Obsession in Death
A crisp winter morning in New York. In a luxury apartment, the body of a woman lies stretched out on a huge bed. On the wall above, the killer has left a message in bold black ink: FOR LIEUTENANT EVE DALLAS, WITH GREAT ADMIRATION AND UNDERSTANDING.
Eve Dallas i...more
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I too have a book with me where ever I go. This fall one of my daughters alphabetized all my books in "my Library" in the basement but I keep all of the IN Death Series separate. They are special.
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This is the fortieth book in the In Death series and it is absolutely fantastic. To all those authors out there who cannot maintain their momentum through a mere trilogy - this is how you write a series! The story is as usual stand alone and it is written in the author's usual tight and gripping style. It is much better however if you have read all the previous books and have grown to know and love Eve and Roarke and all the rest of the gang. I loved everything about this book and the end ...more
Obsession in Death is the fortieth book in this series (that’s r ...more
Eve has become the object of one person’s obsession. Someone who finds her extraordinary, and thinks about her every hour of every day. Who believes the two of them have a special relationship. Who would kill for her — again and again...
“Well now, this must be love. You sharing the biscuits.” “They’re cookies. Biscuits are hot bread you smother in butter or gravy. Remember which side of t...more
In this story, we not only work to deduce the identity of the killer but the next victim as they're all related to past cases. I enjoyed testing my memory of earlier books and characters. It ...more
The usual antics along with the wry humour that always gets me laughing; the twists and turns which k ...more
Eve Dallas, versus The Number One Fan From Hell - yep, you can bet I'll be getting it day&date, can't you?
PS: Thank you for all the LIKEs - but I haven't read anything but this sample posted on the J.D. Robb site. If you didn't know about it already, read it - I think this one's going to seriously challenge Eve...and Roarke, too!
Just finished it. I give it 4-1/2 stars, and think it's the best J.D. Robb book Nora Roberts has turned out in a while. While I'v ...more
Obsession in Death is the 40th book in the In Death series and the first book I read in this series. I didn't know that J.D. Robb as a pseudonym for Nora Roberts before I got information about this book and I was a bit curious how an author that I associate with romance (albeit with a dash of mystery to them I have read) would be as a crim ...more
Oh yeah, chocolate milk. Liquid gold...
Okay, so anyway, this book was all about Eve. She has a fan of her work who has decided that the best thing they can do to "help" her is to kill everyone who has treated Eve badly. Why can't I get fans like that? I've already got my list written up for them! Life just isn't fair.
Of course, Eve is a total ingrate and is pissed off that her "new bes ...more
What a way to start the 2017! This book was just Mag and beyond <3
I loved how all our fav characters showed up and jazzed up this book.
And Roarke..*sign*. Roarke & Eve's chemistry in this read,was off the charts!
The story-line stayed solid,the suspense... interesting.But the ending? Now THAT WAS MAG <3
Here is hoping Robbs next books are just as awesome ! ...more
Robb did a wonderful job allowing the readers to go back over Eve' ...more
It seemed that Eve had an admirer; someone who was convinced they could get rid of those who hadn’t respected Eve, hadn’t treated her right – Eve was tied to the laws of justice but the ...more
40 books and I’m still in total awe with this series and just as Obsessed with Roarke and Eve and the gang as ever!
(view spoiler)[ “Ordering pizza—for your division—and more for the E and B team. And don’t give me any bloody grief about it. I’m a bit on edge here as I couldn’t get through the bloody, buggering door for more than five minutes—and that was after Feeney started on it before me. And my wife about to be blown to b ...more
Okay, okay, back to the story. A crazy and obsessed fan of Eve is bent on killing the people who he/she perceives offended and disrespected Eve. But the killer turned to Eve's close friends and Roarke as targets thinking Eve can't see him/her when other people are ...more
This book was well worth the re-read, I had forgotten who the bad guy was. I highly recommend this book to all J.D. Robb fans and to those th ...more
I do adore Robb's In Death series and not all of her stories come up to her usual standard. Obsession in Death is one of those. Oh, the writing is well done, but there's a flatness to the story, although it is a step above going through the motions.
I can understand someone being fed up with the legal system and how many people get shafted by it. Particularly the victims! And yet, our legal system ...more
I know it is intimidating to look at a series that includes 40 novels. Everyone thinks, I can’t start in so late in a series. As an avid reader (and r ...more
Anyway, this book was perfect. Finally, a case that was a little bit personal and got me on the edge of my seat. I love cases where we got the whole homicide crew into the mix. I love these characters so much that my heart hurts when I reached the final page.
Hence why I'm starting the next book right away! ...more
OBSESSION IN DEATH hits the fabulous fortieth installment in the still strong Romantic Suspense series. J.D. Robb has made Eve Dallas into a celebrity. She’s well-known and respected for her work, but also for her status and marriage to hubby, Roarke. With this brings on a lot of attention, both the good and the bad kind. And unfortunately, someone is killing people off whom they believe have done Eve wrong in some way.
Killing her enemies isn’t the best way to become Eve’s friend, but it is ...more
While Obsession In Death is a winner and one of my very favorites.......would really, really like to see lots more ROARKE in #41!!!...more
Before she realized her temper snapped, Eve slapped her hands on the desk, hard enough to make it shudder. "I was ten years on the job before I set eyes on him. You think it's about money for me? You think it's about money for any cop worth the age? You're a fucking disgrace."
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"I'll pass. For the rest of my natural life."
"Just what you need," he insisted, tapped buttons manually. And came out with two cups of coffee.”
She didn't come close, he thought, then forced himself to look away from the beat of his heart, and work to save her.
Roarke tuned it out, all of it. Just the sound of Eve's voice - not the words, just the sound of her voice - was all he let in as he worked to lift the most important lock of his life.”