Review: Thankless by J. D. Robb

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 have been having so much fun catching up on the In Death series by Robb. I used to read them all the time the second they came out then she went hardcover and I found that once I got behind I got really behind. Sadly I won't let that happen but I will admit I've been enjoying reading them so often. 

I was so happy to read Thankless. One because Roarke's family was in it but also because I love a holiday-themed book. 

While most are getting ready to celebrate the holidays Eve and her cops and trying to bring down a murderer. This book is both horrible sad and happy at the same time. I couldn't believe how evil the killer is in this one. He is totally bloodthirsty. He doesn't just kill, He tries to destroy his victims. 

Like all the books in the series, you'll love how Eve handles the murders and her team. I always like seeing both sides of her. Often because of the work she does Eve comes off a little cold. That also has to do with her childhood, but if you look beneath it all and catch the clues you see the real her. 

In this one, you'll really cheer her and her team on to catch the murderer. He's is crazy and likes killing. He also feels everyone owes him something. I couldn't wait for him to be taken down by a woman. I will admit this one is a bit more heartbreaking in its killing than some of the others. I won't share more about why I feel that way because I want you to judge for yourself. 

As a whole, I think you'll really enjoy Thankless. I will say like I always do with series but more so with this one, read the series in order. You don't have to read the novella's along with it in order if you don't want, but the other books should be read in order. The growth of the characters works so much better that way. Any of you read her?


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