Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Review: Devoted in Death by J.D. Robb

Title: Devoted in Death
Series: In Death
Author: J.D. Robb
Read copy: eBook (Kindle)
Published: September 15, 2015
Publisher: Berkley

It's a new year in New York city, and two star-crossed lovers have just discovered an insatiable appetite...for murder.

Lieutenant Eve Dallas has witnessed some grisly crimes in her career and she knows just how dark things can get on the streets. But when a much-loved musician is found dead, Eve soon realizes that his murder is part of a horrifying killing spree, stretching right across the country.

Now the killers have reached New York, and they've found themselves another victim. Eve knows she only has a couple of days to save a young girl's life, and to stop the killers before their sadistic games escalate. Eve's husband Roarke is ready to put his brains and his considerable resources behind the search. But even as the couple works closely together, time is running out...

My rating:

A young couple on a nationwide killing spree cross into Lieutenant Eve Dallas territory, murdering a promising cellist. Now, the supposedly star-crossed lovers have taken two more people hoping to turn them into victims, and Eve and her team are running against the clock...

Yet another one where the reader knows the identity of the killers and follows Dallas and her investigators on their path to "discovery". It was low on the imminent-danger/urgency scale, but it more than compensated in gruesomeness, chills and overall sickness.

I liked the investigative process, aided by a temporary addition of a deputy from Arkansas, and the characters once more brought their best.

Interesting and well-plotted.


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