The chilling suspense novel from the author of Brotherhood in Death.
After a party in New York, Lieutenant Eve Dallas rides home with her billionaire husband, Roarke, happy to be done with cocktails and small talk.
After another party, not far away, a woman retires to her bedroom with her husband - and walks into a brutal nightmare.
Their paths are about to collide...
When the young woman - dazed, naked, and bloody - wanders in front of their car, Roarke slams on the brakes just in time, and Eve, still in glittering gown and heels, springs into action. It's been a long night for the tired homicide cop, and it's far from over.
Daphne Strazza is rushed to the ER, but it's too late for Dr. Anthony Strazza. A brilliant orthopedic surgeon, he now lies dead amid the wreckage of his obsessively organized town house, his three safes opened and emptied. Daphne would be a valuable witness, but in her terror and shock the only description of the perp she can offer is repeatedly calling him "the devil"...
While it emerges that Dr. Strazza was cold, controlling, and widely disliked - and that he treated Daphne like a trophy wife - this is one case where the evidence doesn't point to the spouse as the first suspect. So Eve and her team must get started on the legwork, interviewing everyone from dinner-party guests to professional colleagues to caterers, in a desperate race to answer some crucial questions:
What does the devil look like? And where will he show up next?
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By Miles on 23-06-17
Narrator's accents terrible
The story is OK, but the narrator's accents are terrible. Roarke's Irish accent in particular made me cringe every time I heard it. I persevered and did not feel rewarded for my patience and time. I always judge the quality of an audio book by how much I miss it when I can't listen. I did not miss this book.
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By Wras on 28-02-17
It must be the future, tubes instead of bottles.
The year 2060, why?
No reason maybe a marketing ploy or just one more thing to add to the story that is exploitative and boring. Everyone is beautiful, everyone is super beautiful except for one cop who likes funny clothing and is a total idiot, the conversations are stilted and repetitive in case you miss something the first ten times, the characters are predictable fatuous and boring. Sex, torture, and food are constantly described in microscopic detail but with politically correct comments to make it acceptable while being totally exploitative.
Bad in so many ways.
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By Jean on 18-02-17
This is book 44 in the Death Series. This story opens dramatically with Dallas and Roarke on the way home from a party when a bloody, naked, incoherent woman wanders into the street in front of their car. They rush her to the hospital and upon checking out her home find her husband murder in the bedroom and the home has been robbed. He turns out to be Anthony Strazza, M.D. a brilliant surgeon. As Dallas and Peabody investigate, they discover he was an abusive husband and a not so nice guy. They discover similar home invasion cases. Dallas and crew are on the trail. Dallas is enjoying her newly remodeled home office. In this story, we have less of the usual interesting characters. It is mainly the detective team and Charlotte Mira, M.D. I sort of missed the other characters. I do enjoy the antics of the cat Galahad.
The book is well written and the pace is fast. I have not grown tired or bored with the series yet. Maybe it is because Robb’s characters are so real and interesting. Reading the book is like a visit with old friends. I am looking forward to the next edition.
The book was about fourteen hours long. Susan Ericksen does an excellent job narrating the series. Ericksen is an actress and a multi-award winning audiobook narrator.
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By Patricia on 10-02-17
Echoes of past books are starting to take over.
Would you try another book from J. D. Robb and/or Susan Ericksen?
No question. This is my favorite series of all time and I've listened to or read all of them many times. I love the characters, the narrator, and the plots. I wait for the next one as soon as I finish the last.
What could J. D. Robb have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
Probably because I have listened to them so often, for the first time I started to get bored during this narration with the theme of Eve's past echoing through every case she has. So many phrases, descriptions, dream sequences were taken almost word for word from past books and I'm beginning to be able to predict Eve's words or thoughts. I wish every story wasn't a reflection in some way of Eve's childhood trauma, or didn't draw a paralell from her childhood. I'd love to read of a case which didn't conjure up nightmares for her because it has nothing to do with her past.
Which character – as performed by Susan Ericksen – was your favorite?
Peabody and the Peabody/McNabb pair are always my favorites. Sometimes Eve is just too good to be true and in this book I was irritated by her. She fell so far into her past that she became somewhat weak and very much out of character. I enjoy all the secondary players: Dr. Mira, the bullpen cops. I enjoy the character development as time goes on.
Did Echoes in Death inspire you to do anything?
It inspired me to write this review: something I don't usually do. And I will certainly go back and listen to it again.
Any additional comments?
I don't know what it is about this series that grabs my interest. It is my "go to" place to go when I just want to relax into something outside of myself. In spite of the fact that this particular book seems a little repetitive I look forward to the next, and the next and the next.
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