Download the free Kindle app and start reading Kindle books instantly on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Learn more
Read instantly on your browser with Kindle Cloud Reader.
Using your mobile phone camera - scan the code below and download the Kindle app.
Enter your mobile phone or email address
By pressing "Send link," you agree to Amazon's Conditions of Use.
You consent to receive an automated text message from or on behalf of Amazon about the Kindle App at your mobile number above. Consent is not a condition of any purchase. Message & data rates may apply.
Follow the Author
Glory in Death (Thorndike Famous Authors) Hardcover – Unabridged, May 1, 2009
|New from||Used from|
Enhance your purchase
"Turkey Trick or Treat" by Wendi Silvano
Everyone loves Halloween candy—even Turkey. But how can he and his barnyard friends get any when the farmers give it out only to children?| Learn more
Frequently bought together
- ASIN : 1410415422
- Publisher : Thorndike Press; Large type / Large print - Unabridged edition (May 1, 2009)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 475 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9781410415424
- ISBN-13 : 978-1410415424
- Item Weight : 1.29 pounds
- Dimensions : 5.78 x 1 x 8.78 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #658,548 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
About the author
Reviews with images
Top reviews from the United States
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
FINAL DECISION: Wonderful followup to the amazing NAKED IN DEATH. In this book, Eve has another murder to solve that becomes connected to her personally as her relationship with the mysterious Roarke deepens.
THE STORY: Months after the events of NAKED IN DEATH, Eve has become more visible as a murder cop. When a well-known prosecutor is murdered by having her throat slashed, Eve is asked by her commander to take the case. When the next murder of a high profile woman occurs, Eve can't find a connection between these two highly visible women -- except that both has a connection to her lover Roarke. While Eve doesn't believe that Roarke is involved, she is feeling stress because their relationship is getting too intense and close and this case only puts more pressure on Eve.
OPINION: I loved this book and even knowing the answer to the mystery, I can read it again and again with enjoyment. The combination of a mystery that matter to Eve along with the drama of the developing relationship between Eve and Roarke makes this a book worth reading.
In this series, the best books have three elements (1) a mystery that is personal to Eve in some manner; (2) Eve's personal demons; and (3) some wonderful relationship moments with Eve and Roarke.
This book is one of the templates of that formula that works for dozens of these books. Eve is investigating the murder of someone she knows and whose murder touches on those around Eve. Even more, there is some parallel with Eve herself as she is feeling out her relationship with Roarke in the murder victim's relationship with her lover. In this book, Eve's personal demons are beginning to reveal themselves in stronger and more serious ways. Finally, this book sets up a conflict between Roarke and Eve as she has to deal with how serious the relationship has become and whether she is willing to take that next step of vulnerability.
While the first book in the series is a classic, this one feels more like the others in the series. Eve's character is more defined and her relationship with Roarke is more important.
This one also has a good mystery that actually has some possibility of being figured out rather than the solution just being sprung on the reader. Enjoyable the whole way through.
WORTH MENTIONING: The introduction of Peabody.
CONNECTED BOOKS: GLORY IN DEATH is the second book in the In Death series. While the mysteries in each book are standalones, there are continuing and overarching storylines (these early book are mostly about Eve's background and her relationship with Roarke) that continue book to book. I recommend reading the series in order although it is not strictly necessary.
STAR RATING: I give this book 5 stars.
I’m in love with Eve Dallas for her determination and kick-butt qualities. She takes her police officer job seriously and sometimes forgets to take care of herself. She even pushes away Roarke when he starts showing more feelings than what Eve wants in her life. I almost got mad at Eve for pushing Roarke away. Don’t you dare let go of that man, Eve!! He loves Eve and will do anything for her, and there is so much proof in this book. I love Roarke so much!!
The second book has Eve Dallas as the primary investigator on the murder of a high-profile victim. This victim is well-known in the public eye, and Eve goes after the most likely people that may have wanted her dead until another murder happens to another victim. Eve has to retrace her steps through the first murder to find out who could be the killer. The killer, though, is not making it easy for her.
I enjoyed the mystery in this story and how J.D. Robb had me going back and forth with Eve to find out who could be behind the murders. I figured it out towards the end, but I wanted to know why the killer did it, and the revealing of it was a shock for me.
Let’s also not forget about Roarke and Eve. These two have a connection that is hard to resist. There was a small blip in their relationship in this book though that had me on the edge of my seat. I didn’t want them to give up on each other. I know Roarke wouldn’t give up on Eve, though.
If you haven’t read this series (like I haven’t until recently), then I recommend you do it soon. Don’t let the 50+ books in the series intimidate you, though. I know it scared me at first, but now I’m excited to read ALL the books in the series and follow Eve and Roarke’s story. I also need more of the secondary characters, too: Feeney, Peabody, Mavis, etc.
