Portrait in Death
5 journalers for this copy...
Eve Dallas series
For IoJima, as an RABCK welcome to BCUK.
Off in the post to IoJima today. Enjoy!
A RABCK Welcome from Scotsbookie! Looking forward to it. Thank you.
I'm afraid I was tired of the "tough guy" persona by the end of page 1. I have no idea what the story is (literally) with the husband and the other guy she hates. I don't know enough about the victim to care about her, so who is there left for me to care about? And the futuristic details don't seem to add anything, either. Maybe I should have started the series at the beginning. :)
Off to fellow BookMoocher in trade.
received in trade via BookMooch
Journal Entry 8
Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Sunday, July 31, 2011
Nadine Furst, news reporter and ally of Eve Dallas has received the pictures of a beautiful young person posed when dead. Dallas finds the body in a dumpster. Eve is now on the trail of a murderer who believes he can capture his victim's images. He is a perfectionist and every detail of the crime seems to be perfected. The murderer observes and records his victims every move until he can own and record their image for one last time.
Eve is ecstatic that Somerset, the butler she loves to hate but loves he takes such good care of Roarke, is going away for 2 weeks. On the morning he is to depart Somerset falls and breaks his leg. Curses!!
Trueheart, a rookie cop gets to go undercover and has to save himself from suffering the same fate as the other victims.
Roarke finds out about his past. Roarke handles things very differently from Dallas and his finding out and the resolution of his feelings and how Eve goes about helping Roarke deal with his past is very touching.
Another great book in the series. After 16 books in the series, the characters continue to develop. The murder in each book takes a back seat to the wonderful way in which these characters interact.
Journal Entry 9
Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Saturday, August 11, 2012
Journal Entry 10
Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, August 21, 2012
This book pretty much follows the rest of the In Death books. Have you noticed how Dallas always has to deal with serial killers? It would be nice to have a change of pace where she has one murder to solve and no more to follow.
I also thought Roarke's outburst about his mother was contrived. From everything we've learned of Roarke's personality in the previous books (16 of them?), I don't believe he would have acted like this. It felt like the author was just trying to add drama.
Journal Entry 11
Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Sunday, September 09, 2012
This book is back with me :)
Journal Entry 12
Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Saturday, October 05, 2013
My mom, AceofHearts, passed away from breast cancer on September 17, 2013. Aside from being one of the best people I know, she was an avid reader and took immense pleasure in Bookcrossing, her book club, and reading many great books. This book is one that we both read, as we had been reading J.D. Robb's 'In Death' series together, and she listed as available to pass along to someone else.
I will be releasing this in my mom's memory.
Journal Entry 13
Starbucks Trafalgar Rd and Dundas St in Oakville, Ontario Canada on Saturday, October 05, 2013
Released 5 yrs ago (10/5/2013 UTC) at Starbucks Trafalgar Rd and Dundas St in Oakville, Ontario Canada
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
This was left in the Starbucks, however I think I saw a Starbucks employee pick it up. Hopefully it doesn't end up in the lost and found.
To the finder of this book: I hope you enjoy reading this book. Please keep it or set it free when you're done. If the book is of no interest to you, please release it into the wild for someone else to find and enjoy. I hope you will make a journal entry so its journey can be tracked and to let me know the book has been found. You can remain anonymous if you wish, but if you join BookCrossing, you are in for a great experience and I do hope you will use my mom, AceofHearts, as a referring member.
Journal Entry 14
Oakville, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, November 26, 2013
I picked up at Starbuck's, Trafalgar and Dundas.
I left Portrait in Death at Second Cup on Lakeshore and Navy street on Dec 23rd.
Happy reading. It took me a few chapters to get into it, however, the story line proved to be very interesting.