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Reva Ewing, a former member of the Secret Service and a security specialist for Roarke Enterprises, is a prime suspect in a double homicide. She had every reason to want to kill her husband, the renowned artist Blair Bissel. Not only was he having an affair, he was having it with her best friend. But Lieutenant Eve Dallas, who's on the case, believes Reva is innocent. Eve's Reva Ewing, a former member of the Secret Service and a security specialist for Roarke Enterprises, is a prime suspect in a double homicide. She had every reason to want to kill her husband, the renowned artist Blair Bissel. Not only was he having an affair, he was having it with her best friend. But Lieutenant Eve Dallas, who's on the case, believes Reva is innocent. Eve's instincts tell her that the murder scene looks too perfectly staged, the apparent answers too obvious. And when she digs for more, she discovers that at nearly the exact time a kitchen knife was jammed into the victim's ribs, the passcode to his art studio was changed - and all of the data on his computer deliberately corrupted. To Roarke, it's the computer attack that poses the real threat. Signs show that this is the nightmare his company has secretly been preparing for. He and Reva have been under a code-red government contract to develop a program that would shield against a new breed of hackers, the Doomsday Group. These techno-terrorists with brilliant minds and plenty of financial backing hack into systems, steal data, and corrupt computer units on a large scale - and kill anyone who gets too close. Eve and Roarke must infiltrate an extraordinarily secretive government agency to expose the corruption at its core, before the virus spreads from one office to a corporation to the entire country.


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Reva Ewing, a former member of the Secret Service and a security specialist for Roarke Enterprises, is a prime suspect in a double homicide. She had every reason to want to kill her husband, the renowned artist Blair Bissel. Not only was he having an affair, he was having it with her best friend. But Lieutenant Eve Dallas, who's on the case, believes Reva is innocent. Eve's Reva Ewing, a former member of the Secret Service and a security specialist for Roarke Enterprises, is a prime suspect in a double homicide. She had every reason to want to kill her husband, the renowned artist Blair Bissel. Not only was he having an affair, he was having it with her best friend. But Lieutenant Eve Dallas, who's on the case, believes Reva is innocent. Eve's instincts tell her that the murder scene looks too perfectly staged, the apparent answers too obvious. And when she digs for more, she discovers that at nearly the exact time a kitchen knife was jammed into the victim's ribs, the passcode to his art studio was changed - and all of the data on his computer deliberately corrupted. To Roarke, it's the computer attack that poses the real threat. Signs show that this is the nightmare his company has secretly been preparing for. He and Reva have been under a code-red government contract to develop a program that would shield against a new breed of hackers, the Doomsday Group. These techno-terrorists with brilliant minds and plenty of financial backing hack into systems, steal data, and corrupt computer units on a large scale - and kill anyone who gets too close. Eve and Roarke must infiltrate an extraordinarily secretive government agency to expose the corruption at its core, before the virus spreads from one office to a corporation to the entire country.

30 review for Divided in Death

  1. 4 out of 5

    Hulya Kara Yuksel

    Earlier I said this too many times but I'll said that again... Book 18 and Eve & Roarke never stops to amaze me. I just love them so much. I love their relationship and they are my all time favorite couple! :) I highly recommend this series to you! <3 “Eve: “If you ended up naked and dead with another woman, I'd do the Rumba on your corpse.” Roarke: “You can't do the Rumba.” Eve: “I'd take lessons first.” Roarke: “You might very well. Not that you'll ever get the chance, but you'd also grieve.” E Earlier I said this too many times but I'll said that again... Book 18 and Eve & Roarke never stops to amaze me. I just love them so much. I love their relationship and they are my all time favorite couple! :) I highly recommend this series to you! <3 “Eve: “If you ended up naked and dead with another woman, I'd do the Rumba on your corpse.” Roarke: “You can't do the Rumba.” Eve: “I'd take lessons first.” Roarke: “You might very well. Not that you'll ever get the chance, but you'd also grieve.” Eve: “Wouldn't give you the satisfaction. You cheating f-wit putz. " Roarke: “You'd weep in the dark and call my name.” Eve: “Call your name alright. How are things in hell? You dickless bastard. And I'd laugh and laugh, that's how I''d call your name.” Roarke: “Christ Jesus Eve, I love you.”

