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Echoes in Death Book Review

Echoes in Death by J.D. Robb

Publication Date:  February 7, 2017

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Source: Library

Synopsis: As NY Lt. Eve Dallas and her billionaire husband Roarke are driving home, a young woman—dazed, naked, and bloody—suddenly stumbles out in front of their car. Roarke slams on the brakes and Eve springs into action.

Daphne Strazza is rushed to the ER, but it’s too late for her husband Dr. Anthony Strazza. A brilliant orthopedic surgeon, he now lies dead amid the wreckage of his obsessively organized town house, his three safes opened and emptied. Daphne would be a valuable witness, but in her terror and shock the only description of the perp she can offer is repeatedly calling him “the devil”…

While it emerges that Dr. Strazza was cold, controlling, and widely disliked, this is one case where the evidence doesn’t point to the spouse. So Eve and her team must get started on the legwork, interviewing everyone from dinner-party guests to professional colleagues to caterers, in a desperate race to answer some crucial questions:

What does the devil look like? And where will he show up next?

Personal Thoughts: I was really looking forward to reading the latest In Death book in the series however this one was just an ok read. The plot line takes us through a story of different fictional characters in makeup (i.e. the devil, dracula, etc) as the culprit goes around killing people dressed up as a villain. It is up to Eve Dallas to find out why he is doing it and stop him before he picks the next target and it is too late.

Throughout the book, there are echoes (like in the title) that are parallel with Eve’s history of abuse and it is interesting to see how she deals with it now, compared to back in the beginning of the series. Overall, it was a great read but it didn’t really do much compared to some of her other books.

Rating: 3 1/2 /5 Stars

Waiting on Wednesday : Echoes 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.

Echoes in Death (In Death, #44)

Echoes in Death by J.D. Robb

Publication Date: February 7, 2017

Publisher:St. Martin’s Press

SynopsisTHE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES . . . The chilling new suspense novel from the author of Brotherhood in Death.

After a party in New York, Lieutenant Eve Dallas rides home with her billionaire husband, Roarke, happy to be done with cocktails and small talk.

After another party, not far away, a woman retires to her bedroom with her husband—and walks into a brutal nightmare.

Their paths are about to collide…

When the young woman—dazed, naked, and bloody—wanders in front of their car, Roarke slams on the brakes just in time, and Eve, still in glittering gown and heels, springs into action. It’s been a long night for the tired homicide cop, and it’s far from over.

Daphne Strazza is rushed to the ER, but it’s too late for Dr. Anthony Strazza. A brilliant orthopedic surgeon, he now lies dead amid the wreckage of his obsessively organized town house, his three safes opened and emptied. Daphne would be a valuable witness, but in her terror and shock the only description of the perp she can offer is repeatedly calling him “the devil” . . .

While it emerges that Dr. Strazza was cold, controlling, and widely disliked—and that he treated Daphne like a trophy wife—this is one case where the evidence doesn’t point to the spouse as the first suspect. So Eve and her team must get started on the legwork, interviewing everyone from dinner-party guests to professional colleagues to caterers, in a desperate race to answer some crucial questions:

What does the devil look like? And where will he show up next?

Personal Thoughts:  I love all of J.D. Robb’s books and they are auto reads for me. Luckily for this one, there isn’t too much of a wait time until it comes out 🙂

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

 

Brotherhood in Death Book Review

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Publication Date: February 2, 2016

Publisher: Berkley

Source: Library

SynopsisSometimes 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 was a suspenseful ride throughout the whole book and there wasn’t a time where it was dragging or taking too long to explain something. We are taken on a story that involves Dr.Mira and his cousin and the deep dark secrets that happened decades ago.

Eve and Roarke as well as the rest of the team are brought in to investigate a series of deaths that start to show that they are all somehow related and go back to that one fateful night in college when the boys decided to have some ‘fun’. By weaving a web of deception, darkness and suspense, Robb makes the story that much more engaging, interesting and making you want to know who did it and why. We are also shown another vulnerable side to Eve when Roarke tries to make a few changes in their house and the interaction, as well as what it means overall make things juicy.

A great story that I would recommend to J.D. Robb fans. You will not be disappointed.

Rating: 4/5 Stars

 

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.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

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