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Leverage In Death Paperback – January 1, 2019
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- Publisher : Little, Brown Book Group (January 1, 2019)
- Language : English
- ISBN-10 : 0349417881
- ISBN-13 : 978-0349417882
- Item Weight : 11.3 ounces
- Dimensions : 4.96 x 1.42 x 7.8 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #5,807,709 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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My other least favorite book in the series also had close friends as the murderers, so maybe it works less well to have Dallas squaring off against a team... Or maybe in order to work, a team of villains would have to have just as deeply emotional a bond as Dallas has with Peabody or Roarke...
Perhaps the biggest problem, however, was the sheer number of victims. The strong suit of these books is Dallas’s ability to get into people’s heads and hearts, and with so many dead, there was no central person for Dallas to engage with. The dead just became a string of names and a few interchanges between Dallas/Peabody and the families, and that wasn’t enough to provide the book with a heart. The Oscars coverage at the end might have been intended to ground the story in Dallas’s relationships with the people who love/are loved by her, but it simply felt disjointed, a reminder for me more of what was missing in this book than anything else. Hope the next one is better!
Dallas and Roarke does not degrade themselves with Foul and obscene language. When did Roarke bang Dallas not make love to her?
In books 46, 47 the characters do not jump off pages. They just lay with out a small wiggle. Flat and boring
Please do not do this to all of these great characters you have created.
I cannot recommend this book.
But not this time.
To me this book lacked the coherence and tight plotting that nearly all of the other 46 books in this series have had. Too many characters, not a clear reason for the murders (too many reasons, perhaps) Where tension was building in the plot line, it suddenly just melted away a couple of times. The high drama, the "ah ha" moment just weren't there for me. It felt as though a lot of leftover plot lines or scenes not used in other books were just added into this one to come up with the right number of pages.
I'm disappointed because I have been waiting for months for this book. But, there will be another in the spring of 2019, and I am already looking forward to that one!!!
But other than the scene where Peabody is hopped up on an upper (dept approved) and espresso, I liked how she now is actually seeing her way through to teasing out potential evidence and motive, albeit guided by Eve.
There was, to some extent, a formulaic quality to the story, and, as pointed out, interesting characters, like Willi, aren't developed when they could be. Still, I'm hoping Nora Roberts really gets a spark again to bring up a really compelling back-story that she's lost. Despite all that, it was a page-turner and was an OK read. If I could give it 3.5 stars, I would, but 5 stars? Sorry, no way!
I could not get into the book. It was slow to take off. It was boring. Overloaded with unnecessary profanity. I didn't finish the book. A first ever! It was a great run ...while it lasted. So sad
We don’t get the multiple possible guilty parties and red herrings that are often typical of this series, just a slow build to the revelation of The Who and the why.
We get a very tense scene between Eve and Roarke harkening back to their differences and the idea of trust, we of course get Eve’s background and her nightmares bringing on an interesting discussion between Eve and Roarke about if they were ever in a situation like this what they’d do.
Lightness in the story revolves around it being Oscar time and the Icove movie being nominated for several awards, including Nadine for Best Adapted Screenplay. Mavis also performs at the Oscar ceremony. Of course Eve thinks the whole thing is a pain in the butt which will just make things more annoying for her!
Great book, great storytelling, familiar characters who have become like friends. Loved how much Baxter and Trueheart we got in this book. But at the heart of it all, as always is Eve and Rourke and that is demonstrated in several ways in this book.
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and also suffers from lack of the usual participates. I would seriously question whether even a police officer of the calibre of Dallas could solve such a complex case in the space of a week when there are only 4 officers actually on the case including Dallas (there are the e-geeks as well, but I haven't counted them), when she has only one clue to go on from the first bombing. Plus, surely, as she suspected with Jordan Banks that the perpetrator probably lived within his building or knew it well, why didn't she interview the residents first or at least look into their background; she does this much later but not in the beginning. As with all of this series I enjoyed reading the book, but not her best in my opinion.
It's no secret that I'm totally addicted to this series, I can't get enough of these books and I'm getting nervous now that I've nearly caught up to the latest release and I'm soon going to have to start waiting for the next release just like all the other fans of these books. It's great that J.D. Robb writes so fast but I can't believe I'm saying that 50 books is not enough for this series! Anyway, this was another interesting case and I loved that we got to spend so much time with Eve and Roarke in this one. They're such a fab couple and I love it when they're working together.
There were some really sweet / funny moments with Bella, especially her name for Summerset, but what I enjoyed most was seeing how far Eve has come in her friendships. This is the second book in a row where she goes out of her way to do something really special for Peabody and McNab and it's just not the kind of thing that Eve from book one would have ever thought about. The epilogue was brilliant, a great way for Eve to be involved with a certain celebration without having to step into the spotlight. I've already started reading the next book, there is just no stopping me at this point!