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Divided in Death (In Death #18)

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The first hardcover in the series-now in paperback. The novel that brings it all together...
ebook, 384 pages
Published August 31st 2004 by Berkley Books (first published January 2004)
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Karla
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
Jo
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
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...more
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.
Natalie
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.
Michelle (meshe)
Synopis:
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...more
Bigd_041555
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!
Maria
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...more
Jerry
"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...more
Elvan
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.
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Maria
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
Livvy
Thrilling, emotional and just all around brilliant. Robb ticked every box for me this time and continues to astound me. With her In Death series currently topping a phenomenal 30+ books I’ve been rather left wondering if there are any more directions this woman can take her books at 18. I thought surely at some point she’s going to have to drop and whilst I’ve preferred some books in the series more than others they continue to be of a top-class quality that always keep me excited, engaged and h...more
Tina
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
Eden
This was not my favorite "... in Death" and I will do my best to explain. Problem #1: it read like an expanded edition of Spy vs. Spy and I could never quite figure who was doing what to whom and why. Problem #2: during most of the story, Eve and Roarke were at odds ... seriously at odds and I believe that was really the main plot. Of course, they always straighten things out (and it was very moving when they did so this time) but it was quite close to the end of the book before they found their...more
Lori
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
Meli Mel *Ty and Zane's Creeper*
Reva Ewing, security specialist for Roarke, is a prime suspect of the death of Blair Bissel, her husband, and Felicity Cade, her best friend. Reva discovers her husband and best friend have been having an affair. Now she is being framed for a double murder she didn't commit.
I can't believe I am still not bored by this series, it just gets better. I really missed all the characters but didn't know how much till I started reading this. Another great exciting read. New info on Eve's past is reveale...more
Journeywoman
This should probably get 3 1/2 stars, but I'm rounding up.

One of the better Dallas/Roarke books. One of the things I like most about this series is the way she portrays a married couple. Most romances end with the marriage or the HEA (Happily Ever After). This series shows how much work goes into a marriage and how much you really have to commit to it.

I recommend this book particularly because Dallas and Roarke are understandably and believably angry at each other for a good portion of the boo...more
Shelleyrae at Book'd Out
Another strong book in this series - Nora Roberts deserves a lot of credit for keeping this series interesting and unique.
The mystery of Divided in Death essentially centers on espionage and betrayal - its a bit convoluted and stretches the boundaries a little but in all its tight and twists nicely.
Betrayal is also an issue for Eve when she discovers something new about that night in Dallas, how she and Roarke deal with the knowledge is spectacularly handled.
I have to say I fell in love with Ro...more
Myles Sudbeck
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BJ Rose
I think Robb has kicked this series up a notch by delving more into Roarke's personal history and how that affects his relationship with Eve, as happened in the previous book. Now we have the added angst of the emotional & moral dilemma that threatens to tear them apart. It won't, of course, but the reader really feels the emotional turmoil that Eve & Roarke experience.
Heather
Let me start by saying this is my current favorite series. I love how strong Eve Dallas is and how sexy her husband Roarke is. The writing in this series is fantastic and I've grown to love the characters. I don't normally write reviews for books in a series but I had to for this one because it was just so good!

The book opens with the murder of a couple. Reva Ewing is found at the scene and suspected to be the killer. Eve rushes to the scene with Roarke only to find out that Reva is the daughter...more
Uthie
Di buku ke 18 serial In Death ini Eve Dallas sudah punya rekan baru. Siapa lagi kalau bukan Peabody yang baru saja diangkat menjadi detektif. Tapi tetap saja penyelidikan masih dipegang oleh Eve. Kali ini kasus yang mereka tangani adalah pembunuhan seorang suami dan selingkuhannya yang diduga kuat dilakukan oleh istrinya. Sementara si istri yang menjadi terduga itu juga bukan orang sembarang. Ia seorang pakar keamanan bagi Roarke Enterprises sekaligus mantan anggota Dinas Rahasia yang sepak terj...more
Sam
I really love the "In Death" series, there in no one that wouldn't to be like Eve Dallas, she strong, independent and a badass cop. Roarke is a man that every woman on this planet would love to have, he is caring but very dangerous if crossed wrong, he is a true badass and I think I'm in love with him ^w^

Felicia
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.
Erika  Badass
Probably one of my favorites in the series.

HSO OP

Eve and Roarke go through some stuff in this book, it costs them both.
Sabine
Dieses Mal wird nicht Eve Dallas nachts aus dem Bett geholt sondern ihr Mann Roarke. Gerade als Eve sich freut, dass mal kein Mord ihre Nacht unterbricht, muss Roarke sie berichtigen: Seine Assistentin Caro hat ihn panisch um Hilfe gebeten. Ihre Tochter Reva hat ihren Mann und ihre beste Freundin im Bett erwischt - beide tot. Und irgendwie kann sie sich nicht mehr richtig daran erinnern was passiert ist. Sie weiß noch, dass sie anonym ein Päckchen mit Bildern und Videodateien zugespielt bekommen...more
Kaetrin
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Megan
The book had a good start, with set-ups and spies and conspiracies and Caro the kickass administrative assistant, but then the plot turned far too contrived and also dull (probably even a worse offense). You know it's a disappointing resolution when everything is explained in paragraphs and paragraphs of exposition from the antagonist. Boring. :/ Plus, after warming up to him in the prior couple of books, I'm back to finding Roarke a complete jackass who doesn't respect Eve's work and whose over...more
Malin
This is book 18 in J.D. Robb's "In Death" series, so it goes without saying that there is all sorts of backstory you miss out on if this is the first one you pick up. It's impossible for me to write this review without spoiling some of the stuff from previous novels, so go read "Naked in Death" if you haven't already been acquainted with Roarke and Lieutenant Eve Dallas.

Eve Dallas is called to a murder scene, where at first glance, it looks as if Roarke's personal aide's daughter, brutally kill...more
Adrienne Testa
Good story and a quick read. Loved Eve and her team going up against the government. Eve and Roarke disagreeing over handling the government people who left her in that motel to kill her father. Loved the new toys Roarke has, get the job done toys. Roarke's employee is framed for the murder of her dead husband and lover.The employee is the daughter of Roarke's assistant Caro. The employee who is used by the government to access secret intel on the projects she is working on for Roarke's company....more
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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....more
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