Friday 20 March 2020

Review: Dark in Death - J.D. Robb

There's always a reason for murder. But when a young actress is killed at a cinema screening, that reason is hard to fathom - even for Lieutenant Eve Dallas and her team. It's only when crime writer Blaine DeLano arrives at the precinct the the shocking truth is revealed. Someone is recreating the brutal murder scenes from her latest series, book by book.

As fiction is transformed into bloody reality, Eve will need all her skill and experience to solve this unique case. Luckily for her, husband Roarke happens to be a fan of DeLano's work. He's more than happy to work side by side with his brilliant wife - no matter how dark things become...

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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46 books in and J.D. Robb is still finding creative new motives for murder, in this case real life is imitating art as the killer recreates the murder scenes from a popular author's latest series. Eve is really up against it this time, she is able to profile future targets from the books but that leaves her with a whole city of potential victims and it doesn't give her any clue who the killer could be. It's fair to say that this one will be complicated but Eve will never give up until she catches the bad guy.

I still can't believe quite how hooked I am on this series after already reading so many books. That really does show how brilliant J.D. Robb's writing is and how much I've come to care about these characters. Eve and Roarke's relationship never stops growing and changing as they become more secure in their partnership and learn each other's quirks and hot buttons. Their romance has never been perfect because they both make mistakes regularly but at the same time they have learnt to communicate so those mistakes are quickly forgiven. They really are one of my favourite romance couples because we've spent so much time watching their relationship blossom.

Of course Eve and Roarke steal the show in every instalment but there are so many side characters I also love to catch glimpses of and it's been a lot of fun seeing the direction all of their lives are taking. Peabody and McNab always add some light hearted humour, you have Doctor Mira, her husband and even Feeny who take on a more parental role while Nadine has become a sounding board and a source for useful information. All of the characters feel completely real to me and it's always brilliant to dive back into this world for what feels like the chance to catch up with old friends.

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