Welcome back BCT Readers and thanks for joining us for this months Reading challenge! My selection is: Read a Book Set In The Future- THANKLESS IN DEATH by J D Robb.
The year 2060 is drawing to a close in New York City and loved ones are coming together for Thanksgiving. But sometimes the deepest hatreds seethe within the closest relationships, and blood flows faster than water…
Lieutenant Eve Dallas has plenty to be grateful for this season. Hosting Roarke’s big Irish family for the holiday may be challenging, but it’s a joyful improvement on her own dark childhood.
Other couples aren’t as lucky as Eve and Roarke. The Reinholds, for example, are lying in their home stabbed and bludgeoned almost beyond recognition. Those who knew them are stunned—and heartbroken by the evidence that they were murdered by their own son. Twenty-six-year-old Jerry hadn’t made a great impression on the bosses who fired him or the girlfriend who dumped him—but they didn’t think he was capable of this.
Turns out Jerry is not only capable of brutality but taking a liking to it. With the money he’s stolen from his parents and a long list of grievances, he intends to finally make his mark on the world. Eve and her team already know the who, how, and why of this murder. What they need to pinpoint is where Jerry’s going to strike next.
My Book Review:
I think this addition to the In Death series is a little different in style in two ways. You know early on who the suspect is, so the suspense comes in the villain and how he eludes the police aka Eve Dallas. The second is that this story is more violent than a lot of other titles in the series. That said, I thought that the story was fast paced and another winner.
This story could be pulled from many crimes of today. You get to see a lot of the villain's thoughts and POV. As his violent rampage goes on, you learn that he is not just an entitled little prick, but a remorseless face of evil. He is neither sorry nor mentally ill and could be the poster boy for capital punishment. I found myself thinking "Hurry Up" to Eve and company.
I enjoyed this story like I would a good cop show on television. Eve is still healing and dealing with her past as well. One thing I did miss was some of the humor, banter, and appearances with friends and colleagues and of course Sommerset, Roarke's right hand man. Otherwise, I thought it was an exciting read and this long running series is still going strong.
I hope you enjoyed stopping by and that you are enjoying the Reading Challenge. Stop by next week when BCT Cyndi at Born to Read Books will be giving away an E-copy of her August pick! Stop by and visit my fellow cohorts' blogs to see their Reading Challenge picks.