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JD Robb fans are fanatical about New York City supercop Eve Dallas and her mysterious billionaire husband Roarke. Robb's futuristic In Death series wages a two-front narrative war (the battle of good and evil and the battle of the sexes) and both author and readers come out winners.When Darlene French, a maid at the Roarke Palace Hotel, is brutally beaten, raped, and stranJD Robb fans are fanatical about New York City supercop Eve Dallas and her mysterious billionaire husband Roarke. Robb's futuristic In Death series wages a two-front narrative war (the battle of good and evil and the battle of the sexes) and both author and readers come out winners.When Darlene French, a maid at the Roarke Palace Hotel, is brutally beaten, raped, and strangled with a silver wire, Eve is at a loss to explain the apparently professional nature of the murder. Who would hire a hit man to kill such an ordinary woman? As she and her team of detectives (with a little grudgingly accepted help from Roarke, whose money, name, and talents can dig up a wealth of information) investigate the evidence, they find themselves in pursuit of Sylvester Yost, a vicious hired gun who's made millions in his bloody pursuit of career excellence. But it isn't until more victims appear that Eve realises Yost's real target is Roarke himself. To discover the driving force behind the murderous campaign, Eve and Roarke will have to delve into their own pasts, which holds secrets and terrors for them both.An unabridged recording on 10 CDs (11 hours, 35 minutes)....

Title : Betrayal in Death
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Betrayal in Death Reviews

  • Phrynne
    2019-02-27 13:39

    Another fabulous page turner from this amazing author! How does she do it is a constantly recurring question. Maybe like Eve she never sleeps.Anyway she keeps turning out very, very readable books and I keep reading them! This is number 12 in the series and by now we know our characters really well. Robb has great skill in being able to develop her characters by show, not tell, and they are all large as life and twice as much fun. She is also very talented at drawing relationships and as usual our main characters bicker and fight, joke and relate and generally get on with their lives. As usual there are laugh aloud moments, quite a lot of sex, a cheating cat and a candy thief. All very familiar by now and all things we rely on being there. Of course there is also a crime to be solved and this one causes some very brutal moments but also a lot of excellent police work. Eve is at the top of her game and not taking nonsense from anyone - this includes the FBI, all available criminals, Peabody/McNab, Summerset and even Roarke himself!Great fun and easily five stars.

  • Poonam
    2019-02-23 10:51

    “Betrayal is common for men with no conscience.” - Toba BetaIn this series the book's theme is there in the title and you are able to connect to this in the first few chapters.In this case, it was a bit different as till the end of the book I could not understand the reason of the title being 'Betrayal in Death' but then near to the end it all just clicks.Generally there is a murder, investigation and search for the killer. In this case the killer is known and it is a hunt for this known murderer. I enjoyed the way the killer was tracked and the traps that were laid to get to him.The motive is something that is obscure but it is revealed near to the end. There are parts of the story which are revealed in layers (Layers that you are unaware exist)After a long time I liked a book from this series soo much.Note: There are some gruesome scenes described in this one, which can be disturbing for some people.

  • Carolyn
    2019-02-17 13:55

    Another excellent episode in J.D. Robb's "In Death" series. All our favourite characters are there, Roarke and Eve are central stage as Roarke looks after staging a multi million dollar auction. Their relationship is growing even stronger as they work through issues together while Peabody and McNab are having a bumpy patch in their relationship. An old friend of Roarke's from his early days in Ireland has dropped in and Eve's not sure if he's entirely trustworthy. And a very nasty hired assassin is working on Eve's patch and bumping off employees of Roarke's. As usual all told with a sprinkling of witty dialogues, quite a lot of sex and a plenty of action (just they way we fans of this series like it!)