  2. 5 out of 5

    Mo

    I honestly don't know what to say about these books. She keeps writing stellar storylines, keeps me interested, makes me want more. You would think that after 18 books I would be rolling my eyes and saying... "give me something new" - nope, not a chance in hell. Give me something more is what I am saying. "I can't step aside on this, not even for you." "If you could step aside on this, even for me, you wouldn't be the man I fell for in the first place, would you?" "Remember this moment, won't yo I honestly don't know what to say about these books. She keeps writing stellar storylines, keeps me interested, makes me want more. You would think that after 18 books I would be rolling my eyes and saying... "give me something new" - nope, not a chance in hell. Give me something more is what I am saying. "I can't step aside on this, not even for you." "If you could step aside on this, even for me, you wouldn't be the man I fell for in the first place, would you?" "Remember this moment, won't you, the next time you're furious with me? And I'll do the same." This one was a tough one to get through. Conflicts of interest. Love, protectiveness, hate, desire ... two very different personalities clashing. But, are they really that different at the end of the day? Both damaged by a past that was so fucked up. But they survived. Eve, Eve, Eve. Two lost souls, he'd once said. So they were ... I honestly don't know how Eve survived her childhood but survive it she did. There was a major conflict of interest here between Eve and Roarke. Could they bridge the chasm? FFS, it was heartbreaking. They are both strong personalities, who will not back down, will not give in. But in the end something has to give .... Roarke will fight for his Eve, his "darling", but it is not easy. She is as stubborn as he is. "I never expected anyone would love me, all of me. How would I deserve that? What would I do with it? But you do. Everything we've managed to have together, to be to each other, this is more. I'll never be able to find the words to tell you what you just gave me." "You undo me, Eve ..." You guys know me. I love an asshole hero. But Roarke is nothing like an asshole hero. He is fucking wonderful. I adore him. He is Irish. Yep! And not a fucking stereotypical Irish hero. He is the real deal. "It kills me when you cry." Eve is tough but she has her moments. They are fucking heartbreaking. I seriously want to do damage to the fuckers who did what they did to her ... so does Roarke. "You're the love of my life." I did shed a tear or two reading this one. I will end by saying that I still cannot believe that this author is the same author that wrote Irish Hearts, which I HATED!!! I honestly do think she has some droids working away for her, pushing out 2576 books per year!! But I am a fan and I will keep reading. Quick shout out to the secondary characters.... Peabody, McNab, Feeney, Summerset, Whitney ... LOVE THEM ALL. Especially Peabody. "Flowers wouldn't work on Dallas." Feeney - ain't that the truth. I am not tiring of this series any time soon. Off to start the next one!! As Roarke might say .... Let's end with a quote from Yeats, Roarke's favourite poet. And a poet I hold close to my heart too.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Jilly

    A cheating husband who gets killed in bed with his mistress, the wife's best friend. They are both stabbed to death. That's justice. Kind of hard to feel sorry for them. Eve makes her feelings on the subject pretty clear: Eve to Roarke: “If you ended up naked and dead with another woman, I’d do the rumba on your corpse.” “You can’t do the rumba.” “I’d take lessons first.” He laughed, rubbed a hand over her thigh. “You might very well, not that you’ll ever get the chance. But you’d also grieve.” “W A cheating husband who gets killed in bed with his mistress, the wife's best friend. They are both stabbed to death. That's justice. Kind of hard to feel sorry for them. Eve makes her feelings on the subject pretty clear: Eve to Roarke: “If you ended up naked and dead with another woman, I’d do the rumba on your corpse.” “You can’t do the rumba.” “I’d take lessons first.” He laughed, rubbed a hand over her thigh. “You might very well, not that you’ll ever get the chance. But you’d also grieve.” “Wouldn’t give you the satisfaction,” she mumbled, half asleep. “You cheating fuckwit putz.” “You’d weep inthe dark and call my name.” “Call your name all right: How are things in hell, you dickless bastard? and I’d laugh and laugh. That’s how I’d call your name...Then I’d put all your precious shoes in the recycler, take your fancy suits and burn them in a celebrational fire, and kick Summerset out of my house on his bony ass. After which I’d have a party where we’d drink all your expensive wine and whiskey. And after that I’d hire two, no three, of the top LCs in the business to come over and pleasure me.” When she noticed the car was stopped, she blinked her eyes open and saw he was staring at her. “What?” “It just occurs to me that you’ve given this matter a great deal of thought.” Well, if that conversation doesn't keep him faithful, I don't know what will. I approve of her plans. So, the mystery in this book is pretty good. There are some nice twists and turns and a lot of Roarke's presence. But, the biggest part of it all is the personal side of the story because there ends up being a very big problem in their marriage. It's easy to understand both of their points-of-view, but I still think Eve is way too bitchy to Roarke most of the time. Eve not only has RBF, but also RBM -Really Bitchy Mouth. Sometimes I like it, sometimes I don't.

