Saturday, December 28, 2013

Thankless in Death by JD Robb

Author: J. D. Robb
Publisher: Putnam Adult
Date of publication: September 2013

Lieutenant Eve Dallas has plenty 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 in their home stabbed and bludgeoned almost beyond recognition. Those who knew them are stunned—and heartbroken by the evidence that they were murdered by their own son. Twenty-six-year-old Jerry hadn’t made a great impression on the bosses who fired him or the girlfriend who dumped him—but they didn’t think he was capable of this.

While not the best in the series, the latest book, Thankless in Death was still a pretty enjoyable read.   In the days leading up to a big Thanksgiving dinner, Eve Dallas is on the hunt for a killer.  The difference with his book was that we know who the killer is from the beginning of the book.  It was a nice change from the usual mystery in that the reader gets to see how Eve goes about catching a known killer.  It was a good and well laid out plot.  The book also contains the usual humor and the usual cast of characters.  It was nice to check in with the family from Ireland.  I think that fans of the series will enjoy the book.  I can't wait to see what is next for Eve and the crew!

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