  • Jilly
    2019-02-24 10:56

    "They stole my candy again. I taped it on the back of my AutoChef. Two bars of the real stuff.. They tagged it. I'm going to catch them sooner or later and peel the skin off their face. Slowly.That's right, the candy bar thief is still at large!! Who cares that there is a contract hit-man beating, raping, and killing people who are attached to Roarke when this candy thief is still at large? Priorities, people! I need to know whodunnit now!I know!! I'm not totally missing the point either!The good news is that Roarke and Eve get along much better in this book than in the last. She even *gasp* tries to be supportive of him! Shocking, isn't it? And, she even hassles him a lot less when he butts into her police business. Which is a good idea since Roarke seems to be a better detective than all of her squad put together. Seriously, how did these people get these jobs? They wouldn't be able to catch a Pidgie with an overabundance of Pokeballs. Lame!I got a Jigglypuff the other night. Better than my wedding night...The bad news is that there is trouble in the Peabody/McNab relationship. I could almost shed a tear about that one. Not really. I'm not comfortable with tears. But, neither is Eve:"What are you doing?" Eve demanded."Nothing, Sir.""How come you're going to cry? You know how I feel about crying on the job."I'm with Eve on this one. Never cry at work. It makes you look weak. And, never cry around me. It makes you look weak and makes me want to flee from your presence. Poor McNab! I can't say I blame him for not wanting his girlfriend to also be dating a gigolo. I think I'd be pissed off too if my husband was talking on the phone to a hooker while he was with me. Call them from work, like good husbands do. I don't want to hear it. Haha! Just kidding. I'd kill him.....painfully.Yeah, he'd wish this was the only damage if I caught him cheating. I really hope that Peabody realizes how lucky she is to have McNab, who is one of my favorite characters, and stops messing with his heart. If not, there is always room at my book boyfriend ranch. He can have a great time with Ash, Eric, Valek, Rowan, Raffe, Ranger, Kaleb, St. Vincent, Thorne...... (okay, it's a little crowded there. But, I'm willing to expand to accommodate him.)

  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
    2019-03-07 05:55

    Funny how you can love a series but then need a break from it and then sadly forget about it for a little while. Good thing once you pick it back up, it doesn't take you long to forget why you loved it so much in the first place. This was another fabulous read and totally makes me want to binge read this series and try to get caught up, which with over 40 books now, I know won't happen anytime soon but it's nice to think about all the same.

  • Mo
    2019-02-19 12:44

    It's Eve and Roarke. You cannot go too far wrong with these two. “She turned toward Roarke's office, then stopped in the doorway. He was at his console; captain of his ship. He'd drawn his hair back so it lay on his neck in a short, gleaming black tail. His eyes were cool, cool blue. The colour they were when his mind was fully occupied. He'd taken off his dinner jacket, his shirt was loose at the collar, the sleeves rolled up. There was something... just something about that look that always and forever grabbed her in the gut. She could look at him for hours, and at the end of it, still marvel that he belonged to her."Someone wants to hurt you," she thought. "I'm not going to let them.” Seemed to take me forever to read this one but Christmas was busy and I was traveling. I am definitely not tiring of this couple. Maybe not enough one on one time with them. Love the secondary characters, Feeney, Peabody, McNab, Mavis.“Worrying about me won't help you get your job done.""Who says I'm worried?"He stayed where he was; simply held out his hand.She crossed to him, took it, gripped hard. "When I met you," she said carefully, "I didn't want you in my life. You were one big complication. Every time I looked at you, or heard your voice, or so much as thought about you, the complication got bigger.""And now?""Now? You are my life." She gave his hand one last squeeze, then released. "Okay, enough mushy stuff. Olympus.”You know I love my badass jerky alphas. Roarke is an alpha but he is not an asshole. The opposite in fact. I love him. I love how he loves and desires Eve. She is his everything.

  • Jo ★The Book Sloth★
    2019-02-24 10:52

    Good but Not the best in the series by far... The bad guys were a bit predictable and although I to believe that my investigative skills are the ones that helped me predict them, I have to admit that they were just obvious! Still, I don't think I will ever not like a book in this series!;-)

