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.
What a treat. It seems like I wait all year to read the two books available in J. D. Robb's In Death Series. It's worth the wait! In the meantime, I can daydream about Roarke and wish I was Eve.
What I liked: Ms Robb has such a unique and gifted talent to make the words come alive. I guess I took this for granted. I read and listened to the audio book. At one point during the audio book, the words just drew pictures in my head. Yeah, I was reading the same words but in combination with a fantastic narrator, the words became pictures. Such mundane descriptions but a lasting impression.
You would think after 37 books in one series, it would get stale. So far from the truth, especially in Thankless in Death. Eve gets a couple of professional surprises that add to her character immensely. I loved that Ms Robb finally "went there". Normally I seem to enjoy the books where Eve has to figure out "who done it" but in this offering, we know up front who the antagonist is and it doesn't detract from the story at all. It adds to it as all the pieces fall into place and gives Ms Robb the opportunity to expand in other areas.
What I didn't like: I can find not one thing that I didn't enjoy or gobble up in Thankless in Death. Not going easy here but everything fit just right in this story.
I've reread this series numerous times. Yep, all 30 some books. They don't get old and I always find something new. Highly recommend the In Death Series!!