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Kindred in Death (In Death #29)

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11 CDs / 13 hours, 24 minutes

When the newly promoted captain of the NYPSD and his wife return a day early from their vacation, they are looking forward to spending time with their bright and vivacious sixteen-year-old daughter, who stayed behind.

Not even their worst nightmares could prepare them for the crime scene that awaits them instead. Deena has been brutally murdered
Audio CD, Unabridged, 14 pages
Published November 3rd 2009 by Brilliance Audio (first published 2009)
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Megan You won't be lost because Robb does a good job of giving a brief backstory in each book. However I think the series is best read as a whole just…moreYou won't be lost because Robb does a good job of giving a brief backstory in each book. However I think the series is best read as a whole just because you get to know the characters so well and get to see them grow personally and in thier relationships. It would be a bit like started a tv show about half way through season 2 or 3. You can get whats going on since its basically a police drama but the little ins and outs of the characters, the little easter eggs that mention something in previous books, will not be as enjoyable if you jump in here. That said this is my favorite series of all time, I have read all the books (try audible and listen to them, Susan Erikson does an awesome job! Plus Roarke is Irish and she does his accent spot on!) multiple times and I never get tired of it. (less)
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Aug 31, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
The murder mystery in this book is pretty good. It's tough because a young teenaged girl is raped and murdered, but the investigation part of things is interesting and you feel pretty invested in wanting to catch the sick, evil bastard. But, it's tougher on Eve because she was a childhood victim of abuse and these kind of cases hit her hard. What is awesome is that Eve is actually growing as a character and is learning to deal with her past in healthier ways. Her husband, Roarke, has a lot to do ...more
Jun 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A brutal murder takes place in New York and Dallas is called in to be the chief investigator. It is also one of their own, i.e., a cop's daughter, so there is more pressure on her than usual to solve the crime.

Another good story. Roarke is by her side, as usual, to lend his support and help. I just feel all my reviews are starting to sound the same!

“He’d walked into her life, and everything had changed. He’d found her; she’d found him—and all those dark places inside both of them had gotten a
Jul 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I just lost my whole review. WTF!

Ah well. In a nutshell I LOVED IT!

Apr 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really like this book - has everything in it - a twisted serial killer, great police work and deductions, and some very good bantering!

I know there are people who read the ID series for the romance and skip over the "police" part - to those people, you are missing the whole idea of ID and if it's just romance that you want - find another series. J.D. Robb writes an excellent police procedural period.

The main killer in this book is one that you can not only hate but also hate his trainer!

Two thum
Ann Lou
Aug 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I cried a couple of times on this one. The murder was too hard and too cruel. We have a rape-homicide of a teenage girl.  Rape multiple times, sodomized, tortured and strangulation. Sick sick bastard. Left my feelings raw. I feel like being in a cage for the rest of his life and not seeing the light of day again is not enough punishment.

Also Charles and Louise got married on this one. It was good to read about that.

After 29 books I honestly don't know what else to say except I love Roarke, Eve,
Oct 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cop-bodyguard-govop-merc-military, romantic-suspense, horror-mystery-suspense-thrillers, author-nora-roberts-jd-robb, hero-im-gaga-over, hero-abused-scarred-tortured-angst, favorite-romance-series, heroine-abused-traumatic-past-rape, hero-i-wanna-marry, scifi-futuristic-fantasy-misc-pnr, favorite-romance-couple-hh-pairings, series-in-death, heroine-kickass-spirited-strong, hero-commoner-self-made, married-couples-married-convenience, angsty-dark-heavy-lotsa-drama, heroine-tomboy-lady-in-pants, hero-attractive-handsome-heartthrob, 5-stars, hh-post-traumatic-stress-disorder, hh-rags-to-riches, hero-daddy-warbucks-wealthy, hero-too-yummy-perfect-to-be-true, hero-besotted-so-smitten-its-sexy, hero-or-heroine-or-setting-irish, a-all-time-favorite-heroine, a-all-time-favorite-hero, serial-killer-on-the-loose, hero-entrepreneur-mogul-tycoon-ceo, hh-famous-celebrity, best-friendships, best-secondary-characters-ensemble, violence-not-for-the-faint-hearted, villain-creepy-azz-killer, villain-uber-bad-nasty, hero-hot-car-sexy-costly-ride, all-work-no-play-on-the-job-romance, hero-my-romancelandia-husband-harem, hh-same-couple-trilogy-or-series, hero-business-owner, dark-twisted-disturbing-gritty, hero-husband-worthy-swoonalicious, dark-suspense, a-all-time-favorite-hh-couples, hero-uber-filthy-rich-bazillionaire, hero-poor-lower-class-background, heroine-uber-damaged-scarred, 2017-reads, best-fave-reads-of-2017, heroine-cynical, crime-mystery-suspense-thriller-fic, fave-hero-ever-marry-me-roarke, best-fave-brilliant-worldbuilding, hh-reformed-prior-crime-law-trouble
5 stars - Romantic Suspense/Futuristic/Mystery/Crime/Romantic Thriller
Aly is so frigging bored
1st read 30 September-4 October 2013

2nd read 3 July - 11 August 2016
Aug 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
After the sadness in the last book, here we have a nice wedding! Yeah!!! Charles and Louise got married!!!!

