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Connections in Death

(In Death #48)

4.43  ·  Rating details ·  3,594 ratings  ·  444 reviews
In this gritty and gripping new novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, Eve Dallas fights to save the innocent—and serve justice to the guilty—on the streets of New York.

Homicide cop Eve Dallas and her billionaire husband, Roarke, are building a brand-new school and youth shelter. They know that the hard life can lead kids toward dangerous crossroads—and with th
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published February 5th 2019 by St. Martin's Press
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Feb 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5000-2019
Another great book from the magic pen of J.D. Robb. Or maybe she just has a magic formula. Perhaps she keeps a list of things the fans like best, something like this.....

Each book must contain:
1. Minimum two sex scenes.
2. Several confrontations between Summerset and Eve.
3. Any number of appearances by Galahad with at least one involving bacon.
4. Mention of the candy thief.
5. Pizza
6. As many comic interchanges as possible between Eve/Peabody and Eve/Roarke
7. As many romantic interchanges as poss
It's hard to believe that we are already at book #48 in this series.

I know that many readers might feel intimidated by this number but please don't be. I know a couple fellow bloggers and readers that just started this series this year, and they are already hooked and are looking forward to reading a JD ROBB book each month. At this rate, one book a month, it doesn't feel too overwhelming and there is enough time for other books as well.

But if you love romantic suspense, love police procedural b
Roarke’s hiring of child psychologist Dr Rochelle Pickering for his and Detective Eve Dallas’ new venture, An Didean gave Rochelle joy and satisfaction. Her brother Lyle, who was a successfully recovering addict was over the moon for her. The night Rochelle and her boyfriend Crack went out to celebrate, it all went south for Lyle. As distress and grief hit Rochelle, Crack called Eve and Roarke – she started immediately to get justice for Lyle and his family and would work it until she did…

Oct 12, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I'm dying to read this book! I live for every new installment of the series. In Death has been my nr. 1 favourite series for years.
Feb 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
This series always delivers. Unlike so many other series that go on for years and years, this one hasn't devolved into a story that feels called-in. Yes, there are always certain things we can expect because we know the characters so well, but the mysteries are usually pretty good and if you like police procedural books, you will enjoy these. Plus, the main characters, Eve and Roarke, are probably one of the greatest book couples in book coupledom. Roarke is my favorite book boyfriend and that c ...more
Dr. Rochelle Pickering receives the offer of a lifetime when Roarke asks her to head the team of psychologists that will serve in his new youth shelter. When she returns from a celebratory dinner with her boyfriend, she finds her brother dead of an apparent overdose. Lyle was a recovering addict who was winning and nothing about the scene makes sense. Lieutenant Eve Dallas is requested to investigate and it doesn’t take long for her to determine this is no accident.

This case takes Eve and her t
Oct 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018, mystery
The mystery isn't as strong as some of the others in this series but I don't particularly care. This is a comfort read for me and as long as Eve and Rourke keep evolving I will be along for the ride.
Feb 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
The writing and everything else was good as usual, but the crime story was not as interesting as, for example, the Brotherhood in Death or Obsession in Death, just to mention a few good ones!

It was not bad, since she put away two gangs, but the story missed the intricacies. It was just too linear. We know since the beginning who the villains are and Eve have just to find evidence. And since the villains are, as Eve herself says, idiots, it is not such a difficult thing! Eve managed a much more c
Feb 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
JD hit this one out of the ball park! Great read, lots of action, some particularly nasty young punks, and extremely good police work. Guaranteed to quench one's thirst for the In Death series! I have seen some reviews that question who actually wrote this book - to me there is no question that J.D. Robb wrote it. As the characters grow/develop and change, so can an author's writing style. Nobody is forcing anyone to read the series, if you are unhappy with it, let it go.

