Tuesday 30 April 2019

Review: Imitation in Death - J.D. Robb

As Lieutenant Eve Dallas stood over what had once been a woman, she wondered when she would see worse than this.

Jack the Ripper, the Boston Strangler, Ted Bundy. The worst murderers in history and a new madman's inspiration. In the lost hours of the night a man in a top hat and swirling cloak leaves horror in his wake and a note to Eve Dallas, signed simply: Jack.

More murders follow and Eve quickly realises the killer's deadly game of imitation. But facing this calm and menacing presence, with a trail running through London, Paris and LA, Eve struggles to keep her focus.

At a time when legend collides with brutal reality, Eve needs all her wits about her . . .

In Death Series:
Naked in Death
Glory in Death
Immortal in Death
Rapture in Death
Ceremony in Death
Vengeance in Death
Holiday in Death
Midnight in Death (Novella)
Conspiracy in Death
Loyalty in Death
Witness in Death
Judgement in Death
Betrayal in Death
Interlude in Death (Novella)
Seduction in Death
Reunion in Death
Purity in Death
Portrait in Death
Imitation in Death
Big Jack (Available in the Remember When Anthology or separately)
Divided in Death
Visions in Death
Survivor in Death
Origin in Death
Memory in Death
Haunted in Death (Novella)
Born in Death
Innocent in Death
Creation in Death
Eternity in Death (Novella)
Strangers in Death
Salvation in Death
Ritual in Death (Novella)
Promises in Death
Kindred in Death
Missing in Death (Novella)
Fantasy in Death
Indulgence in Death
Possession in Death (Novella)
Treachery in Death
New York to Dallas
Chaos in Death (Novella)
Celebrity in Death
Delusion in Death
Calculated in Death
Thankless in Death
Taken in Death (Novella available in the Mirror, Mirror anthology or separately)
Concealed in Death
Festive in Death
Obsession in Death
Devoted in Death
Wonderment in Death (Novella)
Brotherhood in Death
Apprentice in Death
Echoes in Death
Secrets in Death
Dark in Death
Leverage in Death
Connections in Death
Vendetta in Death
Golden in Death

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Imitation in Death sees Eve up against a serial killer with a difference. Instead of finding his own preferred methodology this killer is imitating his favourite serial killers from throughout history, starting with Jack the Ripper. Every murder is different and the only link between the crimes is that all of the victims are women. Eve knows she's dealing with someone who loves the his work and who will keep killing until she stops him but she doesn't have many clues to work from.

17 books in and I'm still totally hooked! The murder mystery was great, there are some fabulous moments between Roarke and Eve (I laughed out loud when he decided to buy a top of the line grill so they could host a barbecue), and Peabody is just a little bit stressed about her upcoming Detective's exam. I'm running out of ways to say how much I love all of these characters so I'll just keep this brief and say if you've let the size of this series put you off starting it (like I have for so many years!) then don't put it off any longer. There is a reason fans are still going crazy for it over 40 books in and I can't wait to read the rest of them.

Source: Purchased

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