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Kindred in Death (In Death #29)

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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
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.
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
I was very dissapointed with this book. I'm a huge fan of the In Death series and have to say that I regret buying this book. It seems that Nora Roberts does not have a clear picture of her characters anymore. From the narrative it seems that Eve Dallas has none of her kick ass attitude and witty remarks and Roarke has none of his charm. The exchanges between Dallas and Summerset are lukewarm at best. Louise getting married in the book also doesn't add anything to the book unlike Mavis's labor r ...more
Another difficult case for Eve, where she investigates the brutal murder of the daughter of a police captain.

I'm really enjoying the series, both because of the multilayered, realistic characters, and because of the interesting cases Eve's investigating.

Next comes a short story, Missing in Death.
Katy M
This one showcases the good and the bad inherent in all kinship.

I never put spoilers in my reviews.
J D Robb (Nora Roberts) is one of the few authors I reread. Everything about the "in Death" novels is quality writing and defies genre labeling.
From the relationship between Dallas and Rourke, the mystery/thriller storyline, an extremely strong female role model, the secondary characters, the setting, well, everything, you just can't wait for the next one. Robb shows that a woman can be strong and
#29 in the Eve Dallas (in Death) series. Author Robb continues to be innovative in her long running crime series and the sub-plots evolving from her circle of family, colleagues and friends are really a lot of fun. The main plot involves the killer of a cop's daughter who has a most obscure motive. Tech genius Jamie Lingstrom, who is being subsidized at Columbia University by Roarke, provides some critical assistance during the investigation - and who knew that Roarke addressed the President of ...more
Terry Hartley
Kindred in Death, the 29th in a series of "Death" novels by J.D. Robb, is a gritty police procedural that is set in New York City in the year 2060. Because this is my first Robb novel I picked it up on a lark without knowing the book was set in the near future. Frankly, it could have been set today because it doesn't describe any leaps in technology, just sort of a slow progression. That aside, this is a book to be enjoyed by readers who like crime plots with graphic scenes and a few twists alon ...more
Jenny Delandro
Well This is a cop thriller

I might have to make a shelf just for JDRobb

I love the interactions between Eve and Roarke

I want what she's having!!

Must be nice to know that even though your husband has a job he can still follow you around and make sure you eat when you are working and help you when you need it....

Lets just jump in your jet honey and fly down south a few hundred miles to interview a family and be back for a meeting that afternoon...

love it
Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim)
More of a mystery/crime than many of them are. The wedding isn't as much fun as the wedding shower in the last. You can see how much healthier Eve is from book to book. Heck, she's almost close to normal at this point.

I don't know what else to say that I haven't said about the previous 28 books in the series. Good characters and fun dialog in a kick-ass setting makes for a fun series to read.
Wendy F
These books are nothing if not consistent. I would say that they are all solid 4 stars, no matter how many I read.

It was exactly what I needed. After all the paranormal's and sad books that had me all wired up I needed some of the familiar. Roarke, Eve, Peabody, and McNab seriously hit the spot.

Even after 29 books it still one of my favorite series.
Lady Lioness
Despite the brutal and horrifying death of the first victim, this is one of my top ten JD Robb books. It's the perfect blend of continuity, character development, and mystery. I do admit to getting the Big Bad here confused with the Big Bad of Vengeance in Death, as they are similar archetypes, but I love it anyway!
4.5 stars เล่มนี้ฆาตกรโหดกว่าเล่มก่อนค่ะ แต่ก็ยังคงน่าติดตามทุกหน้าเช่นเคย ลังเลมากว่าจะให้สี่ดาวหรือห้าดาวดี แต่คิดว่ามีเล่มที่ชอบมากกว่าในซีรี่ส์นี้อยู่หลายเล่มก็เลยปัดลงให้สี่ดาวแทนค่ะ ไม่น่าเชื่อว่าสามสิบกว่าเล่มแล้ว (รวมเรื่องสั้นทั้งหลายในชุดด้วย) แต่ความเข้มข้นยังคงอยู่ระดับนี้ได้ตลอด ทึ่งคนเขียนเรื่องมากค่ะ
So good to get back to Eve and Roarke! This one was really emotional for me and for Eve. I wish there hadn't been QUITE so much description of the torture and rape, especially of the young girl. The ending, seeing Charles and Louise tie the knot was a really sweet ending to a tumultuous book. On to the next!
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Eleanor Marie Robertson was born on October 10, 1950 in Silver Spring, Maryland, U.S.A. She was the youngest of the five children, also the only girl, of a marriage with Irish ancestors. Her family were avid readers, so books were always important in her life. She attended a Catholic school and credits the nuns with instilling in her a sense of discipline.
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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.” 14 likes
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