  4. 4 out of 5

    ♥Sharon♥

    I don’t know what to say any more. I am always repeating myself. But it is true. I absolutely love these books. J.D. Robb is an amazing author. Eighteen books in and I still crave more. Thankfully I have 26 more to go. I adore Roarke. His love for Eve is unwavering. “I love you.” His lips formed the words against her breast. “I’m lost in love with you.” Eve…..his cop. She loves Roarke endlessly. He is her rock. “You’re the love of my life. I don’t care how corny that sounds. You’re the start I don’t know what to say any more. I am always repeating myself. But it is true. I absolutely love these books. J.D. Robb is an amazing author. Eighteen books in and I still crave more. Thankfully I have 26 more to go. I adore Roarke. His love for Eve is unwavering. “I love you.” His lips formed the words against her breast. “I’m lost in love with you.” Eve…..his cop. She loves Roarke endlessly. He is her rock. “You’re the love of my life. I don’t care how corny that sounds. You’re the start of it, and the end of it. And you’re the best of it.” This one was a tough one for me. I cried for both Roarke and Eve. More so for Eve because as much as she has worked at letting go of her past, it seems as though she will never be free of it. It is so heartbreaking to see such a strong woman fall apart. And Roarke, who is her protector, lover, and friend battles with the need to avenge her past. It is heartbreaking. Love is such a complex thing for Eve. Roarke was the first person to truly love her. And she to love him. Understanding the scope of her feelings for him, the need for him, scares her. She never wants to be without this man. But when a case she is working on drives a wedge between them she struggles to find a way back to him. Both of them are determined and strong willed. What will it cost them in the end. The plot had both Eve and Roarke working tirelessly trying to find the bastard who had killed and framed someone close to Roarke. The case was weighing on them both of them but Eve was strong as ever and determine close her case. With Peabody, McNabb and Feeney she’d get the job done. Even though this was a hard one to read through I loved every minute of it. It is definitely one of my favorites. J.D. Robb has the knack to weave into the chaos some sweet and funny moments. There was a scene with Eve and Mavis that warmed my heart and made me laugh. You see, Mavis is pregnant and was having some doubt about being a good mom. She fell apart on Eve. Anyone who knows Eve, knows that she hasn’t a clue how to handle situations like this. But in true Eve form she powered through it and made Mavis smile. ❤ Here is one of my favorite Roarke & Eve moments. "I never expected anyone would love me, all of me. How would I deserve that? What would I do with it? But you do. Everything we’ve managed to have together, to be to each other, this is more. I’ll never be able find the words to tell you what you just gave me. ~ Eve “You undo me Eve….” ~Roarke

  5. 5 out of 5

    Phrynne

    I like every book J.D. Robb writes but this particular one is just brilliant. Everything I like about her books is here in spades:) The story is slick and smart and Eve is in top form. The way she handles herself under extreme pressure is brilliant. The wicked one liners keep coming from all and sundry but especially from Peabody, Eve and Roarke. And then there are the emotional bits when life in paradise starts to come a little unglued. The make up scene is an absolute tear jerker. I had great di I like every book J.D. Robb writes but this particular one is just brilliant. Everything I like about her books is here in spades:) The story is slick and smart and Eve is in top form. The way she handles herself under extreme pressure is brilliant. The wicked one liners keep coming from all and sundry but especially from Peabody, Eve and Roarke. And then there are the emotional bits when life in paradise starts to come a little unglued. The make up scene is an absolute tear jerker. I had great difficulty putting this one down at all. Loved every word of it:)

  6. 5 out of 5

    Carolyn

    Number 18 in the series and still going strong! One of the best so far in this very enjoyable series with an excellent plot, all our favourite characters and new insights into Eve's early life. When Roarke's security specialist Reva Ewing, daughter of his PA Caro, is found next to a bed containing the slaughtered bodies of her husband artist Blair Bissel and her best friend Felicity, she is immediately arrested for murder. Fortunately for her Eve and Peabody are called to the crime scene and Eve Number 18 in the series and still going strong! One of the best so far in this very enjoyable series with an excellent plot, all our favourite characters and new insights into Eve's early life. When Roarke's security specialist Reva Ewing, daughter of his PA Caro, is found next to a bed containing the slaughtered bodies of her husband artist Blair Bissel and her best friend Felicity, she is immediately arrested for murder. Fortunately for her Eve and Peabody are called to the crime scene and Eve thinks it all looks just a little too staged in an attempt to frame Reva. When she discovers that Blair's computers have been fried, Roarke starts to worry that framing Reva may have been the real purpose of the murder due to the high security government project she is working on for Roarke's computer security company. Great to see Eve working together with Roarke, alongside Peabody, McNabb and Feeney. Peabody is stepping up into her role as a newly minted detective and together with Eve they make a great team. Eve and Roarke's relationship continues to strengthen, even though they have a major disagreement over some information they discover about Eve's abusive childhood. I don't know how Robb manages to juggle so many elements - a great mystery, a continuing romance, serious issues, lighter moments and humour into an engaging read, but she sure has done it again. 4.5★

