Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Thankless in Death

It's release day!!!! It's Eve and Roarke #37! Can you even believe it? If someone would have told me back before this series was released, that it would continue for 37 books/short stories, and that each story would be unique...I never would have believed them because I have ditched many an author for writing filler books to appease the masses of demanding fans wanting more books, more often. There's nothing wrong with the occasional fluff piece, unless said fluff becomes the mainstay, and the author starts that downward spiral into phoning it in. I'm never sure why an author decides to take that route, whether it's pressure from the publisher or simply caving in to the fans, but it's sad. I've never worried about that with J.D. Robb. She has become my go-to comfort read author and I re-read the series from beginning to end each time Flyboy deploys, laughing and crying in equal measure. Eve and Roarke have become an iconic couple. They are very Nick and Nora- fun, exciting, smart and sexy. This is one of the few authors that will keep me awake, burning the midnight oil, and I don't sacrifice my sleep and cozy pillows for just anything. Since it's a school night I have to wait until Friday, but I definitely know what I'm doing this weekend.

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.

You can read an excerpt here.

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