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Waiting on Wednesday: Brotherhood in Death

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Brotherhood in Death by J.D. Robb

Publication Date: February 2, 2016

Publisher: Berkley Books

Synopsis: Sometimes brotherhood can be 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.

Personal Thoughts: This is the latest book in the ever popular In Death series and it sounds like it will be a great read. I love the fact that some of the secondary characters will be up front and center and that we will get to know them even better. Luckily it’s only about 2 months away and I will be waiting excitedly to get my hands on it 🙂

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Waiting on Wednesday: Devoted in Death

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Devoted in Death by J.D. Robb

Publication Date: September 8th 2015

Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons

Synopsis: When Lieutenant Eve Dallas examines a body in a downtown Manhattan alleyway, the victim’s injuries are so extensive that she almost misses the clue. Carved into the skin is the shape of a heart—and initials inside reading E and D . . .

Ella-Loo and her boyfriend, Darryl, had been separated while Darryl was a guest of the state of Oklahoma, and now that his sentence has been served they don’t ever intend to part again. Ella-Loo’s got dreams. And Darryl believes there are better ways to achieve your dreams than working for them. So they hit the road, and when their car breaks down in Arkansas, they make plans to take someone else’s. Then things get messy and they wind up killing someone—an experience that stokes a fierce, wild desire in Ella-Loo. A desire for Darryl. And a desire to kill again.

As they cross state lines on their way to New York to find the life they think they deserve, they will leave a trail of evil behind them. But now they’ve landed in the jurisdiction of Lieutenant Dallas and her team at the New York Police and Security Department. And with her husband, Roarke, at her side, she has every intention of hunting them down and giving them what they truly deserve . . .

Personal Thoughts: Ohh new book in the series! Yey! Out of all the series that I have read, this one is my ultimate favorite and there are so many books that it just makes me really happy.

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Waiting on Wednesday: Festive in Death

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Festive in Death (In Death, #39)

Festive in Death by J.D. Robb

Publication Date: September 9, 2014

Publisher: Putnam Adult

Synopsis:  Eve Dallas deals with a homicide—and the holiday season—in the latest from the #1 New York Times bestselling author.


Personal trainer Trey Ziegler was in peak physical condition. If you didn’t count the kitchen knife in his well-toned chest.

Lieutenant Eve Dallas soon discovers a lineup of women who’d been loved and left by the narcissistic gym rat. While Dallas sorts through the list of Ziegler’s enemies, she’s also dealing with her Christmas shopping list—plus the guest list for her and her billionaire husband’s upcoming holiday bash.

Feeling less than festive, Dallas tries to put aside her distaste for the victim and solve the mystery of his death. There are just a few investigating days left before Christmas, and as New Year’s 2061 approaches, this homicide cop is resolved to stop a cold-blooded killer.

Personal Thoughts: Ohh another  book in the series is coming out in the fall! I cannot wait!! Seriously these books are so good and so addicting. Once you are done with one you want to read the next one.  The good thing is that this one will be coming out in September and a new Nora Roberts will be coming out in late October. Fall is looking to be a great publishing season 🙂

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Concealed in Death Book Review

Concealed in Death (In Death, #38)Concealed in Death by J.D. Robb

Publication Date: February 18, 2014

Publisher: Putnam Adult

SynopsisThe incomparable J. D. Robb presents the latest moving and suspenseful novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Eve Dallas series.

In a decrepit, long-empty New York building, Lieutenant Eve Dallas’s husband begins the demolition process by swinging a sledgehammer into a wall. When the dust clears, there are two skeletons wrapped in plastic behind it. He summons his wife immediately—and by the time she’s done with the crime scene, there are twelve murders to be solved.

The place once housed a makeshift shelter for troubled teenagers, back in the mid-2040s, and Eve tracks down the people who ran it. Between their recollections and the work of the force’s new forensic anthropologist, Eve begins to put names and faces to the remains. They are all young girls. A tattooed tough girl who dealt in illegal drugs. The runaway daughter of a pair of well-to-do doctors. They all had their stories. And they all lost their chance for a better life.

Then Eve discovers a connection between the victims and someone she knows. And she grows even more determined to reveal the secrets of the place that was called The Sanctuary—and the evil concealed in one human heart.

