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Strangers In Death by J. D. Robb

Strangers In Death (original 2007; edition 2011)

by J. D. Robb (Author)

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Title:Strangers In Death
Authors:J. D. Robb (Author)
Info:Piatkus (2011), 720 pages
Collections:2018, Your library
Tags:suspense, cop, futuristic, In Death series

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Creation In Death by J. D. Robb (2007)



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3.5 stars ( )
  mitabird | Jun 10, 2018 |
Creation in Death
3.5 Stars

A serial killer named The Groom returns after 9 years to terrorize the women of New York. As part of the original team that failed to capture him, Eve Dallas is determined to stop him before he kills his next victim. Little does she know that The Groom has his sights set on her.

This is difficult to say, but I may be burned out on serial killers *shock*

The particular homicidal maniac in this installment is rather uninspired with his obvious mommy issues and narcissistic sense of superiority. Although readers are given a number of details about the victims and their suffering, the actual descriptions of their torment seem almost mechanical, and it is difficult to care much about them. It is only with the final victim that her POV is presented, and one begins to empathize more deeply.

The police procedural aspects are run-of-the mill with Eve and her team chasing down leads on little to no sleep.

There is also very little in the way of character development and it is more of a rehash of older conflicts like Roarke's resentment over Eve's willingness to act as bait, and Feeney's injured pride over being left out of the loop. As always, everything is resolved satisfactorily and everyone is there for the final confrontation.

To conclude, although Creation in Death is an enjoyable read overall, there is nothing truly inspiring about the plot or the characters. Not one of Robb's better attempts.
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  Lauren2013 | May 24, 2018 |
Someone from Eve's past is wreaking havoc in NYC again after a 9 year hiatus. Its up to Eve and her team to find the person and put an end once and for all to the killings of young innocent women and the torture they endured before their untimely death. ( )
  wndy2011 | Mar 11, 2018 |
I spent quite a lot of time away from Eve and the gang and this book made me so happy to be back together with the lot of them.
Great plot, dialogue was spot on, and I can't express enough how I love that Eve and Roarke's relationship didn't get stale or boring, but has the same old sweetness to it with some new twists woven in there.
Absolutely loved this new side to Eve and Feeney's relationship too. Wish I could've seen more of Peabody and McNab, but what we got was fun and cute.
Can't wait to grab the next one! ( )
  msralways | Apr 20, 2017 |
Enjoyed it more than the 1st 3 I read. Finally there is a future event that is essential to the plot. The "Urbans" were an important part of leading the killer to do what he did. ( )
  nx74defiant | Dec 23, 2016 |
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Ah! The clock is always slow;
It is later than you think.
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And the music pours on mortals
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NYPSD Lieutenant Eve Dallas keeps the streets of a near-future New York City safe in this extraordinary series. But even she makes mistakes, and is haunted by those she couldn't save-and the killers she couldn't capture.

When the body of a young brunette is found in East River Park, Eve has seen this crime scene before: the artfully arranged body of a young brunette, arms spread, palms up, body marked by the signs of prolonged and painful torture. Carved into her torso is the time it took her to die - in hours, minutes, and seconds. And on the third finger of her left hand has been placed a silver ring.

Eve is catapulted back to a case nine years earlier, when a man whom the media tagged “The Groom”, because he put silver rings on his victims' fingers. The city had been on edge due to a killing spree that took the lives of four women in fifteen days. Eve and her partner Ryan Feeney, her friend and mentor, couldn’t stop him before he disappeared, only to resurface in other parts of the world to kill and kill again. But now The Groom seems to have come back to where he started.

This time, it becomes chillingly clear that the killer has made his attack personal: when it turns out that The Groom’s most recent victim was employed by Eve’s billionaire husband, Roarke, she brings him onto the case. A move that proves fitting when it becomes chillingly clear that the killer has made it personal. The corpse was washed in products from a store Roarke owns and laid out on a sheet his company manufactures. With the Groom’s monstrous return, Eve is determined to finish him once and for all. Familiar with his methods, she knows that he has already grabbed his next victim.

But his sights are set on the biggest challenge of his illustrious career - an abduction that will test his skills and that promises to give him satisfaction as he’s never known. Time is running out on another woman’s life... and for Eve.
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The 25th In Death novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author

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Reopening an unsolved case from years earlier when the body of a torture victim is discovered, Lieutenant Eve Dallas becomes worried when clues suggest Eve herself is being targeted.

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