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Lieutenant Eve Dallas returns in a fast-paced new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author J. D. Robb.
 
Nature versus nurture...
 
The shots came quickly, silently, and with deadly accuracy. Within seconds, three people were dead at Central Park’s ice skating rink. The victims: a talented young skater, a doctor, and a teacher. As random as random can be.

Eve Dallas h
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Hardcover, 375 pages
Published September 6th 2016 by Berkley
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Kathrynrose It may take several real-world months for a new book to come out, but in Dallas-world time, it's usually only a week or two. Some of them have been…moreIt may take several real-world months for a new book to come out, but in Dallas-world time, it's usually only a week or two. Some of them have been even closer, so the characters are just recovering from closing the case from the previous book when the next book begins. For example, in the last few books, Festive ( book 39, which came out in September of 2014) happens during Christmas week, Obsession (40) includes New Years Eve, Devoted (41) is still in January, Brotherhood (42) is like a week later, and Apprentice (43) includes Bella's birthday, which is like the first week of February. So that's five books, published over two real-world years, but in story time it's less than two months. (less)
Kathrynrose We hope not! The author has previously said that the series will end when Eve gets pregnant.

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Phrynne
Sep 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Words fail me. How can anyone write 43 books about the same old characters and yet still be producing such brilliant reads! This book was so, so good.

What did I like so much?
The story was gripping, smart and just kept ramping up the action.
Roarke was everywhere:)
There were lots and lots of funny one liners.
Eve was delightful - tears one minute, tough the next.
ALL of the current series characters appeared at some point or other.
Roarke appeared a lot:)
The interview scenes between Eve and the two
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Jonetta
Originally posted on The Book Nympho

In the space of a few seconds, three people at an ice skating rink in Central Park are mowed down by a sniper. Lieutenant Eve Dallas gets the case and it's a race against time as they quickly discover they are dealing with a deadly and potential serial killer.

I loved that the story begins with the killer's point of view. It really helped to keep up with a complex but brilliant procedural. Eve really has a gifted brain and fits into a leadership role so effort
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Donna Jo
Mar 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I now have the collection of J.D.Robb
(49 Stories). The last one is as good as the first.
Now that I have them all. I will at one and read them all again.
Thank you Nora Roberts aka J.D.Robb for the many, many hours of reading.
Brenda
About ready to head home for the day and looking forward to an evening spent with Roarke, Lieutenant Eve Dallas was put out by the sound of her link – but the announcement of three dead; gunned down while innocently skating around Central Park’s ice skating rink was the beginning of one of the worst cases Eve had yet to face. A long distance serial killer, or LDSK as they were known, was on the loose and Eve was determined find him…

As Eve worked with Detective Peabody and the team, along with Ro
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Mo
Jun 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Another good read. Can she write a "bad" 'In Death book'? Not so far, for me, at least. And this is book forty fucking three!!!

"Take care of my cop."


Eve and Roarke. Still in love. Roarke is still helping her on cases. Secondary characters are all involved. Maybe not as much as in previous books but still there.

Two killers! Or at least that is how it seems. One young, one older.


"Evil doesn't have an age."


And we had Bella's First Birthday Party!


"Das. Ork. Ta. Ta. Ta."


Eve is thawing a bit wh
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Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Mar 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio
Very enjoyable although a bit predictable. I always know I'll be entertained when I pick up this series. No complaints
Anne OK
Sep 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016-reads
Another terrific installment to the In Death series. I am always so excited to find that J.D. Robb keeps the momentum going and I’m never disappointed as each one brings a new and refreshing case for Eve to solve, along with her sexy husband, Roarke, and the team of co-workers and assortment of friends that make reappearances with each book.

The growth in the relationship between Eve and Roarke continues to delight and warm the heart. Sommerset is also an endearing character and the snarky banter
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Allison Brennan
Oct 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
43 books in and the series is still one of my all-time favorites. APPRENTICE IN DEATH is a stellar example of a series that has had very few duds and many, many winners. This goes into my top 5 in the series. (SURVIVOR, OBSESSION and NEW YORK TO DALLAS are the three that come to mind as my favorites, though there are a few more ...)
Sally906
Wow!