I'm so involved with all the characters that I've felt slightly insulted for not being invited to the wedding!!!!

We all know about Eve's past and here she has to deal with britual rape of a teenager girl...
Kathy Davie
Twenty-ninth in the In Death romance-suspense series starring Eve Dallas and Roarke based in the mid-21st century in New York City.

This is about the fourth time I've read this book, heck, my fourth time through the series. I absolutely love Eve with all her strengths and vulnerabilities. I want my own Roarke. Sure, he's probably the richest man in the universe, but I love that wicked sense of humor, his sensitivity about people and particularly with Eve, and he sounds like he's pretty amazing in
Jan 27, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I first started reading the Eve Dallas series I couldn't get enough of them - I probably read 7 of them in four days. Now that I've got 15 or more under my belt I'm starting to feel like I'm reading the same material over and over.

I love Eve's character - how she is so not a girly girl, doesn't understand her girlfriends preoccupation with clothes, makeup, babies, etc. I love how Robb has put Eve in a futuristic time period with seriously "frosty" electronics, cars, weapons, security system
April Taylor
Aug 22, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love the Dallas crime stories of J D Robb. Set in 2060, the protagonist is ace 'bitch-cop' Lieutenant Eve Dallas, soft as butter in the middle, but with a harder than average carapace. Married to the billionaire, Roarke, the stories centre around their love for each other and the fact that they both had abused childhoods. The great strength of the Dallas novels is the 'family' of characters. That, and the inevitable envy of Roarke's house with holo suites, swimming pools, luxury of every kind ...more
Feb 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm on holiday when I read this one in 2016

It's a very hard crime for me to swallow and feel very sad for the victims and their family.
Feb 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Two things: These stories tend to end immediately after the case is closed. But sometimes I'd like to know some of the details that happen after the case is closed. Like, did the victim's father go back to work or did he leave the police force after everything settled? It's nothing important, but I'm still curious.

Second thing: There is no Sundown, Alabama located south of Mobile, Alabama. There ain't much below Mobile but the Gulf of Mexico. As this story is decades in the future, it's entirely
Nov 09, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book started out slow for me. I can't say for sure if it was the book or just a personal issue with me, but it did pick up after the first quarter or so.

I think one of the problems I'm having with the series lately is that Eve is mellowing out. She's still kick-ass, but she's losing her hard edge. That's ok, because I definitely want to see her grow and change. But it kind of takes something away from the stories, too.

The case was interesting and I enjoyed watching Eve puzzle through it. On
Mrs. Badass
Jul 28, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Crime Fans, J.D Robb Fans,
Shelves: nov-09-releases
Eve Dallas is back in a horrific way. Searching for the killer of a sixteen year old Cop's daughter leads Eve and her team on a journey where the clues are hidden and the reasons obscure. J.D Robb Delivers as usual. Despite a few lovable characters not really present (Mavis, Mcnabb, even Charles and Louise despite it being their wedding) The book was Solid. The case was interesting, but it was horrible. Like a bad car wreck, you go by slowly straining trying to see, even tho you don't want to.
Jun 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, in-death
I found this difficult to read, due to content more than anything. I felt some scenes were a little more graphic than they needed to be, but I understand what the author was trying to do. The action built up, along with using plot twists to keep me guessing. The climax simmered slowly, and I worried a few times that the book was going to run out before everything was wrapped up. The scene right at the end was a beautiful touch, but I would have preferred to have seen more of it.
Oct 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series
Süßer Ruf des Todes // Kindred In Death !!! German and english review
Es ist Ewigkeiten her, dass ich das letzte Mal ein Buch der In Death Serie gelesen habe aber ich bin zurück und nachdem hier habe ich gleich das nächste aus dem Regal genommen. Es liegt nicht daran, dass ich die Bücher nicht alle habe, denn die kaufe ich sofort wenn sie rauskommen, ich brauch nur immer ziemlich lange sie zu lesen, deswegen schiebe ich es immer auf. Dabei LIEBE ich diese Serie.
Es war einfach wieder toll in die

I don't know how it is possible after so many books in the series to feel exactly like I was feeling when I read the first book, but I am glad for it!

Every time I am reading a book from this series is both a pleasant and unpleasant experience. Pleasant because this is one of the best series I’ve ever read, with great characters and amazingly well-written. Unpleasant because murder is exactly that. And when it has to do with a murder-rape case of a sixteen years old girl? No words to describe it.
Dec 14, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kindered in Death by J.D. Robb
Series: In Death, #29
Suspense > futuristic > romance > mystery

When the newly promoted captain of the NYPSD and his wife return a day early from their vacation, they were looking forward seeing their bright and vivacious sixteen-year-old daughter who had stayed behind. But instead the crime scene awaits them. Brutally murdered in her bedroom, Deena's body showed signs of trauma that horrified even the toughest of cops; including Lieutenant Eve Dallas, who wa
Venus Blancia
This is one difficult read for me since my loads of work had me juggling over from physical book to audio book. I am fascinated with Susan Erickson's narration that I have to imitate her. lol. Peabody sounds weird and nasal. I love Roarke's Irish feel. Well, I have a lot of expectations here and I was all excited of Jamie but I think it was still all lacking for his character development. I found that Eve here was a little less kickass so much of the murder. I found the plot like JD writing this ...more
Dec 07, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
You know a book is good when on the second reading it still keeps you up until 4:00 am. Of course, it's been more than five years since I read it the first time, but it still sucked me in. Sure, as I read, I remembered, but still didn't remember what was coming until almost the end.

