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Publisher's Summary

The year 2060 is drawing to a close, and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. It's a time for loved ones to come together. But sometimes the deepest hatreds seethe within the closest relationships, and blood flows faster than water....
For Lieutenant Eve Dallas of the NYPSD, the job is a useful reminder of what she has 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 on the floor of their Downing Street apartment, stabbed and bludgeoned almost beyond recognition. Those who knew them are stunned - and even more heartbroken by the overwhelming evidence that they were murdered by their own son. Twenty-six-year-old Jerry hadn't exactly made a good impression on all 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.
©2013 J. D. Robb (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Patricia on 09-20-13

Violence vs. Sentiment

Would you consider the audio edition of Thankless in Death to be better than the print version?

I have stopped buying the print version of J.D. Robb's books because I really enjoy listening to them. I don't think it's better, just a matter of personal preference. I'll probably eventually buy the print version to complete my collection.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Maybe not on the edge of my seat, but it certainly kept me engaged and interested. I didn't enjoy the overly detailed and graphic violence in this book and when I listen to it again I'll fast forward through those parts. But I loved the award ceremony and the family involvement. I am so involved with the characters in this series that the sentiment brought me to tears. I loved the way old characters were brought back and the changes obviously happening to Eve's character as she matures and is finding her personal side. I disagree with those who found this book lacking because of less interaction with the older characters. I think it's perfectly believable that in an investigation that only lasted a few days Eve would not necessarily interact with all of her old friends. The character of the murderer in this book was very strongly drawn and created a contrast between her two worlds. (But I still would like a bit less of the details of the violence.)

Which scene was your favorite?

The award ceremony and the follow up meeting with friends and family, closely followed by the scene where Nixie presented her gift. Both were moments of growth for Eve and were extremely well done.

If you could take any character from Thankless in Death out to dinner, who would it be and why?

I love Nixie and would like to meet her. But I'd invite Roark too so he could pick up the check!

Any additional comments?

I hope that Nora Roberts never tires of developing this character. I'll never tire of reading about her.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Tom on 09-25-13


This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Someone who enjoys following the heinous killings of a psychopath.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Not another Dallas novel by Robb

Would you listen to another book narrated by Susan Ericksen?


What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment. I have been reading and listening to this series from the start. This one has no plot, lacks the usual interesting dialogue, and was incredibly blatant (the story begins with the killing of a woman with 53 knife thrusts and then goes quickly to a man hit 30 times with a bat.)

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5 out of 5 stars
By louisavamp on 07-26-15

jd robb is great

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

good plot a great detective story

Who was your favorite character and why?

eve and peabody

What does Susan Ericksen bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

dose good voices

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

the puzzle eve had to solve is interesting

Any additional comments?

i am so going to get the others

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4 out of 5 stars
By CathyR on 09-24-13

Good listen

A good addition to the series. The murderer is known from the beginning and the passages from his weird point of view are quite creepy. Lots of humour to balance out the horrors. I love the way the characters are growing and evolving and Eve's softer side is coming out more, there were some quite emotional moments too. Susan Ericksen's narration of this series is excellent.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Dot on 06-25-17

Enjoyed it as always!

Given a few reviews had canned Thankless in Death because (they said) too much torture I thought about skipping this one. But I dived in anyway and, no offence intended, feel that the nay-sayers are ultra sensitive. While the murderer thought about severing his victims' body parts he didn't actually do it, and there were a lot of wholesome life-affirming characters to balance his evilness. I tend to agree with reviewers who say that the story lines are becoming less original but I really don't care as what I enjoy most is the gentle and witty reparte between some of the main characters. I chortled at Eves's malapropisms and the reactions of the detectives in the bullpen to one of their number wearing an outrageously bright item of clothing. I found myself surprisingly moved by the award ceremony. I love it when characters from previous stories wind back in with an update. Enjoy!

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