  • ♥Sharon♥
    2019-02-17 06:51

    It is no big surprise that I loved this one too. Betrayal in Death was a little different in that we knew who the killer was from the beginning and the intrigue was within catching the guy and finding out why this sick bastard was doing what he was doing. It was different and I enjoyed it.Another wonderfully written storyline with more development of the side characters. Summerset continues to irritate Eve but there is something going on between them that neither will admit to. Whitney is proving to be a badass and Feeney, well he is just Feeney. I love him. McNabb and Peabody are driving me crazy in a good way. I can’t wait to see where J.D. takes these two. A perfect balance to all things Roarke and Eve. I don’t have time to put together a picture filled review. So I will leave you with a few of my favorite highlights from the story. Okay, I did have time to post this one picture of him. ❤~ One heated moment that Roarke and Eve shared.She fisted her hands in his hair, curved her body to his, sliding flesh to flesh. “Put your hands on me,” she demanded, then crushed her mouth to his. His control snapped. In one violent move she was under him, pinned. He fed on her, filling himself, swallowing each ragged breath. He put his hands on her, taking greedily, recklessly driving her to that first frantic peak. And when she cried out, he took more. His mouth closed over her breast, teeth nipping tiny, delicious pains into sensitive flesh. The thrill of it drummed through her so that she arched up, urging him on, digging her nails into his back. She twisted under him, her hands searching, her mouth seeking. Their needs matched, desperation for desperation. And their limbs tangled as they fought with clothes. Sweat-sleeked fleshEven as she shuddered, he shoved her knees up and went deeper inside her. His vision blurred, but through the red haze of lust he could see her eyes. Deep, dark, glazed like glass to throw his own reflection back at him. “I’m inside you.” He panted it out as he pushed them both to madness. “Everything I am. Body, heart, mind.”~ Eve battles the pain from her past.“I’m okay. I’m all right.” But she wasn’t, not yet. “Hold onto me anyway. I need it.” She wrapped her still unsteady arms around him, let her face burrow into his shoulder. “I smelled you. Then I heard you. But I couldn’t find you.” “I’m right here.” It ripped at him; he couldn’t begin to tell her what it did inside him every time she went back to the horrors of her childhood in dreams. “Right here,” he murmured, pressing his lips to her hair. “It was a bad one.”~ It seems strange to her, loving Roarke the way she does.He was so ridiculously beautiful, she doubted she’d ever fully comprehend how he could be hers. He’d wanted her. Out of all the women in the world, he’d wanted her. Wanted, hell, she thought, grinning now. Pursued, demanded. Taken. And while she could admit all of that was exciting, he’d gone one step further. He cherished.She crossed to him, took it, gripped hard. “When I met you,” she said carefully, “I didn’t want you in my life. You were one big complication. Every time I looked at you, or heard your voice, or so much as thought about you, the complication got bigger.” “And now?” “Now? You are my life.” She gave his hand one last squeeze, then released. “Okay, enough mushy stuff.~ I love the way he loves her.He walked with her, moved through the door just behind her, then yanked her back to indulge in a deeper, longer kiss. “I’m on duty.” She murmured it against his mouth as her brain went to fizzle. “I know. Just a minute.” One day, he thought, he might actually get used to the way the love for her, the need for her, could leap up and grab him by the throat. But in the meantime, he’d just enjoy the ride. “Okay.” He drew back, ran his hands from her shoulders to her wrists. “That should hold me.”~ And finally, McNabb and Peabody (aka Se-Body) are having their own “hot” moments. Love these two.“Mmm, She-Body, you are so female. What’s a guy supposed to do?” His teeth were nibbling their way down . . . over . . . Oh yeah. “I think you’re doing it.” She flipped open the hook of his trousers. After all, if she couldn’t spare a few minutes for a fellow officer, what kind of cop was she? He was hard as rock. “How do you guys walk around with this thing kicking between your thighs?” “Practice.” The smell of her, the feel of her was driving him crazy. When her firm, capable hand wrapped around him, he decided he was the happiest madman on or off planet. “Jesus, Peabody.” His mouth found hers, all but gulped her down. “I need—” Her pocket-link rang, shrill and insistent. “Don’t answer it.” He tugged at her trousers, in a rage to get inside her. “Don’t.”

  • Shawna
    2019-03-16 12:51

    4-4.5 stars - Romantic Suspense/Sci-Fi/Futuristic/Thriller

  • Kjen
    2019-03-02 11:59

    As I proceed through my Kindle re-read of my favorite series, I am once again struck by the growth of the characters. After just reading Calculated...the latest release...and contrasting it with early's a stark contrast in Eve and Roarke's marriage. There was so much head butting in Betrayal, but yet, this was the book in which the Expert Consultant, Civilian was born so there had already been some growth. I loved Eve's comforting and taking care of Roarke during this case. The ending after Brian was killed was so touching. Lots of awesome scenes and passion throughout. Also, one of my favorite passages of the series occurs in this book: Roarke's one thing....Priceless!

