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Promises in Death (In Death #28)

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#1 "New York Times" bestselling author J. D. Robb takes us to the New York City of 2060, where Lieutenant Eve Dallas faces down a cop killer.

A Amarylis Coltraine may have recently transferred to the New York City police force from Atlanta, but she's been a cop long enough to know how to defend herself against an assailant. When she's taken down just steps away from her ap
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Paperback, 425 pages
Published 2009 by Piatkus
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Bianca Arcangeli Sydni Start from the beginning it's worth it this a good series that you can read between books. I've already read 27 book of it and it's really nice…moreSydni Start from the beginning it's worth it this a good series that you can read between books. I've already read 27 book of it and it's really nice and great to know you can always go back to Eve and Roarke :)(less)
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Jilly
Aug 31, 2016 Jilly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Not my favorite when it comes to the killings/mystery because it wasn't nearly bloody, violent, and sinister enough. But, the good part of this book was that there was plenty of attention paid to all of the side-characters of the series that we have grown to know and love.

So, cop-killer pursuit - meh. a little boring. Plus, I figured out who the first bad-guy was as soon as we met, and the second bad-guy as soon as we knew there was another. Come on, man! Give me a challenge!!

Dead cop's boyfrien
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Julie (jjmachshev)
Feb 24, 2009 Julie (jjmachshev) rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009-reads
I don't know how J.D. Robb/Nora Roberts does it, but she consistently writes novels with just the right mix of emotion, sexual tension, wry humor, and mystery to keep me riveted every darn time! "Promises in Death" had me flipping the pages as fast as I could read to try and figure out 'who done it' and feed my Roarke fix.

This time the death is personal...not because the vic is a cop, but because she's the cop that Li Morris (coroner extraordinaire) was seriously involved with, and Li's pain is
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Aly is so frigging bored
2nd read 24 May - 25 June 2016

1st read from September 26 to 30, 2013
Megan
Jul 11, 2011 Megan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"I can help. We're the smart girls. Let's solve some crime!"

This is not a book that can be appreciated if randomly picked off a shelf. The joy in reading it comes from knowing the series' characters, knowing the tropes, and watching them intersect, interact, and sometimes implode. This is a payoff book, not a setup book.

The tensest scene is not Eve facing off against the prime suspect, but instead, an emotionally and physically intense deception pulled off by the victim's boyfriend (recurring ch
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Kjen
Another great re-read! Eve goes through so much growth as she copes with comforting a bereaved friend, shopping(shudder:), and a bridal shower. This makes for some fun sprinkled in with the nasty business of cop murder. Loved the parallels...and not...that Roarke tries to see between himself and Alex Ricker. It's all about choices in life! There are some of my favorite quotes in this one...I'll see if I can dig them up;)
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)


In book twenty-eight of the In Death series, things take a dark turn when a cop killer is on the loose. Amarylis Coltraine is the latest victim to be attacked. As a newly transferred police officer who has come to New York, she is highly trained and should be able to defend herself but she dies just steps from her own apartment, sparking a whole slew of questions from Eve Dallas. Worse of all, Amarylis was involved with the chief Medical Examiner Morris and now Eve is tasked with telling her f
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Venus Blancia
One emotional read and another unforgettable character development for Eve as far as dealing with friendship is concerned.
Kara-karina
Aug 20, 2015 Kara-karina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this one. Not only it involves both Roarke and Eve's pasts, it's about a very tragic loss for Morris, Eve's old friend and medical examiner. A loss he'll feel for many more books to come. Great investigation as usual, a very enjoyable read.

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С большим удовольствием читала эту книгу. Она не только затрагивает прошлое Рорка и Ив, она немного раскрывает нам характер Морриса, который в этой книге теряет возлюбленную, и который будет по ней горевать на протяжение многих книг серии. Хорошая
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Diane
Apr 30, 2012 Diane rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really like this book - lots of emotion in this one. A bad cop - which I detest period, and poor Morris - who I really like and feel so sorry for.

The storyline was excellent, bringing Max Ricker back into play - what a shiester, who should get father of the year award!!

Peabody is fitting right into the role of Detective quite nicely - getting her rhythm!

Two thumbs up and 5 stars - onto Kindred in Death!
Eve
Promises in Death by J.D. Robb
Series: In Death, #28
Suspense > futuristic > romance > mystery

PROMISES IN DEATH is one of my favorites in the "In Death" series. The mystery is captivating right from the beginning; it has the right mix of emotion, sexual tension, wry humor, and mystery to keep me riveted!

