Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Book Review: Thankless In Death

Thankless in Death
Thankless In Death by J.D. Robb

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.

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. (Goodreads)

My Thoughts:

The Dallas & Roarke series is one of my favorites, and an automatic read whenever a new one comes out. I know that there will always be an interesting case for Eve to solve, that Roarke will assist any way he can, and that the characters will continue to evolve instead of being stuck in a boring rut (like other series that shall not be named).

This case in interesting in that Eve and her team are actually stumped and can't seem to locate the killer. He seems to have a run of extraordinary luck, but rest assured that Eve will not give up and will eventually outsmart the bad guy!

There is a side story with Eve and Roarke receiving a prestigious award, and Roarke's family coming for a Thanksgiving celebration. Personal relationships always manage to terrify Eve, so it's fun to watch her reactions. Everything turns out okay in the end and she enjoys herself, but watching such a strong, otherwise capable woman panic over the thought of holding a baby always makes me smile!

Another great addition to the series! While reading them in order lets you see how all of the characters evolve, it's not necessary and I think they could easily be read as stand-alone romantic, exciting, mystery/thriller.


  1. Not an author I'm familiar with but the books do sound good, thanks for the recommendation.

    1. Always a good mystery for Eve to solve, so you might enjoy this series! Plus, Roarke is the perfect man, which is always a pleasure to read!

  2. my customers love j.d. robb so this is great to know! :-)

    1. Not your usual read, but think you might enjoy it Marie!