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The Lost (In Death #29.5)

4.05 of 5 stars 4.05  ·  rating details  ·  2,646 ratings  ·  114 reviews
J. D. Robb’s Missing in Death investigates a female tourist’s disappearance during a ferry ride. Detective Eve Dallas wonders…if she didn’t jump, and she’s not on board, then where in the world is she?

In Patricia Gaffney’s The Dog Days of Laurie Summer, a woman awakens to a familiar yet unsettling world.

In Mary Blayney’s Lost in Paradise, a man locked in an island fortre
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Great collection of four short stories all well written and amusing!
Sam Farkas
I'm not really sure what I was expecting from a collection of novellas, but whatever it was, I was underwhelmed.

MISSING IN DEATH - Murder mysteries aren't really my thing to begin with, but to appreciate this story, you have to be familiar with the character Eve Dallas and the IN DEATH series--which I'm not. Because it's part of a greater series, the characters aren't given much backstory, so I ended up feeling very detached.

THE DOG DAYS OF LAURIE SUMMER - This was my favorite of the four storie
Lynsey A
This review is only on the J.D. Robb short story "Missing in Death."

Wow, for a short story this was wonderful. Now, I have to say in the middle of this story I was going to give this one a 3 star (it was a brief thought but about 3 pages later I changed my mind) but by the end it got shot right up to 5 stars.

This book touches back on Divided in Death so if someone is reading out of order the J.D. Robb books, make sure you read Divided in Death before reading this one. I suggest reading them in
Heh. I have to admit I barely even looked at the stories except for Robb's. And I didn't read any of them.

I enjoyed the Eve Dallas story. Actually it was more of a novella. (I wouldn't recommend it for newcomers to the series. They'll miss most of the flavor of the character interactions, especially the climatic scene.) The story was the perfect length. It didn't feel rushed or drawn out. I would recommend it to every Eve Dallas fan.
Dharia Scarab
I haven't read the "In Death" story yet because I'm not that far into the series.

Of the other three stories, two were good but the third fell flat which is why this book only gets 3 stars.

The Dog Days of Laurie Summer was just boring, I was bored to death by the time they revealed that Laurie returned to her family as a dog. Zzz

Since I don't normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say, here's the break down of how I rate my books...

1 star... This book was bad, so bad I may h
I really liked the premise of this book. I thought it would have made a great plot for a longer novel. I like it when Summerset gets some "screen time" and I find myself wanting to know more of his background, and why he is now content to serve as a butler.
This was a good collection of stories. I started it for the In Death, but ended up enjoying all 4 novellas.
The Lost is an anthology of four authors. I read it because it included one of my favorites, J.D. Robb. I usually try to read the other stories in the book in the hopes of discovering a new author I'd like to read.

In Missing in Death, J.D. Robb yet again shows you the scope of her inventiveness. Lieutenant Dallas is called to the Staten Island Ferry because a woman is missing. In her place in the ladies' washroom is enough blood to guarantee that someone is dead. With no windows or vents large
Buku ini isinya 4 cerita dari 4 pengarang berbeda. Aku baru baca 3 cerita dan yang 1 mungkin akan aku skip saja.

1. Missing in Death : Seorang wanita hilang di toilet kapal ferry yang sedang berlayar dari New York ke Liberty Island (dimana patung Liberty berdiri), meninggalkan genangan darah yang mengidentifikasikan telah terjadinya peristiwa pembunuhan. Lt. Eve Dallas dipanggil untuk menuntaskan misteri tersebut. Diketahui kemudian bahwa genangan darah tersebut bukan berasal dari wanita tadi. Sa
"Missing in Death" by J.D. Robb investigates a female tourist's disappearance during a ferry ride. Detective Eve Dallas wonders...if she didn't jump, and she's not on board, then where in the world is she?

Eve makes a very difficult decision that goes against the rules she is supposed to abide by being in law enforcement. Sometimes the line between victim and criminal is blurred. Solid novella I highly recommend to J.D. Robb fans. My Rating: 4.25/5

In Patricia Gaffney's "The Dog Days of Laurie Su
Henry Puckett
Out of all honesty, I only read the stories by J.D. Robb, and Ruth Ryan Langan. I tried the other two, but I couldn't seem to get interested in them at all (no disrespect to these two marvelous authors). This is the reason for my rating of three stars, seeing that it wouldn't be fair to give a five star rating and only reading half the book.

The In Death series is one of my favorite crime series, hence the reason I bought the book. I've just taken on the writing aspect of my own crime book, and t
Oh dear, what can I say. The first story is OK, Robb isn't at her best but it's interesting and gripping enough. And the mysteries are intriguing--where's the body, if a murder did take place? What happened to the innocent bystander? Who's the victim, and most importantly, why? If this story was published in a single book, I'd give it 4 stars.

The second story makes my eyes roll, I mean, duh, the title is such a giveaway. However as I read on, it became more enjoyable to me. I like the fact that
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I picked up The Lost because I needed a break after finishing the Kushiel's Legacy series. I needed something shallower, easier, entertaining but comfortably predictable. These books have a place in my reading schedule too.

The J.D. Robb story, Missing in Death, is pretty much exactly what you would expect from Robb/Roberts. La Nora doesn't really do it for me - stylistically or plot-wise - but I respect that she's in her own league.

Patricia Gaffney's story was next, and the best word I can use
This is a computation of stories. In short, "The Dog Days of Laurie Summer" by Patricia Gaffney was the best in the book for me.