Amarylis Coltraine has been recently transferred to the New York City police force from Atlanta, and she’s been a cop long enough to know how to defend herself against an assailant. Yet,
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LJ
PROMISES IN DEATH (Pol/Proc-Eve Dallas-NYC-Future/2060) – VG+
Robb, J.D (aka Nora Roberts. – 29th in series
Putnam, 2009, US Hardcover – ISBN: 9780399155482

First Sentence: She was dead the minute she answered the ‘link.

Lt. Eve Dallas takes on a new case that is particularly painful. Amaryllis Coltraine was a fellow cop and the love of Eve’s friend and colleague, Chief Medical Examiner Li Morris. The case has even more personal overtones when Eve discovers Coltraine was previously involved with cri
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Reen
I think this has been my favourite so far. So many emotions in this one and we see a new, softer side of Eve. Eve's friendship with Morris leads her to want to be there for him, an emotion that is new to her. “There it was, Eve supposed. There was the answer to why people got tangled up with people. Because when you were down, when you were wallowing, someone you mattered to would ask if you were okay.”
When she asks Peabody if there are "little pink fairies" in her world, and when Roarke tells h
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Julie
Aug 22, 2011 Julie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have to say that this is one of my favorite of the In Death series. I love the personal aspects of the series and unfortunately because one of their own is murdered there are plenty of them here. Morris's gf Coltraine is murdered and it's up to Eve to find her killer and to help Morris get through this hard time. Morris is a great character and I hope he is featured more in future books. Max Ricker plays a dominant role in this book even locked in jail, he still has a lot of connections. The k ...more
Delia Binder
Feb 20, 2015 Delia Binder rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
::4-1/2 stars::

A strong entry in the In Death series, and an example of doing a "Mauveshirt"


"Take note, security officers: You can get these at Wal-Mart."
(from TV Tropes)


("Redshirt with a backstory")
story right. Over the course of several prior books we'd gotten to know, a little, Chief Medical Examiner Morris's new girlfriend, the Southern Blonde Det. Amaryllis Coltrane, who'd transferred from the Atlanta PSD and worked largely as a robbery cop - and we'd gotten to know Eve's mild sense of di
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Jennifer (FFT Reviews)
4 Stars

Office Amarylis Coltraine was a recent addition to the NYPSD and her presence was noticed immediately by Dr. Morris, Chief Medical Examiner. They began a steady and passionate relationship that everyone around them believed could become permanent. Unfortunately, their happy ending did not come to pass when Amarylis was discovered murdered in the basement of her own apartment building. Now, Eve Dallas and her team must try to figure out the truth which gets even more complicated when Eve d
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Mommalovesbaby
I have read many of the L. Eve Dallas in death series. This one was by far the worst. What irritated me the most was the unnecessary foul language the character Eve uses. Very unbecoming of a lady and would make a sailor blush. For example, she refers to lingerie several times as f***wear.
However, L. Eve Dallas is anything but a lady. J.D. Robb seems to think that to make a tough cop, you must remove all femininity from the character. It is just ridiculous that the only affection she seems to sh
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ѕєяєηιтι
Nora herzamanki gibi çok başarılı.

Roarke ve Eve'nin 2. yıl dönümleri yaklaşırken buluyoruz kendimizi tatil planları kuruyorlar ama zaman konusunda anlaşma sağlamak güç oluyor bakalım 2.5 haftada karar kıldılar ama gidebilecekler mi ben şahsen merak ediyorum birde geçen sene sorunlu geçmişti bu sene rahat rahat geçirirler inşallah ve de lütfen gerçirdikleri anları yazmış olsun Nora bir sonraki kitabı o yüzden şimdiden merak ediyorum nerden başlayacak diye:)

Bu kitapta bir polis cinayeti araştırılı
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Felicia
Apr 29, 2009 Felicia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
I enjoyed it. Eve and Rourke's relationship mellowed out in this one, I think the point was to see them settle into a REAL marriage and, although I loved the tormented and torrid earlier books, there was something nice about seeing them settle in and be happy without drama, be partners and comfortable together. I can see the baby on the horizon, 2-3 books down the line, and it's really time. The mystery was quite good too, very heartfelt because it was close to a character we know. Really enjoye ...more
Laura Ruetz
Feb 11, 2016 Laura Ruetz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have always enjoyed the Eve Dallas novels, and this one is just as good as the rest. Good, solid mysteries is a great cast of characters, engaging plot and steady action. These books are quick to read and fun. Eve is a great, strong female character and who doesn't want a little Roarke in their life?!
Cherise
Mar 05, 2009 Cherise rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thought this book was great and loved the character development of Eve, Morris and the relationship between Eve and Roarke. This book was fast paced from the beginning and although it slows down some in the investigation, I still couldn't put this book down because of the characters. Can't wait for the next installment of the In Death series.
Kathy Davie
First read 8/1/2010 and again on April 29, 2011 and September 29, 2015.
Nicole
Aug 18, 2009 Nicole rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
I loved everything about this addition to the in Death series, including the coral cover which just screams...It's summer...read me! Whereas I was quite disappointed in the previous release, Salvation in Death, this one satisfied on all fronts. Eve seems much more comfortable being a wife, yet much still baffles her about life and relationships. The connection between Eve and Roarke was much more focused on with Eve experiencing a series of revelations or conclusions about herself and their rela ...more
Elevate Difference
She gets a phone call and leaves the house almost instantly afterward with her two guns on her person. Her weapons do not help her as she is ambushed on the stairwell by someone she recognizes. She is brought to the basement where she is revived before she is killed. The year is 2060 and NYPD Police Lieutenant Eve Dallas catches the case in Promises in Death.