  7. 5 out of 5

    Karla

    4.5 stars**

  8. 4 out of 5

    Karla

    5 Stars...this is the series that keeps on giving!! I am in awe of the fact that I am on book 18 in this series and it just keeps getting BETTER!! The plot was well thought out, fresh, exciting and held my interest throughout! I was on edge for most of the book, not only because of the suspense, but due to the rift in Roarke and Eve’s relationship. They are not perfect; they both have their flaws, and are steadfast in their belief, which has always created friction in their marriage. But, in thi 5 Stars...this is the series that keeps on giving!! I am in awe of the fact that I am on book 18 in this series and it just keeps getting BETTER!! The plot was well thought out, fresh, exciting and held my interest throughout! I was on edge for most of the book, not only because of the suspense, but due to the rift in Roarke and Eve’s relationship. They are not perfect; they both have their flaws, and are steadfast in their belief, which has always created friction in their marriage. But, in this book it went to another level, and frankly I was scared for them. Through it all, the love they have for one another never wavers. There were circumstances that were presented in this book that had them taking a real hard look at one another, and even though they will never see eye to eye, they each gained some newfound respect. The dialogue is amazing; the characters feel like old friends, there is nothing else out there like it…this series shines, but this book in particular burned just a little bit brighter…it was brilliant! Nora Roberts is hit or miss for me, but when she writes under pseudonym of J D Robb, she is spot on. EVERY. SINGLE. TIME! On a final note, this audio book was narrated by the incomparable Susan Ericksen!! This was an emotional read, especially because of the issues that Roarke and Eve needed to resolve...Ms. Ericksen BROUGHT THEM TO LIFE! Not just those two…all the characters. She is an audio reader’s dream!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Lisazj1

    I never have the words to say just how absolutely outstanding every single In Death book is. JD Robb/NR is a true magician. Every plot is interesting, and there is nothing I like better than watching Lieutenant Eve Dallas take the bad guy apart. Every single time I pick up one of these books it's like visiting beloved friends I haven't seen in a long time, I'm so glad to see them all. 😍 Even Summerset. 😁 This one was painful. For the first time since they met, Eve and Roarke were divided, on an I never have the words to say just how absolutely outstanding every single In Death book is. JD Robb/NR is a true magician. Every plot is interesting, and there is nothing I like better than watching Lieutenant Eve Dallas take the bad guy apart. Every single time I pick up one of these books it's like visiting beloved friends I haven't seen in a long time, I'm so glad to see them all. 😍 Even Summerset. 😁 This one was painful. For the first time since they met, Eve and Roarke were divided, on an issue where neither one of them would, could budge. (view spoiler)[Though I love and admire Eve and her principles, I'm sorry but I was totally on Roarke's side. 🤷‍♀️ (hide spoiler)] The one thing never in doubt is how very much they love each other. Though for much of the book they are stiff and strained, that care is still very much in evidence. And made the issue between them that much more difficult. *sigh* As usual, the bad guy here isn't as smart as he thinks he is. The crimes themselves are well done but the author is never too worried about hiding who the criminal is. It's just too much fun getting to see Eve slowly reeling them in. I love watching Eve's made-family digging themselves deeper into her life. She grumbles and complains, but honestly, she really kind of loves it, and I love it for her. ❤ And Roarke. *swoon* I have such a crush on both Eve and Roarke. He's her perfect match in every way, and I love how he loves Eve. He's just as fierce and relentless as she is, but also gentle and protective of Eve, as well as everybody else he cares for. Since he's met her, his main priority is making sure Eve can be herself in all things, and making sure she has what she needs to do that. He comes through here too. 🥰 This series has literally everything I could want, heat, passion, badass cops, the warmth of family and friends, wonderful, complex book-people, great dialog, fantastic humor and so, so much heart. For as long as NR wants to write them, I'll never get tired of reading. 💞

  10. 5 out of 5

    Alex ♈

    Suspense 4.5 stars / Romance 4 stars Interesting and twisted story. My vicious side didn't feel sorry for the two victims at the beginning. Can they kill cheaters in every romance book please?! Despite I suspected who was the actual murderer and what the twist was, I enjoyed the story. Romance. Roarke and Eve had a fight. Don't get me wrong, I like Roarke, but Eve was/is/and always will be my highest priority. God, I love this woman!!! I understood why she didn't want the 'revenge', but I still wis Suspense 4.5 stars / Romance 4 stars Interesting and twisted story. My vicious side didn't feel sorry for the two victims at the beginning. Can they kill cheaters in every romance book please?! Despite I suspected who was the actual murderer and what the twist was, I enjoyed the story. Romance. Roarke and Eve had a fight. Don't get me wrong, I like Roarke, but Eve was/is/and always will be my highest priority. God, I love this woman!!! I understood why she didn't want the 'revenge', but I still wished it was done. I thought for a moment to click 4, but WTH??? This series is much more better that the most books I read, it deserves more than 5 stars!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Irene Sim

    One of the best stories in the series. I will admit that the tension between Roarke and Eve had me tearing up a few times and the emotions were so strong that I had to pause and take a few breaths to calm myself. There is some new information about Eve's past as a child and she disagrees with Roarke about how to handdle things. The crime-plot was very complicated and intricate and the stakes were very high for Eve and her team. I enjoyed seeing Peabody evolving as a detective and holding her own One of the best stories in the series. I will admit that the tension between Roarke and Eve had me tearing up a few times and the emotions were so strong that I had to pause and take a few breaths to calm myself. There is some new information about Eve's past as a child and she disagrees with Roarke about how to handdle things. The crime-plot was very complicated and intricate and the stakes were very high for Eve and her team. I enjoyed seeing Peabody evolving as a detective and holding her own in an investigation. Of course the whole gang made an appearance (even the evil Trina and gave Eve a mani-pedi, Eve was unconcious during the procedure or else she would never concede to such). I love this series. Everytime I pick up a book it's like being reunited with old friends and they never fail to give me a good time...

