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Reunion in Death (original 2002; edition 2002)

by J. D. Robb

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Title:Reunion in Death
Authors:J. D. Robb
Info:Berkley (2002), Edition: First Edition, Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
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Reunion in Death by J.D. Robb (2002)

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It was a bad weekend to read this I think. I enjoyed the mystery, Peabody's family visit and the cat & mouse game between Eve and the murderer. But the flashbacks of Eve's childhood were too much for me this outing. I don't know if I'm getting more sensitive or if I was already just too sad after the events of Friday and watching too much of the coverage but I found it more upsetting than usual. ( )
  CCleveland | Nov 27, 2013 |
Just in time for Eve and Roarke's first wedding anniversary, an old enemy comes from Eve's past determined to take away the one thing she loves most - Roarke. This woman has made a career of meeting, marrying, and killing older men. She is an accomplished liar and very adept at presenting whatever image she needs. It is harder to track her down for this new set of killings because she has changed her pattern. She is still killing rich older men but she isn't forming a relationship with them first. The pieces of the story we get from her point of view show a thrill killer who is angry that she didn't get the respect she thought Eve owed her when she caught her the first time.

Even while her Free Ager parents are visiting and charming everyone around them, Peabody gets her first cold case to investigate and amply shows that Eve's training is developing her into an excellent police officer. She even stands up to Eve once or twice which shows that their relationship is growing more to friendship and a relationship of equals. On another relationship front, LC Charles relationship is growing closer to Dr. Louise Dimatto. Louise has a bigger role in this one as she is called in to patch Eve up after various dangerous encounters. It is also at one of her fundraisers for her clinics in poor areas of town that the book's events come to a climax.

Eve is also starting to be willing to look into the past that has mostly haunted her nightmares since she was a child. When the case takes them to Dallas, Eve is forced to relive the time when she killed her father and escaped with a broken arm in the city. They find the hotel where she killed him and are surprised to find that it has undergone gentrification. The scenes where Eve and Roarke retrace Eve's steps are some of the most emotionally intense scenes I have ever read.

This episode also sees Mira becoming more of a confident than just a colleague as Eve goes to talk to her and urges her to talk to Roarke too.

This series has chilling villains and intriguing plots, but the best part for me is watching the relationships. I think watching Eve and Roarke build a strong marriage and relationship is the core of the series for me. This is, however, one of those series that has to be read in order. Yes, there are lots of books. But I recommend beginning this series and getting to know Eve and Roarke. ( )
  kmartin802 | Aug 10, 2013 |
Book 14 in the In Death Series, puts Eve Dallas and Roarke in personal peril. Released from prison early for good behavior, a woman Eve (as a new detective) had a hand in arresting, has come back in her life for a frightening game of cat-and-mouse. Tough, gritty, and not afraid to take a few hits, Eve is also haunted by a terrible childhood. Peabody, McNab, and the rest of the usual cast of characters are as sarcastic, loving, and hilarious as ever. Book one is Naked in Death. ( )
  lesmel | Jul 13, 2013 |
Nothing like party crashers to make a good night go wrong! Check out Eves cool way of dealing when someone crashes her party! LOL
  Bettyb30 | Jun 24, 2013 |
Enjoyed listening to more escapades of Eve and Roarke. This was a good one. Will continue to listen to the series as audiobooks or read them if audio is unavailable. ( )
  Barb_H | Apr 5, 2013 |
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There are some meannesses which are too mean even for man-woman, lovely woman alone, can venture to commit them.
-W.M. Thackeray, A Shabby Genteel Story
The surest poison is time.
-Emerson

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Murder was work.
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"Nice ride out there," Parker said conversationally, and tucked his tongue into his cheek. "Could set you up on a nice, gentle hack." / "I'm going to pretend you didn't just threaten a police officer."
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16# Eve Dallas Investigation In Death

'Murder was work. Death was a serious chore for the killer, the victim, for the survivors. And for some murder was a labour of love...'

At exactly 7:30 pm, Walter Pettibone arrives home to over a hundred friends and family shouting, "surprise!". It's his birthday. Although he has known about the planned event for weeks, the real surprise is yet to come. At 8:45 p.m., a woman with emerald eyes and red hair hands him a glass of champagne. One sip of birthday bubbly, and he is dead.

The woman's name is Julie Dockport. No one at the party knows who she is. But Detective Eve Dallas remembers her all too well. Eve was personally responsible for her incarceration nearly ten years ago. And now, let out on good behavior, she still has nothing but bad intentions. It appears she wants to meet Dallas again - in a reunion neither will forget....

A birthday bash sets the scene for a frightening reunion with a killer from Eve Dallas's past.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0425183971, Mass Market Paperback)

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts, writing as J.D. Robb, comes a compelling new novel in the futuristic series…A birthday bash sets the scene for a frightening reunion with a killer from Eve Dallas’s past…

At exactly 7:30 p.m., Walter Pettibone arrived home to over a hundred friends and family shouting, “surprise!” It was his birthday. Although he had known about the planned event for weeks, the real surprise was yet to come. At 8:45 p.m., a woman with emerald eyes and red hair handed him a glass of champagne. One sip of birthday bubbly, and he was dead.

The woman’s name is Julie Dockport. No one at the party knew who she was. But Detective Eve Dallas remembers her all too well. Eve was personally responsible for her incarceration nearly ten years ago. And now, let out on good behavior, she still has nothing but bad intentions. It appears she wants to meet Dallas again—in a reunion neither will forget…

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:18:33 -0400)

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Walter Pettibone gets the surprise of his life at his surprise birthday, when after a sip of champagne, he drops dead. Julie Dockport, a woman unknown to the party goers, is responsible for the deadly drink. Detective Eve Dallas know Ms. Dockport only too well having been responsible for sending her to prison 10 years earlier. It appears that Ms. Dockport was hoping for a reunion with Detective Dallas--one which she'll never forget.… (more)

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