Sunday, April 17, 2011

Review: Glory in Death by J.D. Robb

Title: Glory in Death
Series: In Death
Author: J.D. Robb
Read copy: eBook
Published: December 1, 1995
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
ISBN: 1101221038
ISBN-13: 9781101221037

In a time when technology can reveal the darkest of secrets, there's only one place to hide a crime of passion—in the heart...

The first victim was found lying on a sidewalk in the rain. The second was murdered in her own apartment building. Police lieutenant Eve Dallas had no problem finding connections between the two crimes. Both victims were beautiful and highly successful women. Their glamorous lives and loves were the talk of the city. And their intimate relations with men of great power and wealth provided Eve with a long list of suspects—including her own lover, Roarke. As a woman, Eve was compelled to trust the man who shared her bed. But as a cop, it was her job to follow every investigate every scandalous explore every secret passion, no matter how dark. Or how dangerous.

My rating:

One of the initial reservations I had about this series was the doubt about the “readability” of a series with the same leading characters, Eve Dallas and Roarke. I mean, wouldn’t it get boring after a while?

The first book read like a “standard” romance to me. Boy meets girl, falls for her, girl falls right back, they defeat a murderer, and live happily ever after. What’s to add?

Well, my worries and doubts were completely unfounded if this second book is any indication. Because there was plenty more for the reader to learn about both of them and for them to learn about each other. And there was a rather big obstacle in the middle, thanks to Eve and her stubborn refusal to lean on anyone. Lucky for them (and us) they resolved the issue, but I’m glad it was her that made that last step, because Roarke deserved it. Boy, did he deserve it.

In other news (just kidding), this was again a great book, fast-paced, wonderfully written, with great characters, and suspense. The only hiccup for me was the fact I knew who the killer was from the second murder on. Maybe because I loathed the person, but I was right.

Oh, and I have to talk about the ending. Well, not as much talk about it than go “awwww”. Loved it. Absolutely perfect timing.


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