When the newly promoted captain of the NYPSD and his wife return a day early from their vacation, they were looking forward to spending time with their bright and vivacious sixteen-year-old daughter who had stayed behind.
Not even their worst nightmares could have prepared them for the crime scene that awaited them instead. Brutally murdered in her bedroom, Deena's body showed signs of trauma that horrified even the toughest of cops; including our own Lieutenant Eve Dallas, who was specifically requested by the captain to investigate.
When the evidence starts to pile up, Dallas and her team think they are about to arrest their perpetrator; little do they know yet that someone has gone to great lengths to tease and taunt them by using a variety of identities. Overconfidence can lead to careless mistakes. But for Dallas, one mistake might be all she needs to bring justice.
New York City law officers have more technological weapons at their disposal in bestseller Robb's snappy near-future series, but so do criminals, including the sadistic rapist killer who strikes down Deena MacMasters, the 16-year-old daughter of police captain Jonah MacMasters, in the 30th full-length novel to feature homicide detective Lt. Eve Dallas (after Promises in Death). MacMasters specifically asks that Dallas, who has a knack for clever insights and deductions, lead the investigation into his daughter's murder. An impressive team of professionals--augmented by Dallas's husband, Roarke, and his young protege, Jaime Lingstrom--begins the arduous task of collecting and analyzing data. Clues suggest Deena may not be the only victim targeted by her killer and increase the pressure on Dallas and her cohorts. Robb (aka Nora Roberts) combines sex, horrific crime, forensics and technological wizardry for another winner sure to please her many fans. (Nov.)
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1 . Absolutely GREAT READ!
Posted December 03, 2009 by Shelley , LaSalleI always thoroughly enjoy JD Robb and this book did not disappoint.....Loved it, could not put it down.
2 . A Strong New Entry To A Great Series
Posted November 11, 2009 by Amber J , Studio City, CABrace yourselves, J.D. Robb fans - this is definitely one of the more grisly entries in the 'In Death' series. The brutal murder of a sixteen year old girl would be enough to capture our attentions, but add that she's the daughter of a decorated police captain, and the stakes are instantly raised even higher for Eve and her team.
Overall, it's a very good book - the storyline and themes in Kindred in Death are very similar to Survivor in Death, so while this doesn't feel like Robb's most creative story, it's still exceptionally written and draws you in to the lives of the characters. However, one of the strengths of this series are the supporting characters, who, unfortunately, have little page time and appear less frequently than I would have liked. This book is more about the telling of the story behind the murder, and less about character development (for the main characters, anyway).
It's a solid read, for sure, but I'll be looking forward to Fantasy in Death (due in February 2010) to return to the storytelling I love, with lots more of Peabody, McNab, Mavis, Leonardo, and the others we've come to love.
3 . JD Robb another Best
Posted November 08, 2009 by Doreen , San DiegoIf your a fan of "JD Robb", you will love this book. at half way thru, I was already getting sad it would end.
March 27, 2010
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