Top reviews from other countries
Always love revisiting these earlier books, seeing Eve and Roarke at the beginning of their relationship, especially Eve struggling with her emotions for Roarke ❤️ of course the best thing ever is the introduction to Peabody who goes on to become one of my favourite characters ever. The audio/story has great pace, suspense elements, murder mystery and of course Eve & Roarke.
Detective Eve Dallas is a workaholic police officer who just does not know when to give up and has a steamy relationship with an Irish billionaire.
This a riveting read that keeps you interested and entices you to keep reading the series to see what happens next to the characters.
I'm not sure how much time has past since the events in book one but Eve has healed from her injuries and her relationship with Roarke has grown closer than ever so I'm assuming it's at least weeks if not months later. Roarke is obviously crazy about her and he's willing to put his heart on the line and tell her how much he cares but Eve is still holding herself back and trying to keep him at a distance. She's still learning to trust in his feelings for her and she's definitely scared to admit how important he is to her, even to herself. I'll admit Eve's distance can be a little frustrating at times but it was totally understandable considering everything she has been through and I'm glad that their relationship development still feels realistic. They fell in love quickly so they still have to work out how to be a couple but they both seem willing to put the effort in. Roarke pushes Eve to admit her feelings but I never feel like he makes her go faster than she wants. He respects her needs and I think she needs someone who will keep pushing or she'd just stagnate in her comfort zone forever.
While we're on the subject of Roarke he is totally my kind of guy and he's already close to the top of my list of favourite top book boyfriends along with the likes of Curran and Barrons. He's what you want in an alpha hero, he's commanding, attentive, attractive and he loves Eve unconditionally. It doesn't hurt that he's a billionaire (and that I want to move into his library!) but I'd settle for the hot sex on tap LOL. Roarke and Eve both have careers that keep them very busy but he goes out of his way to make sure they have time together and I love that he puts her first over his business interests. The things that rang alarm bells about him in the first book seemed to have vanished in this one (or perhaps I'm blinded by those little love hearts in my eyes!) but he's still very mysterious and I can't wait to dig deeper and uncover all his secrets.
I know I've mainly focused on the relationship (you'd be forgiven for thinking I'm reviewing a romance novel rather than a futuristic romantic suspense) but Eve's job as a detective does play a major role in these books and her latest case involves the murder of two high profile female victims. These women were smart and successful although they had very different career paths and it's up to Eve to try and find out what links them and find their killer. The futuristic setting is great and I'm really enjoying seeing all the different technology J.D. Robb has included in the series (I definitely want a self driving car please!). She also created an interesting murder mystery that kept me guessing all the way through and surprised me at the end (although I should probably mention that I'm the world's worst at guessing who the bad guys are). If I'm this excited about a series after just two books I just can't wait to see how much I'm fangirling after the next forty. It'll take me a while to get through them all but I'll be sure to update you as I do.
So at the start of this book, that's pretty much the situation still. They have a relationship, but Eve especially is reluctant to let it go any further than that. Roarke wants her to treat his luxury mansion as her home, but whenever he has to go away on business for a few days, Eve returns to her own tiny apartment, and it annoys the hell out of Roarke because he wants more from her.
Eve, on her part, is mostly struggling with the fact that there is now more in her life than work. Her work has always defined her - she often states that if she weren't a good cop, she'd be nothing. Her traumatic past is still mostly hidden from her, but the one thing it has taught her is that to be dependent on others is to set yourself up for heartbreak and failure.
In this context another murder is committed: Cicely Towers, a supremely skilled prosecuting attorney, is found in a seedy neighbourhood with her throat slashed. Eve's boss, Commander Whitney, was a close personal friend of Cicely, and as such he puts Eve on the case, both because he knows she's the best he has, and because he knows she won't hesitate to ask awkward questions just because of this friendship.
The interpersonal relationships are what makes this such a strong series. Despite the mutual respect between Eve and her commander, their relationship becomes strained because Eve homes in on the victim's son as her prime suspect. Never mind that this is the exact reason why Whitney put her on the case - because she wouldn't show bias - he still resents her for it, which of course annoys Eve.
These books are very interesting on second reading. I have read them recently enough to remember who the perpetrator was, and it is very interesting to see the clues which are seeded throughout the book. As with the first book, I do remember that I did not work it out myself until Eve did.
Another strong effort, with a good, engaging story.
I do feel I need to add another note about the editing of the version I purchased (early 2012). The paragraphs are still separated by white lines rather than just using indents, which is incredibly annoying, and there are still far too many typos for a professionally published book, which is disappointing.