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Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Just never really got into it. The villains felt too far off-screen, there was none of the Dallas Peabody repartee that I enjoy and not much Dallas-Roarke interplay either. 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.
Hope the next one is better! I have read and, in some cases re-read all of the "In Death" books. It is a great series, and watching the growth and evolution of the characters and relationships with fantastic story lines is a true pleasure. 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 , and I am already looking forward to that one!!!
This is another great addition to the In Death series, my favorite of the last couple of releases. The premise is different and intriguing.
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The idea of someone being coerced into committing a crime by wearing a bomber vest has been used numerous times before but the intrigue here is the how and why. As usual, Robb does a great job with character development and building the story arc. 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.
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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. I have read and enjoyed 45 great books about Roarke and Dallas,all rest of the people that jumped of the pages full of substance, personally and life. 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.
What can I do to prevent this in the future?
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. I'm not sure I understand how so many reviewers call this " In Death" a "Home Run". JD Robb is getting a bit more back in the groove after a very spotty record recently Secrets In Death was simply flat-out dreadful, badly written, badly plotted, and needed major editing.
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. See all reviews. Without thinking, Peri dashes out and pursues the thief — a crazy, humiliating sprint that results in her getting attacked and almost raped.
But nothing about that ordeal affects her like seeing an old Polaroid fall out of her purse during the chase. That opening — a strange mixture of slapstick and peril, immediacy and reminiscence — gives way to a story structured in alternating chapters. In the present day, we follow Peri on to the dinner party, where she arrives stained and disheveled but determined to dismiss everyone's concern. That's easy because the other guests are extraordinarily wealthy and wholly self-absorbed. With well-practiced restraint, Peri listens to them complain about the poor, the religious fanatics, the democratic reformers — in other words, about anyone who might imperil the fragile privilege of their lives.
We soon learn that the pose of being simultaneously within and without has been Peri's natural state for most of her life.
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Every other chapter draws us back to Peri's adolescence, when she was growing up in a house torn between her mother's strict Muslim faith and her father's equally strident skepticism. But rather than take sides in that familial battle, Peri seeks a grand resolution. But the story that develops keeps circling around that struggle, moving from her parents' domestic squabbles to the central conundrum of theodicy: Peri is such a fascinating heroine because she remains intensely engaged in this debate but resolutely disinterested.
That metaphysical stasis might sound cerebral or even dull, but Shafak takes a passionate, athletic approach to the novel of ideas. There she's befriended by two fellow students who compete for her allegiance just as her parents once did back home. These three daughters from different parts of the world jokingly refer to themselves as "the Sinner, the Believer, the Confused. Despite their differences, they're all captivated by a handsome religion professor, Dr.
Azur, who imagines he can inspire a new-old conversation about faith that will transcend sectarian conflicts. Azur is determined to shift away from dogmatic arguments toward epistemological questions about the very nature of divinity. For a time, the story skirts close to Rebecca Newberger Goldstein's brilliant novel "36 Arguments for the Existence of God," but I kept wanting more depth from Dr.
Finally, I realized that's the point: He's a classic master teacher in the "Dead Poets Society" mode: He's just the sort of magnetic figure to enchant a naive young woman like Peri, who writes in her journal, "I would love to change God.