  12. 4 out of 5

    Mei

    This series is the ULT (as Mavis would say)!!! I love, love the fashion touches in all the books!!! It’s so believable! I keep seeing Ian and his crazy dresses!!! This could be Ian’s formal dress… … or his working uniform… And the shoes? these could be Mavies’ We have gel sandals, gel pumps, fish swimming in shoes!!! dind’t know they really exist!!! O_O And shall we look at the make up? Temporary tattoos, piercings, body art… WOW!!! very tame… probably a classy LC… on-stage Mavies… This series is the ULT (as Mavis would say)!!! I love, love the fashion touches in all the books!!! It’s so believable! I keep seeing Ian and his crazy dresses!!! This could be Ian’s formal dress… … or his working uniform… And the shoes? these could be Mavies’ We have gel sandals, gel pumps, fish swimming in shoes!!! dind’t know they really exist!!! O_O And shall we look at the make up? Temporary tattoos, piercings, body art… WOW!!! very tame… probably a classy LC… on-stage Mavies… And the gadgets? Double WOW! ‘Links, scanners, droids, stunners… So very SF, but, if you think a bit, could be true in a few years! Do you remember when VHS was just a dream? When floppy discs were the top? And look now!!!! OK, this actually is not a review to the book, but since there’re ton of other reviews… LOL

  13. 5 out of 5

    Shawna

    4.5 stars - Romantic Suspense/Futuristic/Crime Thriller Whatever happened to me back in Dallas, I came out of it. I'm standing here because of it. Maybe I have everything that matters to me, including you, because of it. If that's true, I'd go through it all again. I'd go through every minute of the hell to have you, to have my badge, to have this life. That's enough balance for me. Undone, he pressed his lips to the symbol of what she was, and felt the heart that thundered for him beneath it. His 4.5 stars - Romantic Suspense/Futuristic/Crime Thriller Whatever happened to me back in Dallas, I came out of it. I'm standing here because of it. Maybe I have everything that matters to me, including you, because of it. If that's true, I'd go through it all again. I'd go through every minute of the hell to have you, to have my badge, to have this life. That's enough balance for me. Undone, he pressed his lips to the symbol of what she was, and felt the heart that thundered for him beneath it. His cop. His Eve. His miracle. I never in my life expected anyone would love me, all of me. How would I deserve that? What would I do with it? But you do. Everything we've managed to have together, to be to each other, this is more. I'll never be able to find the words to tell you what you just gave me. You undo me, Eve. Who else would make me feel like a hero for doing nothing.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Jo

    I LOVE this installment! Its got a good mystery, but again its the character development that drives this book. For a large part of this book, Eve and Roarke cannot find their way to each other, they are estranged by their different reactions to some information that comes to light about Eve's past. It's this struggle which makes the heart of the book so compelling because you want them to make it. Very intense. And the scenes of Eve on her own without his support...heartbreaking, even though sh I LOVE this installment! Its got a good mystery, but again its the character development that drives this book. For a large part of this book, Eve and Roarke cannot find their way to each other, they are estranged by their different reactions to some information that comes to light about Eve's past. It's this struggle which makes the heart of the book so compelling because you want them to make it. Very intense. And the scenes of Eve on her own without his support...heartbreaking, even though she is and remains a strong woman who can take care of business on her own. It sort of reminded me of Eve in the first book in a way that made me realize anew how far she had come. This might be my favorite so far, but only because I'd read all the others (in order) and know and care about the characters so. It packs an emotional punch.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Alex Cantone

    Don't count myself as a fan and I have mixed views on this one. Starts well, with Roarke’s security specialist, Reva – a former secret service agent and daughter of Roarke’s PA Caro - framed for the murders of her sculptor husband and her friend Felicity Kade (who introduced the couple), with Caro bringing Eve in to run the investigation. Everything about the murders is cleverly staged, but Eve is convinced of Reva’s innocence, and as she and Roarke delve deeper they discover that the murdered p Don't count myself as a fan and I have mixed views on this one. Starts well, with Roarke’s security specialist, Reva – a former secret service agent and daughter of Roarke’s PA Caro - framed for the murders of her sculptor husband and her friend Felicity Kade (who introduced the couple), with Caro bringing Eve in to run the investigation. Everything about the murders is cleverly staged, but Eve is convinced of Reva’s innocence, and as she and Roarke delve deeper they discover that the murdered pair were leading double-lives as spooks. With Roarke’s company working on a solution to a worm threatened by a Doomsday group, the suggestion falls that the deaths were a hit by the spooks (Homeland Security). But then it goes off tangent: while hacking into HSO’s systems Roarke discovers files on surveillance of his father and Eve’s father, when 8-year old Eve was recorded being brutally raped and battered, with the authorities not intervening to keep their cover. Roarke, frothing at the mouth, wants to take them on to seek justice for Eve and his own mother, putting strain on the relationship. Happily other bodies turn up: a naïve young woman assistant of the sculptor and a morgue attendant, and doubts are cast on the identity of one of the murdered couple. Reva and Caro are drawn into the “knitting circle” of Mavis, Trina and Mira; Summerset and Galahad are sidelined in this one, and Peabody does not waste the whole story being a goose. Eve and Roarke get over their hissy-fit and the clever villains get their just desserts. Verdict: emotional overload.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Anita

