Thankless in Death

Thankless in Death

Book - 2013
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In the latest suspense thriller in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, the year 2060 is drawing to a close in New York City and loved ones are coming together for Thanksgiving. But sometimes the deepest hatreds seethe within the closest relationships, and blood flows faster than water…
Lieutenant Eve Dallas has plenty to be grateful for this season. Hosting Roarke's big Irish family for the holiday may be challenging, but it's a joyful improvement on her own dark childhood.
Other couples aren't as lucky as Eve and Roarke. The Reinholds, for example, are lying in their home stabbed and bludgeoned almost beyond recognition. Those who knew them are stunned--and heartbroken by the evidence that they were murdered by their own son. Twenty-six-year-old Jerry hadn't made a great impression on the bosses who fired him or the girlfriend who dumped him--but they didn't think he was capable of this.
Turns out Jerry is not only capable of brutality but taking a liking to it. With the money he's stolen from his parents and a long list of grievances, he intends to finally make his mark on the world. Eve and her team already know the who, how, and why of this murder. What they need to pinpoint is where Jerry's going to strike next.
Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2013.
ISBN: 9780399164422
Characteristics: 402 pages ; 24 cm


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Aug 27, 2018

I am an avid Eve & Roarke fan, but I do agree that this was not Robb's best book.
As for the comment made here that it felt like she hired someone else to write the book:
of course she uses ghostwriters! It is not physically possible for her to have written all the Nora Roberts and J.D. Robb books herself.

triptophan Mar 14, 2015

This "in Death" book, I didn't finish because it was too brutal. First the main charcter kills off his parents, then he threatens to attack a helpless dog with pliers! I got as far as chapter 11 and stopped reading. I thought this mystery would be exciting but it wasn't.

Jun 15, 2014

I have read and own all the In death books I have to say getting tired of Eve's whining about her child hood we as readers have been reading the same stories line for the last 20 years please move on and where are Roakes New York friends that have not come form Eve's job does he not have a buddy he plays racket ball with at least he can't be that driven still

Feb 04, 2014

Just too formulaic, maybe this group should fold up their tent and say goodbye.

Jan 15, 2014

Is anyone but me put off by the books being set "in the future" I know the old ones aren't,,, but it sort of confuses me when something is said that reminds me that now they are "in the future" can't remember which year...

I was a little disappointed in this one too.

Jan 13, 2014

Standard Eve Dallas fare. Nothing outstanding about this latest case.

Dec 17, 2013

I agree with Mic2511; it's like someone else was hired to write this book. It lumbered on and there was little to sustain interest.

grace_ellisent Nov 18, 2013

Gruesome senseless murders just before Thanksgiving holiday ... a case that frustrates Lt. Eve Dallas ... plus family reunion, public recognition, possible captaincy, survivors from her previous cases, all drove Eve into uncomfortable and unfamiliar territory. A great read, as usual!

Nov 02, 2013

I eagerly await each new book in the "in death" series but this one was a total disappointment. I wonder if JD Robb is now using a ghost writer... the plot was boring and the by-play between characters was almost nonexistent. All the old characters were in the book but there was no reason for them to be there. I really don't believe JD Robb wrote this book. If she is going to use a ghost writer, I hope she gets better one next time.

Oct 12, 2013

I have read all the "in Death" books by JD Robb. In fact I am in the process of reading them all again.
And I read them for the interactions, and relationships between the characters as well.
This is the first book in the series that I did not like. In fact I didn't even finish reading it.
It seemed like she was just going through the motions while writing it. I had to wonder if she hasn't gotten burnt out, at least with this series.
You knew who the villain was from the beginning. And there was almost no backstory, or interplay between the characters. The book consisted of a description of each consecutive torture and murder in detail, and that was about it.
I have always eagerly awaited her next book, but after this offering, I am not sure if it isn't time for her to wrap up the "in Death" series.
Anybody could have written this book. It just wasn't very good.

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PrinceBishop Sep 30, 2013

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Contains graphic depictions of a psychopath at work...and this guy really loves his work.


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