Eve arrives at the crime scene and examines the body before turning it over. To her horror, she recognizes the victim as veteran Detective
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Kris - My Novelesque Life
4 STARS

"Amarylis Coltraine may have recently transferred to the New York City police force from Atlanta, but she's been a cop long enough to know how to defend herself against an assailant. When she's taken down just steps away from her apartment, killed with her own weapon, for Eve the victim isn't just "one of us."

Dallas's friend Chief Medical Examiner Morris and Coltraine had started a serious relationship, and from all accounts the two were headed for a happy future together. But someone has
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Sarah
Nov 12, 2008 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love all of the In Death books. They are all about a homicide cop, Eve Dallas, in NYC set in the future (2050+). The author has done a great job of creating this future world, with tons of little details that just make it came alive. JD Robb is a pseudonym (SP?) for Nora Roberts. So some of the scenes are quite steamy. And some of them are kind of graphic, because she is a homicide cop.

But there have been a lot of books in this series, and sometimes the storylines feel a little familar. The ma
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Barbara ★
SPECTACULAR as usual. J.D. Robb absolutely rocks!

Eve Dallas is on the trail of a cop killer. Amaryllis Coltraine recently transferred from Atlanta PD to New York (not Eve's squad but local). Amaryllis and ME Morris (Dallas's friend) hookup and it's serious. When she is murdered, Dallas catches the case. Dallas is a victim's advocate (so to speak) and Amaryllis is no different though Eve's connection to Morris makes it personal. Eve is stunningly brilliant as usual and locks this up tight in bet
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Zel Polev
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Gisele
Sep 16, 2012 Gisele rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, owned
She saw curiosity. No alarm, no worry. She knew her face showed him nothing. Not yet. Another second or two, she thought. Just another few seconds before she broke his heart.

Promises in Death es una de las mejores novelas de la serie. Es de ese tipo de libro que inyecta tantas emociones en el lector. Mi corazon...

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She did the only thing she could do. She plunged the knife is his heart.

JD Robb lo hizo otra vez.

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En Promises in Death, la muerte toca el corazon de uno de los mejores amigos de Eve y u
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Aya
Sep 22, 2015 Aya rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, mystery
In Death: 28
After so many books in this series, it's amazing that only about two years have passed in story time. Also amazing is how this prolific author can still manage to tell a good story filled with drama, humor, heart-touching moments, and tasteful romance. As with pretty much most of the books in this series, this one is standalone, and it's not strictly necessary to read the previous ones, though finding a primer on the characters might be helpful. The whole series is enjoyable, so star
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pxincess
Normally, I like this series. I would say this book is the first time that I didn’t actually like a book in the series. It took me longer to read as well. Way longer. I don’t know if it was because I wasn’t really enjoying the book this time, or my need/want to find out who did it went away. (I came across a spoler and since then it went down hill. Usually, I’m still able to read them fairly quickly and enjoy them though.) It just did not feel like a J.D. Robb/Nora Roberts book to me. I just did ...more
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J.D. Robb is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling In Death series and the pseudonym for #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts. The futuristic suspense series stars Eve Dallas, a New York City police lieutenant with a dark past. Initially conceived as a trilogy, readers clamored for more of Eve and the mysterious Roarke. Echoes in Death, on sale February 2017, is the 44th ent ...more
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  • Ceremony in Death (In Death, #5)
  • Vengeance in Death (In Death, #6)
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  • Witness in Death (In Death, #10)

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“Do little pink fairies sing and dance in your world, Peabody?"
"Sometimes, when it's very quiet and no one else can see.”
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“There it was, Eve supposed. There was the answer to why people got tangled up with people. Because when you were down, when you were wallowing, someone you mattered to would ask if you were okay.” 198 likes
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