Just a Few In Death Reads… I’m an addict y’all!

Posted April 4, 2018 by Berls in Just a Few Books I Read, Review / 15 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 from the In Death Series, which is too long to review each book as separate posts. Hell, even doing three at a time, I’m doing tons of posts. But it’s also TOO GOOD not to review and talk a little about each book. I’m an addict – an In Death Addict – and I hope you will be too 🙂 (if you’re not already)!

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 In Death Reads… I’m an addict y’all!Big Jack by J.D. Robb
Series: In Death #17.5
Published by Berkley on February 23rd 2010
Genres: Mystery, Romance, Science Fiction
Pages: 309
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased

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 traveling 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 the jewels 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 the butler (OMG I can’t remember his name for some annoying reason) 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 In Death Reads… I’m an addict y’all!Divided in Death by J.D. Robb
Narrator: Susan Ericksen
Series: In Death #18
Published by Brilliance Audio on January 26th 2004
Genres: Mystery, Romance, Science Fiction
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased

#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

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 In Death Reads… I’m an addict y’all!Visions in Death by J.D. Robb
Narrator: Susan Ericksen
Series: In Death #19
Published by Berkley Books on August 5th 2004
Genres: Mystery, Romance, Science Fiction
Pages: 354
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased

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, there 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

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15 responses to “Just a Few In Death Reads… I’m an addict y’all!

  1. Everyone seems to love these books. I keep telling myself I’ll try them one day, but they keep sounding a little dark for me. Yet I love the idea of the ongoing relationship between Eve and Roarke, and I love some of Nora Roberts books under her own name… so I waver between temptation and apprehension.

    • Hmmm I guess some of them get a little dark, but it’s not the first word that comes to mind when I think of describing them. They are good mysteries and there is some suspense — both meaning we have evil people who do bad things. But I tend to be pretty squeamish (can’t do horror really) and they don’t bother me in the slightest. I don’t know if that helps you decide if they would be too much for you or not. But I do love them 🙂

    • Aren’t they great?! I seriously wonder when I’ll catch up… I do binges and then take a break and while I’m taking a break she publishes like 3 more books! How does she produce them so fast and still have them be SO GOOD?!

    • Thanks Anna. They’re so good! I wish I had jumped on this series much earlier so I wasn’t still so far behind!

    • Yay! I know, I’m so eager to get caught up, but I can only do so many at a time without getting seriously behind on my other series. (as if I’m not anyway! lol)

  2. You have reminded me how much I love this series. I am somewhere in the teens for this series. I lost track. I need to go to the library and read the first chapter of a few to see where I left off. Vision in Death looks familiar.