    An employee of Roarke's is implicated in the murder of her husband and his lover. The frame begins to fall apart as soon as Eve sees the set up. Now all she has to do is find the real murderer. When the victim is tied to the Homeland Security Organization, HSO, Roarke goes digging and finds very disturbing information about Eve's past which drives a wedge between them. The mystery was great, but I had a problem with Eve's reaction to Roarke and the information he uncovered about Eve's past. An employee of Roarke's is implicated in the murder of her husband and his lover. The frame begins to fall apart as soon as Eve sees the set up. Now all she has to do is find the real murderer. When the victim is tied to the Homeland Security Organization, HSO, Roarke goes digging and finds very disturbing information about Eve's past which drives a wedge between them. The mystery was great, but I had a problem with Eve's reaction to Roarke and the information he uncovered about Eve's past.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Belles

    Intense book! One of my favorites in the series so far.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Aly is so frigging bored

    1st read: 31 May - 14 June 2013 2nd read: 18-29 September 2015

  19. 4 out of 5

    W.

    Audio Reviewed: 11-20-20 / Read circa 2001 Another thrilling, fun and action packed In Death series book; brilliantly narrated by Susan Ericksen. In Divided in Death , we as well as, Eve and Rourke learn more about Eve's SOB father while investigating a shadow and shady government arm of justice. Imagine a mix of Homeland security, FBI , MI5 , KGB and Mossad all together under one single umbrella. Overall: 5 stars Performance : 5 stars Story : 5 stars Audio Reviewed: 11-20-20 / Read circa 2001 Another thrilling, fun and action packed In Death series book; brilliantly narrated by Susan Ericksen. In Divided in Death , we as well as, Eve and Rourke learn more about Eve's SOB father while investigating a shadow and shady government arm of justice. Imagine a mix of Homeland security, FBI , MI5 , KGB and Mossad all together under one single umbrella. Overall: 5 stars Performance : 5 stars Story : 5 stars

  20. 4 out of 5

    Christa

    The one where the wife walks in on her husband and his mistress in a rage, but they are already dead. The husband is a spy and it leads to Eve butting heads with Homeland Security. “Those usual routines don’t apply as much when you’re Bonding.” “Bonding? How am I bonding? I’m not interested in bonding, in fact I dislike bonding intensely.” “No, no, Bonding. Like Bond, James Bond. You know, ult spy guy.” “God.” Eve shot down a cross-street, and made it a block before she stalled again. “Why me?” The one where the wife walks in on her husband and his mistress in a rage, but they are already dead. The husband is a spy and it leads to Eve butting heads with Homeland Security. “Those usual routines don’t apply as much when you’re Bonding.” “Bonding? How am I bonding? I’m not interested in bonding, in fact I dislike bonding intensely.” “No, no, Bonding. Like Bond, James Bond. You know, ult spy guy.” “God.” Eve shot down a cross-street, and made it a block before she stalled again. “Why me?” “I really dig the spy vids, even the old ones. Gadgets and sex and sophisticated quips. You know, Dallas, if Roarke was an actor he could completely play Bond on vid. He’s a total Bond.” Eve plowed through the light, cast her eyes to heaven. “God, I repeat. Why me?” I really liked Eve in this one. Her compassion for the victims really shines and it makes me see why Roarke likes her. We are not disposable, she told herself when her hands gripped the wheel like iron. No matter how many bodies she’d stood over, no matter how many she’d ordered bagged, none of them, none of them, none of them were disposable. Speaking of Roarke - they fight pretty badly in this one. Turns out HSO was monitoring Eve’s father and knew that Eve was being abused and raped by her dad and did nothing to stop it. He can’t go back and kill her dad, but he sure wants to go after the people who knew and did nothing. “You can’t stand there and talk about doing murder to a murder cop and expect me to ignore it and pretend it’s nothing.” “I’m talking to my wife.” He slammed the bottle down so water sloshed out and onto the glossy surface of the table. “A woman I vowed to cherish. There’s no cherishing, there’s no living with myself if I stand back and do bloody nothing. If I fold my hands while those responsible for what happened to you go on with their lives as if that was nothing.” It’s heartbreaking for all involved. But they do make up by the end, especially as they are both learning to compromise. One reason why I love this series is that Eve and Roarke got married less than a year of meeting. And so there are good times, but there are also the learning what’s it like to be a couple. Most series focus on getting to the happy ever after, but being married is not a walk in the park. For all their fights, they sure are fun “What? Damn it. Can you get in or not?” “I don’t know why I tolerate the insults.” He glanced over his shoulder, directly into her annoyed eyes. “Maybe it’s the sex. How lowering that would be. Then again, I’m as weak and vulnerable as the next man.” “Are you trying to piss me off?” “Darling, it’s no effort at all.”

