Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Book Review: Strangers In Death

Book Title: Strangers in Death
Author: JD Robb
Publisher: Putnam Adult
Cost: Hardcover $27.95, MM $7.99, ebook $7.99
Pages: 356
How I got it: Library
Synopsis:
Technology may be different in 2060 New York, yet the city is still a place of many cultures and great divides. But as ever, some murders receive more attention than others-especially those in which the victim is a prominent businessman, found in his Park Avenue apartment, tied to the bed-and strangled- with cords of black velvet.

It doesn't surprise Lieutenant Eve Dallas that Thomas Anders's scandalous death is a source of titillation and speculation to the public-and of humiliation to his family. But while people in the city are talking about it, those close to Anders aren't so anxious to do the same. With some help from her billionaire husband, Roarke, Eve's soon knocking on doors-or barging through them-to find answers.

My Review:
It's another day in Eve's world and another murder has taken place, this time to a prominent business man, one well liked by the business community.  there are almost no leads, but Eve has her instincts and they tell her who the killer is from the get go. This time I both agreed with her logic but needed her to prove it & boy did she prove it.

I have my issues with Eve (i'll share those another time) but I do love her world. Her secondary characters truly help to make the book, i personally wished we could she more of Dr. Mira (& not just in the professional setting); I find Peabody & McNab fascinating as a couple as well as her secondary characters. I also wished we heard from them more, but this series focus is Eve, so we hear from her the most.

As the story is told, we learn more about each of the characters and what is happening in their lives, Eve is of course still uncomfortable (all these years later and she still hasn't changed) with the displays of happiness. She and Roarke go a couple of rounds at each other, and learn to build their relationship a little more. Roarke is amazing, Eve is insanely frustrating cool and yet they work it out pretty well.

There is mystery, romance, & some kick-ass futuristic stuff (which seems to be coming true a lot sooner than the books anticipated dates, like ebook readers. Makes you wonder if they read her books for the idea or did she see that coming down the pipe?? hmmm the chicken/egg argument.

I personally enjoyed this installment into the series.  A definite 'burn rubber to get it' kind of rating.

Happy Reading

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