The first one, by J.D. Robbs, which should have been the best was a dud. The crime was interesting. The detective, her lover and group of coworkers were not. Even the villains were boring. It was so bad, I skipped thru the pages to find out how it ended.

The next story, by Patricia Gaffney was extremely entertaining! There was tragedy, comedy, a weird love triangle, lo
Adrienne Testa
Missing in death by JD Robb was an interesting story, which I reviewed as an individual book.
Legacy by Ruth Ryan Langan is a cute short story with only three primary characters. It follows the tale of a wealthy man looking for his long lost granddaughter. Another man, Ross Delaney wanting to protect the wealthy man from fraud and Aidan O'Mara who doesn't believe she is the grand daughter of this man. But, agrees to travel to Ireland to meet the wealthy man. Aidan agrees to a DNA test and while
Lori Robinett
Haven't read a collection like this that I recall. Did enjoy all the stories, though none got "deep" enough for me. Tough to do in a story this long. Found the Dog Days of Laurie Summer by Patricia Gaffney to be the best in the book - a really good read, and one that I wouldn't have picked up just by reading the description. It was a well-written story, with characters that I could identify with and a premise that was intriguing (coma patient's awareness moves into a dog adopted by her family). ...more
In J.D. Robb's Missing in Death, A tourist and her family vacationing in NY take the ferry to see the Statue of Liberty, and she disappears for an hour. Eve & co. have to figure out where she was, what happened to her, and why (****). In Patricia Gaffney's The Dog Days of Laurie Summer, Laurie falls and ends up in a coma leaving her husband and young son to cope with the loss--of her as wife & mother and breadwinner. She somehow ends up in the body of their pet dog & learns what's re ...more
Donna Siebold
These stories are for the most part really mediocre. I enjoyed the second story where the wife is in a coma and comes to her family as a dog - learning several very important lessons - before returning to herself and her family. The J.D. Robb story was okay, the other two were just trite beyond words.
Anna Mcfadden
"The Lost" has Eve Dallas is on the hunt of a missing women who may have been killed

"The Dog Days of Laura Summer" has a women waking up to a world so different from her own.

"List in Paradise" a man is curse to an island and fonds hope in a nurse whose passion may save him.

"Legacy" has a women traveling to Ireland to uncover some family secert that may change what she knows bout her family.
J.D. Robb ~I really luv these books~~ I need to start at the beginning though :) I love crime and solving them and in these books I feel like I'm right there With Eve :) In this one Eve try's to find a female tourist how disappears during a ferry ride ~~ It's good !Patricia Gaffney ~The Dog Days of Laurie Summer was also a very good read short but you could feel the story.. I need to read more of this author :)Mary Blayney ~Lost in Paradise ~~Was okay of a story well worth to read :)A man findin ...more
Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
I borrowed this book because of Missing In Death by J.D. Robb, which is considered the 36th story in the In Death series.

Lieutenant Dallas is called to the Staten Island Ferry because a woman is missing. In her place in the ladies' washroom is enough blood to guarantee that someone is dead. With no windows or vents large enough to escape through, how did a murderer and a dead body disappear from a ship with 3,000 passengers?

It's a short, and face paced read with some interesting twists along the
Athena Braun
When I read the back of the book it sounded interesting but when I actually started reading it was pretty boring. The only story I actually read was Missing in Death by J.D. Robb. I tried reading The Dog days of laurie Summer. At first it was o.k. then I was like what the heck is going on. The main characer is now a dog!! That was the stupidest story I have ever tried to read. It was very disappointing and actually made me stop reading the rest of the book!! I was just bored of it all by then! N ...more
3.5 stars. The J.D. Robb was pretty good, I skipped the Patricia Gaffney, the Mary Blayney was okay but I really LOVED the Ruth Ryan Langan.
A good quick read. Four novellas, four writers. A great way to find new writers to read and follow.
Meh. The first story is the reason I picked up this book. Love the Eve Dallas (J.D. Robb) series and was delighted to be able to read the newest one so close to its release. Like most short stories that are part of a series, it was okay, but not great. The other stories in this book definitely did not help the grade. A woman who drowns and comes back as a dog, a pure woman sent to help ease a 200-year-old curse. The last story "Legacy" is the only thing that would make me want to bump this up to ...more
Finally finished this book. Over all the book rates 3 stars.

The 4th story~Legacy by Ruth Ryan Langan rated 3 stars. It was a sweet quick romance.

Read the the JD Robb story. Enjoyable. three stars

Jan 24.
Just read the second story in this collection: The Dog Days of Laurie Summer, by Patricia Gaffney. I absolutly loved it! Many laugh out loud moments. I will never be able to look at my dog in the same way again.4 stars

April 7.
Finally read the 3 story~Lost in Pradise by Mary Blayney. It was...wel
Only got 3 stars because it contained a story by J.D. Robb.
On average, this rates 3 stars. I really enjoyed the first of the stories by J. D. Robb, and will probably check out the series which features the characters included in this story. I skipped the second story which seemed sad and disturbing. The 3rd story was eh - story only had original element, not necessarily engaging, and the writing was okay. The 4th story was completely unoriginal, unbelievable, and I really enjoyed it. For some reason, I was able t read it like a would a fairly tale, and ...more
Not even the Eve Dallas story could save this anthology. I read the book for the JD Robb story and it was a decent one. Lots of blood, no weapon, no way off the ferry and no dead body. The Gaffney story was cute and involved a comatose woman inhabiting the body of a dog as she comes to terms with her old self. The other two stories were not particularly interesting. Novellas or short stories is an art form. Most authors can't tell a good story in such a short number of words but some keep trying ...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.
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