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Secrets in Death (edition 2017)

by J. D. Robb (Author)

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Title:Secrets in Death
Authors:J. D. Robb (Author)
Info:Piatkus (2017), 384 pages
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I love the IN DEATH series. This one wan't crime action like usual... it was more quiet procedural, with focus on interpersonal dynamics. I imagine that as a homicide lieutenant DALLAS lands a lot of "normal" case... this just highlighted one of them. It was an interesting departure from the usual novels. ( )
  tenamouse67 | Aug 1, 2018 |
Fast moving and entertaining installment in the In Death series. I hadn't read one in a while and I've just read 3 in a row and found them all gripping. They stay fresh even though they use the same characters but the people continue to grow over time so that helps to keep me interested. The mystery does not depend for a solution on the killer explaining it all at the end but on police work by the chief characters. ( )
  phyllis2779 | May 25, 2018 |
Series: In Death
Publication Date: 9/5/17

This is still my favorite series even after 45 books. After this many books, you’d think the series would begin to be stale – but it isn’t. Each new book is as exciting and interesting as the previous one. This one is more like a police procedural than most others have been. Eve and Roarke aren’t running at breakneck speed trying to catch a psychotic serial killer, terrorist, etc., they are following the clues step-by-step and it is great to have a slower pace and see how the two of them play off each other. It is so nice to see that Eve is settling into the ‘Marriage Thing’ as she calls it. Of course, Roarke, being the most romantic hero ever, makes it easy.

Larinda Mars (I think we met her at the beginning of the series – book #2 maybe) doesn’t have a single redeeming quality, but she doesn’t deserve to be murdered – especially right in front of Lieutenant Eve Dallas, NYPSD. Eve had finally agreed to have an after-work drink with Garnet DeWinter, a forensic anthropologist, at a trendy nightspot. As Eve enters Du Vin she notices Larinda sitting at a table with a male and the next time she sees Larinda she is staggering, bumping into people and – bleeding – a lot. She falls to the floor and dies almost instantly.

Larinda is a gossip show host on the same channel with Nadine Furst. However, her real talent is discovering people’s secrets and threatening them with exposure. Eve doesn’t like her and she likes her less and less as she learns more about her. Eve always stands for the dead and she’ll stand for Larinda whether she likes her or not.

I bought the Whispersync narration to go along with the written text because Susan Erickson does such an awesome job. It is worth every penny just to hear her say – as Roarke – “Darlin’ Eve” in that soft Irish accent. It just gives you shivers!

This is a great book – and it could be read as a stand-alone, but you will be missing so much. This is one series that I definitely recommend reading from the beginning just to get the growth of Eve and Roarke’s relationship, backgrounds and the friendships they form with the supporting characters.

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  BarbaraRogers | Dec 11, 2017 |
This was a more procedural murder mystery than action packed. Actually, no action to speak of, which is different from the usual In Death novels. Eve meets with the forensic anthropologist DeWinter for a drink. While there a well known gossip columnist Lorinda Mars is killed, bled to death in Lt. Eve Dallas’ arms. As Eve seeks the murderer, she finds a twisted blackmailing scheme which Mars was engaged in. Mars was bleeding dry bank accounts for information on a wide variety of the rich and famous. Meanwhile Det. Peabody needs to get her co-hab and e-detective some R&R, as she is afraid he is ready to burn out. This was a fast read and very enjoyable. ( )
  Raspberrymocha | Dec 1, 2017 |
SECRETS IN DEATH BY J.D ROBB is the 45th in the in death series. This one opens as Eve Dallas finds herself literally at the scene of the crime, catching the dead woman as she falls to the floor.
Eve, and her team, find out the dead woman holds the secrets to a lot of famous people (including her life & Roarke's) and that's all I'm going to tell you about the book.

Even after 45 books, J.D Robb continues to bring fresh blood to her books and her characters. Just when you know all to know about Eve and her circle something new pops up. SECRETS IN DEATH shows there are still some life left to the characters and the stories! ( )
  DDJTJ1 | Nov 12, 2017 |
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"A new novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series: Lt. Eve Dallas must separate rumors from reality when a woman who traffics in other people's secrets is silenced. The chic Manhattan nightspot Du Vin is not the kind of place Eve Dallas would usually patronize, and it's not the kind of bar where a lot of blood gets spilled. But that's exactly what happens one cold February evening. The mortally wounded woman is Larinda Mars, a self-described "social information reporter," or as most people would call it, a professional gossip. As it turns out, she was keeping the most shocking stories quiet, for profitable use in her side business as a blackmailer. Setting her sights on rich, prominent marks, she'd find out what they most wanted to keep hidden and then bleed them dry. Now someone's done the same to her, literally--with a knife to the brachial artery. Eve didn't like Larinda Mars. But she likes murder even less. To find justice for this victim, she'll have to plunge into the dirty little secrets of all the people Larinda Mars victimized herself. But along the way, she may be exposed to some information she really didn't want to know..."--… (more)

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