Thankless in Death - J.D. Robb Title: Thankless in Death

Series: In Death bk 37

Author: J.D. Robb

Genre: Murder Mystery

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.

Thoughts: I've read every book in this series, some I've loved and others I've liked and some I've read just to see the relationships between Eve and those in her life. This was one of those books for me. I could have cared less about the murder aspect of the story. No I wanted to know about everything else that was going on in Eve and Roarke's life.

Ever since Portrait in Death I've loved the scenes where Roarke's family either comes to visit them, or they are in Ireland. In Thankless both Eve and Roarke are presented with an award, and when they look out among the crowd and Roarke sees his family there is one of the best parts of this book. There is also something that happens between Whitney and Eve that is a game changer, or has the power to be if Eve wants it.

As I said the murder aspect of the book didn't intrigue me and I found myself skipping most of those parts, unless Eve and Peabody were having one of their awesome conversations that read over and over again because it's just so them.

Grade B

*I will say the highlight of my summer was meeting Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb
Review by Heather