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Two young children disappear from their East Side home in New York City, their nanny killed in cold blood. As Lieutenant Eve Dallas begins to unravel the crime scene and search for Henry and Gala MacDermit, she's drawn into the twisted mind of a kidnapper who will stop at nothing to take revenge. Horrific threats concerning the brother and sister hit far too close to home for Eve, drawing her back into memories of her own tortured childhood.
But Eve knows that there's no time to waste on the past, and with every passing hour her determination to bring the children safely home strengthens. Eve and her team find themselves following an electronic breadcrumb trail left by a boy desperate to escape the evil witch. Their investigation into the kidnapper's sordid past reveals violent coercion, ritualistic killings, and chilling bloodlust - making her terrifying plans for the children abundantly clear.
©2013 Nora Roberts (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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By Patricia on 09-27-13

Was she in a hurry?

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

I would always recommend J.D. Robb, but I would recommend that her books be read in order, since character development is so important. This shorter story leaves out a lot of the usual interactions and behind the scenes development. I felt that it was just a little "off" from her usual stories, as if she didn't have time to expand it fully. It even seemed to be read a bit more slowly than others in the series!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Taken in Death?

I liked the relationship between the twins: the communication that they had together. Would have liked more of it, though.

Which scene was your favorite?

The end: the children showing their gratitude to Eve, who doesn't know how to respond.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I did listen to it in one sitting. Always want to, but usually can't because of their length.

Any additional comments?

I don't know why this book seemed to be abbreviated, but I hope Robb gets back to her usual detail and length. Nevertheless, she remains my favorite author.

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By Valerie on 12-14-13

If you love the series, this is worth your listen

This novella is just as powerful as the regular novels in the series. It's worth the credit.

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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By M. Graydon on 07-23-15

Great short story

Any additional comments?

This was one of the better short stories in this series although I am generally a fan of them anyway. The kids were good characters and I liked that they weren't wusses. Always a good day when an psychotic evil twin turns up.

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By Parrotfan on 05-11-17

Taken In Death

A short but good book. Not just a good cop in this book but a 'lieutenant good whitch'.

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