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Divided in Death (In Death #18)

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A #1 New York Times Bestselling AuthorWriting as J. D. Robb, #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts presents her newest novel in the "sexy and suspenseful" (Publishers Weekly) futuristic romance series featuring New York City Police Lieutenant Eve Dallas and enigmatic Irish billionaire Roarke. Now, Eve and Roarke must infiltrate an extraordinarily secretive gove ...more
Hardcover, Large Print, 579 pages
Published April 1st 2004 by Thorndike Press (first published January 2004)
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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
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
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
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
Jun 26, 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.
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.
Feb 01, 2016 Bigd_041555 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!
Michelle (meshe)
May 22, 2009 Michelle (meshe) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bookcrossing
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
Kathy Davie
First read June 26, 2010 and again March 23, 2011 and August 15, 2014.

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.
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.
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.
Mar 03, 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
Nov 27, 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
Sep 03, 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!
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
Katie Reus
Feb 16, 2015 Katie Reus rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audible-listen
One of the best in the series so far. Love the continuing growth of Roarke and Eve!
Aug 23, 2014 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!
Jan 22, 2014 Maria rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One more five star review for this series by J.D. Robb! What can I say? It has become one of my favorite series so far! Although at the beginning the story seems to be an easy one, soon it’s obvious that this is not the case. I can’t believe that after so many books, the author still amazes me with her stories!

Murders, spying, dark secrets from the past and marital problems are the main themes in this book. Eve has to solve a case and at the same time she learns that there were people who knew w
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.
Caz Malpas

Could there be trouble at home for Eve and Roarke.............????!?!?

Oh eckki thump I think there is, as more discoveries are made regarding Eve's past.
Roarke is not happy and wants to take extreme measures to avenge the evil that was done to her, Eve is not happy about this, and with her being so busy wrapped up in the case involving an employee of Roarkes, she can't handle the situation very well.

Yet another good one involving all the gang, Ms Robb never seems to
Charlotte (Buried in Books)
Sep 06, 2015 Charlotte (Buried in Books) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime
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Aug 23, 2014 Andree rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
Enjoyed this one a lot, but it's not a favourite. For a start, the case was too convoluted at the start. I lost track of who people were more than once.

Also, there are like forty of these books. I think I would enjoy it if Eve's past didn't rise up with a vengeance in every single one.

Mira continues to be amazing though. And I really am enjoying Eve and Peabody finding their footing as Detective partners.

Roarke was slightly less annoying than usual in this one too.

And I just generally adore Feen
Jul 06, 2010 Jerry rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Portrait" and "Purity" tough Eve Dallas acts to follow...

We've read the entire 18-book "Robb" series and generally enjoy all the stories immensely. As usually happens with long-running characters, we've come to feel intimate with both the leading couple, NYPD Homicide Lt. Eve Dallas and her billionaire husband Roarke, as well as a fine supporting cast of cops Peabody, Feeney, and McNab (among others); quirky friend Mavis; and annoying "houseman"/valet Summerset. The writing and plot crafting sk
Jul 15, 2013 Elvan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: re-read, audiobooks
Some positives,some negatives in my reread of Divided. I like Reva's righteous anger as she shreds the leather jacket and her personality, almost Eve like in her work career yet not having a clue in her personal life. The contrast between prim, proper and always efficient Caro and her hot headed daughter Reva is interesting. The murder itself is interesting and while we have seen staged murders dissected before by Eve and Peabody, having Roarke and Caro involved so closely ramps up the tension.
Normally I would give anything in this series five stars but I deducted a star in this case because the plot, although clever, seemed somewhat contrived. I tried to think of the HSO as the CIA or FBI to see if that would make it seem less so, but no dice. On the other hand, the Dallas cast of characters are just as amazing as ever, with Roarke and Eve getting into their first major, major marriage squabble. I still can't believe Roarke said to Eve, "It's part of the package I took on [referring ...more
There are plenty enough reviews out there that give the plot summary. So I'll just talk about my reactions. This was a very uncomfortable book, in that Roarke and Eve are again fighting over that which together makes them strong - most especially Roarke's immense love for Eve and his desire to make everything in her world perfect. Which he already does by simply existing, but when he gets a glimpse into her past and learns something rather horrifying (but frankly, not that surprising if we're ta ...more
What a great read. This one is changed up a little as spooks come into play. However Eve is not taken in for long by the murders. Linked to this one is her own story as a child and those who turned a blind eye to it. Roarke and herself have their most serious argument yet since their marriage, however Mira's advice is the best. And while their are big egos involved, love wins out. This series just gets better. Love the humour!
Zenny Dahl
Jun 17, 2015 Zenny Dahl rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is book 18 in the Eve Dallas mystery series. This time, one of Rourke’s employees is suspected of committing a crime. Only it’s not as cut and dried as it first appears. The two dead are not merely a cheating husband and his mistress but ultra secret government agents. I love this series because of the never boring, married sex and how quickly I can get lost in the book.
Liza Wiemer
This one was close to home for Roarke and Eve, and really shook up their relationship! Double-crossing murder comes close to Roarke's extended family and he'll do anything to help protect the innocent, but it may tear him a part from Eve. It was an edge-of-your-seat, heart pounding novel. Another great one in this intense series.

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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.

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Other Books in the Series

In Death (1 - 10 of 43 books)
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  • 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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