Echoes in Death
As NY Lt. Eve Dallas and her billionaire husband Roarke are driving home, a young woman—dazed, naked, and bloody—suddenly stumbles out in front of their car. Roarke slams on ...more
J.D. Robb took a slightly different angle this time and served up more of a procedural than usual. The whole book concentrated on one crime and we witnessed lots of police work as they tried to identify the killer. I liked that Eve appeared to have a very correct personal view of who was guilty but did not share it with the others, and therefore did not influence the investigation. At the en ...more
Or, why I love pretty much everything Nora Roberts writes under any name.
As some of you know, Nora Roberts is my comfort read. I would almost label her a guilty pleasure read because her books are so outside my norm, but I can’t feel any guilt for loving her books. Here’s why.
Anything Nora writes, whether under her own name or under the pseudonym of J.D. Robb, is a romance at its core. Is it a contemporary standalone? Definitely a romance. Is it a fantasy trilogy, where ar ...more
As Eve dug deeply she discovered an unsettlin ...more
That gets me on another topic can you believe it's been a year since the timeline from that book to this book which is #44 in the "In D ...more
Yes, I knew who the killer was the moment we met him. I even knew the little "twist" at the end thingy from the start, but that's not the point of this series. It's the journey. It's the relationships. It's the characters we have known and loved forever.
Plus, you always know there will be at least one more murder somewhere along the line.
The only drawback, to me, was that the murders ...more
What is that - 32 books of the same series in one year. Sad, but true.
I honestly don't know how she keeps churning out good books year after year. They are not stale. The characters are still interesting and intriguing. Roarke, a good guy (you ...more
44 books and still WOW! I love this amazing, phenomenal, prolific series!
Roarke is seriously the most swoonalicious hero, ever!
The gods, she decided, had opted to mix together all the best elements of warrior, poet, angel—the fallen variety to add some spice—and then deemed he’d love an unsociable, badass murder cop.
He could make her want simply by existing. There’d been no one else who could ever hold her heart with no more than a look, a word ...more
5 strong golden stars!
This is the 44th book in the series, not including the shorter stories. The 44th!! How about that! And still I cannot get enough of Eve and the people she work with. This character is one of my favorites. She is like a bad-ass female version of Bruce Willis in his movies lol.
Seriously, I love her and just can’t get enough of her. I am sad now that I haven’t reviewed all of these books as I read them, but I was seriously binge reading and couldn’t be bothered at that time ...more
What I really liked about this story is seeing how much Eve is evolving, even ...more
In this book Eve and Roarke are coming home from one of his soirees. She's dressed in a beautiful dress with killer heels, so of course its time for dead bodies. I still say Leonardo needs to design some more durable clothes and shoes. She could start a fash ...more
Echoes in Death was my first In Death read, and wow, was it ever a way to jump in. Exciting, entertaining, twisty, tense, almost like indulging in your favorite dessert, but in book form. I loved it.
Many of my reviews can also be found on instagram: www.instagram.com/tarheelreader ...more
Another enjoyable read in the series, found myself happily reading, although I don’t think I’ll be re-reading this anytime soon. It was pretty clear who the villain was, once introduced to him, but still found myself liking the story as it unfolded. Roarke and Eve remain an ace duo both personally and professionally.
The monster/killer in this one enjoys dressing up in various guises such as the devil, as he enters the homes of a married couple, ties them up, beats them, and then rape ...more
That said, I enjoyed this one as much as all the others!
It’s still fresh after 44 book and that’s incredible!
On the sunnier side, let me share with you some fun moments, just to take my mind from seeking answer to what kind of punishment is the best for Kyle!!! :)
”Is Mira’s right, we’re looking for a schmuck with an Edison thing” (Eve)...more
“Edison? Like Thomas?” (Peabody)
“Who’s Edison Thomas?” (Eve)
“ I mean Thomas Edison. The inventor?” Peabody explained. “The lightbulb?”
“No, for Christ’s sake, th
"This guy went to clown school. Why is there a school for clowns? Why are there clowns?"...more
"Someone has to make 'em laugh."
She slid her gaze to his face. "Seriously?"
He shrugged. "While some fear the clown, many more are vastly entertained."
"This guy supplements his income in food services by dressing up in weird getups for parties and benefits. Or his income in food services supplements his clown gigs. Hard to tell. But there you have makeup and costumes and a propensity to scare the shit out of p
Daphne Strazza is taken to the hospital, but her husband is killed in a home invasion attack. Daphne is in shock and can only describe the assailant as the devil.
It's up to Dallas, her team, and citizen consultant Roarke to solve this brutal crime .....
JD Robb has done it again. This particular crime brings back childhood memories for Eve and as someone who has b ...more
Lots of Eve and Roarke alone time, some good bantering, and great detective work. I had an inkling in the back of my mind who the "devil" was, but there were some red herrings crossing my line of vision too. All in all, loved this book - thanks J.D. Robb
5 stars and 2 thumbs up! ...more
Fast if frustrating read. I sense a coming end to the series by the end of this book, and I won't be sorry to see it end. This installment has the handiwork of ghostwriters written all over it - bad plotting, huge plot holes, and inconsistent characterization.
To begin - I don't want to read about the damn house renovations/redecorating for three books, yet there was so much written about how Eve and Roarke love the new rooms (his and her offices and the ...more
So... to the story, we have a delusional, sociopathic, psychopatic killer who targets married couple who live in family homes. (no children). He beats and humiliates the men by raping their wi ...more
Second Read: Wanted to read the book again and see what I may have missed. I feel like I missed something. Eve Dallas is one of my favorite characters. Even after 44 novels, I am still hooked. These characters feel like old friends and the investigations are always intriguing and sometimes even disturbing. I can’t wait to read more. But as much as the stories are captivating, it is the main characters themselves and the evolution of the relationships which keep me coming ba ...more
I have read all the books ...more
Two and something years has passed in the series but in real life, it has been 22 freaking years guys! (as per publication date). Man, the fact that a series that started before I was born is now name-dropping The Avengers so casually is never going to escape me
Anyhow, it is still a freaking solid read. The case this time was one of the good ones in awhile. A slight crying jig w ...more
I never thought I would ever say that mystery and murder are comforting for me but there’s something about coming back to this series that makes me feel at home. Whether it’s hearing Roarke’s silky Irish voice or listening to Eve complain about something girly, it’s always a treat to return to this world.
After Roarke and Eve attend a fancy dress party, they are on their way home when they encounter a woman wandering around the streets alone. She is disoriented, bloody and bruised. It takes E