • Ceremony in Death (In Death, #5)
  • Vengeance in Death (In Death, #6)
  • Holiday in Death (In Death, #7)
  • Conspiracy in Death (In Death, #8)
  • Loyalty in Death (In Death, #9)
  • Witness in Death (In Death, #10)

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“You're the husband?" the doctor asked with a nod to Roarke.

"Yes. How is she?"

"Spitting mad—I think she has some very ominous plans for you. And if you happen to be Peabody, you're in on them."

"She's okay." Peabody let out a gush of air. "That's great.”
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