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Survivor In Death

(In Death #20)

4.39  ·  Rating details ·  23,828 ratings  ·  718 reviews
LENGTH -- 12 hrs and 18 mins

No affairs. No criminal connections. No DNA. No clues. Eve Dallas may be the best cop in the city - not to mention having the lavish resources of her husband Roarke at her disposal - but the Swisher case has her baffled. The family members were murdered in their beds with brutal, military precision. The state-of-the-art security was breached, an
Mass Market Paperback, 360 pages
Published September 1st 2005 by Berkley Books (first published 2005)
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Apr 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
20 books in and still riveted by Eve and Roarke. This one hits a bit close to home for Eve. It's a tough one to take. But she has her support ... Roarke, of course, Peabody, Feeney, all the gang! I love all of them.

We all love Eve, don't we?

Nixie is now an orphan and Eve needs to protect her and find the killers that murdered her family. But kids and Eve don't mix.

She worked her way up, shifted to straddle him. And from across the room a child's voice demanded, "Where is Dallas?"

"Shit! Shit a
Jul 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 4000-books
Even in a series of over 40 books which are consistently good, one or two have to stand out as being exceptional and Survivor In Death is probably one of them. Maybe because Nixie's story gives it extra emotional depth, maybe because J.D. Robb was in top form with her one liners, but it certainly had a little extra edge.

The crime itself was very nasty and the police work was a long hard slog but of course our wonderful team plus Roarke solved it in the end. The best parts of the book as usual ca
Aug 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery
"But I want children with you, my lovely Eve. One day."

"One day being far, far in the future. Like, I don't know, say a decade when...Hold on. Children is plural."

He eased back, grinned. "Why, so it is--nothing slips by my canny cop."

"You really think if I ever actually let you plant something in me--they're like aliens in there, growing little hands and feet." She shuddered. "Creepy. If I ever did that, popped a kid out--which I think is probably as pleasant a process as having your eyeballs
Alex ♈
Suspense 4.5 stars / Romance 4.5 stars

A perfect loving family was brutally murdered, 9-year-old girl survived.
One small broken, but brave child. A warrior, a future strong Woman!
Interesting plot, as always, tough case. I love how Eve handled the girl, I guess for those, who adore children, it could be too harsh; but I think Eve’s attitude was exactly what the girl needed.

Romance. Roarke and Eve spoke about kids. Not the usual romance point of view, but it’s what they are. I hope some day we rea
Hulya Kara Yuksel
I mostly listened the audiobook version of this book when I was in the Fitness Center and this goddamn book made me cry in there! This book was so emotional... :'(
My heart broken for Nixie but I'm also so happy that she met with Eve & Roarke and the rest of Eve's team. :)

Ps. Book #20 and and it's another favorite of mine now! My God, I'm literally dying to read the rest of this series. :) J.D.Robb, I don't know how you do it every time but you're bloody amazing! <3

Ahhhh I just LOVE Eve

4.5 Stars! I continue to enjoy this intriguing series!

An intense, heartbreaking story. Eve struggles with this case emotionally, and nearly cracks when the circumstances surrounding the tragedy hit a little too close to home for her. She had to reach out to her support system, Roarke and Mira, to re-gain her footing and put her own issues and feelings aside to solve this case.

Although the formula in this series is generally the same, each book brings about growth in the characters. In this on
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contemporary
”Now Eve turned her head. “My pride in you bubbles in my heart. Unless it’s that soy dog you talked me into earlier.”
“Gosh, Dallas, a blush rises to my cheeks. Unless that, too, is the soy dog.”
She thumped a fist on her chest, gave a small, somehow ladylike belch. “Guess it was the dog.”
“Now that we’ve established that, let’s have the next on the list.”

”His skinny frame was festooned—Eve figured that was the word for it—in a neon orange skin-tank with sizzling blue pants that had some sort of
Apr 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another solid read in what I am deeming THE BEST SERIES I have read to date!

J.D. Robb never fails to draw my emotions out while reading one of these books.

