Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Audiobook #Review: Connections In Death (In Death #48) by J. D Robb

Book Title: Connections In Death (In Death #48)
Author:  J. D. Robb |WebsiteFacebookPinterest
Publisher: MacMillan Audio
Genre: SciFI Romance, Romantic Suspense
Series/Standalone: Book 48
Format: Audiobook
Narrator: Susan Ericksen
Audio Service: MacMillan Audio
Hours in Book: 12 Hours 20 mins
Cost: $8.99
Pages: 371
How I got it: Scribd
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Publisher
Publication Date: February 05, 2019
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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 this new project, they hope to nudge a few more of them onto the right path. For expert help, they hire child psychologist Dr. Rochelle Pickering—whose own brother pulled himself out of a spiral of addiction and crime with Rochelle’s support.

Lyle is living with Rochelle while he gets his life together, and he’s thrilled to hear about his sister’s new job offer. But within hours, triumph is followed by tragedy. Returning from a celebratory dinner with her boyfriend, she finds Lyle dead with a syringe in his lap, and Eve’s investigation confirms that this wasn’t just another OD. After all his work to get clean, Lyle’s been pumped full of poison—and a neighbor with a peephole reports seeing a scruffy, pink-haired girl fleeing the scene.

Now Eve and Roarke must venture into the gang territory where Lyle used to run, and the ugly underground world of tattoo parlors and strip joints where everyone has taken a wrong turn somewhere. They both believe in giving people a second chance. Maybe even a third or fourth. But as far as they’re concerned, whoever gave the order on Lyle Pickering’s murder has run out of chances…
Whoever made the decision to have the high pitched sound in the middle of the books. Bite me. I didn't care about counting them, I just wanted the story. Don't do that mess again. It breaks up the story and not in a good way.  Plus if you have hearing issues and aren't prepared for the tones it can be startling.

The story flowed well other than those stupid tones that kept interrupting.

Fantastic as always, even though it's one actress doing all the voices, her inflections and accents make the cast of characters come alive.


This is the story about the many different connection Eve has created since breaking out of her shell. Eve has been solitary and here she's celebrating one of her best friend's new adventures in home ownership. Surrounded by all the people she's made into her own unique brand of family we once again get to hang with the whole crew including Crack the bouncer/ club owner of the gritty bar that Eve used to hang out in; he's here with a new lady one he's never introduced to the group before and this gets Eve's back up. Once she gets talking with Roarke she discovers the woman is one of the Drs in the running to help run the facility she and Roarke are planning. 

Not longer after learning more about the woman and her family Eve is called by Crack because Dr's sibling has been killed.  Now she has to stand up for a man who has appeared to have turn the corner on his life after going to jail.  And she is now going into gang territory to find out who killed a man who was by all accounts a man working his way back to healthy and normal.

This story was actually pretty good. I loved the discussions between Eve and Roarke about where they would be if they had met before Roarke was ready to give up being a criminal.  What would have happened if Eve had taken a different path than becoming a homicide cop and why she needed it so bad. What makes a "good" person; how opportunity and the people who come into your lives play a role and how it can impact your choices.

In this one we got to see quite a bit of interdepartmental crossing and work. General the series focuses on Eve and her team but this time we got to see some of the other cops we might of met in other books.  Eve really goes all in on this one, I mean she normally does that for all her cases but this one really pissed her off and she really went for it.  I loved that Roarke loves puzzles so helping her allows him to hack and dabble without going against the law.

This was another great addition to the series, as the story shows not only Eve & Roarke's growth as a couple but the family they have created to surround themselves with. We also get to learn a little bit more about New York post Urbans and the different parts that make up the New York now. It's not all upscale murders, this time it's a gang with a grudge and a possible war for territory.

I enjoyed it and finished it within one day. Great narration, good story. I highly recommend.
Series In Order
  • Naked In Death       Glory In Death         Immortal In Death
  • Rapture In Death     Ceremony In Death    Vengence In Death
  • Holiday In Death     Midnight In Death 7.5   Conspiracy In Death
  • Loyalty In Death      Witness In Death          Judgement In Death
  • Betrayal In Death     Interlude In Death  12.5      Seduction In Death
  • Reunion In Death     Purity In Death      Portrait In Death
  • Imitation In Death    Big Jack 17.5        Divided In Death
  • Vision In Death        Survivor In Death  Origin In Death
  • Memory In Death     Haunted In Death 22.5      Born In Death
  • Innocent In Death     Creation    In Death           Eternity In Death 25.5
  • Strangers In Death    Salvation In Death             Kindred In Death
  • Missing In Death 29.5      Fantasy In Death        Indulgence In Death
  • Possession In Death 31.5  Treachery In Death    New York To Dallas
  • Chaos In Death 33.5          Celebrity In Death     Delusion In Death
  • Calculated In Death           Thankless In Death   Taken In Death 37.5
  • Concealed In Death        Festive In Death       Obsession In Death     
  • Devoted In Death     Wonderment In Death 41.5   Brotherhood In Death
  • Apprentice In Death  Echoes In Death   Secrets In Death
  • Dark In Death   Leverage In Death   Connections In Death 
  • Heather Graham 
Happy Reading my loves, 

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