Devoted in Death
When Lieutenant Eve Dallas examines a body in a downtown Manhattan alleyway, the victim’s injuries are so extensive that she almost misses the clue. Carved into the skin is the shape of a ...more
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A modern-day version of Bonnie and Clyde swath a murderous track across the country, going undetected until they land in New York City, getting the attention of the NYPSD's top murder cop, Lieutenant Eve Dallas.
This one's mostly about the procedural, trying to figure out the identity of two serial killers who haven't seemed to have left a trail. I really enjoyed the whole process of assembling the clues, especially as we're given the killers' points of view e ...more
Fast paced. Kept us on our toes, wondering would Eve get the killers in time to save more lives.
"Would you kill for me?" - Eve
"I would, yes, of course." - Roarke
"Whatever came before, whatever comes after, I know what love is because of you."
"Go on now, and mind your step out there. I definitely want a cop in my bed tonight."...more
"I bet that's something you never thought you'd say.
You all know that I live in a suburb in Texas and we have us some major rednecks in our neighborhood. I have told you that every weekend there is a redneck ho-down on our street and that our redneck neighbors have an aversion to drinking inside their own homes. That's what driveways are for. So, last night's ho-down started early. They were drinking outside all afternoon and kept going all night. Well, me ...more
A series that’s still exciting and fresh after no less than 41 installments is truly something to admire. I don’t think there are many authors who can produce such a thing, and in fact, I know only of one: the wonderful, the incomparable J.D Robb, or Nora Roberts, if you will.
In Death series is a wonderful blend of romance, thriller and futuristic police procedurals. The futuristic setting sets it apart from others of its genre, as do the strong relationships between characters, bo ...more
If you're a fan of Eve, Hunky ROARK and the gang, don't think you'll be disappointed in this fast-moving episode. If I had one complaint though, this is the first time I felt an absence of the futuristic atmosphere as deeply as the o...more
Devoted in Death is the 41st book in this futuristic series by JD Robb, aka Nora Roberts. It takes place in the beginning of 2061, which is only 2 years or so from the ...more
Think Bonnie & Clyde with a twist for this book. Well written, flows smoothly, and keeps you interested from paragraph one. No spoilers here. Only found 2 YANNI's (which should never happen if you have a good editor or two proof reading your work).
2 thumbs up and 5 stars
From the blurb: When Eve Dallas examines a fresh body in a seedy alleyway in downtown Manhattan, the victim’s injuries a ...more
A lot things happened in this one. It was nail biting. What a thrill ride.
And even with all that we have sweet moments from Roarke and Eve.
"Whatever came before, whatever comes after, I know what love is because of you."
And Trueheart is now a detective! ...more
1) Honestly, crime fighting aside, Eve is getting more stupid by the book. The not understanding idioms or time zones or whatever isn't quirky or cute, 40 some books into a series. Instead, it's annoying and makes your heroine look like an idiot.
2) The Midwest/interior United States bashing was disgusting. WE GET IT, PEOPLE FROM THE MIDWEST ARE DUMB AND HAVE FUNNY NAMES AND AREN'T NEARLY AS AW ...more
The villains/killers in this book Ella- Loo and Darryl were twisted self-indulgent lovers, an accidental kill leads them to realise how much fun they have taking the lives of innocent people, and so they torture and kill their victims for their own sexual gratification as they make their way across state lines to NY and the jurisdiction of Detective Eve Dallas.
The only good thing Ella-Loo has ever done, and unintentionally at that was (view spoiler)[dumping her and Darryl’s daughter at ...more
Once separated, Ella-Loo and Darryl vow never to be parted again. As they go off to follow their dreams, they are stalled when their car breaks down. Ella-Loo plays up the act and hails down a good Samaritan who offers to help except instead of just knocking him out, Darryl and Ella-Loo actually kill him. This sparks a desire to kill and now these two lovers don’t just feel great desire for each other, they desire to hurt, kill, maim others too.
Eve Dallas and her crew are on it, trying to s ...more
Lots of people loved this book but I sure didn't. I've come to the sad realization that I have to break up with J.D. Robb/Susan Ericksen. From my perspective, there were many things wrong with this book in terms of both narration and writing.
I've listened to Ericksen narrate 'in Death' books before and it never bothered me much, even though she wasn't my favorite narrator. This books narration was downright aggravating. I've never been fond of how Ericksen interprets Peabody but ...more
At this point in the series Roberts is writing just for the sake of writing. Roarke is always so perfect /understanding I could puke and God forbid Eve gets outsmarted by the villain just once.
No, I don't want to read the same old shit wrapped in a different package (same plot with a different crime story and no character development). It would be nice to see some tension between Roarke and Eve, instead of this constant lovey dovey.
Excellent story! P.S. Clyde ...more
Natural born killers vs. Eve Dallas.
I enjoyed the dedicated detective who came up from Arkansas and raised a beer for Troy Trueheart, Detective Trueheart!
And I am sick to death of Peabody. It’s book 41, she’s a seasoned detective, and cries if she has to take a case on her own. Cries! If it were anybody but Peabody Lieutenant Dallas wouldn’t have someone that weak in her division. ...more
“Whatever came before, whatever comes after, I know what love is because of you.” He took her free hand. “Whatever came before, whatever comes after, it’s you who’ve shown me love changes everything. Lifts everything. Gives everything.”
Eve will solve the case with utterly amazing leaps of intuition, and demonstrate ever-rising levels of crudity and intolerance of everyone who is not a cop;
Between delivering speeches of utter amazement at how utterly amazing Eve is, Roarke will give a fashion commentary every time she gets dressed (seriously?), and will lose his temper at least once;
This is the 41st installment of JD Robb's "In Death" series and as far as I'm concerned it's just as good as the 1st book in the ser ...more
Oh dear god. What a couple of nutcases we have in this one. I JUST LOVED IT THOUGH. J.D. is keeping this series fresh even at book #41. This one will definitely be one of my top 10. Although, I should bump that list up to a top 20. :)
There is a prologue in Devoted in Death which sets up the plot and introduces us to aforementioned nutcases but it didn’t quite prepare me for what unfolds in NYC. Talk about being “devoted” to each other. What drives these two to do what they do is f’ing crazy.
Aside from that, this book definitely needs more Roarke content again 😂. I can never get enough of him. Period.
The author never shies away from the darker or seedier aspects in this tale of a psychotic couple who go on a murdering rampage across Northern American, using torture and death to ignite their passion. However, she does manage to strike a balance between the necessary details needed to make the story and the use of blood, gore or sex as sensational. There are no long winded autops ...more
Devoted In Death featured two killers who twisted the concept of real love with their sick little hobby. Somehow, J.D. Robb portrays the worst of humankind – Ella Loo and Darryl’s joy in murder and the degradation of others sickens. At the same time, the best of mankind is also portrayed – dedicated cops like Eve who care and don’t give up, who work hard so that justice triumphs after all. Life has more than the bad in it. The good and evil of it.
I enjoyed my favorite scenes all over again, had ...more
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