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Salvation in Death (In Death Series #27)

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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

I Hate to Keep Repeating Myself...She's Done It Again!!!!

I've read every single one of the "In Death" titles, and it's still as exciting as the first title I picked up! Nora Roberts seems to hit gold with just about every title written under J.D. Robb! In this story, Eve and the Catholic Church clash, and I think the Church...
I've read every single one of the "In Death" titles, and it's still as exciting as the first title I picked up! Nora Roberts seems to hit gold with just about every title written under J.D. Robb! In this story, Eve and the Catholic Church clash, and I think the Church will never be the same again. Once again, Ms. Roberts has written a tightly researched(re recreation of the funeral Mass and priest's roles were spot on(I was educated in Catholic school from K-12 grades), thrilling, joyride of a mystery. Eve is definitely at the top of her game, and I cannot WAIT to read about Louise's bachelorette party/wedding shower, and the wedding of all weddings. It bummed me that Nadine and Mavis were merely cameos this time, but I still eagerly await the next title, and her adventures in a very realistic New York City 50+ years from now.

posted by chefgee on November 6, 2008

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

The wait was a disppointment

I've read all the "in Death" books and this one was a bit of a disappointment.I love the character development of all the previous books and this one didn't seem to build on them. I liked the idea of Morris with a love interest, but very little of the supporting charact...
I've read all the "in Death" books and this one was a bit of a disappointment.I love the character development of all the previous books and this one didn't seem to build on them. I liked the idea of Morris with a love interest, but very little of the supporting characters was mentioned. I love Peabody and McNab's relationship, Nadine's friendship, Mavis' colorfulness, Sommerset's snarkiness, but quiet concern and all the others. I especially love her relationship with Roarke. I felt like this story was all murder case with none of the extras that affect Eve. The second murder in this story didn't seem necessary. I'm still excited about the next book, but hope it's not all case and a lot more of the outside influences.

posted by 775842 on January 5, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2014

    Lost interest

    Read them all but did not finish this one. Felt like a time line instead of a story.

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  • Posted December 15, 2010

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    No Redemption for Salvation in Death

    In the midst of a tear-jerking funeral service, local priest, Father Miguel Flores, drops dead from cyanide poisoning. A week later at a church across the city, priest, Jimmy Jay is poisoned . In J.D. Robb's murder mystery, "Salvation In Death", Lieutenant Eve Dallas must solve these disturbing murders; the quicker, the better. This story is filled with strong and unforgettable characters, but the plot simply does not compare, leaving the story drawn out and too similar to Robb's other novels.

    Eve Dallas, star detective, is intent on solving both murders, but feels that they are not connected. Eve takes a stand and she beats all the odds that are against her. She quickly solves the second murder with the help of her faithful assistant, Peabody, and they prove that the two cases are not connected.

    Down to one crime, Eve discovers that Father Flores was not a priest, but an ex-con gang member. As Eve, Peabody, and Eve's billionaire husband piece together the remaining questions, the plot gets oddly similar to Robb's other "In Death" books. Eve finally wraps up the case, and for a while, all is good. Because the characters are truly fascinating, they make the book readable. Roarke, Eve's husband, is a bad boy turned good and owns a large amount of businesses around the world, making him a prominent billionaire. He treats Eve like a princess, but Eve won't allow it. She enjoys being in charge and has the confidence to fight for her way. Putting the pair together definitely increases the novel's appeal, but sadly, not enough.

    Although the novel has interesting characters, the plot is too repetitive. Similarities repeat throughout Robb's series, and they find their way into this one. Troubled by her past, Eve always becomes irrational and hotheaded towards those who remind her of her old life. Also, similar to the other books in the series, Roarke comes to Eve's aid time and time again, whether it be researching restricted information or supplying Eve with her caffeine fix.

    The genre of the book is a thriller, but "Salvation In Death" just is not. Because of the similarities in the plot, the thrills just are not there. Not even well created characters can make it an enjoyable read. J.D. Robb struggles to interest the audience and simply never does.

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