Dark in Death : In Death

  • by J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by Susan Ericksen
  • Series: In Death
  • 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Lieutenant Eve Dallas returns in the new novel by the #1 New York Times bestselling master of suspense, and takes on a case of death imitating art...
It was a stab in the dark.
On a chilly February night, during a screening of Psycho in midtown, someone sunk an ice pick into the back of Chanel Rylan's neck, then disappeared quietly into the crowds of drunks and tourists in Times Square. To Chanel's best friend, who had just slipped out of the theater for a moment to take a call, it felt as unreal as the ancient black-and-white movie up on the screen. But Chanel's blood ran red, and her death was anything but fictional.
Then, as Eve Dallas puzzles over a homicide that seems carefully planned and yet oddly personal, she receives a tip from an unexpected source: an author of police thrillers who recognizes the crime - from the pages of her own book. Dallas doesn't think it's coincidence, since a recent strangulation of a sex worker resembles a scene from her writing as well. Cops look for patterns of behavior: similar weapons, similar MOs. But this killer seems to find inspiration in someone else's imagination, and if the theory holds, this may be only the second of a long-running series.
The good news is that Eve and her billionaire husband Roarke have an excuse to curl up in front of the fireplace with their cat, Galahad, reading mystery stories for research. The bad news is that time is running out before the next victim plays an unwitting role in a murderer's deranged private drama - and only Eve can put a stop to a creative impulse gone horribly, destructively wrong.
From the author of Echoes in Death, this is the latest of the edgy, phenomenally popular police procedurals that Publishers Weekly calls "inventive, entertaining, and clever."

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Meh.... No character progression, boring plot.

I've read and listened to the entire "in death" series. Dark in Death never really lived enough to die. JD Robb (aka Nora Roberts) simply didn't seem to have any real interest in writing this novel. No character progression, except perhaps for Nadine and her new squeeze. Overall the crew of characters plodded along with their day-to-day lives. As for the plot, I'd hazard a guess that Nora Roberts receives similar fan mail on a regular basis. She or perhaps her agent or editor suggested using the fan mail, particularly the creepy/stalker/wannabes as the basis for the novel in this series. I'd hope the author would begin to explore Dallas' growing supernatural gifts to be in touch with death; get more dept about what's it's like to be dead from her murder victims during and after the investigations; a move to Dallas & Roarke starting a family; Delia & McNab either having a huge fall-out or alternatively accidentally getting preggers; more on Roarke's shady past; more sci-fi! Anything would be better than Dark in Death.
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- Mrs V. Bracewell

Can't wait for the next book

Eve is as always brilliant and entertaining.
Loved it, can't wait for the next book.
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 30-01-2018
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio