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Divided in Death (In Death #18)

4.32  ·  Rating Details ·  18,732 Ratings  ·  531 Reviews
The first hardcover in the series-now in paperback. The novel that brings it all together...
ebook, 384 pages
Published August 1st 2004 by Berkley Books (first published January 2004)
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Aug 02, 2016 Jilly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
A cheating husband who gets killed in bed with his mistress, the wife's best friend. They are both stabbed to death. That's justice. Kind of hard to feel sorry for them. Eve makes her feelings on the subject pretty clear:

Eve to Roarke: “If you ended up naked and dead with another woman, I’d do the rumba on your corpse.”

“You can’t do the rumba.”

“I’d take lessons first.”

He laughed, rubbed a hand over her thigh. “You might very well, not that you’ll ever get the chance. But you’d also grieve.”

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
❆ Crystal ❆
4.5 stars. Eve is great! You've just got to love her no-nonsense way of being a cop. She is up against a lot in this book. I'm not a big fan on the trips down memory lane with her past. This one delved into her past more than some... and thanks Jonetta for the warning! The flash backs and the details are what gets me the most and this only had 1 scene that I was able to (and did) skim through.
I did like this one though in the fact of who/what her enemy was. Who doesn't love a good conspiracy? A
Kathy Davie
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.
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
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.
Apr 30, 2012 Diane 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!
Jun 22, 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.
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
This story had me on the edge of my seat! It had a lot of twists and turns, and it tested Eve in many ways. It also created a lot of tension between Eve and Roarke, resulting in their first major fight in the series. It was an interesting look at how their relationship changed when they were on opposite sides of an issue. We also see Eve handle changes in relationships with other people, namely Mavis, and how it effects her overall outlook. All things considered, a wonderful addition to the seri ...more
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.
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.
Oct 30, 2015 Karen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
With this one, the murder plot took a back seat to the emotional turmoil between Eve and Roarke.
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.
Nov 18, 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
Connie N.
#18 in the In Death series, wonderfully narrated by Susan Ericksen. The only minor annoyance this time was her pronunciation of the word "intel." I think there's supposed to be emphasis on the first syllable, but she consistently put the emphasis on the second syllable. As I said, a minor annoyance, but I noticed it every single time.
This story was a little less enjoyable for me than the usual ones, mostly because of the fairly complicated story. There was a lot of political-related stuff and th
Feb 27, 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
Berls (Fantasy is More Fun)
Another great one. It was hard seeing Eve and Roarke so disconnected, but at the same time I enjoyed it. It's so natural for a relationship to go through deep struggles and I love that Robb keeps there relationship so real. I'm loving seeing the growth in Peabody and Eve's relationship now that they are partners, too. And the mystery was pretty great - lots of fun moments as they get all spy-like to take on a government agency. This was supposed to be the last one, but I'm buying book 19 and goi ...more
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
Mar 25, 2011 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!
Aug 22, 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!
Katie Reus
Feb 12, 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!
Pamela Shropshire
Nov 19, 2016 Pamela Shropshire rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: eve-roarke
It's hard for me to be objective about this series, now that I've become so invested in the characters. They're like personal friends or family to me.

This one involves a double murder and the daughter of Roarke's personal assistant, Caro, is the suspect. Reva Ewing receives a package showing her husband cheating with her best friend. Reva is a security specialist currently working for Roarke Industries, and she is a former Secret Service agent. She is understandably enraged, and immediately goe
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
I read the first 17 books in this series last year and mostly got a lot of enjoyment out of them. I decided to pick up this next one this week because I wanted something that would be a quick, enjoyable read and if I didn't start reading the series again soon, I knew I'd never catch up (I still have another 20+ books to go!)

I don't know. I'm still getting some enjoyment out of this series. I have a lot of love for the secondary characters, I mostly really like the crimes (though this one was lac
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
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
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