Treachery in Death has a pretty comfortable spot as my favorite of the series, but this is definitely my favorite installment in the 6 or so books sin...moreTreachery in Death has a pretty comfortable spot as my favorite of the series, but this is definitely my favorite installment in the 6 or so books since then.
Eve had some developments in her life professionally that had me wanting to run a victory lap. Seriously, about time. Loved loved the scenes involving that - I'm not gonna lie, I teared up.
Also, it was a Thanksgiving book and Nixie (from Survivor in Death almost 20 books ago) showed up for the holiday and gave Eve something that had me more than just tearing up. Sigh, I am such a goner over these characters.
If you guys have known me, or followed my blog, for very long – you know I have a little obsession. That obsession is the In Death series by J.D. Robb...moreIf you guys have known me, or followed my blog, for very long – you know I have a little obsession. That obsession is the In Death series by J.D. Robb. Seriously y’all, this is a 35+ book series that I reread every single year. Delusion in Death is the newest installment, and definitely a solid addition to the series.
So, when Eve arrives on the murder scene, she sees something even she is shocked by. (Which is definitely saying something, my friends.) An entire bar full of people has been wiped off the grid – WTH? They are all gruesomely hacked up, and something is definitely rotten in the futuristic state of New York. Things start coming to light pretty quickly – it seems a pretty intense drug cocktail has caused all these people to turn on each other.
What doesn’t unravel quickly is motive – is it a terrorist act? Did someone do this simply to get rid of one certain individual? Having eighty people dead certainly doesn’t make things easy on Eve and her team. Pick up Delusion in Death y’all, and watch the chaos unfold.
The high body count is a new one, and definitely adds an intensity to the story that I’ve never seen. What doesn’t change is how freakin’ awesome all the characters are. Most of the gang (from Peabody to Trueheart) makes an appearance as they try to dig down into the motive. Also on hand, as always, is the absolutely fabulous Roarke.
You guys don’t know swoonworthy. You haven’t seen gorgeous, masterful and deliciously scary. Not unless you’ve met Roarke. I could fill a book talking about how awesome this guy is. A billionaire before it became 50 shades of common to have them in romance novels, Irish – accent included – and 100% devoted to one Eve Dallas. He makes me drown in the swoon every. single. time. Y’all don’t even know.
So, the downside to Delusion in Death (in my opinion) is that the mass confusion and intricacies of the murder investigation don’t leave much personal time for our beloved characters. Some of you might think that is a good thing – if you like more murder and less mushy time, this is definitely the book for you. It isn’t a huge issue by any means, it just keeps this one from being a favorite for me. Agree? Disagree? Feel free to let me know.(less)
As I’ve talked about many times before on the blog, the In Death books are my all time favorite series. The newest installment, Celebrity in Death by...moreAs I’ve talked about many times before on the blog, the In Death books are my all time favorite series. The newest installment, Celebrity in Death by J.D. Robb, is no exception! It releases today, and fans of the series should definitely expect an awesome addition to Eve & Roarke’s adventures.
Now, as long time fans know, these books are oftentimes pretty much the same. I obviously don’t mean that as an insult – I just mean that we basically know what to expect by now. J.D. Robb definitely gave me a few things I wasn’t expecting this time around though.
One of my favorite things about Celebrity in Death is that it seemed to be funnier than previous installments. There were more laugh-out-loud moments with all the characters. I definitely loved having the humor ramped up.
Also, there was an adorable scene from Peabody’s point of view while home with McNab. Oh man, so cute you guys. You will melt. We don’t get enough from her eyes!
The mystery/suspense was strong in Celebrity in Death as well. Figuring out the who this time around wasn’t nearly as fun as figuring out the how and why. Eve has to dig pretty deep to come up with her case this time and I thought it was crazy fascinating! Lots of curve balls.
Seeing our beloved characters surrounded by the movie stars playing them in the Icove Agenda movie was super fun as well. Especially Eve, since she spurns all the attention. Seeing Roarke’s counterpart cracked me up since he was in no way close to being as swoonworthy as the real thing.
The one bummer for me in Celebrity in Death was a lack of Whitney (Eve’s boss, the police Commander). He didn’t even get to dress anybody down, y’all! I love it when that man yells at people.
