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Kindred in Death (In Death #29)

4.28 of 5 stars 4.28  ·  rating details  ·  13,041 ratings  ·  607 reviews
When the newly promoted captain of the NYPSD and his wife return a day early from their vacation, they were looking forward to spending time with their bright and vivacious sixteen-year-old daughter who had stayed behind.

Not even their worst nightmares could have prepared them for the crime scene that awaited them instead. Brutally murdered in her bedroom, Deena?s body sh
Hardcover, 374 pages
Published November 3rd 2009 by Putnam Adult (first published 2009)
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Really like this book - has everything in it - a twisted serial killer, great police work and deductions, and some very good bantering!

I know there are people who read the ID series for the romance and skip over the "police" part - to those people, you are missing the whole idea of ID and if it's just romance that you want - find another series. J.D. Robb writes an excellent police procedural period.

The main killer in this book is one that you can not only hate but also hate his trainer!

Two thum
April Taylor
I love the Dallas crime stories of J D Robb. Set in 2060, the protagonist is ace 'bitch-cop' Lieutenant Eve Dallas, soft as butter in the middle, but with a harder than average carapace. Married to the billionaire, Roarke, the stories centre around their love for each other and the fact that they both had abused childhoods. The great strength of the Dallas novels is the 'family' of characters. That, and the inevitable envy of Roarke's house with holo suites, swimming pools, luxury of every kind ...more
This book started out slow for me. I can't say for sure if it was the book or just a personal issue with me, but it did pick up after the first quarter or so.

I think one of the problems I'm having with the series lately is that Eve is mellowing out. She's still kick-ass, but she's losing her hard edge. That's ok, because I definitely want to see her grow and change. But it kind of takes something away from the stories, too.

The case was interesting and I enjoyed watching Eve puzzle through it. On
Venus Blancia
This is one difficult read for me since my loads of work had me juggling over from physical book to audio book. I am fascinated with Susan Erickson's narration that I have to imitate her. lol. Peabody sounds weird and nasal. I love Roarke's Irish feel. Well, I have a lot of expectations here and I was all excited of Jamie but I think it was still all lacking for his character development. I found that Eve here was a little less kickass so much of the murder. I found the plot like JD writing this ...more
Mrs. Badass
Nov 04, 2009 Mrs. Badass rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Crime Fans, J.D Robb Fans,
Shelves: nov-09-releases
Eve Dallas is back in a horrific way. Searching for the killer of a sixteen year old Cop's daughter leads Eve and her team on a journey where the clues are hidden and the reasons obscure. J.D Robb Delivers as usual. Despite a few lovable characters not really present (Mavis, Mcnabb, even Charles and Louise despite it being their wedding) The book was Solid. The case was interesting, but it was horrible. Like a bad car wreck, you go by slowly straining trying to see, even tho you don't want to.

I don't know how it is possible after so many books in the series to feel exactly like I was feeling when I read the first book, but I am glad for it!

Every time I am reading a book from this series is both a pleasant and unpleasant experience. Pleasant because this is one of the best series I’ve ever read, with great characters and amazingly well-written. Unpleasant because murder is exactly that. And when it has to do with a murder-rape case of a sixteen years old girl? No words to describe it.
This one is great too. I liked the rip-down power she has during dressing-downs. Tough cases with the best and this one like the others, leaves you reading by the fingertips. Of course there was everything in this book, as with the others. I have read this book before and will read it again. (my favortie series and books) Humor, suspense, emotions, and some serious magolicous steaminess and friends/family. Enjoy Bunches
Denise ~The Procrastinating Book Diva~

I can't BELIEVE it's been nearly a year since my last "visit" with Eve, Roarke, and the rest of the gang!! I can't even express how much I missed them :) The only thing I love more than this series is listening to Susan Ericksen bring the characters to life in the audiobooks. Kindred in Death is yet another fantastic addition to the In Death series.
I hate to be so tepid about J.D. Robb -- she's still head and shoulders above so many writers. But this fell a little flat for me: wanted more Roarke/Eve conflict and/or emotion ... more about the other stock characters ... more wedding. I feel as if I could totally have bypassed reading it and it wouldn't hurt my enjoyment of the whole series.
When I first started reading the Eve Dallas series I couldn't get enough of them - I probably read 7 of them in four days. Now that I've got 15 or more under my belt I'm starting to feel like I'm reading the same material over and over.

