The year 2060 is drawing to a close, and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. It's a time for loved ones to come together. But sometimes the deepest hatreds seethe within the closest relationships, and blood flows faster than water....
For Lieutenant Eve Dallas of the NYPSD, the job is a useful reminder of what she has to be grateful for this season. Hosting Roarke's big Irish family for the holiday may be challenging, but it's a joyful improvement on her own dark childhood.
Other couples aren't as lucky as Eve and Roarke. The Reinholds, for example, are lying on the floor of their Downing Street apartment, stabbed and bludgeoned almost beyond recognition. Those who knew them are stunned - and even more heartbroken by the overwhelming evidence that they were murdered by their own son. Twenty-six-year-old Jerry hadn't exactly made a good impression on all the bosses who fired him or the girlfriend who dumped him - but they didn't think he was capable of this.
Turns out Jerry is not only capable of brutality but taking a liking to it. With the money he's stolen from his parents, and a long list of grievances, he intends to finally make his mark on the world. Eve and her team already know the who, how, and why of this murder. What they need to pinpoint is where Jerry's going to strike next.
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I was prepared not to like this book very much since we knew who the villain was going to be from the very start. I generally enjoy trying to figure out who the bad guy is goin to be. However, I was surprised by how pulled I was into the story. It was told well and I really had some serious real life hate going on for the villain. There were only two things I didn't really like about this book. I think too much time was spent describing what Jerold Reinhold was doing to his victims. The other thing I didn't like was the threat to a poor defenseless dog. I know that was a way of showing how truly BAD the villain was, but still. That was just a little too over the top for me. Otherwise, I had a hard time hitting the pause button!
Thankless In Death
Excellent performance as always with Susan Ericksen narrating - the dialog is perfect for adapting to audiobook format. As for the story - I've read the whole series and find this one the most disturbing. The scenes that go into the killer's mind are brilliantly written. I enjoyed the well known characters and the hunt Eve executed to find the murderer. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good thriller but be warned there are some tender scenes as well.
It's In Death
If you read the series you know you're going to read this. I'm just downloading it now but we read to follow the lives of those we come to know in these books. I have several friends who also read and its great to share thoughts after reading. Be warned that if this is the first JD Robb book you read you may find yourself going back to read the whole series.