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Kindred in Death by J.D. Robb
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Jun 11, 10

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bookshelves: 3-stars, crime-and-mystery, fiction
Read in June, 2010

I haven't read any of the more recent Eve Dallas novels, but I picked up a copy of this when I couldn't find anything on my bookshelves that I felt like reading. As always, J.D. Robb provides a dependably good read. The familiar cast of characters and tropes are comfortable, and this comfortableness is a relief in contrast to the stark brutality of the case at hand. I could really feel the frustration of Dallas and her team as they struggle to follow sparse threads to the killer.

My favorite aspect was watching Eve find herself in the victim, and find herself in the killer; it went beyond the normal In Death trope of Eve being able to get inside the heads of her killers and victims--she got inside their hearts very clearly as well. Eve, at the beginning of the series, probably couldn't have handled this case as smoothly as she did, and so it's a joy to see that character growth so directly at work.
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