Just a Few… You Guessed it! In Death Books I Loved #audioreview

Posted April 23, 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 continue my reading binge I did last year of In Death and I’m trying to cut back the number of reviews by not doing a review for each book and instead doing a shared post. And still, it’s a lot.

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… You Guessed it! In Death Books I Loved #audioreviewCreation in Death by J.D. Robb
Narrator: Susan Ericksen
Series: In Death #25
Published by Brilliance Audio on November 6, 2007
Genres: Mystery, Science Fiction, Romance
Length: 12 hours 19 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Borrowed
Goodreads
five-stars

Eve has seen this crime scene before: the artfully arranged body of a young brunette, arms spread, palms up, body marked by the signs of prolonged and painful torture. Carved into her torso is the time it took her to die - in hours, minutes, and seconds. And on the third finger of her left hand has been placed a silver ring.

Eve is catapulted back to a case nine years earlier, when a man whom the media tagged “The Groom” put the city on edge with a killing spree that took the lives of four women in fifteen days. Eve and her partner Feeney, her friend and mentor, couldn’t stop him before he disappeared, only to resurface in other parts of the world to kill and kill again. But now The Groom seems to have come back to where he started.

When it turns out that The Groom’s most recent victim was employed by Eve’s billionaire husband, Roarke, she brings him onto the case. A move that proves fitting when it becomes chillingly clear that the killer has made it personal. The corpse was washed in products from a store Roarke owns and laid out on a sheet his company manufactures. With the Groom’s monstrous return, Eve is determined to finish him once and for all. Familiar with his methods, she knows that he has already grabbed his next victim.

But his sights are set on the biggest challenge of his illustrious career - an abduction that will test his skills and that promises to give him satisfaction as he’s never known. Time is running out on another woman’s life…and for Eve.

This has to be one of my favorites! The stress of everyone involved on this investigation – trying to catch the one that got away years ago was great. I loved seeing Roarke fully involved, more than ever before. And I loved the way everyone backed Eve up. I loved the comradery and the way they all pushed themselves so hard. It was just a really good story with a lot of heart. Love this series.
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… You Guessed it! In Death Books I Loved #audioreviewEternity in Death by J.D. Robb
Narrator: Susan Ericksen
Series: In Death #25.5
Published by Brilliance Audio on October 30, 2007
Genres: Mystery, Science Fiction, Romance
Length: 3 hours 27 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Borrowed
Goodreads
three-half-stars

When club-hopping bad girl Tiara Kent is found dead in her plush Manhattan apartment, the killing has all the earmarks of a vampire attack. The ever-practical Lieutenant Eve Dallas has to deal with superstitious cops carrying garlic and stakes, as well as the ever-hysterical press. None of the wealthy young victim’s friends seem to know much about the Dark Prince she has been secretly seeing. The chase to stop him before he kills again will lead Eve and her team into areas of the city that not even the most intrepid cop wants to visit, and into the very heart of darkness.

Although not one of my favorites, this one made me snicker a bit with the vampire references. I like how it’s a joke but at the same time with the existence of sensitives and the different advanced technologies and “beauty” sculpting services they have in this future world it’s also not as far of a reach. Sure, actual vampirism isn’t happening, but you can get that much closer to being like one. But for me, it made this bad guy a joke. Even with references to the sociopath Eve and Roarke see in him; the connections to her past and her dad – he’s just a joke. A dangerous joke, but not someone I ever really saw as a real threat to Eve.

As always I enjoyed the relationships and characters – Peabody was especially great. Her “new-ager” was showing a bit in her reactions to the “vampire.” Looking forward to reading more soon!
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… You Guessed it! In Death Books I Loved #audioreviewStrangers in Death by J.D. Robb
Narrator: Susan Ericksen
Series: In Death #26
Published by Brilliance Audio on February 19, 2008
Length: 12 hours 41 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Borrowed
Goodreads
four-stars

Lieutenant Eve Dallas explores hidden connections among friends and lovers, enemies, and strangers in this disturbing murder investigation.

An unabridged recording on 10 CDs (12 hours, 41 minutes).

So this is what I wrote on my Goodreads reivew:
Crap. Another one I forgot to rate and review. Been finished with it for days. It was good, but damn if I remember the details.

And if I didn’t remember details then, lord knows I don’t know, a solid year later (I read it in April 2017). So We’ll just go with it was good 🙂
4 stars Pretty Great

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2 responses to “Just a Few… You Guessed it! In Death Books I Loved #audioreview

  1. Haha I want to post a review like the last one! Since I’ve given myself permission to NOT review every book I read, I don’t always write much in my book journal about it. So yeah. There’s no way I’m going to remember much in the way of details…unless it was a story that knocked my socks off. 🙂 I’m glad you’ve enjoyed this series so much. Seriously. I will one day get around to giving it a listen. 🙂
    {{{big hugs}}}

    • Lol its quite freeing to do these just a few posts where sometimes I say it was good and thats literally it. 🙂 I might have skipped reviewing it at all, but it’s a series and I have a but if ocd about series and reviews. Lol