Thankless in Death

Thankless in Death Eve Dallas is chasing a killer bent on revenge in her latest gripping case 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 wal

  • Title: Thankless in Death
  • Author: J.D. Robb
  • ISBN: 9780749959371
  • Page: 333
  • Format: Paperback
  • Eve Dallas is chasing a killer bent on revenge in her latest gripping case.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 RoarkeEve Dallas is chasing a killer bent on revenge in her latest gripping case.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

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    1. Sometimes I love a good bad guy. Especially if they are maybe a little crazy. But, the bad guy in this book was so despicable that I couldn't have fun reading his POV at all. He was a whiny, entitled, lazy baby who made me feel extreme rage, and a little bit sick, when reading his thought processes.So, our psycho-man/baby is going around killing everyone who ever hurt his poor widdle feelings in his life. Yeah, like the teacher who gave him a bad grade for being a shitty student who didn't try. [...]

    2. We meet the "bad guy" in the first few pages. And, boy, was he a BAD guy. Such a creep. A total psycho. "You think that somebody could've done that to his own parents?""Who pisses you off more than family?"Tell me about it!!"Let's have breakfast. They do a full Irish here."There are a few pivotal moments in Eve's career that happen in this one. But she had a job to do and still had to find the killer especially as Roarke's family is flying in from Ireland for Thanksgiving.She liked them. How co [...]

    3. 4.5 stars - Futuristic/Romantic Suspense/Crime/Science Fiction/ThrillerHow the feck does she do it? After 37 books, I still can’t imagine ever getting enough of this prolific, phenomenal series, particularly the swoon-worthy romance between Roarke and Eve and all the fabulous characters.This one made me tear up a few times: the medal ceremony, Sinead’s heartfelt pride and appreciation toward Eve and Roarke, and especially Nixie’s poignant gratitude to Eve.“And then Roarke came to my door [...]

    4. I never thought I would be bored by a J.D. Robb novel, but much of Thankless in Death is a snore. Too many scenes from the killer's POV with needless violence and gore, and too many familiar scenes that have been done better in other installments of the series (Roarke and Eve make earth-shattering love, Eve doesn't want to hear about Peabody and McNabb's love life, etc.) that had me skimming through the pages or even worse, putting the book down. The book does pick up some steam towards the end, [...]

    5. Another excellent book in this series. I really disliked the killer, who doesn't really dislike someone who thinks they are entitled and lazy. Juxtaposed with him is Nixie, one of my favourite characters who turns up for a short cameo - she really had a tough time and yet she sure is thankful. Some touching moments in this one.

    6. Lemme say it was quite an eventful book. Especially from our beloved R&E team's POV.Eve you kick-ass! Roarke I love you! as always ;DThis time another wacko is running around and murdering people. Anybody who in the past, in his opinion, have given him a bad eye, hard time, basically bossed him around, his parents, ex girlfriend, school teacher who flunked him for simply being a lazy asshole. Narcissistic, full of himself, sociopath, a spoiled kid in a body of man."More rope, more tape, a ca [...]

    7. Another 5 star addition to the In Death Series. I know it is crazy to think that I’ve essentially given 37 books either a 4 or 5 star review. It is true, I am bit partial to Eve, Roarke, her entire team and her new family but it is without question, THIS IS AN UTTERLY AMAZING SERIES AND I LOVE IT!!In Thankless in Death we find Eve in the midst of planning for another visit from Roarke’s family from Ireland. We have reached another Thanksgiving Day holiday and they are all coming for a visit. [...]

    8. It feels sacrilegious giving JD Robb two stars. I love her work. I love the world she has built and her cast of characters. I am emotionally invested. However, this book, like the few before it have stopped being JD Robb books. Oh, I don't doubt Nora Roberts wrote them. They are distinctly her style and words. However, they are not her heart and passion anymore. These books used to be exciting mysteries with fascinating character play. Now, they are cardboard plots with an occasional glimpse int [...]