  • Al *the serial series skipper*
    2019-03-01 06:40

    This was a good one. We know the killer right from the start but we have to figure out who the mastermind is. After 12 books it still surprises me how good the author is in creating unique stories , every book is like a new experience. Solid read.

  • Ann Lou
    2019-03-04 07:04

    After 12 books, I've run out of anything to say about this series. It keeps getting better and all the murder and mystery keeps my attention. We have a killer who is a virtuoso of murder. One who collects souveniers from his victims after the deed. Cruel and sadistic. If I had my way, I would prefer that he died a very violent death. Run over by ten dump trucks or more.

  • Catherine
    2019-02-17 06:53

    Another solid entry from J.D. Robb. Two things I didn't care for in this one:1) Predictable villain. I pinned the villain pretty quickly, usually I'm all over the place in Robb's books and she twists me every time.2) (view spoiler)[Eve is getting her man in each book, but she's doing it with more and more of Roarke's help. Like she wouldn't be winning these battles without Roarke's help. I wish that weren't the case. (hide spoiler)]I think the relationship between Eve and Roarke, as well as Eve's own self-struggles, are progressing and developing nicely. I'll definitely get the next!

  • Diane
    2019-02-19 12:54

    Love this book - really liked meeting Roarke's old pal Mick and learning still a little more about Roarke's background.This book has everything I like - a repulsive serial killer, lots of damage to stuff, and just enough angst to make a good storyline.Oh and how could I forget the McNab and Peabody drama!2 thumbs up and 5 stars.

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  • Tina
    2019-03-14 07:54

    "He Whistled as he beat her, He hummed as he raped her. By the time he'd strangled her, he was singing."So begins the 12th book in the In Death series set in late Spring the year 2059.Roarke is busily hosting the grand event of the season. An auction of movie star Magda Lane's memorabilia at his posh Plaza Hotel. Hundreds of millions of dollars are expected to be raised for charity. In the midst of this a hotel maid is brutally raped and murdered. Eve quickly identifies the perp. A known assassin who has eluded authorities for close to forty years. Every major crime agency has this man on a most wanted list and have never been able to pin him. His fee for a contract is two million dollars. So how does a hotel maid rate the attentions of an international assassin?More bodies fall and Eve must tie them together while trying to find Yost, stave off a pair of weaselly FBI agents who attempt to horn in on her investigation and keep Roarke sane as it is obvious he is somehow connected to the deaths.Once again Robb changes things up a bit. In this installment the identity of the villain is quickly established. The problem is finding him. He is a master of aliases and disguise, a testament to the fact that he has been plying his trade for so long.So where is the mystery? Well, for one the motive. And Robb unfolds this slowly and cleverly.Other thoughts:1) There is an excellent bit of continuity from an earlier book Vengeance in Death. A throw away line about a person from Roarke's past in that book, taken to be nothing but conversational color, has huge implications in this book. 2) The first bump in the road for Peabody and McNabb's relationship. It ends on an ugly note and Eve and Feeney must deal with the fall out. 3) Eve's visit to the jeweler was a fun scene. He insists on calling her "Mrs. Roarke" and after she insists he calls her "Lieutenant Dallas" he immediately refers to her as "Mrs. Lieutenant Dallas Roarke" and pulls out his cousins to take pictures of Eve. Of course, Peabody has to rib Ever mercilessly after.4) Some old favorites make appearances: Charles the LC (the only person to call Peabody by her first name), Crack from the Down and Dirty (Whom I picture as looking like Seal or Djimon Hounsou) and of course, Mavis, Leonardo and Trina.

  • Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
    2019-02-23 10:44

    Posted on Under the CoversA trained killer is on the loose. He is attacking people who work for Roarke and has been having his merry way with them. He beats then, rapes them and then finishes them off with his trademark weapon, a silver piece of wire. This guy is a slick criminal, both intelligent and cunning as a cat. He manages to always slip out of Eve’s grasp like water.But Eve Dallas still won’t give up this fight because this case hits a little closer to home. Roarke is now feeling responsible for these deaths because of their involvement with them. He believes that they wouldn’t have been targeted if they didn’t work for him. His grief is palpable and shadowing and it was nice to see how the tables turned in this one. Usually, it’s Eve who feels the weight of the grief and horror of her job, but in this book Roarke shows another side of him that I wasn’t expecting. Robb continues to enhance her characters in a way that makes me love them more. She is able to portray both the light and dark times of their lives in a way that you feel like you can relate to them.A couple of twists and turns are evident in this book, making this one an easy one to devour. I also really loved reading from Yost’s POV because it offered a look into a killer’s mind. You can see his plans, see how his mind works and in comparison to Eve’s mind, it was a refreshing glance at two sides of a coin.There’s some trouble in paradise between Peabody and McNab. Their casual relationship is now strained because it seems that McNab has an different idea of their relationship. My fingers are crossed that things work out for them, but for now, the ride is a little rough as they try to work out their differences.In the end, I found that BETRAYAL IN DEATH was one of my favorites of the series. I find it harder to choose the best one since all of them are equally great. I still don’t know how Robb manages to keep things fresh without repeating the same notions over and over again. Somehow, it all just works.

  • Sandra ~ ♥ Cross My Heart ♥
    2019-02-24 11:48

    Reread Jan. 2017 - Loved it just as much as the first time...and second time! I never tire of these characters - the relationship development is always outstanding and the case intriguing. I can't ask for anything more. The entire series is a Must Read.

  • Elvan
    2019-03-07 11:41

    I do love the baddest of the bad and Sylvester Yost is one of the nastiest adversaries Eve has to deal with in the series. One memorable scene I always enjoy reading is the scene with Sumerset haggling over the cost of grapes with the Asian grocer. Entertaining read.

  • Mei
    2019-03-04 05:53

    What I loved here is that we now since the start who the killer is! Every agency knew who he is: FBI, Global... everybody! And nobody could catch him!So why is he Killing seemingly random persons? Obviously, there's a reason and finding out what that reason is, is the core of the story here!The characters continue to amuse and entertain me! I would love to meet them in person!!!A wonderful, wonderful add to the series! On to the next!... I always tag these books as contemporary even if they're set in near future. I think I'm doing so because I have feel that, even with these clever futuristic things inserted in the story, the action is happening now! Therefore, I applaud the author for being so smart to make a future like present time - it's an art IMHO! :)

  • Lauren
    2019-03-19 11:50

    Betrayal in Death4.5 StarsHomicide Lieutenant Eve Dallas's latest case hits particularly close to home when a vicious assassin begins targeting Roarke's employees. The investigation is further compounded when the FBI attempts to take over and the true motive for the crimes is revealed.Even though the identity of the killer is revealed early on, this is still one of the most exciting and action packed books in the series mainly due to the exceedingly dark and gritty depiction of the murders and the fact that the villain is truly insidious and malevolent. In addition to the mystery, there are some compelling character developments when a friend from Roarke's past arrives on scene. The dynamic between the two not only provides some intriguing insight into the enigmatic billionaire, but also exposes a potential conflict of interest with Eve. Peabody and McNab's romance also hits a snag although this one has been a long time coming. While Peabody is a favorite of mine, it must be said that she has not handled the situation at all well, and McNab's reactions are more than justified. The love/hate banter between Eve and Summerset is another highlight, and he is all the more endearing for the small gestures that show his growing affection for "Roarke's cop". In sum, definitely one of the darker and more subdued installments perhaps due to the monstrous nature of the crimes and the relationship issues. Nevertheless, it is an excellent addition to the series and I look forward to reading the next one.

  • Lani ⚔⚔the Destroyer ⚔⚔
    2019-03-04 06:06

    The plot I would give 4 stars simply because it wa a little predictable, but everything else in the series is a solid 5 stars. Eve and her relationships with Roarke, Peabody, Mavis and even Somerset continue to grow and I love it. The audio of this series is fantastic

  • ❆ Crystal ❆
    2019-03-09 12:44

    5 stars... this series just gets better and better. I loved this one. It did have some pretty brutal moments but it was oh soooooo good. I think it was perfect and I can't wait to read more.

  • ⚜️Trea
    2019-03-16 05:41

    This one took me a bit to get through. The mystery was good, but the character plotlines bogged the story down a bit. It felt like manufactured conflict when there really didn't need to be any. The Mick Connolly story was interesting, and I liked his redemption in the end. I also liked the quandary it put Eve into, and seeing her work her way out of it. All in all, a good way to spend my day with my son in my lap and a book on the Kindle!