2 thumbs up and 4.5 star
Barbara Rogers
Series: In Death #48
Publication Date: 2/5/19
Number of Pages: 384

You might think that after 48 books this series would start to get stale, but that is definitely NOT the case. I look forward to each new book with as much enthusiasm as I did at the beginning of the series. I have absolutely loved watching Eve’s transformation – which is why I am a firm believer that you really should read the series from the beginning – or at least read the first five or six books to get an idea of who Eve and Roa
Ann Lou
Feb 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the 48th installment in the series but it doesn't get old. I LOVE LOVE Eve and Roarke. Yeah, I sound like a broken record but who cares? Roarke and Eve still leaves a silly grin on my face.

They were talking about papers being signed and with Eve not reading some of them.

"If you fucked me over, I'm a cop. I know how to make you pay without letting it show. There's one where I coat the inside of all your boxers with a biological that causes your works to develop festering boils. "

And Roa
Oct 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, arc
I received a digital ARC of this title from Edelweiss for an honest review.

Eve and Roarke are back and are all set to open a new youth center and school. They've just hired on a new head counselor who just so happens to be dating their friend Crack. Rochelle is at the top of her game and is happy to take on the job, but is soon devastated when her ex-con, ex-gang member, ex-drug addict brother is killed in the home he shares with her of an apparent drug overdone. Rochelle is certain that her bro
Feb 14, 2019 rated it liked it
I started reading this series because I was curious about how the author perceived the future. The book is set at a future date in New York City. I started with book 10 and was impressed so I went back and read all the books to date. Over the years I have kept up with the series. It is amazing the series is now at 48 books. This is the first book I felt did not hit Robb’s high standard. Something is a bit off in the story. Maybe it is the subject of gangs and drugs but Eve Dallas does not seem t ...more
Commendably Yours
In death never gets old. I still could not get enough of my Eve-and-Roarke dose.

The way Connection in Death was introduced definitely made me miss more our other beloved characters. Their interactions with each other kept my smile throughout the book. Although the plot was not as intricate as the previous installments, it was still a mind boggling and kept me guessing.

I'm counting my days for August so I can have Vendetta in Death.
Jan 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I cannot tell you how good it was to delve into another instalment in this series. It almost feels like coming home, in a weird murderous detective problem solving kind of way...

The best thing about this novel and this series as a whole are the characters. Although I have not started from book 1 yet I have read quite a lot later on in this series to know these characters well and fondly. You have, of course, the main character Eve Dallas and Rourke and all the people that Eve works with and alon
Feb 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
There's not quite enough here of Lt. Eve Dallas's hunky husband Roarke for me to put this one - the 48th in the series - on my short list of favorites. Besides that, both Eve and Roarke seem a little lackluster - almost as if they'd rather be anywhere other than in this story - and the setting amid rival gangs isn't quite as attention-holding for me personally as are other scenarios. Otherwise, though, it's got all the goodies I've come to know and love. Eve bickers with Roarke's majordomo Somer ...more
Feb 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Maybe after 48 books I should lower my expectations because quite frankly this one was lacking.

The plot lacked excitement and that edge of your seat feel that I have come to expect with this series.

The line up of our usual secondary characters was lacking too. Not personally but on page. Peabody was present but not overly. There were a few funny moments but I wanted more. We got very little of Feeney, Summerset and Mavis too. Even the lovely Dr. Mira was scarce in this one.

Of course this is just
Lynsey A
Wow, another great addition to the In Death series. I just love reading about Eve solving these cases and her interviews with the killer (or killers in this case). Really entertaining read in this one. It definitely made me sad when the death happened but as always, Eve gets justice for the victim.

I felt like this one moved more quickly than previous books. However, it kept me interested throughout. Also, good Eve and Roarke scenes and at least one with Peabody and McNab grossing out Eve.

