Rapture in Death #review

March 24, 2017 Reviews 3

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Rapture in Death #reviewRapture in Death by J.D. Robb
Narrator: Susan Ericksen
Series: In Death #4
Published by Brilliance Audio on May 20, 2008
Genres: Science Fiction, Mystery
Length: 10 hours 6 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Borrowed
Narrator Rating: B

When the autopsies of three suspicious suicides reveal small burns on the brains of the victims, Eve's investigation turns to the provocative world of virtual reality games--where the same techniques used to create joy and desire could also prompt the mind to become the weapon of its own destruction. J.D. Robb is the pseudonym of author Nora Roberts.

I’m writing this review the same day as I finished Rapture In Death, but already my thoughts are clouded by the next book.

See… What had happened was… I finished Rapture In Death when I was driving and still about 15 minutes from home. Well, it has the sneak peek of the next book on it, which was about the perfect amount of time for me to finish my drive home. But by time I got home, I could either be responsible and do my cleaning (while listening of course) or write my review. Nothing like a good audiobook to make you finally get into cleaning!

Anyway – it’s the end of the day, I’m writing the review, but I am already 50% into the next book. So while Rapture in Death is fresh, it’s not as fresh as it should be. I think the bottom line is that I love these books and am addicted to the series, obviously. The characters are great and complex.

As for unique things about Rapture in Death – I had one disappointment… Hence 4 stars not 5. I solved the mystery WAY before Eve. Easily. That’s the first time this has happened. I do think we got hints she didn’t – I’d need to reread to be sure I’m right about that, though. It didn’t make it bad, obviously – still great to see Eve put the pieces together – just bit as wowing when you’ve figured it out.

There was also a little hint of who Rourke used to be, and it kind of reconfirmed my initial thoughts that he COULD be bad news. He just chooses to be awesome. Which he continues to be for Eve, and they’re newlyweds now, so there’s that fun sexiness happening 🙂

All in all, another great one in this series and I’m not really sure when I’ll take a breather… I want to read other things but I don’t want to stop either!

Note: I read and wrote this review November 15, 2015!

4 stars Pretty Great

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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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  2. Bookworm Brandee

    I’m so happy this series continues to be a hit for you, Berls. (even if this review is from 2015!?! What???) Seriously, I’m going to see if my library carries this series and how could it not? But I have to get through quite a few listens from my audio review mound first. Since I’ll obviously be addicted to Eve and Rourke and won’t want to listen to anything else! LOL
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