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Thankless in Death

Robb, J. D. (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Thankless in Death


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As the household of NYPSD Lieutenant Eve Dallas and her billionaire husband Roarke prepares for an invasion of family and friends for Thanksgiving, 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.
Authors: Robb, J. D., 1950-
Title: Thankless in death
Publisher: New York :, G. P. Putnam's Sons,, [2013]
Characteristics: 402 pages ;,24 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: As the household of NYPSD Lieutenant Eve Dallas and her billionaire husband Roarke prepares for an invasion of family and friends for Thanksgiving, 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.
ISBN: 0399164421
9780399164422
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Report This Feb 04, 2014
  • Daphne57 rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

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

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.

Report This Jan 13, 2014
  • harrybosch rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

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

Report This Dec 17, 2013
  • Liselara rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

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.

Report This Nov 18, 2013
  • grace_ellisent rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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!

Report This Nov 02, 2013
  • mic2511 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

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.

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.

Somewhere along the line I’ve stopped reading these books for the “Eve catches the bad guy” aspect. I keep coming back because of the little byplay between the characters. This time around I couldn’t care less about Jerry Reinhold. I was just hoping Robb would include a scene describing Eve’s honor (which I’m not going to get into for fear of spoilers) and Thanksgiving with Roarke’s family.

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Report This Sep 30, 2013
  • PrinceBishop rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Report This Sep 30, 2013
  • PrinceBishop rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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

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