The next novel featuring Lieutenant Eve Dallas from #1 New York Times bestselling author J.D. Robb!
Sometimes "brotherhood" is just another word for conspiracy...
Dennis Mira just had two unpleasant surprises. First he learned that his cousin Edward was secretly meeting with a real estate agent about their late grandfather's magnificent West Village brownstone, despite the promise they both made to keep it in the family. Then, when he went to the house to confront Edward about it, he got a blunt object to the back of the head.
Luckily Dennis is married to Charlotte Mira, the NYPSD's top profiler and a good friend of Lieutenant Eve Dallas. When the two arrive on the scene, he explains that the last thing he saw was Edward in a chair, bruised and bloody. When he came to, his cousin was gone. With the mess cleaned up and the security disks removed, there's nothing left behind but a few traces for forensics to analyze.
As a former lawyer, judge, and senator, Edward Mira mingled with the elite and crossed paths with criminals, making enemies on a regular basis. Like so many politicians, he also made some very close friends behind closed - and locked - doors. But a badge and a billionaire husband can get you into places others can't go, and Eve intends to shine some light on the dirty deals and dark motives behind the disappearance of a powerful man, the family discord over a multimillion-dollar piece of real estate...and a new case that no one saw coming.
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I would give this no stars if that were possible, the narrator ruined the story for me. Presumably the author approved the narrator but I cannot understand why this would be, she delivers the story in a flat tone. I have all of the J.D. Robb books and decided to try this audio book, I am not new to audio books and currently have around 2 dozen on my Kindle, most of them have been extremely enjoyable, read by professional actors/narrators who enliven the author's work. Sadly I have given up on this book at 24% and just can't bear going back to listen to the rest of the story.
Another good listen. Eve is getting much softer with age and this story had me moved to tears at times.
An engrossing story that makes you want to listen right to the end without stopping.
A really good inclusion of peripheral characters to make a good story come to life and make you feel like you are in the middle of it.
I loved it and can't wait till the next murder comes along.
I loved the involvement of Dennis Mira. He's such a lovely character and Eve loves him so much.
There were lots of little funny moments that made me laugh out loud. I enjoyed that Eve was vulnerable and let it show.
All the voices and individual characters she does bring the people to life and make you love them all.
Yes it made me laugh and it was sad and poignant.
Can't wait for the next one. I think I might just start this one over and listen again.
"Another excellent turnout by JD Robb. Loved it."
This is a new story that should please all of those folks who feel they are starting to all sound alike. I love Eves' interactions with Mr. Mira (who I think all her fans have a secret crush on... go ahead, admit it lol). Sure the story takes us back to her past but Eves past made her who she is plus we have to remember that everyone who reads this book hasn't read the whole series and it provides important background into her character. I am very happy with this book and can't wait for the next one as usual. Keep up the good work Ms Roberts.
"Best in series"
I love this book. I think it's by far the best of the entire series. I've listened to it four times already. Eve's interaction to Dennis Mira is so very sweet. Eve has grown so much from the first book.
"Excellent but tough subject"
Excellent character development in this latest In Death with intriguing new characters joining Eve's work family.
The crimes, however, are exceptionally horrific. Rape figures prominently in the storyline and graphic descriptions of the crimes were difficult to listen to.
This is book 42 in the Eve Dallas series. I am amazed that Robb can keep coming up with such interesting ideas for her books. Dr. Charlotte Mira is my favorite person in the series, so when I discovered this story is mainly about professor Dennis Mira, Charlotte’s husband, I could hardly wait for the book to be released.
Professor Mira has been like a surrogate father to Eve Dallas. Dennis finds out his cousin former Judge, Senator Edward Mira, has contacted a real estate agent to sell their grandfather’s magnificent West Village brownstone despite the promise to keep it in the family. Dennis goes to the house to speak to Edward, he finds Edward beaten and Dennis is attacked and beaten. When Dennis awakens Edward is gone, the house is cleaned as are the security system tapes. Eva and her team are on the job to help the Miras.
I enjoy J. D. Robb’s group of characters in this series. Robb weaves them in and out of the various episodes with great skill like a master painter. I think these characters are what make the series so popular over the years; it’s what helps keep the books from becoming stagnant. I have to laugh at the battle of the ties and socks going on in the homicide department. Robb goes into the relationship between Peabody and Eve in this story as well as a discussion about marriage; the Mira’s as well as Eve and Roarke. The plot is full of twists, turns and conspiracies that keep the readers nose in the book. Susan Ericksen is fabulous narrating the book. She has narrated the series from the beginning and has helped make the story successful.
"Not as good as the others"
token interaction between Eve an Roark (could be a good thing, showing she can investigate on her own), but Eve acts out of character with her partner with a long speech about herself and what happened to her. Would be more in character to have a back and forth dialogue because Peabody already knows the story-should have just been a check in regarding how it effects current case and how the case was affecting her. Started out good with his surprise in telling Mr.(dr.?) Mira, but same problem as the Peabody monologue-it would have been more in character to focus more on him as the victim's family and not be so open.
Murder of Crows-Ann Bishop, bought the first book and liked it. Was interested in hearing more about things left unresolved in it.
Yes, she does an excellent job with this series.
It depends, there are definitely strong books in this series and weak ones. This story had great promise and I was excited to see a book focused on the Mira's, but the follow through was weak and it did kind of rehash (with a new angle) a theme from an earlier book. The previous one with a Bonny and Clyde them was more violent, but more original.
"A Good Read"
As usual I really enjoyed another book in this series. Every time Dennis is in a book I fall more in love with his character wish my dad had been like him or I could meet a man like him. GREAT BOOK
"But that's not what it sounds like in my head"
Probably not. I mean, the narrator does a fabulous job of making different voices for every character. But that's not what they sound like in my head. Problems with being the 42nd book in a series, I already have pre established voices in my head
Anyone who doesn't say Dennis Mira did not listen to this book correctly.
She really does a fabulous job of having very different dialects and tones for all characters, and there are a LOT of them.
I feel like the psychology worked really well in this book, there's a part where Peabody talks to a witness/interview person and tells them about how victims try and get their lives back but can't with these kind of crimes, and it was very based in psycho analysis.
"Awesome and open"
This was definitely a good book. Finally she was able to deal with some of the deeper issues on her own without any prodding from anyone. She chose to talk about and was rewarded with yet another champion
"Great dectective story - flawed narration"
This is a good one with a few flaws. The story is really good - - much more dectective and much less romance (my personal preference). It's also much more like a Karen Slaughter book with truly graphic details of brutality. That may be why for the first time I had more issues with the silly things like following real police procedure. The closer you get to true so should the details. I've become accustomed to how each featured character is portrayed by the narrator, BUT I do have an issue with the narrator and her downright offensive straight out of Gone with the Wind this-is-how-black-people-talk characterization of some minor characters featured in this book. But even with that, it's still a good next book in the series that after 42 installments, is starting to grow up.
"Love the characters!"
I've read the entire series and I don't really come back for the murder mystery part of the book. I keep coming back because of the amazing job Roberts has done with character development. After so many books with these characters I feel like they all are close personal friends I know them so well. I will say in the next book I really hope to see Captain Dallas, and please bring back crack!! Haven't heard anything about crack in the last few books!
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