Lyn* Nomad *Worlds await*
Good story but not epic. Still it was good to see the whole gang 🙂
Jan 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I do think this book is for ages 17 and up due to violence.
The In Death series has many books, but they all have very different crimes, very different criminals, usually the only thing we can count on is Roarke, Eve and her team of murder cops.
I very much liked this book just as much as all the others. That being said, Eve seemed softer in this book, not so harsh as usual for Eve. The other difference in this one was, there was no murder in the first couple of pages. I got through a chapter or
Feb 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good story line! Fast paced! This is so much better than the recent In Death stories! We got to see Reo in action, doing her job! I enjoyed the gang take down too!
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ARC received from Hachette Australia for an honest review

Woohoo, time for another Roarkegasm!

You would think that after 47 books in a series that I would be getting sick of the In Death series - but I am as hooked today as I was when I first started this series.

I love diving back into the world of Dallas and Roarke and the crew at NYPSD.

This time we have a suicide that is not a suicide, and Dallas is on the case. Whilst this time the mystery was not as strong as in other books in the series (
Audiobook review

I have to say that Susan Ericksen is one incredible narrator! The range of voices alone is awe-inspiring. Not only does every single character have their own voice; they all sound credible as well. You know what I mean, many narrators have a limited range of voices and when that range is challenged the rest of them don’t sound real anymore. That's never the case here. Ericksen truly performs this book perfectly. Each and every character shines, from the high-as-a-kite gang-bange
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I also am a huge fan of J. D. Robb, author of the In Death Series. Her latest installment is extremely good, and hold the reader tight and nicely engrossed. Probably doesn't appeal to all readers, but I'm one that it does.

J.D. Robb is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling In Death series and the pseudonym for #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts. The futuristic suspense series stars Eve Dallas, a New York City police lieutenant with a dark past. Initially conceived as a t
Lyndi W.
Feb 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I only have one complaint, but it was a pretty big one: it was too easy.

It was entertaining as hell, don't get me wrong. But there wasn't much mystery here. Eve just kinda knew which direction to investigate, just kinda knew when she was being misled, just kinda knew that certain people were gonna die, just kinda knew people's motives. I don't want to complain much about Eve's intelligence or intuition and her status as a reticent sensitive excuses away a lot of it. But it still felt a little to
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Connections In Death
J.D. Robb

#48 in Robb’s futuristic crime drama/romantic suspense series is another home run for this prolific author who’s star cop and her mega wealthy hubby are dealt a death that hits close to home. Robb’s star, Eve Dallas, continues her maturation beautifully as she competently deals with bad guys, coworkers, victims and witnesses, connecting all the crime solving dots while getting to use some really cool sci-fi gadgets weapons and future tools of the cop trade. R
With as long running as this series is, one would think that I get a little tired of it, but that isn't the case! I'm grateful that my library had an express copy of this available, and that I was able to get it so quickly after release! However, this story wasn't one of the better ones in the series.

There wasn't much use for Roarke in this story, though it seemed like he was interjected at somewhat odd times in order to provide support to Eve. Eve's case was a strange one, as there didn't seem
RachelW (BamaGal)
Feb 17, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: library
Started out okay, and I enjoyed the first few chapters. Then the story kind of slid into the ‘sameness’ pattern. I was okay with that, I understand the series has a formula, and go with it. The plot, though, set in the gang world and a gang murder; I just didn’t get into that or enjoy reading about it. The gang members were stupid, and the investigation was obvious and routine from the get-go. If I wanted a humdrum, routine investigation, I’d read the police report. There was no excitement to th ...more
Feb 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It took me a while to finish this because real life happened, and because I kept picking it up and then stopping for a couple of days in between, I can't say I enjoyed the whole experience of reading this book. But Eve and Roarke will always be a comfort read to me no matter what. Also, I'm biased so the day I'll have rated an In Death book less than 4 stars, well, I just hope that won't ever happen. :)
Feb 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
3.5 stars.

I'm a bit disappointed. The writing seems off to me and I don't feel the usual snarkiness from the characters. Even Roarke seems lacklustre and has lost his Irish! He shouldn't be saying My Love. My Own. My Only. He should be saying a ghra. (view spoiler) If I believe the conspiracy theorists, I'd think Ms Roberts had
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