    9. 4.5 starsWhenever I need a tried and true escape, I know I can rely on the In Death series by JD Robb (AKA Nora Roberts). It’s hard to believe that Thankless in Death is the 37th book in the series.I particularly enjoyed that the killer is revealed in the first chapter. Parts of the story are told from his point of view, and it’s interesting to discover his thought process as his crimes escalate. He really is one of the more despicable villains I’ve read. At the same time, he’s very much [...]

    10. This is different from previous In Death books because the identity of the Big Bad is revealed right away. Therefore, as a reader, you know things that Dallas and Peabody don't. While I didn't sink as deep into the story as I normally did, I was majorly creeped out by the Big Bad's POV at times. I mean, I work in a public service industry. How many sociopaths have I bumped into and not known it? There were a couple of scenes involving a dog and I was flat-out terrified the Big Bad was going to d [...]

    11. We know the identity of the killer from the first chapter. And we get to read a lot from the killer's POV. It wasn't a pleasant experience being in is head. He is full of rage and his mind is twisted. Eve receiving the medal of honor and Roarke receiving a medal as well was amazing.Eve was offered a promotion and she turned it down. I get her reason for saying no." I need to catch the bad guys. And I need to walk into the bullpen every day and see the team I've helped make working to do the same [...]

    12. What a devious serial killer - the kind you love to hate! Very good story line, lots of characters - new and revisited - so much going on - good and bad.Loved having Roarke's family all together and bringing characters back from the past - great touch. So very much involved in this book - from killings to awards to more killings to a great feast!Two thumbs up J.D. Robb!Would I recommend this book? Of course.

    13. You would think that after all this time and after so many books that this series would get old. Yeah you would think it but thankfully that aint the case! They just keep getting better. Our Eve and Roarke are in a rhythm that makes them the IT couple that they are. The chemistry between these two keeps getting better and better. They have hit a groove that makes me a bit nervous to be honest. It’s that feeling you get when everything is going good… too good. I hope Robb doesn’t throw us a [...]

    14. 2.5 Bored StarsI didn’t really likeThankless in Death so much,to be honest.The murder was beyond gruesome,with absolutely no motive or suspense.We kind of know who the bad guy is almost whole of the book.Plus all our favorite chracters play very small roles in this one,may it be NadinePeabody or even Eve's mom uhum.nd Dr.Mira. :/ If it wasn't for the (view spoiler)[ medals our favorite cop n Civilian(hide spoiler)] received in this book and the Thanksgiving dinner at the end.This read would ha [...]

    15. Fans of Eve and Roarke will enjoy this installment. Everything you like about the books is there. The villain is a particularly nasty piece of work.Reviewed for Affaire de Coeur Magazine in the September 2013 issue. affairedecoeur.

    16. Although I'm always so excited to travel into the future with our beloved Eve and Roarke, along with the merry group of support cast, this one wasn't one of my favorites. Too much time spent inside the head of a spineless and whiny killer that was almost to the point of boredom. Whoa! I've never used the word "boredom" when relating to an installment in the In Death series! Hoping this will be the last time.Thankfully, it does have enough extra special additives that save the day! An emotional T [...]

    17. Jerry Reinhold is an ungrateful bastard. He can’t hold a job. He takes for granted any help his parents, friends and girlfriend send him. And he’s just a disrespectful guy all around. But in his eyes, he sees himself as untouchable. Larger than life. When he stabs his mother for pissing him off the first time, a sense of fulfilment and triumph comes from it. So it does it again and again. 50 times he does this until his poor mother is nothing but pieces. Then Jerry lies in wait for over six [...]

    18. First read October 16, 2013 and again November 24, 2015.Thirty-seventh in the In Death romantic suspense series which is set in a futuristic New York City and revolving around Eve Dallas, a Homicide lieutenant in the NYPSD.My TakeOh, god. This was just nasty — the main villain, that is. And totally reflects the quote from Shakespeare: “How sharper than a serpent’s tooth…”I do love this series, but it’s getting too comfy for Eve. She’s accepting so much care from Roarke, a concern t [...]