Personal Thoughts: The latest In Death series book was an awesome book. Roarke gives Eve a new case, when he demolishes a wall in his newest bought building. What he discovers inside is more than just dust, there are two skeletons inside. By the time they are done with the walls there are twelve bodies found in total. As Eve starts to unravel the case, the truth slowly comes out about the owners of the old building and shelter that was meant to be a haven for troubled teenagers.

It is quite disturbing to read about what happened to those teenagers and why it happened in the first place. It makes you think of what a sick world it is out there and just how far someone will go to justify their criminal action. It is just sickening but it does sadly exist in our world.

This story has been added to my favorite pile because it has more background information on Mavis’ past. I love reading about character’s past and how they have evolved since then. J.D. Robb does a spectacular job moving the story with a great pace, creating enough suspense and mystery to keep you reading and wondering who it is going to be in the end. By the time I got to the end and found out who it was, it was actually someone else completely from who I thought it was going to be.

The progress of Eve and Roarke’s relationship is also looked into and I just love reading about those two. Out of all the series I have ever read, this one is my favorite, just because of those two characters. I cannot wait to see what happens next with them.

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Waiting on Wednesday: Thankless in Death

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

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Thankless in Death by J.D. Robb

Publication Date: September 10, 2013

Publisher: Putnam Adult

Synopsis:(Goodreads)  He looked at his hands, covered with her blood, at the spreading pool of red on the floor, the wild spatters of it on the walls. An artist, he mused. Maybe he should be an artist.

Murder doesn’t stop for Thanksgiving.

As the household of NYPSD Lieutenant Eve Dallas and her billionaire husband Roarke prepares for an invasion of family and friends, an ungrateful son decides to stop the nagging from his parents – by ending their lives.

Soon Jerald Reinhold is working his way through anyone who has ever thwarted him in his path to an easy life. Eve is increasingly frustrated in her efforts to cover all the potential victims as Jerald stays a terrifying step ahead.

As the festivities begin, Eve is desperate to identify which victim on Jerald’s long list will be the next, so she can stop the killing spree..

Personal Thoughts: Another great book coming out in the Eve and Roarke series! 🙂 Ohh I can never get enough of those two. J.D. Robb never disappoints. I’ll be waiting impatiently for this one to come out. 🙂

Calculated in Death Book Review

Calculated in Death by J.D. Robb

Publication Date: February 26, 2013

Publisher: Putnam Adult

Source: Library

Synopsis:(Goodreads) On Manhattan’s Upper East Side a woman lies dead at the bottom of the stairs, stripped of all her valuables. Most cops might call it a mugging gone wrong, but Lieutenant Eve Dallas knows better.

A well-off accountant and a beloved wife and mother, Marta Dickenson doesn’t seem the type to be on anyone’s hit list. But when Eve and her partner, Peabody, find blood inside the building, the lieutenant knows Marta’s murder was the work of a killer who’s trained, but not professional or smart enough to remove all the evidence.

But when someone steals the files out of Marta’s office, Eve must immerse herself in her billionaire husband Roarke’s world of big business to figure out who’s cruel and callous enough to hire a hit on an innocent woman. And as the killer’s violent streak begins to escalate, Eve knows she has to draw him out, even if it means using herself as bait.

Personal Thoughts: This one was an action filled book as a lot of the J.D. Robb books usually are and I was happy to see that trend continue. The writing was concise and fast paced.  It continues to surprise me how many ways there are to kill a person. It seems that some people don’t go for the easy kills.

The team work to get the case solved was written very well and the characters were developed. It is always interesting to see, how with each book, the characters get a bit more developed and back story to them. It makes them refreshing and they don’t get boring 🙂

It was nice to see Eve squirm in Tina’s presence for her preparation for the screening. I love that no matter what situation Eve is in, she is still Eve and she doesn’t get spoiled with it. Her character remains hers: unique 🙂

There wasn’t too much in terms of what was happening with Eve and Roarke and that was a bit disappointing. However, there was enough to keep me satisfied until the next book comes out. If it is one thing I have learned, it is that with some books, there is just enough until the next book. While in others, once I read it once, it is so good that I have to re-read it again 🙂

Rating: 4/5 Stars