Monday, July 17, 2017

BOOK REVIEW - IMMORTAL IN DEATH by J.D. ROBB - IN DEATH # 3 - PIATKUS - CRIME ROMANCE


By : J.D. Robb

Published By: Piatkus
Released: Available Now
Details: Paperback from library, 404 Pages

RATING: 5 ROARKE STARS!

Blurb: Goodreads

'She'd come to New York to be a cop, because she believed in order. Needed it to survive. She had taken control, had made herself into the person some anonymous social worker had named Eve Dallas.'


But in a few weeks she won't just be Eve Dallas, lieutenant, homicide. She'll be Roarke's wife. But Eve's wedding plans may have to be put on hold as her private and professional lives collide...

The victim in her latest murder investigation is one of the most sought-after women in the world. A top model who would stop at nothing to get what she wanted - even another woman's man. And Eve's chief suspect is the other woman in this fatal love triangle - her best friend Mavis. Putting her job on the line to head the investigation, Eve discovers that the world of high fashion thrives on an all-consuming passion for youth and fame. One that leads from the runway to the dark underworld of New York City where drugs can fulfil any desire - for a price . . .


Eve Dallas
Image inspiration pinched off another review
Thought they had it pretty spot on.


BOOK REVIEW:

I’m trying not to worry already an In Death series formula is becoming quite evident, each book I crack open. Janet Evanovich has got that covered with Stephanie Plum.

46th book releasing in 2017, I could skip to book 45 and see how that formula is going, but where would the fun in that be?

Like Stephanie Plum series, I am addicted, regardless of the formula.

Steph P series has Ranger reeling me back in each time and Eve Dallas has Roarke.

Giddy up!

The baddie of the story is pretty evident early on into Immortal In Death, but that is okay. I was hovering on two theories from the get go, but felt theory one was a little too directed by the author. That is when I know to look the other way.

What I like is Nora aka J.D gives us a platter of sub characters to choose from who could be the bad guy.

Bravo!

Pet hate is an author writing in this genre who gives us only one possibility because they are too busy pushing on the reader the one they want us to assume is the killer. Ya gotta be cleverer than that and give the reader a ride. J.D. did serve up a nice platter of suspects.

Possible Spoiler Alert:

Throw your hand over the screen and block out the paragraph below. Don’t peek!You can peek if you already read book 3.



I kinda feel bad with who we discover is the baddie because there was so much potential there for a Joe/Steph/Ranger thing.



I did like the title had  ‘Immortal’ in it and how it is brought into this mystery.

Oh... Roarke, you are so yummy. The more I read in this series, the more I see why Eve attracts you like a bee to honey, when you could have any woman.

The sub characters really do steal the show sometimes when Eve is getting rather clinical in her investigations.

Leonardo is a wonderful addition who is a great quirky character.



‘Leonardo, he’s this massive, and oddly attractive… I don’t know. Event. Heavy on the Native American blood, at a guess. He has the bone structure and coloring of an NA, biceps like astro torpedoes, and a voice that has a hint of magnolia.


(Say what? Magnolia? *scratches head*)



If only Pandora hadn’t been killed off, what a PITA addition she would have been to the series, but entertaining.



“You two-timing, back-stabbing, mother-fucking son of a bitch.” She made her leap, rather like a gorgeous mortar locked on target, and with a speed and grace brought on by pure fear.



Mavis and Leonardo are gonna make a wonderful story addition because they are such colorful characters.

Peabody! I just love her name, it is kinda manly, but who cares. I look forward to more of Eve and Peabody teaming up.

We learn things in this installment. Lots of things.

We get more of Eve and her past. Summerset learns things giving him a whole new perspective on Eve. It’s these parts of a long standing series that help me to stay on track and keep coming back for more, because although they are possibly part of the recipe (release an emotional tit-bit each book), they don’t read like the recipe.

Another addictive installment. I’m ready for Rapture In Death.


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