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Delusion in Death: 35 Kindle Edition

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A standalone crime thriller with an intriguing mass murder at its base (Illawarra Mercury)

JD Robb creates this intensely terrifying and satisfying example of the genre (Toowoomba Chronicle)

Well and truly worth a read (ARRA Reviews)

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The new Eve Dallas thriller in which Eve comes up against a terrifying and seemingly untouchable mass murderer

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1208 KB
  • Print Length: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Piatkus (11 Sept. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008H33VGW
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 105 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #34,983 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Nora Roberts published her first novel using the pseudonym J.D. Robb in 1995, introducing to readers the tough as nails but emotionally damaged homicide cop Eve Dallas and billionaire Irish rogue, Roarke.

With the In Death series, Robb has become one of the biggest thriller writers on earth, with each new novel reaching number one on bestseller charts the world over.

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Format: Hardcover
Nora Roberts/JD Robb doesn't write a bad book, but I do wonder why she felt the need to rush this out - because that's what it felt like: rushed and shorter than most. Also, this year, she's not putting out her usual Halloween offering in the antho that comes out November-ish, so I expected a longer, more complex tale, before next February's offering, Calculated In Death.

This one in fact seemed a bit similar to another ID tale, with an hallucinogen/artificial airborne weapon, but still, I expected a great tale. I got a decent one, even though I had to go back and re-read a couple of pages when the baddie's identity was revealed, as I hadn't clocked how she'd drawn her conclusion. Yes, I am guilty of a touch of skim-reading, for the first time EVER, with an Eve Dallas tale, and I nearly missed it.

From there on, it was typical Eve - goad the suspect into giving you what you want, using mind games, but not, this time, a chance for the bad guy to thrown a punch first, so she could take him down, allegedly in self-defence. And yes, we've seen the bigging-up of the ego scenario more than once, and this time round, it was a bit tiring. However, that wasn't what made me rate this the lowest of any Eve Dallas tale I've read.

For me, the series isn't just about Eve and Roarke, but also about the myriad characters that form part of her posse that I've come to love, and in recent tales - discounting New York To Dallas, which they couldn't be in - they've all done a disappearing act. I mean, when was the last time that we interacted with Charles and Louise, or Mavis and family? What about hearing more about Morris and how he's getting on after the death of his lover? What about McNab? There were maybe 2 mentions of him, but he didn't even make an appearance.
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By Anne TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 14 Sept. 2012
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If you haven't already read any of the "in death" series then don't start here - you will not understand what is going on as the author doesn't introduce you to the characters or fill you in on much background. The first book in the series in Naked in Death: In Death Series: Book 1 which is the place to start. If you have already read some of the books then you will probably be OK with this one but there are quite a lot of references to New York To Dallas (In Death Series) so it is probably useful if you have read that one.

For those of us who have read (and own) the whole series this book reintroduces us to a world we already know and characters with whom we are already familiar. Many of the familiar characters are not present in the book or only get a brief appearance-in which is OK by me as I sometimes feel that some of the novels are contrived to include as many existing characters as possible. I was disappointed, however, in that (with the exception of Somerset) we don't really get to know any of the familiar set of people any better.

Familiarity is really the name of the game with this book. The plot is very similar to several which have been used before. The motive of the killer turns out to be quite commonplace and there are some recurring themes including Eve's nightmares (am I the only one getting a bit tired of these ?). Roarke gets heavily involved as usual and, as has happened before, the murderer is revealed about half way through and the rest of the book is about making it stick (although there is an unexpected twist near the end).
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I read a couple of reviews before my book arrived. Having bought the whole series I was eagerly awaiting this one and wondered what was coming as a couple of people seemed to be disappointed with it. It certainly isn't her best (for me that was Survivor in Death)but well away from her worst (in my case the last one out Celebrity in Death, didn't enjoy that one at all). Would certainly recommend for fans, yes there is less "friend and family stuff" but its nice one in a while for the actual police work to be the main event! Having said that, hope the friends and family are back in the next one! Better insight into Summerset although it was a shame he wasn't mentioned at the end when everything had come out. Next one's apparently due out in February so looking forward to that having read the synopsis. On the whole, its a decent enough read, although it does lack the "can't put it down" element of the earlier books.
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If like me you have been waiting for this new installment you may be disappointed. I found it a little laborious and even skipped pages which would normally never happen with this series. There was hardly any of the normal banter with Mavis or Nadine or indeed any of the humour. It was quite tedious and long winded in places and a little boring.
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Format: Hardcover
Another great installment of the 'In Death' series, and whilst i can agree with some other reviews criticisms of missing some of the wider interactive with characters like Mavis & Leonardo, Charles & Louise, and even to a certain extent McNab & Feeney, i really enjoyed going back to a simple crime based case. Eve has to track down a criminal who is creating a delusional drug which results in the death of 129 people. The surprise for me came nearly half way through the book when Eve for a change revealed to Roarke who she believed had done it - it was a nice touch in the end as it revealed more of Eve's thought processes and almost gave you a point of view of the case workings from Eve's mind.
I hope from some of the events in this book, that in the next book Eve and Roarke might finally start moving on more from Eve's past, there was certainly quite a few significant 'dreams' that Eve had, and a sense of closure with a session with Dr. Mira. Also there was more to do with Summerset's past during the Urban wars, which was again a good insight to learning a bit more about him.
Overall i feel like the series is moving forward especially after 'New York to Dallas' and i am excited to find out where the next book will lead.
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