  • Lady Gabriella of Awesomeness
    2019-03-02 05:46

    3.5 starsNot the bestIn Death I've read.Lagged a bit in between.

  • Anita
    2019-03-12 13:00

    Always a twisted mystery to solve and a hot romance to savor. Taken as a snapshot of the life of Eve and Roarke, these books provide a wonderful distraction from the tedium of normal everyday life. They are a glimpse of the future that Nora Roberts has imagined, and yet some things just don't change at all.Murder. Murder at Roarke's luxurious Palace Hotel of the maid assigned to that room. This is just the beginning and draws Eve into the mystery of why someone would want to kill the maid. The murderer has a very distinctive signature and has been practicing his craft for more than 20 years. Why the maid, when his fee is upwards of 2 million per hit. Sylvester Yost is a man of many faces with a taste for the finer things in life. Eve quickly puzzles it out that the hit was a jab at Roarke and she makes it her mission to find out who is behind it and why.

  • Lisazj1
    2019-03-16 05:48

    I love each and every story but holy damn, this was so good! There was an extra edge to this one. The bad guy was genuinely terrifying, viciously good at what he did and he enjoyed his work. There were dark places for both Eve and Roarke and moments of pure rage and honest terror. And my God are Peabody and McNab getting complicated. (view spoiler)[And both of them acting in the wrong, to my way of thinking. (hide spoiler)] *sigh* But the one thing I can count on, and that keeps me coming back? Oh, the way they love each other, Roarke and Eve. *swoon* Loved it!

  • Tempo de Ler
    2019-02-21 09:06

    Traição Mortal pertence à Série Mortalde Nora Roberts, a escrever sob o pseudónimo de J. D. Robb. Esta série leva-nos até meio do século XIX, onde a Tenente Eve Dallas, da Polícia e Departamento de Segurança de Nova Iorque, reúne esforços para resolver estranhos e brutais casos de homicídio, envoltos em mistério. Embora este seja o 12º livro da série, é o primeiro que eu leio; portanto, posso apenas opinar sobre Traição Mortal como livro isolado. Já conhecia, no entanto, Eve Dallas de Naquele Tempo portanto sabia que podia contar com mistério, dinâmica e acção.!O livro reúne todos os pontos de interesse: Roarke e Eve trazem-nos romance, McNab e Peabody trazem consigo o fervor da paixão, Feeney e Mitch, entre outros, são responsáveis pela bonomia e bom humor; temos a frustração advinda das intervenções dos agentes federais e o thriller chega-nos através das acções e sórdidos pensamentos do próprio assassino. …Mas ainda assim, e apesar de estar irrepreensivelmente bem escrito (afinal de contas, é um Nora Roberts), Traição Mortal está, para mim, bem longe de ser fantástico.A falta de intensidade (característica essa que considero ser de maior premência neste género literário) fez com que não ansiasse pelo desvendamento do caso como penso ser o objectivo deste tipo de livro. As constantes quebras de acção e distracções ao assunto base contribuiram para a perda de intensidade e empolgamento. Pode ter sido de propósito, já que alguns autores gostam de se servir do conceito anti-climático, mas comigo, neste caso, resultou numa perda de interesse. Desgostou-me também a forma branda e superficial com que a vertente futurista foi abordada. Não tenho conhecimento se tem sido assim ao longo da série, mas pareceu-me que para Roberts o futuro pouco terá a acrescentar às nossas vidas além de umas traquitanas tecnológicas. As políticas, as mentalidades e os recursos base permanecem basicamente os mesmos e os problemas que estimamos e projectamos para o futuro simplesmente se eclipsaram. Penso que se a autora não pretendia comprometer-se neste sentido, mais valia ter ficado pelo presente…Mesmo não se tratando de um futuro muito distante, e tendo em conta que este livro foi publicado em 2001, estamos ainda a falar de quase 60 anos…ora, andando para trás ficamos perto dos «dourados» anos 50 que se caracterizaram por uma intensa e efeverscente revolução : comportamental, política, económica, cultural, científica… Imensas coisas mudaram daí até agora…mas neste livro, além de computadores mais avançados que respondem a comandos de voz (…tipo a nossa Siri), uma espécie de Bimby super eficiente, uns relógios/agendas bastante produtivos e uma alegada conquista do espaço sobre a qual haveria tanto a dizer mas nada é dito…pouco mais é referido sobre este «futuro». Admirei, no entanto, que apesar do facto de Eve ter uma personalidade difícil de trabalhar, Nora Roberts se tenha mantido fiel ao seu espírito em todas as situações. Mas, e resumindo, já li muito melhor - inclusivamente da própria Roberts. Traição Mortal revelou-se-me um livro satisfatório mas pouco exuberante, pouco empolgante e nada memorável. Se tivesse seguido a série até aqui, penso que teria ficado satisfeita por adicionar ao meu almanaque mais uma aventura de Eve Dallas, como livro isolado, não me fascinou.