I loved it - have loved every book in the series - but this one is one of the best of the best. The reader gets to know who dun it very early on - but the problem is how to catch them and prevent more bloodshed. Brilliant!
Shawna
5 stars – Futuristic/Crime/Romantic Suspense/Thriller/Mystery

43 books and still amazing! Loved this one!

“The man could stop her heart, then send it into full gallop. Just a look at him. They’d been married more than two years, she thought. Shouldn’t that ease off? Where was that in the Marriage Rules? But a man who looked like Roarke broke every rule. That absurdly beautiful face set off with the wild blue eyes of some Irish god, and the perfect poet’s mouth. The black hair, silkier than Summers
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Obsidian
Feb 27, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tbr-2017
Well this is probably going to go down as one of my least favorite "In Death" books.

I think the main reason is because after reading a lot of Jeffery Deaver and Michael Connelly the past two months, reading a JD Robb mystery/crime/romance novels is just not going to ring my bell. Usually I'm all for watching Eve, Rourke and their friends tracking down the bad guys. however, this book tells you who the perpetrators are at about the 24% point and then a major part of the book is just trying to cat
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Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
Apprentice in Death, the 43rd installment in Nora Roberts’ wildly successful In Death series, won’t leave a single fan disappointed. By now, we’ve learned to expect only the best from this series and only the best is precisely what we always get. When a series has been successful for over 20 years, every new installment is pretty much a safe bet.

In Apprentice in Death, Eve hunts a LDSK (long-distance serial killer) – a laser sniper killing from a distance. The victims seem like random choices, b
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Ira
Mar 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing

“Evil doesn’t have an age.”

Yeah, that's practically sum up who the villains in this one.

Honestly?
I'm not sure how to review this series, because I'm such a fan girl and I feel like a teenage girl met her favorite boyband every time I got my grabby hand holding the latest Eve's and Roarke's book!

And this one? It's excellent better than the last one, oh darn! But I always said that each time the new one published! Oh well:)

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Btw, can we give Nadine a boyfriend Ms Roberts?
That rockst
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Sandra ~ ♥ Cross My Heart ♥
Just when you think this series can't get any better, it does! Nature vs. Nurture is a reoccurring theme in the In Death series, and Apprentice in Death showcases it in this complex, tightly woven case. I am, as always, fascinated by Eve's mind as the reader is privy to her thought process as she works through the case. Her character development is evident as she directs her team with authority in a race against the clock to stop a long distance serial killer. I'm a big fan of the character rela ...more
♥Sharon♥
Nov 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
No surprise here. Another fabulous installment to this AMAZING series.

I have reached the point of awe. How this lady does it I will never know. J.D. Robb continues to serve up a story that is intriguing, intense and filled with all the goodness I have come to expect and love.

This one kept me on my toes and at times had my heart caught in my throat. For the last 10 or so books, I have split between my kindle and audible. This narrator is fantastic. The way she captures the emotions of the charac
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MostlyDelores
A pale, paint-by-numbers entry in the Eve Dallas series with nothing we haven't already seen. The characters mouth shorthand versions of conversations they've all had before and the action scenes are perfunctory at best. In fact there are scenes where the dialogue is ludicrously brief and the action is practically in bullet points (no pun intended).

You'd think a psychopathic sniper would provide a story with some suspense, but I've had mashed potatoes that were more exciting than this book.
Jilly
Nov 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
You know those series that go on and on forever and you just feel like they need to stop because they either got too stale (Dark Hunters), the author stopped caring (Sookie Stackhouse), or it became so formulaic that the characters become caricatures (Stephanie Plum)? Well, this series continues to be great. As a matter of fact, I think it has been getting better because the characters are all growing and changing as the series goes on. Yes, there are a few things we can count on happening in ea ...more
Under the Covers Book Blog
Sep 08, 2016 rated it really liked it

Can you believe that there are already 43 books in this series already? And yet, none of these books are written the same. In APPRENTICE IN DEATH, readers are taken into the killer’s mind as they take three people out at an outdoor ice skating rink. Three people who are seemingly unconnected, but Eve Dallas thinks that there must be more to this long-distance serial killer’s motive than meets the eye.

