I love the In Death series but I found this book lacking compared to the previous few books. Not as much action in this one but still well worth reading. This series is best when read in order as one picks up sometime just weeks after the previous book.
I absolutely love the "...IN DEATH" series, and MEMORY IN DEATH was no exception. It's nearly Christmas 2059 in New York, and Eve and Roarke are planning another large holiday party. As Eve deals with her job with the police department, she suddenly gets a blast from her past.
Trudy Lombard, who served as Eve's foster mother for six months right after she was found bloody and alone in Dallas, Texas, has come to her office--supposedly to catch up on old times. When Eve panics and throws her out, Trudy makes her true motives known when she visits Roarke at his office, and demands two million dollars to keep quiet about Eve's troubled past. Roarke refuses, threatens Trudy into leaving them alone, and advises her that her best course of action would be to return, quietly, to Texas.
That, of course, isn't the end of Trudy Lombard. When Eve decides to face Trudy one last time, to insist that she'll get no monetary gain from either her or her husband, they find Trudy dead in her hotel room--and her distraught son, Bobby, and his wife, Zana, are both horrified and heartbroken.
Eve sets out to find out who killed her former foster mother, while battling with the horrendous memories that surface from Trudy's sudden reappearance into her life. As she struggles to balance her home life with Roarke with the death of a woman who only added to her pain and misery all those years ago, Eve is once again faced with her past, and forced to overcome it.
MEMORY IN DEATH is another winner in J.D. Robb's series. You don't want to miss the heartbreak, persistence, and tenacity of this latest thriller!
This is about Eve Dallas who is a cop and her own battle against her old foster mother...
An absolute dog. If I hadn't been stuck at the creek on a float with no other book there's no way I'd have read this unlikely, clumsily written piece of detective fiction. It's set in some future time, has odd descriptions of 'new' electronic devices, a heavy dose of heavy-handed feminism, a heroine who glories in her independence but ends up using her rich husband's resources every time she turns around. Bad enough I read the thing - now I'm writing about it. Ugh.
Eve is forced to find the killer of a women she desperately hates.
One more in the great series set in mid 21st century. Exciting characters, some fun , and also some romance along with the murder mysteries being solved by Lt. Eve Dallas
Another Book in the Eve Dallas saga. I cant get enough of this series. It is a must read for any Nora Roberts fan
I love this series...this was one was pretty interesting because it revealed more of Lt. Dallas's past.
This was the first Eve Dallas book I ever read and I was hooked!
The J.D. Robb "In Death" series are best when read in order - great series.
Wonderful as always! Cant' get enough of Eve and Roark
Nora Roberts latest paperback written as JD Robb. This is a futuristic detective novel for the year 2059. The detective is taken back in memory to her abusive childhood as she meets a foster mother who triest to contact her for her husbands money. That women is later discovered murdered.
Nora Roberts writting as J. D. Robb. One of many 'in Death'. The year was 2059, the city was New York, and the cop was Dallas...Lt. Eve Dallas.
Another great book in the series. You can't go wrong with any of the in death books.
I was surprised again of the content of this book. We learned more of Eve's past. I enjoy each of these books in the series.
Haven't found a bad one in the bunch. Love this series.
Another excellent Eve Dallas story! Gotta love J. D. Robb (aka Nora Roberts)!! And Susan Ericksen is fantastic!!! She does great voices!! I think she really makes the audio something special!
I love these audio cds, and htis one is no exception. A warning to those who identify strongly with Eve Dallas and her childhood experiences: this one describes in detail part of her time "in the system" after being found in an alley in Dallas, and it's not pretty.
If you don't care for Nora Roberts BUT love Mystery/Dark Thrillers with a side of romance and a dash of comedy - then I think you'll love J.D. Robb's ... In Death series written by Nora Roberts alter ego.
I won't go into the details of the books but will tell you this: Superb character development, continuity of the story line (which means you really need to read the books in order although they can stand alone) is top notch, the relationships that are webbed and weaved together throughout each page are phenomenal and let's the reader 'really' get to know the characters.
Here's a list of all the books in order (I'm leaving off the 'In Death' part):
7.5 Midnight in Death (Silent Night Anthology)
12.5 Interlude in Death (Out of this World Anthology)
17.5 Remember When (1st part by Nora, 2nd by JD Robb - stories are connected) **WARNING** 2nd part was reissued as a stand alone book called Big Jack.
22.5 Haunted in Death (Bump in the Night Anthology)
24.5 Eternity in Death (Dead in the Night Anthology)
26.5 Ritual in Death (Suite 606 Anthology)
29.5 Missing in Death (The Lost Anthology)
31.5 Possession in Death (The Otherside)
33 New York to Dallas
33.5 Chaos in Death (The Unquiet)
37.5 Taken in Death (Mirror Mirror)
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The #1 New York Times-bestselling author of Survivor in Death has Lieutenant Eve Dallas walking a tightrope between her professional duties and her private demons.
Eve Dallas is one tough cop. She's got no problem dealing with a holiday reveler in a red suit who plunges thirty-seven stories and gives new meaning to the term "sidewalk Santa." But when she gets back to the station and Trudy Lombard shows up, it's all Eve can do to hold it together. Instantly, she's thrown back into the past, to the days when she was a vulnerable, traumatized girl-trapped in foster care with the twisted woman who now sits in front of her, smiling.
Trudy claims she just wanted to see how Eve was doing. But Eve's husband, Roarke, suspects otherwise-and his suspicions prove correct when Trudy arrives at his office, demanding money in exchange for keeping the ugly details of his wife's childhood a secret. Barely restraining himself, Roarke shows her the door-and makes it clear that she'd be wise to get out of New York and never bother him or his wife again.
