Immortal in Death made me an addict!

March 10, 2017 Reviews 5

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Immortal in Death made me an addict!Immortal In Death by J.D. Robb
Narrator: Susan Ericksen
Series: In Death #3
Published by Brilliance Audio, Berkley on November 9, 2004
Genres: Science Fiction, Mystery
Length: 10 hours 36 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased
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Narrator Rating: B
five-stars

She was one of the most sought after women in the world. A top model who would stop at nothing to get what she wanted—even another woman's man. And now she was dead, the victim of a brutal murder. Police lieutenant Eve Dallas put her professional life on the line to take the case when suspicion fell on her best friend, the other woman in the fatal love triangle.

Beneath the façade of glamour, Eve found that the world of high fashion thrived on an all-consuming obsession for youth and fame. One that led from the runway to the dark underworld of New York City where drugs could be found to fulfill any desire—for a price….

I couldn’t resist talking about a book where illegal and addictive drugs, figure prominently in terms of my own addiction. Because it’s so true, Immortal in Death made me an addict. I was enjoying the In Death series before this book, but now… I’m not sure when I’ll be able to stop. I’ve told myself every 5th book, but that may be too soon.

So why this book? What was different about Immortal in Death? I think it’s just that the characters have developed to a beautiful place at this point. I now KNOW Eve, Rourke, Peabody, Mavis, Nadine, etc really well. And I love them. They are so complex and alive with personality. And that this plot line emphasized the relationships in a really great way.

Eve is such a damn good cop… Person really. She’s so passionate about what she does, but she’s so much more than the job – even if she doesn’t realize it. Sure the job is where all the energy goes, but when you get down to it, the motivation isn’t being a good cop. It’s always personal for her – I think it TRULY getting personal this time emphasized that about her.

And Rourke! He’s nothing like the potential abusive boyfriend I SO thought he could be in book one. The way he cares for Eve is so great to read. The way everyone in Eve’s little group relates to her is really quite awesome.

And I haven’t even mentioned the crime mystery element – which is quite good. This is coming from a reader who tends to avoid crime procedurals because I find the case work boring and the mystery too simple. Blah blah blah is what I say to that when it comes to this series. It’s not boring; it’s fascinating to see how Eve’s brain works. And there’s never anything simple – I have yet to get to the conclusion before Eve.

Anyway I’ve raved enough – time to get back to listening to the next book. I made myself stop and write this review so I wouldn’t get details confused. I wonder if this addiction will let up soon…

Note: I read Immortal in Death November 2015 and wrote this review then (yes I’m WAY behind). Well I’m still binge reading these books in little bursts and am soon to start book #26. So no, the addiction hasn’t let up in over a year!

5 stars Flipping Fantastic

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About J.D. Robb

Eleanor Marie Robertson was born on October 10, 1950 in Silver Spring, Maryland, U.S.A. She was the youngest of the five children, also the only girl, of a marriage with Irish ancestors. Her family were avid readers, so books were always important in her life. She attended a Catholic school and credits the nuns with instilling in her a sense of discipline. During her sophomore year in high school, she transferred to a local public school, where she met Ronald Aufdem-Brinke, her future first husband.

In August 17, 1968, as soon as she had graduated from High School, Eleanor married, against her parents’ wishes. The marriage settled in Keedysville, Maryland. After their sons, Dan and Jason, were born she stayed home. Calling this her “Earth Mother” years, she spent much of her time doing crafts, including ceramics and sewing her children’s clothes. The marriage ended separating, and they obtained the divorce in January 1985.

In February 1979, a blizzard in forced her hand to try another creative outlet. She was snowed in with a three and six year old with no kindergarten respite in sight and a dwindling supply of chocolate. During the now famous blizzard, she pulled out a pencil and notebook and began to write down one of those stories. It was there that a career was born. Several manuscripts and rejections later, her first book, Irish Thoroughbred, was published by Silhouette in 1981 as Nora Roberts, a shortened form of her birth name Eleanor Marie Robertson, because she assumed that all authors had pen names.

Eleanor wrote under the pseudonym Jill March a story for a magazine titled “Melodies of Love”.

Eleanor met her second husband, Bruce Wilder, when she hired him to build bookshelves. They were married in July 1985.

In 1992, she decided adopted other pseudonym so to publish a futuristic-suspense novels, she first decided to use the pseudonym D.J. MacGregor, but she discovered that this pseudonym was used by another author. In 1995, her first “In Death” serial novel was published under the pseudonym J.D. Robb, the initials “J.D.” were taken from her sons, Jason and Dan, while “Robb” is a shortened form of Roberts.

Eleanor has also been known as Sara Hardesty, because when the “Born In” series was released in U.K. it carried that name instead of Nora Roberts. She has since changed publishers.

A founding member of the Romance Writers of America (R.W.A.), she was the first inductee in the organization’s Hall of Fame. She also is a member of several writers groups and has won countless award.

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5 Responses to “Immortal in Death made me an addict!”

  1. Bookworm Brandee

    So I suppose I should break down and read this series?!? 😉 I’m quite certain it’s something my library carries. Maybe a summer binge… I’m really just thrilled that you love it so much. And you have me curious about how Eve’s brain works since you find it so fascinating. lol
    Happy Friday, my friend. I hope your week has been good and that your weekend will be a fabulous kickoff to spring break!! Woohoo! {{{BIG HUGS}}}
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