The case that Eve and her team is working on strikes close to home for both Eve and Roarke. In their own way they each battle back their past to protect the young person at the center of the chaos. When Nixie Swisher’s life is turned upside down Eve does whatever it takes to protect this little girl and find the evil people who took her fami
Ann Lou
Jul 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
10++++++ stars!!!! Need I say more?
5+ stars - Romantic Suspense/Futuristic/Mystery/Romantic Thriller

20 books in and this series is still just as remarkable, compelling, and addictive as ever, if not more so! My love for these characters grows stronger with every book, and I don’t see myself ever tiring of them or the brilliantly crafted stories.

Survivor in Death is one of my favorites of the series, so far. This time the case hits really close to home for both Eve and Roarke, but they’re there for each other, as always. Watching
Mar 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: tbr-2017, favorites
Honestly there is not a lot to say here except that this is one of my favorite "In Death" books. There are a couple of scenes that I found too outrageous to be believed (the ending with Nixie), anyone allowing Dallas to take a kid to live with her and Roarke instead of having her in foster care, etc. But I found that there were some wonderful callbacks to earlier cases that Eve had worked.

"Survivor in Death" opens up on a loving and happy family being murdered in their beds. Nixie Swisher, who
Sandra ~ ♥ Cross My Heart ♥
11/6/17 - Finished another reread of Survivor - another of my favorites! Love, love, love this book and these characters!

Original Review: Just pure raw emotion...heart-wrenching, heart-breaking, heart-touching. Character/relationship development is superb as always - the characters carry this story to a higher level. The plot development is brilliant per vintage JD Robb...she never lets me down. Nothing else to say except this is a Must Read, not only for In Death series fans but also fans of su
Al *the semi serial series skipper*
So, this one hit me really hard, I had to stay up all night to know who the killer was and see that justice was served.

In this book, we have an entire family slain as they sleep in their beds with only one survivor, a 9 y/o girl(view spoiler) . I have read several of these and some of the victims don't bother me , mostly because they are scumbags and the worst of the worst people but this little girl did get
Feb 09, 2008 rated it really liked it
This is the 20th book in the In Death series.

It is late Autumn/Early winter in the year 2059. Nine year old Nixie Swisher awakens in the middle of the night to get an orange fizzy. Form her hiding place in the kitchen, Nixie witnesses intruders in her home who methodically and quickly murder her entire family including their housekeeper and her friend Lennie who was staying the night for a sleep over.

Eve Dallas gets the call and quickly realizes that this was not a simple B and E. But a targeted
Aly is so frigging bored
May 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audiobook, mistery
1st Read July 07-20 2013

2nd read 13-21 October 2015
Feb 26, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 Comfortable Stars

This series continues to feel like a good TV series, the main characters addictive and always manifesting well in my mind.

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Nov 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015, mystery
Lt. Eve Dallas is called to the Swisher Residence. The family members have been murdered in their beds. The youngest child, Nixie Swisher, is an eyewitness. Eve and her detectives are looking for clues. Why was this family targeted? How was the security breached? And why will the killers do anything to get their hands on nine year old Nixie? When Eve takes her only witness home with her, Child Protective Services are not happy. But Eve knows the killers will find it nearly impossible to breach t ...more
Apr 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I have to say this is my favourite so far. Heartbreaking and intense. Funny and sweet. Eve struggles with the young victim and her circumstances that hit a vulnerable spot for Eve and she turns to Roarke and the rest of her acquired family for support. It's nice to see Eve and Roarke thinking about a child sometime in the future and Eve's reaction to Mavis's kicking tummy is hilarious. Eve's horror when Nixie hero worships her and turns to her for answers shows just how skilled Robb/Roberts is i ...more
Stephanie Jenkins Ortiz Cerrillo
This is an outstanding book! A horrific crime that leaves five members of a family slaughtered and a lone nine year old witness that just lost her entire family. A fast paced read that will keep you riveted until the shocking truth is revealed.
Mar 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: in-death, own
A good kick-a book. Great characters (some throw back and some new), some hi-ya moments, definitely some hold-your-breath parts, humor, some scariness (for E&R anyway :)), truly evil bad guys, woo-hoo parts, some good down time in the holoroom, some sweet and sad scenes, more holding-your-breath, and a great ending! Packed full to bursting and had me turning pages like a mad person. I was diggin' the dojo too. Don't see that part of Eve much and I liked it even if it was a small part. Can't ...more
Apr 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
My favourite ID book - love all the emotions in this one, some really good bantering, and the story line is just excellent!