I love Eve's character - how she is so not a girly girl, doesn't understand her girlfriends preoccupation with clothes, makeup, babies, etc. I love how Robb has put Eve in a futuristic time period with seriously "frosty" electronics, cars, weapons, security system
Kathy Davie
First read 8/11/2010 and again May 9, 2011.

Twenty-ninth in the In Death romance-suspense series starring Eve Dallas and Roarke based in the mid-21st century in New York City.

This is about the fourth time I've read this book, heck, my fourth time through the series. I absolutely love Eve with all her strengths and vulnerabilities. I want my own Roarke. Sure, he's probably the richest man in the universe, but I love that wicked sense of humor, his sensitivity about people and particularly with Eve
6 aydır seriden kitap okumamış bünyeme iyi gelen bir kitap herzamanki gibi:)

Yasadışı madde bölümünün başına yeni terfi etmiş olan bir polisin 16 yaşındaki kızı kendi evlerinde tecavüz edilip öldürülmüş olarak bulunuyor. Yüzbaşı aynı zamanda Whitney'inde arkadaşı ve özellikle davaya Eve bakması için çağrılıyor böylece Roarke ile planladıkları pazar günleri mahvoluyor ama cinayet beklemiyor tabiiki:) Roarkecim de herzamanki gibin çok anlayışlı çoook..

Polis kızı cinayeti olunca daha bi atraksiyonlu
This is the one where Eve is the bridesmaid for Dr. Louise and Charles, the ex-LC. Meanwhile the daughter of a cop is viciously murdered by someone getting revenge for something Dallas has to figure out. I felt like I had already read the first part of the story, but the ending felt totally new, so I have no clue whether this is the first or second reading of this book. But now I have it listed so I know I've read it. It's good.
You know a book is good when on the second reading it still keeps you up until 4:00 am. Of course, it's been more than five years since I read it the first time, but it still sucked me in. Sure, as I read, I remembered, but still didn't remember what was coming until almost the end.

Some of the In Death books are as much about the relationships of the main characters as they are about the mystery. But this one was all about the crime to be solved. It was a horrific one and although Eve h
This was not one of my favourite In-Death's, maybe because I have a 16 year old and the violent rape and murder of the 16 year old girl didn't sit well with me. This one just didn't have the usual Eve & Roarke sparkle either. Anyway, on to Fantasy in Death!
I found this very disappointing, full of errors and anomalies. After the great characters and action of the previous this one was very flat, and if I didn't know better, I think someone else had a hand in writing it. To me, a devoted fan, it just doesn't read like a JD Robb book. For the first time in an In Death book there is the term "unsub" a rather unpleasant abbreviation often used in books by other crime writers. And LT is used to refer to Eve Dallas, again for the first time. I can only h ...more
Alana ~ The Book Pimp
I've still been pleased as punch by this series, despite being 30 books into it now.

[If you've stumbled onto this review but haven't read previous books in the series, I highly recommend picking up Naked in Death - book 1 - and continuing through the series until you get here. Not only is the series worth it, and the characters still fun and fresh and interesting, but you won't enjoy and recognize the character growth without the previous installments in the series.]

I'm still not the slightest
Great book, I find with J.D. Robb books that if she adds a real connection to a case to Eve or Rourke it always, always works. This is another winner. Susan Ericksen does it again with her narration.
Nikinnia Smith garcia
I would've given this book 5 stars, but it was a bit slow in the beginning. Eve Dallas is requested by a police captain to investigate the murder and rape of his teenage daughter. With the help of her beloved team: Det. Peabody, McNabb, Cpt. Feeney, and of course her sweet husband Rourke she is able to capture the sick, twisted revenge killer.

As always I love the way Rourke and Eve are together. They always know just what the other one needs. It's so funny to me that for most of his life Rourke
Michelle(Chelle) aka Nightshade - Cake Whisperer
This installment was more about the crime than the interactions between the characters although there were some sweet moments between Eve and Louise and of course Eve & Roarke.

Recap of the crime: The 16 year old daughter of a fellow officer is brutally raped and murdered in their home while the parents are away for the weekend and Eve has to deal with her own demons while trying to solve this one. In this case Eve has to be very methodical so she can track down a young man who specifically t
Gail Cooke

One might think that with the 39th offering in a series an author might be slowing down - quite the opposite is true with J. D. Robb who ratchets up the suspense, scariness, and sex in KINDRED IN DEATH. For this reader it's the best Eve Dallas tale yet.
Set in 2060 with NYC as the primary backdrop we find our erstwhile police lieutenant and husband Roarke enjoying a leisurely Sunday, and planning a day in the Caymans. (Just one more perk for being married to a handsome over the top wealthy Irish
This book was badly in need of a line edit, which was a distraction to say the least. Can the Robb/Roberts juggernaut slow down a little, please, and focus on quality? We'll wait. Really.