  • İlkim
    2019-03-07 09:07

    Orijinali Kitap Esintisi adresinde. Eve Dallas ve Roarke ikilisiyle hala tanışmadıysanız beni çok şaşırttınız diyebilirim. Her kitabında ayrı hayran kalıyorum kadına. Bir de o Roarke faktörü yok mu, seriyi tek başına bile okutur yani. İrlandalı yarim benim, canım.Her kitabında olduğu gibi bunda da gayet iyi bir kurgu vardı. Bu sefer hedef Roarke, önce otelindeki bir hizmetçi, sonra da yakın bir arkadaşı öldürülüyor. Bütün mantık dikkatini dağıtmak için ama bunu Eve ile geç fark ediyorlar. Yine de çok geç olmadan bütün bağlantıları kuracaklar tabi.İlk defa bu kitapta sanırım Eve katilin adını sanını tipini bilmesine karşın onu bulamadı. Katil de kiralık olduğu için aslında çözmesi gereken daha çok şeyler vardı ama yine de garip bir durumda kaldı. İğrenç bir kiralık katil var kitapta, önce dövüyor kurbanlarını tanınmayacak halde, sonra tecavüz ediyor cinsiyet önemli değil, ardından da bir gümüş tel ile boğarak öldürüyor. Cani ruhlu manyak bir adam, az kalsın Summerset'i de hallediyordu da bizimki akıllı tabi, kolay mı Dublinlerde yetişmiş adamı haklayabilmek...Bir de Roarke'un öldü sandığı eski dostu çıkıyor karşısına. Başından beri bir şeyler çevirdiğinden şüphelendiğim adam beni şaşırtmıyor ki kitabın ismine gönderme burada var bence. Ama bedelini fazla ağır ödedi, üzüldüm.Bütün her şeyin aslında Roarke'un otelindeki müzayede ile alakası var ama çözmeleri geç oluyor. Bana bıraksalar kesin çözmüştüm :P Kısacası acayip eğlendiğim, heyecanlandığım bir başka kitap daha oldu. Seriye feci derecede bağımlıyım, beni bir tek Yorumbaz anlıyor bu konuda :D Eve ve Roarke sizi kendine tamamen çekebilen bir çift, saatlerce hikayelerini okuyabilirsiniz. Eve'in bazı yorumları ve davranışları sizi bir hayli eğlendiriyor ayrıca. Roarke canım zaten bir içim su. Hala okumayı düşünmediyseniz ayıp ediyorsunuz demek.

  • Eve
    2019-02-27 07:04

    Betrayal in Death by J.D. RobbSeries: In Death, #12Suspense > futuristic > romance > mysteryA dead maid, raped and strangled as she goes about her tasks in the luxurious Roarke Palace Hotel, is Eve’s newest victim. Roarke wishes anyone but Eve had the case because of her past. But Eve is determined to solve the crime before the killer claims his next victim. As things weren't complicated enough Roarke's childhood friend shows up. And McNab, furious and jealous over Peabody's close relationship with Charles, breaks up with her. So Eve and Roarke have their hands full.That works for now." Eve's stomach began to clench and jitter. There were tears swimming in her aide's eyes. Peabody's lips were quivering. "What are you doing?" she demanded."Nothing. Sir.""How come you're going to cry? You know how I feel about crying on the job.""I'm not crying." And it appalled her that she was on the edge of it. "I just don't feel very well, that's all. I wonder, sir, if I could be excused from the briefing at sixteen hundred.”