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Summary

It's a beautiful Spring day in NYC when Lt. Eve Dallas gets an early morning murder call. A talented young sculptor hasn't had such a perfect day in May. Killed by her own hammer, at first it looks like an argument with a jealous partner but it soon becomes clear that there is much more to this case than a lovers' quarrel turned fatal.   

Eve finds herself drawn into the dark and dangerous world of a secret order. A world in which white supremacy, misogyny and religious fanaticism are everyday activities. Eve has dealt with some tough cases before, but is it too much even for her to take on a wealthy, influential organisation with friends in very high places.....?

©2021 J. D. Robb (P)2021 Hachette Audio UK

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Faithful read though

I have enjoyed this whole series and it still doesn't disappoint. The characters are endearing and, while there are some slightly irritating 'restatements' in each novel (Dr Mira's 'excellent legs' for example) it is these characters as well as the crimes themselves that keep me eagerly anticipating the next book.

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Excellent

Another excellent story in the in death series. I can’t remember when was the last time the series got less than 5 stars off me. This story was amazing, but I won’t give details and spoil it for others.

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Very disappointing

Though I have read/listened to all of the In death series books, this was not up to par. I am certain, for one, that part of a few chapters have been left out in the Audible version, as some chapters end abruptly mid-sentence, and start a completely different place at the start of the next chapter. If it is one thing Nora Roberts is excellent at, it is the seamless shift from one chapter to the next, so it is very obvious. While Susan Ericksen is excellent as always, the plot was dull. I agree what some others write that this is a different book, portraying Eve more as a police woman who has matured in her profession. But to me there was absolutely no suspense, no funny or stimulating by-play between any of the main characters, and the more romantic scenes that Roberts is famous for (I don't think there was even one of them in this book, actually), were flat and more between friends than lovers. Not at all what any of Roberts/Robb's books are usually like! So this book did nothing for me, and I could easily have saved the money, and hoped for an improved next installment. So unless the removed parts from the audible version made this a PG book, I do not recommend this book to those who love the series.

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Another cracking read

I love every In Death book and this one is no different. This story is more complicated than her last few books but it made it an interesting and enthralling read. Susan Ericksen is brilliant as usual. Can’t wait to read the next instalment.

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Excellent, Excellent Episode!

This is one of the best in this very impressive series! The storyline was intricate and intriguing, so very topical and current. Add to that the varied characters and colour with sporadic humour, justifiable anger, and camaraderie and this book has the whole package.

This was superbly narrated by Susan Ericksen as usual. Her portrayal of every character is just perfect, her accents are great, but her portrayal of Peabody is the absolute star on the crown! She makes that character just come to life! Perfect. (My favourite, then Dallas, Roarke and Bella). 😊

All of the regular personalities were present, even if briefly, and it’s good to know that Nadine will have her third best seller!

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JD Robb in Death books get even better.

I have read nearly all this series of books and been a fan for years. I really enjoyed this one.

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Performance excellent and the characters are great. Nothing new or exciting storywise. Still a good time listening to it.

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loved it, I really enjoy how this book come alive in audio I already own the book but listening to it brings it more alive.

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Disappointing

To me Faithless in Death has been a return to form for JD Robb. With the last couple of books I’ve read them, then instantly forgotten them and never been tempted to go back for a re-read – an unusual occurrence for me. With this book I couldn’t make up my mind who I thought the murderer was and was kept guessing right up to end, not only who did it but the motive behind the crime so I’ll definitely be reading Faithless again to see what clues I’ve missed. With a misogynistic, sexist, racist cult – in fact throw in every form of ‘ist’ and I’m sure Stanton Wilkie and his merry men at Natural Order will be against it – what starts as a simple crime of passion soon turns out to be the tip of a iceberg that leads to something a whole lot sinister and malevolent. Where this book loses points with me though is the part I usually enjoy the most and this is when Dallas is interviewing her suspects after they’ve been caught. This time it just all felt a bit anti-climactic for me & fell flat leaving me feeling so disappointed. I just expected something more after such a good plot!

This was the first time I’ve listened to one of J.D. Robb’s books using audible instead of reading it and I don’t think I’ll be listening to anymore by this particular narrator. First of all she made the character of Dallas sound angry all the time. After I got a few chapters this didn’t bother me as much but I did struggle when she was voicing the other characters and found myself wincing a couple of times. For me it interrupted the flow and I had to to ‘rewind’ several times when I lost the thread of what was happening because I’d been distracted by the change in voice. I listen to audio books regularly and I know that some narrators can switch between characters, both male and female easily without any issues but this one just didn’t do it for me.

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Eve and Rourke

best 1 yet I have the next pre ordered already amazing author I hated reading until I came across JD Robb