Just a Few Great In Death Books I Read #audioreview

Posted July 9, 2018 by Berls in Just a Few Books I Read, Review / 2 Comments

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This feature is for short reviews, reviews of books in a series where it might feel repetitive, or (as Michelle suggested) books I was too lazy to write a “real” review for. Today’s books are a continuation of my In Death series binge.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Just a Few Great In Death Books I Read #audioreviewBig Jack by J.D. Robb
Narrator: Susan Ericksen
Series: In Death #17.5
Published by Brilliance Audio on February 23, 2010
Genres: Mystery, Science Fiction, Romance
Length: 8 hours 21 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Goodreads
three-half-stars

LENGTH -- 8 hrs and 21 mins

In New York City in 2059, someone is pursuing missing gems from a decades-old heist...someone who's willing to kill for them. Sharp-witted and sexy, NYPSD Lieutenant Eve Dallas is used to travelling in the shadowy corners outside the law. And in a future where crime meets cutting-edge technology, she will attempt to track down the diamonds once and for all - and stop the danger and death that have surrounded them for years

Not my favorite but still a great one. Loved seeing Peabody as partner and struggling with what she’ll wear, how they be partners instead of the boss-subordinate relationship they’ve had for over a year. The one thing that bugged me was there’s a timing mistake. Eve is talking about Summerset being on vacation. But at the end of the last book he came back. Not a huge deal but it seriously bugged me just the same.
3.5 stars pretty good

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Just a Few Great In Death Books I Read #audioreviewSurvivor In Death by J.D. Robb
Narrator: Susan Ericksen
Series: In Death #20
Published by Brilliance Audio on February 1, 2005
Genres: Mystery, Science Fiction, Romance
Length: 12 hours 22 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased
Goodreads
four-stars

No affairs. No criminal connections. No DNA. No clues. Eve Dallas may be the best cop in the city - not to mention having the lavish resources of her husband Roarke at her disposal - but the Swisher case has her baffled. The family members were murdered in their beds with brutal, military precision. The state-of-the-art security was breached, and the killers used night vision to find their way through the cozy middle-class house. Clearly, Dallas is dealing with pros. The only mistake they made was to overlook the nine-year-old girl cowering in the dark in the kitchen. . .

Now Nixie Swisher is an orphan - and the sole eyewitness to a seemingly inexplicable crime. Kids are not Dallas's strong suit. But Nixie needs a safe place to stay, and Dallas needs to solve this case. Not only because of the promise she made to Nixie. Not only for the cause of justice. But also to put to rest some of her own darkest memories - and deepest fears. With her partner Peabody on the job, and watching her back - and with Roarke providing the kind of help only he can give - Lieutenant Eve Dallas is running after shadows, and dead-set on finding out who's behind them.

Another great one! I always enjoy Eve with kids, but this was different – in a great way. I liked seeing Eve and Roarke acting almost as parents – maybe it won’t be so long after all for them to have one of their own? The mystery was good and it was neat seeing some old elements come into play. Eve was stumped longer than she normally is, which was also enjoyable. As much as I enjoyed it, I think I’m finally read to take take an In Death break 🙂

4 stars Pretty Great

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Just a Few Great In Death Books I Read #audioreviewVisions in Death by J.D. Robb
Narrator: Susan Ericksen
Series: In Death #19
Published by Berkley Books on February 1, 2005
Genres: Mystery, Science Fiction, Romance
Pages: 354
Length: 11 hours 18 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased
Goodreads
five-stars

On one of the city's hottest nights, New York Police Lieutenant Eve Dallas is sent to Central Park - and into a hellish new investigation. The victim is found on the rocks, just above the still, dark water of The Lake in Central Park. Around her neck is a single red ribbon. Her hands are posed, as if in prayer. But it is the eyes - removed with such precision, as if done by the careful hand of a surgeon - that have Dallas most alarmed. As more bodies turn up, each with the same defining scars, Eve is frantic for answers. Against her instincts, she accepts help from a psychic who offers one vision after another - each with shockingly accurate details of the murders. And when partner and friend Peabody is badly injured after escaping an attack, the stakes are raised. Are the eyes a symbol? A twisted religious ritual? A souvenir? With help from her husband, Roarke, Dallas must uncover the killer's motivation before another vision becomes another nightmare...

OMG this is my new In Death favorite! The relationship progress was great – Eve’s family of friends becomes that much more evident in Visions in Death and I just loved seeing all those relationships. Huge progress in Eve’s relationship with Peabody, they’re already so close but it’s getting even closer. And I was in stitches with Mavis talking about being pregnant and delivery with Eve and Roarke. Easily a top favorite scene! On top of that, the mystery was intense and I was literally shocked in the last hour by a development that Eve uncovers. It got brutal and I couldn’t stop until it was over – at 2:30am. Loved it!

5 stars Flipping Fantastic

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Just a Few Great In Death Books I Read #audioreviewDivided in Death by J.D. Robb
Narrator: Susan Ericksen
Series: In Death #18
Published by Brilliance Audio on January 26, 2004
Genres: Mystery, Science Fiction, Romance
Length: 12 hours 44 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased
Goodreads
four-stars

#1 New York Times bestselling author J. D. Robb continues her “sexy and suspenseful” (Publishers Weekly) In Death series. In the year 2059, technology and humanity collide and a new computer virus has become the latest form of terrorism…

Reva Ewing was a former member of the Secret Service, and then a security specialist for Roarke Enterprises—until she was found standing over the dead bodies of her husband, renowned artist Blair Bissel, and her best friend. But Lieutenant Eve Dallas believes there was more to the killing than jealous rage—all of Bissel’s computer files were deliberately corrupted.

To Roarke, it’s the computer attack that poses the real threat. He and Reva have been under a code-red government contract to develop a program that would shield against techno-terrorists. But this deadly new breed of hackers isn’t afraid to kill to protect their secret—and it’s up to Lieutenant Eve Dallas to shut them down before the nightmare can spread to the whole country.

Another great one. It was hard seeing Eve and Roarke so disconnected, but at the same time I enjoyed it. It’s so natural for a relationship to go through deep struggles and I love that Robb keeps there relationship so real. I’m loving seeing the growth in Peabody and Eve’s relationship now that they are partners, too. And the mystery was pretty great – lots of fun moments as they get all spy-like to take on a government agency. This was supposed to be the last one, but I’m buying book 19 and going on. Too good!

4 stars Pretty Great

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