Thursday 17 July 2014


Thankless In Death by JD Robb
Book 37 of the In Death series
Narrated by Susan Ericksen
Genre: police investigation, crime fiction
Format: unabridged audiobook

About Thankless In Death:
In the latest suspense thriller in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, the year 2060 is drawing to a close in New York City and loved ones are coming together for Thanksgiving. But sometimes the deepest hatreds seethe within the closest relationships, and blood flows faster than water…

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.
Source: Info in the About Thankless In Death was taken from on 16/06/2013.

I think one of the main reasons that I am such a fan of this series is because JD Robb creates solid and coherent plots. She does not make her characters act stupid to create the dilemma in the story and subsequently creating an inconsistent character development. 37 books down the line in the series and I couldn't see any of that TSTL (too stupid to live) shit! Even though I was skeptical about Roarke at the start, but because JD Robb creates consistent characters, Roarke grew on me. I got used to him. And I got persuaded that he is a good and loveable alpha male. Besides I am a fan and I want to believe him to be a nice, good alpha.

JD Robb brought into this book her trademark wonderful story telling quality. From the get go the audience is told exactly who the perpetrator is, what the plot is and that it will end in an HEA (happily ever after). What seems to remain is the "how" Lt. Eve Dallas is going to catch the bad guy. Simple right? Well, this is JD Robb we are talking about here and the journey from A to B in this book is what makes reading it enjoyable and not just the story itself. I think this is a testimony of how good a story teller this author is!

Empirical Evaluation:
Story telling quality = 5
Character development = 5
Story itself = 4.5
Ending = 4.5
World building = 5
Cover art = 3.5
Pace = N/A (13hrs and 22mins listening time)
Plot = 5
Narration = 4.5

Overall Rating: 4.5 out of 5 cherries

Other Points Of View:
Kathy Martin of Inside Of A Dog

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