  21. 4 out of 5

    Sandra ~ ♥ Cross My Heart ♥

    *Rereading for group buddy read - Sept. 2017 Finished reread - One of the few books I can say I love more and more each time I reread it. Great plot line and police procedural and even better character relationship development. Awesome Must Read! One of my favorites of the series! Roarke & Eve struggle with an issue that is pulling them apart, causing a rift in their marriage. The difference in what they both are, what they believe, what they can live with rises surfaces and threatens to tear them *Rereading for group buddy read - Sept. 2017 Finished reread - One of the few books I can say I love more and more each time I reread it. Great plot line and police procedural and even better character relationship development. Awesome Must Read! One of my favorites of the series! Roarke & Eve struggle with an issue that is pulling them apart, causing a rift in their marriage. The difference in what they both are, what they believe, what they can live with rises surfaces and threatens to tear them apart when an investigation leads Roarke to discover classified information about Eve as a child. He can't let it go, and Eve is terrified of what he may do. Is love really enough to hold them together? I won't say more to avoid spoilers. Great emotional suspense! A Must Read!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Kjen

    5 stars is never enough!****Even though I've read this countless times, it was just what I needed to reset my preferences and remember why E&R are THE couple in modern fiction. Awesomeness abounds, love conquers, characters are mature and worthy, and no one is TSTL. I used the bloody heck out of the highlight feature on my Kindle. ***Love*** 8/18/15 Another re-read...sometimes it's just great to go back and read the 'classics.':) 5 stars is never enough!****Even though I've read this countless times, it was just what I needed to reset my preferences and remember why E&R are THE couple in modern fiction. Awesomeness abounds, love conquers, characters are mature and worthy, and no one is TSTL. I used the bloody heck out of the highlight feature on my Kindle. ***Love*** 8/18/15 Another re-read...sometimes it's just great to go back and read the 'classics.':)

  23. 4 out of 5

    Diane

    Liked this book, to an extent. Loved reading about Caro's background and how she came to work for Roarke. I found that Roarke and his "big balls" were a bit too big and his thinking so very narrow-minded. I guess J.D. Robb likes to confirm his violent tendencies. I know Roarke will go to any extent to protect Eve, but how could he not clue in to her feelings about the whole HSO business. Anyways, 2 thumbs up and 5 stars for Eve and Roarke! Liked this book, to an extent. Loved reading about Caro's background and how she came to work for Roarke. I found that Roarke and his "big balls" were a bit too big and his thinking so very narrow-minded. I guess J.D. Robb likes to confirm his violent tendencies. I know Roarke will go to any extent to protect Eve, but how could he not clue in to her feelings about the whole HSO business. Anyways, 2 thumbs up and 5 stars for Eve and Roarke!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Anastasia

    Divided in Death by J. D. Robb is the 18th book in the In Death series. Roarke asks his wife, Lieutenant Eve Dallas, to investigate a double homicide when one of his top security operatives, Reva Ewing, finds the body of her husband in bed with her friend. These books are amazing and just keep getting better and better. Reva is Roarke's secretary Caro's daughter and we find out more of her background. Fast paced and captivating, I can never seem to get enough of these books. Divided in Death by J. D. Robb is the 18th book in the In Death series. Roarke asks his wife, Lieutenant Eve Dallas, to investigate a double homicide when one of his top security operatives, Reva Ewing, finds the body of her husband in bed with her friend. These books are amazing and just keep getting better and better. Reva is Roarke's secretary Caro's daughter and we find out more of her background. Fast paced and captivating, I can never seem to get enough of these books.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Olivermagnus

    Divided in Death is the eighteenth book of the popular In Death Series, featuring Lt. Eve Dallas. Former Secret Service agent, Reva Ewing, left the service to become a security specialist for Roarke Enterprises, owned by Eve's billionaire husband. When Reva is found standing over the dead bodies of her husband and his mistress, she definitely looks guilty. Because Reva was integral to one of his highly classified Code Red Projects for Homeland Security, there's now a danger to Roarke's business. Divided in Death is the eighteenth book of the popular In Death Series, featuring Lt. Eve Dallas. Former Secret Service agent, Reva Ewing, left the service to become a security specialist for Roarke Enterprises, owned by Eve's billionaire husband. When Reva is found standing over the dead bodies of her husband and his mistress, she definitely looks guilty. Because Reva was integral to one of his highly classified Code Red Projects for Homeland Security, there's now a danger to Roarke's business. Roarke is convinced of Reva's innocence and persuades Dallas to help him prove it. When Roarke is personally involved in one of Dallas' cases, it's always cause for trouble. When he illegally hacks into Homeland Security, he also discovers that Homeland knew about Eve's situation in Dallas when she was a child. He wants to find those responsible and kill them, even though it is something she doesn't want. This causes such a terrible rift between them, so much so that they barely speak to each other. I'm slowly making my way through the entire series and I'm so glad I still have lots more ahead of me. Eve can be annoying but I really love the relationship she and Roarke have. The love and romance between these two extremely independent characters is sexy without being explicit. The secondary characters, especially Dallas' partner, Detective Peabody, are also exceptional. It's a great series to read when you want to relax and enjoy a good police procedural. Divided in Death was one of my favorite books in the series and I'm anxiously looking forward to the next one.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Caro

