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Secrets in Death by J.D. Robb
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it was amazing
bookshelves: 2017-books-read, audio-books, auto-buy-series, favorite-authors, keeper, mystery, romance, scifi, suspense, 2020-books-read, reread
Read 2 times. Last read October 23, 2020 to October 24, 2020.

Secrets in Death (In Death, #45) by J.D. Robb 2020 relisten: The In Death books can be shelved as "police procedurals" (if I had a shelf labeled that) because, at heart, they are. But. There's also so much more going on in the books--through the plot and character arcs. This one is a police procedural. It's a blueprint of an investigation, of weeding through all the possibilities until the murder is solved. And I enjoyed the slower pace and the "real" detective work that solving this case entailed.

2017 review: What is there to say about this book? Soooo much! This book was almost...cozy. Which is crazy, considering this IS Eve Dallas we're talking about. But it was a nice respite from the breakneck speed of the few previous books. Seeing where Eve has gotten to on an emotional level, where she is with Roarke, where she stands with the "Gang." Almost everyone made a cameo, with a few notable exceptions. And Roarke! OMG, seeing into Roarke's head and his conversations with Eve and Summerset?!?!?! That's all I'm going to say. This is a spoiler free zone. I listened to the audio version (will have to indulge in an actual "read" of the book once some eye issues resolve) and as always, Susan Ericksen does a masterful job with the narration. There's enough mystery to keep readers engaged, even though Larinda Mars (the victim) is totally despicable. This once again gives such insight into Eve's sense of right/wrong, good/evil, and justice. And did I mention Roarke!?!?!
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Reading Progress

September 4, 2017 – Started Reading (Audio CD Edition)
September 4, 2017 – Shelved (Audio CD Edition)
September 4, 2017 – Shelved as: audio-books (Audio CD Edition)
September 6, 2017 – Shelved as: auto-buy-series (Audio CD Edition)
September 6, 2017 – Shelved as: 2017-books-read (Audio CD Edition)
September 6, 2017 – Shelved as: keeper (Audio CD Edition)
September 6, 2017 – Shelved as: mystery (Audio CD Edition)
September 6, 2017 – Shelved as: romance (Audio CD Edition)
September 6, 2017 – Shelved as: suspense (Audio CD Edition)
September 6, 2017 – Finished Reading (Audio CD Edition)
October 23, 2020 – Started Reading
October 23, 2020 – Shelved
October 23, 2020 – Shelved as: 2017-books-read
October 23, 2020 – Shelved as: audio-books
October 23, 2020 – Shelved as: auto-buy-series
October 23, 2020 – Shelved as: favorite-authors
October 23, 2020 – Shelved as: keeper
October 23, 2020 – Shelved as: mystery
October 23, 2020 – Shelved as: romance
October 23, 2020 – Shelved as: scifi
October 23, 2020 – Shelved as: suspense
October 24, 2020 – Shelved as: 2020-books-read
October 24, 2020 – Shelved as: reread
October 24, 2020 – Finished Reading

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