But nothing prepares her for what she discovers upon her return to the cop shop in New York A limo driver is shot through the neck with a crossbow. Then a high-priced escort is found stabbed through the heart with a bayonet. Eve begins to fear that she has come across that most dangerous of criminal, a thrill-killer, but one with a taste for the finer things in life—and death. Two thumbs up and 5 stars! View all 13 comments. Aug 08, Mara rated it really liked it Shelves: library. I quite enjoyed this one. There was less gratuitous bitching between Roarke and Eve - perhaps they're learning to work together as a couple better, as most people do if they're going to make it in the long run.
That's good to see depicted realistically, for a change. The plot itself was a bit of a puzzle, and has been adequately described in the book description. I honestly can't say much more without spoilers. One of the things I really enjoy about this series is that Eve is shown to be growing I quite enjoyed this one.
One of the things I really enjoy about this series is that Eve is shown to be growing as an individual, and not just in her relationship with Roarke. She has relaxed in her interactions with her partner, Peabody. She thinks about how the current murder spree might affect her friends, and reaches out to warn some of her friends not to take any private appointments until the case is over. The Eve we met in the earliest books wouldn't have done that - for one thing, she had very few connections to other people. When she realizes that one of her friends is still grieving deeply for a loved one who was murdered in an earlier novel, she invites him over for a gathering of friends the following weekend - despite the fact that she really doesn't like socializing at all and follows through by making that weekend happen and inviting the rest of their circle of friends.
As usual, I enjoyed the depiction of a society that has largely gotten past the need to worry about criminalizing what goes on between consenting adults or the genders of adults persons engaged in a relationship. I can't think of many authors who can take a series to 31 volumes and keep me interested. I'm not going to claim that these books are deathless prose, but they're fun, and they keep me interested. I haven't been driven to pick up anything she's published as Nora Roberts, but I'll keep reading this series for a while yet, and I might even go back someday and read this series over again from the beginning.
Aug 16, Ann Lou rated it really liked it. Did I say that this series is addicting? Did I say that the characters are awesome?
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What else is there to say? In this one, we have crazy thrill killers who feels entitled to kill using unique weapons. They are arrogant, smug bastards who got what they deserved in the end. Another solid addition for me. I admit I probably am grading this a bit harshly. But the entire time I was reading it, my overwhelming reaction was to keep thinking how similar it was in motive, perps and structure to the earlier book.
One refrain just kept going over and over in my head -- "this feels lazy". And not just the re-tread in plot components but also the simple police work. Instead of true deduction and procedural follow through to A subtitle for this book could be called Seduction in Death II: Electric Bugaloo. Instead of true deduction and procedural follow through to come to the conclusion of who the perps were, Eve has these leaps of intuitive logic that not only instinctively pinpoint who the murders are, but also why they are doing what they do, how they pick out their targets and even their thought processes.
And she does this very early on in the book, absent any real solid evidence, and she is spot-on on every aspect. So I graded harshly because Robb has shown in previous books that she is capable of writing good police procedure and that Eve has previously come to equally spot on conclusions but only after solid evidence and real deduction.
The other thing that really disappointed me, was how almost cartoonish in their two-dimensionality the villains were. Another thing that Robb has ceaselessly demonstrated through the course of this series is that she is capable of creating a fully fleshed villain. Even the ones who seem particularly sociopathic such as Ava from Strangers in Death or outright evil such as Ricker from Judgment in Death or just plin old liked to kill for a living such as Yost from Betrayal in Death all received depth and made a qualitative impression on their particular book.
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With these previous villains Robb gave us an insight into their thoughts and emotions. Even the two bored society boys from Seduction had their illuminating moments of 'voice' and agency. But the villains in this book felt almost like villain seat-fillers.
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The best parts of this book were the dialogue, beginning and the ending. The dialogue seemed particularly snappy and witty. I also enjoyed the first part of the book while Even and Roarke were in Ireland where she helped the young Irish cop solve his first murder. And the last couple of chapters are actually worth an extra half star. I always enjoy it when Eve runs an op with her team to nab her perps and this one was no different. Eve acting like a drunken boor who married Roarke for money was fun to read.
I've said in previous reviews that Eve seems to be a serial killer magnet. It seems unlikely that in little over a two year span of time that Eve would come across as many serial, multiple and thrill killers as she has. The " In Death" novellas work great because they are just regular murders that Eve gets to solve, but I'd like the regular books to go that route more often.