    Page-turning, heart-wrenching, tough and a great ending. Another keeper for the shelf. There was suspense, twists and turns, some rough patches, emotional upheaval, revelations, some touching moments, good characters and personalities, humor, a little action, growth and everything in between. I laughed, snickered, held my breath, teared up a little, got aggravated, had a great time and am ready to go back for more. Totally Iced and Enjoy!

  27. 4 out of 5

    Kathy Davie

    I suppose when your husband owns half the world that it's inevitable that most of the crimes Eve investigates involve Roarke somehow. This is a good one involving substitution, spies, and betrayal. I suppose when your husband owns half the world that it's inevitable that most of the crimes Eve investigates involve Roarke somehow. This is a good one involving substitution, spies, and betrayal.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    When Reva goes searching for her cheating husband and her supposed best friend she is in a rage having just discovered their affair and she's definitely looking for revenge. Finding them in bed together isn't a surprise considering what she knows but the last thing she was expecting was for them both to have been brutally murdered. Things get even worse for her when it becomes clear that someone has set her up as the fall guy to take the wrap for the murders. Luckily Reva works for Roarke and he When Reva goes searching for her cheating husband and her supposed best friend she is in a rage having just discovered their affair and she's definitely looking for revenge. Finding them in bed together isn't a surprise considering what she knows but the last thing she was expecting was for them both to have been brutally murdered. Things get even worse for her when it becomes clear that someone has set her up as the fall guy to take the wrap for the murders. Luckily Reva works for Roarke and he believes she is innocent. He also happens to be married to the best homicide detective in the city and now it's just up to Eve to figure out who the real guilty party is and prove Reva's innocence. If you've been following my blog for long (or are friends with me on Goodreads) then you'll already know that I've become completely addicted to the In Death series over the last few months. I just can't seem to get enough of these books and I'm so impressed that each of Eve's murder investigations has been totally different. I never get bored watching her build a case because these books are always so incredibly well written. I love Eve and Roarke as a couple, they've come such a long way since they first met and they have an incredibly bond. This case brings up some information about Eve's past though and the devastating revelations have them completely at odds with each other. Roarke is mad as hell and ready to commit murder himself after his discovery and to be honest I can't say I blame him. If I was in his position I would feel exactly the same way! However, at the same time I was quite angry with him for the way he reacted to Eve, she is the one who suffered this trauma so even though I understood his urge to get revenge on her behalf the fact of the matter is Eve would be the one to suffer again if he did it. She'd never get over the guilt and she would spend her whole life worrying about him getting caught. He was adding to her trauma with his behaviour and this was the first time I actually wanted to smack some sense into him. Roarke is normally the most intuitive one in their relationship but his anger got the better of him here and it made things rocky for a while. I actually think I like Roarke even more now though, he can sometimes be a little too perfect but his reactions here were raw and put him totally on edge. I think their relationship is stronger than ever now they've dealt with this issue and I'm glad the arguments weren't left to fester for too long. Of course you also have all the usual sidekicks in this book who help keep the mood lighter, Peabody and McNab, Feeny and a rather hormonal and emotional Mavis too. I really like the whole team and it was interesting to see Roarke's interactions with members of his own staff too. Divided in Death was another great instalment in the series and as always it left me desperate for more.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Janie

    Not my favourite but still a solid instalment in this wonderful series. 3.5 stars.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Somia

    I am delighted to say this series remains a gem, this is book 18 but so far, the series is not diminishing in energy or potency. I was drawn in and engaged from the get go with this one. When her husband owns half the world, it's inevitable that most of the crimes Eve investigates involve Roarke in some way – and no truer is that than in this book. There were some major conflicts of interest here between Eve and Roarke. Again, the author does a good job of highlighting the strong personalities th I am delighted to say this series remains a gem, this is book 18 but so far, the series is not diminishing in energy or potency. I was drawn in and engaged from the get go with this one. When her husband owns half the world, it's inevitable that most of the crimes Eve investigates involve Roarke in some way – and no truer is that than in this book. There were some major conflicts of interest here between Eve and Roarke. Again, the author does a good job of highlighting the strong personalities that Roarke and Eve are, and man oh man the tension that manifests and simmers in the air between the two in this book had me avidly reading, as I lost track of time. There are some fab one-liners, from Eve, Roarke and Peabody in this book. I do wish there had been a slightly different resolution to the issues but otherwise happy with this read. Now I just want more, so on to the next book it is

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