Thankless in Death by J.D. Robb is the 37th book in the “In Death” suspense series. Publisher: Putnam, September 2013
In the latest suspense thriller in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, 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.
I know that whenever I pick up a Eve Dallas story I will taken on a fast-paced, adrenaline-fuel roller-coaster ride as Eve races against time to nab a killer before more bodies are found. From the moment the killer struck, I knew Eve was going to be on the hunt and as each page was turned quickly, Eve gets closer to her target and then WHAM, the non-stop action flows to a speedy chase and I was so glad to be there when it all comes crashing down on the murderer. In between Eve has to deal with the approaching holiday with Roarke’s family and friends visiting. The best part in this story is the present that Nixie gives to Eve. This is the best one yet and I don’t know how J.D. Robb does it with every book, but she pulls me in and I love it.