Vengeance in Death #Review

March 31, 2017 Reviews 7

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Vengeance in Death #ReviewVengeance in Death by J.D. Robb
Narrator: Susan Ericksen
Series: In Death #6
Published by Brilliance Audio on May 20, 2008
Genres: Mystery, Science Fiction
Length: 11 hours 19 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Borrowed
Narrator Rating: B

He is an expert with the latest technology...a madman with the mind of a genius and the heart of a killer. He quietly stalks his prey. Then he haunts the police with cryptic riddles about the crimes he is about to commit - always solved moments too late to save the victims' lives.
Police lieutenant Eve Dallas found the first victim butchered in his own home. The second lost his life in a vacant luxury apartment. The two men had little in common. Both suffered unspeakable torture before their deaths. And both had ties to an ugly secret of 10 years past - a secret shared by none other than Eve's new husband, Roarke.

Oh… my…. God!!! Vengeance in Death is EASILY the best in the series so far. For so many reasons, I just couldn’t put it down…

For one… the mystery was the hardest to solve and so intense. There were several twists that I didn’t spot, not from a mile away and not from an inch away. And looking back, the hints were there. I could have seen them. But I was blinded, by the same things Eve was. Because Vengeance in Death got so damn personal!

Rourke always seems to be connected in some way to the murders, but usually in a peripheral way. This time it’s ALL ABOUT Rourke. It’s getting so personal and Eve is having to make tough calls, blur lines she never dreamed she’d blur, and of course, she’s scared to top it all off.

There’s a new character in the mix too, named McNabb. He’s a tech expert and a royal pain in Peabody’s ass. Which was awesome! I love him and hope he’s a permanent addition – he certainly felt like he could be! And then there was the action! Things got seriously intense at points – including a really great car chase – and I found myself on the edge more often than ever before in this series.

I think the icing on the cake was getting to know Rourke better. We saw his past more clearly and see pieces of him he’s buried so deep, he probably never thought he’d be facing them again. This included some really new angles of Somerset and I’m curious to see how Vengeance in Death‘s events will impact Somerset and Eve’s relationship. Maybe they’ll get along?! LOL!

On to the next book! Still haven’t figured out when I’ll be able to pry myself away…
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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    Wow! A 5-Star read and your favorite? At least at the point you read it?!? 😛 You’re really tempting me to start this series, Berls, but you *do* know how many series I’m behind in, right? LOL I’m glad this was such a fabulous read!

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