But just a few days later, Trudy's found on the floor of her hotel room, a mess of bruises and blood. A cop to the core, Eve is determined to solve the case, if only for the sake of Trudy's bereaved son. Unfortunately, Eve is not the only one to have suffered at this woman's hands, and she and Roarke will follow a circuitous, dangerous path to find out who turned this victimizer into a victim.
Eve Dallas in a confrontation with a woman from her past. Who then is murdered.
Christmas time and once again Eves past comes visting. In the form of Trudy Lombard, foster caretaker. Hoping to blackmail Eve and Roarke.
Exciting and fast paced read.
Another great Eve Dallas novel.
Not the best of the series but still good reading. Eve's abusive former foster mother comes to NY to put the squeeze on Eve and Roark. After they refuse her demands, she is found murdered in her hotel room. The murderer was pretty evident, at least to me, from the get-go. The best part of the book was finding out more about Eve's early life.
Eve Dallas is a very tough cop, but some of the hard shell crumbles when she comes face to face with her childhood's past tormentor in the shape of a foster "mother." Who, besides Dallas, might want this woman dead? With the help of her husband, Dallas and her precinct friends, find a murder and put that terrible past behind them.
Love the series and this one is interesting.
The latest Eve Dallas book, published in 2006. Eve's former foster mother shows up to "see how she's doing," and Eve and Roarke are both suspicious. When the woman turns up dead, they must unravel the mystery surrounding her visit.
Great writer! Love her books!
J D Robb never quits, another novel with a twist.
Another adventure for Eve Dallas, NYC, 2059. When a woman who cared for young Eve is found dead in a hotel, after trying to blackmail Roarke, her very wealthy husband, suspicions turn to them. After much hard police work, the victims murderer is brought to justice. I just love these books, the pace is quick and the stories always entertaining.
Another great mystery for J.D.Robb fans. Lt. Dallas gets quite a shock from the past, but doesn't let it keep her from finding the killer.
One of the least gory in this series. I enjoyed it very much. It is always good to see Eve casting off her demons.
Another Eve Dallas storyline. Love everyone of them.
Eve and Roarke! :)
Can't wait to read Born In Death :) :)
Another good criminal drama with a touch of romance. Continuing in the life of Lt. Eve Dallas and Det. Delia Peabody. Enjoyable!
mystery/thriller/procedural. Gritty, futuristic, fast-paced.
Plunged into the past, Eve Dallas relives all of the nightmares of a 9 year old trapped in foster care with a twisted woman. Trudy swears she just wants to see how her former ward is doing, but Eve's husband Roarke, knows better. His suspicions ring true when Trudy tries to blackmail Eve by demanding cash in exchange for keeping secret the sordid details of her childhood.
Good, enjoyable, definitely recommend.
I love the Eve Dallas books and this one was no exception.
A memorable new tale of suspense sent in 2059 NYC, as Lt. Eve Dallas walks a tightrope between her professional duties and her private demons...
Good book. When a woman from Eve's past tries to blackmail her, she and Roarke ban together to solve the mystery and solve the case. Lots of twists and turns.
A novel in the futuristic series. Lots of sex and violence. Eve Dallas is one tough cop. It should take more than a semming ordinary middle-aged lady to make her fall apart. But when the lady is Trudy Lombard, all bets are off. Just seeing Trudy at the station plunges Eve back to the days when she was a vulnerable, traumatized young girl---trapped in foster care with the twisted woman who now sits smiling in front of her.
I don't know how she does it. Just when I think she has outdone herself, she comes up with a better story. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK BABE !!!
From Publishers Weekly: "After clashing with clones and killers in last year's Origin in Death, New York City police lieutenant Eve Dallas ("Her eyes were the color of good, aged whiskey and were long like the rest of her. And like the rest of her, they were all cop") settles back into a more conventional mystery. In December 2059, a mysterious woman shows up in Eve's office claiming to be her "mama." It's Trudy Lombard, the cruel foster mom who took nine-year-old Eve in after Eve killed her abusive father. Trudy made Eve take cold baths and locked her in closets, among other torments, and now Trudy wants Eve to pay $2 million to keep her past a secret. Readers of the series will know how Roarke, Eve's rich, deadly husband, handles the situation; he tosses Trudy out on her ear. When Trudy is found murdered the next day, it's up to Eve to catch the killer and prove that neither she nor Roarke was behind the bludgeoning. All the action takes place over Christmas, and Eve, being Eve, complains about the foolishness of the holiday, but Roarke et al. continue to slowly teach Eve the virtues of love, family and friendship. This is number 22 in a series that still manages to feel fresh. (Jan.)" Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
a thriller just like all of JD Robb books
Loved the principal characters, the plot, the Irish accent (audio CD, the banter and the mystery. I'll definitely look for more from this series.
Eve Dallas a seemingly savy lady cop with a spunky carefree personality has been found out. Trudy, a conieving opportunist targets Roarke, Eves wealthy husband for a nasty case of blackmail. We know what Eve would do... but what really is at stake for the swanky Scott? Murder and mystery develops among the likeable and unlikable links to Eves childhood. This one is interesting.
It's just another day at the precinct for Lt. Eve Dallas, until a woman from her past shows up. Eve remembers Trudy Lombard. She was Eve's first foster parent...and she made Eve's life hell. Trudy says she just wants to visit, but neither Eve nor Roarke believe her. When Trudy visit's Roarke's office, she threatens to tell everyone about Eve's past unless he pays her two million dollars. Eve and Roarke talk it over and decide to confront her. But when they arrive at her hotel, Trudy is dead. Now Eve must investigate to find out who wanted Trudy dead.
This is another very good mystery from J.D. Robb. There were only a couple of suspects in this book. I just couldn't figure out the motive. My rating: 4.5 Stars.