Sunday, November 5, 2017

Review: Eternity in Death by J.D. Robb

Title: Eternity In Death
Series: In Death
Author: J.D. Robb
Read copy: eBook (Kindle)
Published: September 6, 2012
Publisher: Piatkus

When club-hopping bad girl Tiara Kent is found dead in her plush Manhattan apartment, the killing has all the earmarks of a vampire attack. The ever-practical Lieutenant Eve Dallas has to deal with superstitious cops carrying garlic and stakes, as well as the ever-hysterical press. None of the wealthy young victim's friends seem to know much about the Dark Prince she has been secretly seeing. The chase to stop him before he kills again will lead Eve and her team into areas of the city that not even the most intrepid cop wants to visit, and into the very heart of darkness.

My rating:

A fourth-generation rich, club-hopping socialite is found dead in her own bed with the only sign of trauma two puncture wounds in her neck. Cause of death: exsanguination.
The woman has recently hooked up with a mysterious man, no one has seen, no one knows... Except for the fact she called him her "Dark Prince".

Lieutenant Eve Dallas is a pragmatist; she doesn't believe in the occult or the paranormal. She knows Tiara Kent wasn't killed by a vampire; a human did her in, and Eve has her suspect. He might not be a monster of legend, but he is a monster; she recognizes it in him...Now she just needs enough-ha-nails to hammer into his coffin.

This story was short and quick, yet it still packed quite a punch. It had enough sprinkling of potential paranormal elements to keep the characters (and reader) guessing, even despite everyday human logic.

The killer was known almost from the start, so there wasn't much investigation or procedural going on, but the pacing held strong, the plot was tight and intense, the story engrossing and slightly creepy.

Great story.


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