    19. With the last three days having been death free, Lieutenant Eve Dallas jinxed herself with comments to gazillionaire husband Roarke about the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday – within a matter of hours, death had entered their lives again with the brutal deaths of a respected and well-liked couple in their forties, and their son Jerald Reinhold missing…As Dallas and her team investigated the deaths and followed the leads, they knew who the killer was – but he was one step ahead of them all th [...]

    20. Eve is up against one of the nastiest and vicious killers we've seen, happening right before Thanksgiving. She and Roarke are hosting his Irish relatives along with many of their friends and surrogate family members and Eve doesn't want the case to interfere with their holiday experience.This ranks as one of the best In Death stories, period. It transitions from Eve's point of view to the killer's throughout, adding a creepy and sinister element. The procedural aspects weren't overwhelming or de [...]

    21. Gerald Reinhold wakes one day and kills his mother and father. From there it's a race against time for Eve and the rest of the police department to track him down before he strikes again.We do get some welcome levity with Eve and Roarke in response to Roarke's family from Ireland coming in for a visit for the Thanksgiving holiday. This really is the first "In Death" novel that shows Eve and Roarke celebrating that holiday and we get a welcome look into New York at that time of year (2060). We al [...]

    22. Eve Dallas summarizes it best when she says, “That’s just the whole thing, isn’t it? He just keeps catching the breaks. We know who he is, we know he killed every one of them, when he did it, we even know why. We have a reasonable list of possible targets. We believe we know his general area. And we can’t find the S** of a B****.”Let’s face it, when a series has reached book #37, the reader pretty much has the format down pat, so the author has to keep the plotline interesting enough [...]

    23. 2016 - It's been a while since I felt I could revisit this book, with so much of it from the killer's POV. But I've recently read several true-crime books, and I wanted to try this again. It's very good, and Eve is a lot more relaxed. However, I did notice that there were a lot of uses of the "f" word, which doesn't show up in Eve's dialog in most of the earlier books. And this is the book in which Eve and Roarke get their medals in recognition of their work on the Red Horse case (Delusion in De [...]

    24. Lots of page time in the killer's POV. Maybe too much, especially since it meant witnessing his crimes in real-time. And knowing everything except where the killer is was kinda I dunno. I don't want to say tedious. What's a bit less than tedious? I guess I felt like this was kind of a slow slog. Really nice moments with Eve & Roarke, the ceremony, the family moments but still a tough read. Fucking haaated the villain - I mean, the author wrote a super convincing asshole that's impossible to [...]

    25. Treachery in Death has a pretty comfortable spot as my favorite of the series, but this is definitely my favorite installment in the 6 or so books since then.Eve had some developments in her life professionally that had me wanting to run a victory lap. Seriously, about time. Loved loved the scenes involving that - I'm not gonna lie, I teared up.Also, it was a Thanksgiving book and Nixie (from Survivor in Death almost 20 books ago) showed up for the holiday and gave Eve something that had me more [...]

    26. Thankless in Death by J.D. RobbSeries: In Death, #37Suspense > futuristic > romance > mysteryI usually enjoy In Death series but this story was bad. Really bad. It contained page after page of unnecessary and excessive violence that did nothing to add to the story and made reading repulsive, so I skipped a lot. It felt like I wasn't following Eve Dallas but I was forced to follow some psycho killer and his enjoyment of torture and butchery. Also Thankless in Death didn't have any real a [...]

    27. It's Thanksgiving time and Eve must find a killer who is killing people he think did him wrong. She know who he is but not where he is. Roarke's family is in Town for the holiday. Eve and Roarke get an award. Eve is offices a Capital. You love it.

    28. (Aug) I rarely read In Death books back to back. As this is one of my favorite series, I like to spread them out and only read one or two a year; I like knowing I have a few to go, that when I have a break between bookclub books and other romances, I can indulge my need to catch up w/Eve, Roarke and the gang. This month I decided to splurge and read two back to back - except somehow I missed #36 and jumped from 35-37! And while I liked this one well enough, I realize one of the reasons I don't r [...]

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