Some of the In Death books are as much about the relationships of the main characters as they are about the mystery. But this one was all about the crime to be solved. It was a horrific one and although Eve h
Mar 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: in-death, own
This one is great too. I liked the rip-down power she has during dressing-downs. Tough cases with the best and this one like the others, leaves you reading by the fingertips. Of course there was everything in this book, as with the others. I have read this book before and will read it again. (my favortie series and books) Humor, suspense, emotions, and some serious magolicous steaminess and friends/family. Enjoy Bunches
This is the one where Eve is the bridesmaid for Dr. Louise and Charles, the ex-LC. Meanwhile the daughter of a cop is viciously murdered by someone getting revenge for something Dallas has to figure out. I felt like I had already read the first part of the story, but the ending felt totally new, so I have no clue whether this is the first or second reading of this book. But now I have it listed so I know I've read it. It's good.
Denise ~The Procrastinating Book Diva~

I can't BELIEVE it's been nearly a year since my last "visit" with Eve, Roarke, and the rest of the gang!! I can't even express how much I missed them :) The only thing I love more than this series is listening to Susan Ericksen bring the characters to life in the audiobooks. Kindred in Death is yet another fantastic addition to the In Death series.
Nov 11, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I hate to be so tepid about J.D. Robb -- she's still head and shoulders above so many writers. But this fell a little flat for me: wanted more Roarke/Eve conflict and/or emotion ... more about the other stock characters ... more wedding. I feel as if I could totally have bypassed reading it and it wouldn't hurt my enjoyment of the whole series.
May 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
dammit - this one was so good it hurt in places - gut-wrenching...her murders are getting darker with every book
6 aydır seriden kitap okumamış bünyeme iyi gelen bir kitap herzamanki gibi:)

Yasadışı madde bölümünün başına yeni terfi etmiş olan bir polisin 16 yaşındaki kızı kendi evlerinde tecavüz edilip öldürülmüş olarak bulunuyor. Yüzbaşı aynı zamanda Whitney'inde arkadaşı ve özellikle davaya Eve bakması için çağrılıyor böylece Roarke ile planladıkları pazar günleri mahvoluyor ama cinayet beklemiyor tabiiki:) Roarkecim de herzamanki gibin çok anlayışlı çoook..

Polis kızı cinayeti olunca daha bi atraksiyonlu
Mar 26, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-audible
One of the best Eve Dallas novels I've read in a long time. JD Robb is starting to get her wind back. For a while, some of her books were just treading water - but between this one and the one before it's obvious she's still in love with this world.

The wedding storyline was done very nicely and we saw a side of Eve we rarely see. Usually when she interacts with her friends it was all one-way. It always seemed she took more than she gave in those relationships. But in this novel, her relationshi
Wayland Smith
Dec 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A NYPSD captain comes back from vacation to find his daughter brutally tortured and murdered. He specifically asks for our hero, Eve Dallas, to take the case. Eve struggles with this one, as the crime reminds of her own haunted past.

This one focuses more on the crime than the people, although the ever-expanding characters stop by to contribute. Everyone is very motivated to solve this horrific crime, both because a young girl was so savagely killed and because it was an attack on one of their o
Nov 21, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime
I found this very disappointing, full of errors and anomalies. After the great characters and action of the previous this one was very flat, and if I didn't know better, I think someone else had a hand in writing it. To me, a devoted fan, it just doesn't read like a JD Robb book. For the first time in an In Death book there is the term "unsub" a rather unpleasant abbreviation often used in books by other crime writers. And LT is used to refer to Eve Dallas, again for the first time. I can only h ...more
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J.D. Robb : Kindred in Death (Spoiler Zone) 23 167 Jan 09, 2017 06:22AM  
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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. Secrets in Death, on sale September 2017, is the 45th e ...more
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  • Holiday in Death (In Death, #7)
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“Roarke: You'd enjoy flying more if you'd learn the controls.

Eve: I'd rather pretend I'm on the ground.

Roarke: And how many vehicles have you wrecked, had blown up, or destroyed in the last, oh, two years?

Eve: Think about that, then imagine it happening when I'm at the wheel at thirty thousand feet.

Roarke: Good point. I'll do the flying.”
“Eve: "She completely eye-fucked you." Roarke: "I know. I feel so cheap and used." Eve: "Shit. You got off on it. Men always do." Roarke: "True enough, which is why we're so often cheap and used.” 23 likes
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