If anyone can have a dry eye while reading the part where Nixie is in the morgue, I don't understand you.

The re-introduction of past characters bodes well with this book and leads one to wonder if they will surface again down the road.

Love this book every time I read it.

2 thumbs up, 5 stars!
En sevdiğim çiftime sürekli dönüyorum elimde değil. Bu seferki kitabı bir öncekine göre birazcık daha başarısız buldum ama bizim ikilinin 9 yaşındaki bir kız çocuğuyla çırpınmalarını görmek biraz komikti de :D Hele hele Roarke "I want children" diyip de Eve'in bunun çoğul olduğunu anladığı an iyi güldüm diyebilirim.
Just gets better every time! I haven't re-read Survivor for awhile. Sometimes with re-reads, there is some skim. Not here, not this time. There are so many good parts/ poignant scenes/ nuances that you pick up with each read. Gearing up for Echoes In Death...coming soon!!!
Jan 10, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery
I really enjoyed this installation. The cases with an emotional connection to Eve's past and present are definitely the most addictive to read. This one had some lovely moments. One of my faves so far for the case solely.
Anna Serene
I really can't seem to stop with this series. I just get a craving to spend more time with Eve and Roarke, so what is a girl to do??

This one particularly broke my heart. Eve and Roarke are clearly not ready to have children of their own, but seeing them with a child who had gone through so much trauma was kind of important for them. I'm looking forward to see them grow into the idea, which I think will happen more once Mavis has her baby.
I was very impressed by this story. It threw Eve way the heck out of her comfort zone, and forced her to take a good, hard look at motherhood. It was interesting to see her reactions to it, even outside what she had experienced through Mavis. The characters in this one were very believable, even little Nixie, and the action and pacing were both well timed and brutally swift. What I loved most about this case was that it tied back to an earlier case in the series, specifically the story in Loyalt ...more
Jan 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Survivor in Death by J.D. Robb
Series: In Death, #20
Suspense > futuristic > romance > mystery

MURDER WAS ALWAYS AN INSULT, AND HAD been since the first human hand had smashed a stone into the first human skull. But the murder, bloody and brutal, of an entire family in their own home, in their own beds, was a different form of evil.

The only thing that kept nine-year-old Nixie Swisher from suffering the same fate as her parents, brother, housekeeper, and young sleepover companion was her de
Ana Fernandes
Oct 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
Adoro esta série 💜
Oct 16, 2011 rated it liked it
Book #59 of 2011

I've taken quite a break from the "In Death" series, so there were a couple of references that I'd forgotten about. But then again, this is how many books into the series? (no seriously, how many? Oh - I see. #20.) So that's not all that surprising.

What I found interesting about this particular book was the introduction of a child into Eve and Roarke and Summerset's lives, even if only temporarily. Roarke has made not secret of the fact that he wants children and Eve has made no
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“He stepped to her again, laid his lips on her brow. "But I want children with you, my lovely Eve. One day."

"One day being far, far in the future. Like, I don't know, say a decade when...Hold on. Children is plural."

He eased back, grinned. "Why, so it is--nothing slips by my canny cop."

"You really think if I ever actually let you plant something in me--they're like aliens in there, growing little hands and feet." She shuddered. "Creepy. If I ever did that, popped a kid out--which I think is probably as pleasant a process as having your eyeballs pierced by burning, poisonous sticks, I'd say, 'Whoopee, let's do this again?' Have you recently suffered head trauma?"

"Not to my knowledge."

"Could be coming. Any second.”
“What's your status?" she asked him.

"Healthy, wealthy, and wise. What's yours?"

"Ha. Mean, crafty, and rude.”
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