Some other reviews have criticized the repeated references to Eve's past trauma. While it's true this is the umpty-umpth book in the series (I've seen several different numbers attributed to it in various reviews, and I'm not taking the time to count myself), it should also be remembered that these however-many
This one actually starts off with a peaceful note. Eve and Roarke are enjoying a three day holiday weekend which serves as the anniversary of the end of the Urban Wars. Eve's first jolt to reality isn't a case, it's the realization that Louise and Charles' wedding is a week away and she has mysterious matron of honor duties to perform.

But, soon enough crime interrupts this second amusing idle. Another crime close to the vest - after Morris' lady love in the last book - the daughter of an Illegal
Booklover, Indianapolis
(Jan) Why is it with some series (cough...Stephanie Plum...cough) the same ol', same ol' becomes formulaic and tired and in others it really works? I can't believe this is the 29th In Death book and I still love them! I think the reason it works here is because while you see growth and change in both Eve and Roarke as well as the supporting cast, the essense of what makes Eve so cool and Roarke so delicious has not changed. I thought this mystery, while violent and depressing, was really well do ...more
It's another homicide that Dallas and Peabody are called to but this time it hits real close to home. Peabody actually knows the victim and Dallas takes it hard because the victim is a teenage girl. It's a brutal scene they find, made worse because the parents are the ones who come home to find their child murdered. The parts regarding the teenager's death were very hard for me to read. Anytime it's a kid it's just really hard reading. The emotions Dallas, Peabody and the whole gang show makes t ...more
I picked up this book at a hotel kiosk when I was desperate for some light reading as a respite from a three day marathon session of writing. Oh my gosh it was bad! How is it that books like this have so many readers? The story is set in the distant future, but it seems the only purpose for that is so the author doesn't have to get bogged down with story complications that she doesn't want to develop or research. There doesn't seem to be any consistency as to what is contemporary and what is fut ...more
Standard JD Robb book with all the same elements you find in every single book. This really a 3 plus rating. A lean toward the four due to the inclusion of Charles/Louise, the actual case itself, Morris back on the job.

Eve/Roarke relate every case to the events that happen in their childhood. It's such a shame that Eve's past has to brought up in every case and when a case comes along that warrants (such as the case in Kindred in Death) a reminder of what happen to her, it seems trivial.

The maj
I haven't read any of the more recent Eve Dallas novels, but I picked up a copy of this when I couldn't find anything on my bookshelves that I felt like reading. As always, J.D. Robb provides a dependably good read. The familiar cast of characters and tropes are comfortable, and this comfortableness is a relief in contrast to the stark brutality of the case at hand. I could really feel the frustration of Dallas and her team as they struggle to follow sparse threads to the killer.

My favorite aspe
Caz Malpas

I know it's probably just me, but this title didn't float my boat, so although I started listening to it I didn't have my usual enthusiasm for the story.

I was so wrong, I loved the story, the usual gang were on form, I just find it so funny when Eve is fretting over her role as maid of honour, and the epilogue was so sweet.
Thoroughly enjoyed it!

Next please..............
Eve and Roarke never get boring, a million books later and the series it still fresh, the plot still great and the personal stories wonderful. To me the murder always comes secondary to what is happening in the characters lives and one day I would love to read a book where there is no murder just the daily interactions between all the characters we have come to know and love. This murder though is especially hard because it is the 16 year old daughter of a police captain. This one hits home on m ...more
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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.

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Other Books in the Series

In Death (1 - 10 of 42 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)
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  • Holiday in Death (In Death, #7)
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“Roarke: You'd enjoy flying more if you'd learn the controls.

Eve: I'd rather pretend I'm on the ground.

Roarke: And how many vehicles have you wrecked, had blown up, or destroyed in the last, oh, two years?

Eve: Think about that, then imagine it happening when I'm at the wheel at thirty thousand feet.

Roarke: Good point. I'll do the flying.”
“Eve: "She completely eye-fucked you." Roarke: "I know. I feel so cheap and used." Eve: "Shit. You got off on it. Men always do." Roarke: "True enough, which is why we're so often cheap and used.” 18 likes
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