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Echoes in Death

(In Death #44)

4.42  ·  Rating details ·  21,419 ratings  ·  1,712 reviews
This chilling new suspense novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author J.D. Robb is the perfect entry point into the compelling In Death police procedural series featuring Lieutenant Eve Dallas.

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
Hardcover, 371 pages
Published February 7th 2017 by St. Martin's Press
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Feb 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5000-2020
Another few wonderful hours spent in my happy place with Eve and Rourke and the rest of the gang. So good!
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
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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
It's 2 am in New York city and Lieutenant Eve Dallas and husband Roarke were on their way home from a “do”. The February roads were icy, it was bitterly cold and Eve was more than ready to get out of her “finery” which included the dreaded heels. Suddenly Roarke slammed on the brakes – the naked young woman who staggered onto the road in front of them was covered in blood. The traumatised woman’s name was Daphne Strazza and her attacker was the devil…

As Eve dug deeply she discovered an unsettlin
Well I don't know what to really say except that I found this whole book except for a couple places to be extremely disappointing. I really do think that it would be better if this series either ends soon or does a jump forward in time or we follow another person to take up the "In Death" mantle like Nikki Swisher from the "Survivor in Death" book which was# 24.

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
Sep 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
I love this series. I want an Autochef to cook my meals, my car to fly, a robot maid, and - especially - a Roarke.

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
Feb 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I started 2017 reading Book TWELVE in the In Death series. I finished/started 2017/2018 reading Book FORTY FOUR!! How is that even possible? LOL. Were they all good? Yes. Did I love them all? YES! Do I still love Eve and Roarke? YES, YES AND FUCKING YES!

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
5 stars – Futuristic/Crime/Romantic Thriller/Mystery

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
Aure, The Bored of the Quarantine

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
Eve and Roarke are on their way home from a fancy gala when they almost run into a young woman wandering dazed, naked and bloodied in the street. Sound familiar? It echoes of 8-year old Eve, nameless at the time in Dallas. As Eve begins her investigation, she uncovers a series of like assaults that are vicious and cruel, especially this last one that continues to remind her of what was done to her prior to liberation.

What I really liked about this story is seeing how much Eve is evolving, even
Feb 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It's almost impossible to believe that this is the 44th book in the series featuring Lt. Eve Dallas. And given that way too many authors of other series start falling off their game after the first half-dozen or so, it's great to know this one continues to be steady as she goes. I suppose an argument could be made that they've become a bit formulaic, but honestly, that works just fine for me. Eve, her gorgeous hunk of a filthy rich Irish rogue husband and her co-workers at the New York Police De ...more
Aug 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
If you think these books would become predictable and boring because its the 44th in the series, you would be wrong. This book was thrilling and continued to move the characters along. Friendships are even tighter and love gets even deeper.
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
Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
Jan 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Thank you for the gifted copy, St. Martin’s Press.

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:
Hulya Kara Yuksel
I just love this series sooooo much! 😍😍😍

J.D.Robb, you're truly...
May 04, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

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
Sep 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary

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)
“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
Dec 10, 2016 rated it liked it
"This guy went to clown school. Why is there a school for clowns? Why are there clowns?"

"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
Julia Ce
NYSPD LT Eve Dallas and her husband Roarke are driving home from a social event when a naked and beaten women runs in front of her car.
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
Allison Brennan
Feb 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite in the series. Definitely in the top 5.
Feb 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent read. J.D. Robb didn't disappoint.

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!
Mar 03, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: mystery
1.5 stars, rounded up here on GR to 2 stars

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
Feb 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Good solid addition to the In Death series. I may have guessed the perp early on but that is credit to JD herself for training us all on what clues to look for when hunting a killer. The ending was a pleasant surprise so that was a bonus. It is always nice reconnecting with the full ensemble of cops and friends. I liked how the title of this well paced novel fit in with Eve's past and that Roarke while protective of his wife was not smothering. ...more
Feb 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is book 44 in the Death Series. This story opens dramatically with Dallas and Roarke on the way home from a party when a bloody, naked, incoherent woman wanders into the street in front of their car. They rush her to the hospital and upon checking out her home find her husband murder in the bedroom and the home has been robbed. He turns out to be Anthony Strazza, M.D. a brilliant surgeon. As Dallas and Peabody investigate, they discover he was an abusive husband and a not so nice guy. They ...more
Ann Lou
Oct 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I hope this series never ends. Seriously. Never is a long time but I really hope. I look forward to every new addition because I am sure this won't let me down. These characters are like family, the bullpen detectives as friends and the loyal Galahad as my pet. I freaking love (1 million times) this series.

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
Oct 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: physical-owned
4.5 stars -- One of my favorites in the series based on the strength of the mystery, which was excellently paced and focused, with a very satisfying little zing at the end. I also absolutely loved a specific scene with Eve, Roarke, and a little music box. Overall, a hit for me
Apr 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 strong golden stars!

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
Jun 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Echoes In Death" is the next instalment of the proper In Death series by J. D. Robb. One cold night Lieutenant Eve Dallas and Roarke was coming home from an event when they nearly hit a daze Daphne Strazza who stumbles on the road in front of them. The Readers of "Echoes In Death" will follow the twist and turns in the investigation into what happened to Daphne Strazza and her husband. Also, the ending of "Echoes In Death" will be surprised to the readers of this book.

I have read all the books
☘ Lily ☘
If I could pick one book to sum up the whole progression of time within and out of this series, it would be this book.

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
Jane Jago
Feb 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Okay! Eve and Rourke are back with a vengeance.

This is an excellently twisty tale. With an unexpected and satisfying end.

Highly recommended.
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Mar 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio
Hard subject matter to listen too. I love Eve and Roarke. I also appreciated that he acted like a husband and not her cop partner on this one. Yes, he was there, but he also did what he does. Hard to explain. But it was realistic this way. Took me a while to get through as I started and stopped. But it was a solid installment as I've come to expect. ...more
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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

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J.D. Robb is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling In Death series and the pseudonym for #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts. The futuristic suspense series stars Eve Dallas, a New York City police lieutenant with a dark past. Initially conceived as a trilogy, readers clamored for more of Eve and the mysterious Roarke. Forgotten in Death (St. Martin's Press, September 2021) ...more

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