Anyway…I loved this installment to the In Death series! J.D. Robb better keep cranking these books out to fill my never-satisfied craving for more Eve and Roarke!(less)
Well folks, another installment (the 33rd!) of the In Death series, New York to Dallas, by J.D. Robb is going to be released next week. If you’ve foll...moreWell folks, another installment (the 33rd!) of the In Death series, New York to Dallas, by J.D. Robb is going to be released next week. If you’ve followed my blog for any decent amount of time, you know I am an obsessive fan of the series. This one is no exception! It definitely takes things a little bit off the beaten path…
Eve, Roarke and the posse all start out in the futuristic NYC as usual…then an old case – Eve’s first case – comes back to haunt her in a big way. Dude breaks out of jail and all hell breaks loose. Y’all, this guy is one evil SOB. One of the best things about the series (to me) is that the murders (Eve is a homicide detective) are grisly and realistic. In this case, we have a pedophile whose victim count reaches the double digits. This time around, he is more interested in making Eve crazy than anything else. He has an elaborate plan that eventually has Eve and Roarke chasing him to Dallas (also known as Eve’s worst nightmare).
So, I won’t get into too many spoilers for those of you that haven’t read the series, but for those of you that have: lots of Eve’s past is revealed in Dallas. So much, in fact, that the coincidences mount up quick enough that you’ll have to suspend disbelief a little bit to take it all in. Pretty intense stuff too.
Also, Eve has cops in Dallas working with her for the most part, so not as much with Peabody, Feeney or any of the rest this time around. I kinda miss having them around! Although, I am happy to say that you do get to witness Whitney giving somebody hell for their incompetence (I never feel like the book is complete without getting to see him chewing somebody out) and there are a couple of awww scenes where Feeney acts all fatherly towards Eve. So all is not lost.
Definitely another strong addition to the series! Not my favorite, but I think long-time readers are going to appreciate the insight into Eve’s past. Definitely nice to have that development. I’m very curious now to see what happens in the next book when things shift back to NYC!(less)
I've already talked about this book a couple of times on the blog because I absolutely love this series. I think it is pretty incredible that the seri...moreI've already talked about this book a couple of times on the blog because I absolutely love this series. I think it is pretty incredible that the series has over 30 books and just keeps getting better. I have read every book published so far and have yet not to enjoy one...but this one, by far, is my favorite.
I always look forward to the Eve & Roarke parts. I never skip over parts involving the main plot - but it is the MC interaction that I look forward to. The murder mysteries/suspense is always interesting - but very rarely equals the romance (exceptions that come to mind are Conspiracy in Death, Divided in Death & Creation In Death). In this case, the mystery/suspense eclipsed it. For once, I was actually impatient through the Eve/Roarke sections because I wanted to get back to the main action!
Peabody accidentally becomes witness to corruption in Cop Central, and she and Eve are primed and ready to take them down. One of my favorite parts of the book was getting to see Eve as a Lieutenant. She always has been, but normally we just see her detective side. This time, for reasons related to the plot, we see her authority as an LT and I absolutely adored every second of it. I also always love seeing Eve interact with authority (Tibble and Whitney). I love the relationship she has with her boss, and we get quite a bit of it in this book.
Seeing the way Eve and her task force systematically destroy the wrong cops is one of the most satisfying things I have ever read. It was so fun to read! The fact that we know, more or less, who all the bad guys are from very early on in the story takes absolutely nothing away from it. The suspense levels remain so high through the entire book that I didn't breathe easy until the book was over. (Also, the final scene was awesome, Eve is a BAMF.)
Seriously you guys, if you enjoy a good mystery, you have got to pick this book up. It isn't really necessary to read any of the other books first, although of course i recommend the entire series. The first book I read was somewhere in the middle, so I didn't read them in order either. You won't have the same depth of feeling for the characters, but you will definitely still enjoy the ride.
The best book of an amazing series, don't miss it!(less)
A lovely friend of mine surprised me with this book, and I have to say...its nice to return to the world of Eve and Roarke. Reading this made me reali...moreA lovely friend of mine surprised me with this book, and I have to say...its nice to return to the world of Eve and Roarke. Reading this made me realize how much I miss them! I think I'll have to re-read this series one of these days.(less)
I know that nothing new really ever develops...and if it does, it happens slowly...but really, who cares? I still dare you not to think Roarke is smok...moreI know that nothing new really ever develops...and if it does, it happens slowly...but really, who cares? I still dare you not to think Roarke is smokin'.
I thought it was interesting to see how intrigued Eve was by Father Lopez...funny that a priest reminded her of Roarke.(less)