Right from the get-go, this book delves into the police procedural aspect of the novel and in a

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Monnie
Sep 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really, really didn't want this one to end. Yeah, it's a bit of same old, same old - but for the most part, therein lies the attraction. I may be counting wrong, but I think this is the 43rd book featuring New York police lieutenant Eve Dallas. Set in the not-all-that-distant future - 2060 give or take a few - it's always interesting to learn about the technology (the ability to "program" meals into a machine that spits them back at you at exactly the proper temperature and wands that sweep aw ...more
Ariel
Jul 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2016
Another In Death book eagerly anticipated and another great addition to one of my favorite series.

In my review of Brotherhood in Death, the preceding In Death installment, I raved about why I love this series and why I think this series is important. The energy behind that raving is akin to Dallas' passion for a good cup of coffee - everlasting. With any long-running series there are some books that are better than others and that 'better than' morphs from reader to reader. Brotherhood felt lik
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Ann Lou
Oct 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another Awesome addition to the In Death series. Yeah, yeah.. I know, I sound like a broken record but (shrug) it's totally the truth. An Ultra-mag series that never gets old for me.

We have a father and daughter as suspects. The daughter is a psychopath trained by an expert in the science of killing. So creepy. They are both f@cked up.
Elvan
Sep 27, 2016 rated it liked it
Ho hum. Has it come to this? InDeath #43 and I am bored with the platitudes heaped on our beloved Eve Dallas.
Every character familiar to the legion of InDeath fans act, speak and behave like they have for the past ten years. Reineke will wear a stupid tie and be mocked. McNab will wear something in rainbow hues and be admired for his fashion faux pas. Mavis and Bella will make everything better by the end of the story.

The Apprentice is a cold hearted sociopath and does give us a a new term to
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Chris  Carroll
Aug 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This story is extremely captivating and showcases her unique ability to tell amazing stories. It’s hard to actually review one of her books because she’s just such a great storyteller that it seems useless other than to say that this book is yet one more reason why she is a go to when looking for a strong thriller that takes you through many twists and turns.

I love every character in this book and in the series and getting to know the characters in depth is one of the great parts about reading a
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Mei
Sep 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contemporary
CL
Jul 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
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ARC received from: Netgalley

Rating: 4.5*

One-Sentence Summary: Dallas and Roarke stop at nothing to stop a couple of snipers targeting New York City

Review: Even though I am far from caught up with this series, tuning into a new J.D.Robb book is like coming home. The characters, relationships, setting, future, technology, Galahad (<3) all become familiar after a couple of outings with this series and it's as comfortable to read as it would be to slouch on your settee watching the latest episod
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SB*needs low angst books*
I really enjoyed this newest book. One thing I noticed though was that it felt very different. Peabody was involved as always but her and Eve didn't do as much together on this case. They seemed more separate in a way I haven't seen before.

It seemed this story was more focused on Eve and the changes she is embracing. It also focused on a case that was very interesting and didn't have as much from the other characters but did include many of them. As always Eve deals with some of her past issues
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Kirsten
Is it possible for this series to ever get old? After 43 (!!!) in the series, I still devour these books whole! Sure, the books aren't as powerful as the earlier ones, but I think that's because Eve - as well as her marriage - has matured with the books. There's less marriage drama but still plenty of passion.

In this book, we see echoes of the DC Sniper Case when a pair of snipers targets New Yorkers. There are some delightful touches including Hillary Rodham Clinton High School as well as the
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Lesley Book Lover
Oct 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Loved loved loved this book. Every time I read an In Death book, I think that was the best yet, it can't get any better, yet they do. What great storytelling, I love the way the characters all blend, how they solve the murders, they are like one big happy family, they are family, my family, I never want this series to end, brilliant!!
BWT (Belen)
Mar 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016, favorites
When you can fit 43 novels in the same universe and have the latest be just as engrossing and entertaining as the first, that's some real talent.

Talent that Robb (Roberts) has in spades.

Great premise, characters, and plot with a terrific ending.

Can hardly wait for the next installment.
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“Love changes everything. I proposed to my wife after we limped away from a physical altercation with another serial killer. Good times.” “Feels” 4 likes
“No. Nature, nurture, both matter, both form us. But at some point, at so many points, the choices we make, the paths we take, they define us. You made yours. She’s made hers.” “Yeah.” 2 likes
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