I liked Salvation in Death a lot because it was one murder and Eve simply worked it -- no muss, no fuss.
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Apr 12, Venus Blancia rated it really liked it Shelves: futuristic , crime , own , romance , romantic-suspense , kick-ass-heroines , mystery. It is unbelievably fascinating to say that the Naked in Death the first book in the series and where all the romance started and probably got married in the 3rd book, Immortal in Death ; the former was published and the latter I could not argue with how Miss J.
Robb was able to pull off with all the development of the compelling characters as this 31st installment was made 15 years after. The first few chapters of this installment made me realize as Eve and Roarke just only celebrated It is unbelievably fascinating to say that the Naked in Death the first book in the series and where all the romance started and probably got married in the 3rd book, Immortal in Death ; the former was published and the latter The first few chapters of this installment made me realize as Eve and Roarke just only celebrated their 2nd wedding anniversary.
Imagine that?! And imagine all the crimes already in mind and how I mustered investigative techniques and observed people and mastered the being a kickass. Robb perfectly well was a police officer in her previous life. As amazing as Roarke is, this book started with hot Irish vacation and all the Irish lilts. It was just enthralling how Eve caught a crime in Ireland and how she managed to help a neophyte police officer solving a case.
Life goes on for Eve as she faced another crime of indulgences of the rich and selfish individuals. Yes, I should say that the resolution of the crime was quite dragging. Eve came round and round as she unraveled the motives of the crimes. Only that I love how Eve projected and baited herself to capture her suspects. Just like a friend, I was very proud of Eve luring her suspects under her power and giving a full kickass kickback to ego-feed her killers.
Being so concerned and wanted to catch up with Morris who maybe was recuperating from the death of Detective Coltraine in the Promises in Death. Eve had shown her courage to show concern to a friend and even shocked for she even could not believe herself falling and was able to manage well in the friendship department. Jun 03, carol. Shelves: mystery , female-lead. Well, three and a half stars--one of her better books, so I rounded up.
If you like J. In the later books, you also have some reflections on the meaning of Well, three and a half stars--one of her better books, so I rounded up. In the later books, you also have some reflections on the meaning of friends and community, and how Eve, who thinks of herself as a loner, is connected to people she cares about.
Indulgence contained them all, but this time shook it up just a little with a pre-trip to Ireland, to spend time with Rourke's extended family and give city-borne Eve a taste for country life. Her inner dialogue on the sheep, cow and people populations was funny, and felt like a perfect character touch. Returning to New York quickly brings her to a murder investigation, which becomes two, and shortly after, four deaths to investigate. I liked how her solid background detective work ended up giving insight into the killers, which enabled her to further key in on mistakes and possible solutions.
Predictably, view spoiler [ Eve sets herself as bait at the end of the investigation.
In the context of the storyline, it actually makes some sense, as the killers are elite socialites who consider those of the underclasses mere pawns in a competitive game. She was never really at risk, as her entire team was there for backup, which was also refreshing--there's only so many ways you can put an intelligent detective in life-threatening situations--otherwise they aren't intelligent.
It's interesting to what extent Rourke has involved himself in police business, in this case coming along and "act like Peabody," as well as being down at the cop house aiding the investigation. It doesn't seem forced because of the extent to which earlier books set up his increasing involvement, but I wonder where it will next lead them.
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When I started reading this series last year, I never in my wildest dreams thought I would read any series with 40 something books in it. Well I did it, and I am so proud.
I've come to love these characters in this series. Eve has definitely grown to me from the person she was in Naked in Death. She has friends, a husband, family and just all the love in the world. She is not the broken woman she once was. In fact I don't ever believe she was broken, I'd like to think she was waiting on Roarke. Roarke is amazing!
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I love that man, I think he'd be the perfect husband for any woman fictional or real. I actually loved this crime. At first reading it, I thought it was very random indeed, but when the first interviewed the suspects it drew me in. I could already tell why they were doing, it and how. If anyone watches Luther on BBC then they know everything it was to know about this crime.
Oh I loved those 2 episodes. I thought it was some funny one liners in here from Eve. I love how she questions simple things like animals, and grass or the quietness of Connecticut.
My favorite part was definitely visiting Roarke's family in Ireland.