Customer Review

Reviewed in the United States on February 7, 2020
As usual, the suspense storyline is exciting and keeps you thinking. Most of our beloved familiar characters are here. We have most of the usual elements of an In Death book and a few nice, quiet moments between Eve and Roarke.

This series is by far my favorite series and JD Robb (Nora Roberts) is clearly the unparalleled master of creating a universe, developing characters and maintaining that universe and those characters over the long haul without compromising the quality or integrity of the franchise. 50 books plus nearly 20 novellas in anthologies over the course of 25 years. I just don’t see it ever happening again. And man am I counting on it continuing for a long while yet!

As someone who has read all the books multiple times and is now working my way through all of them on audio as well, I made a list of the characters I expected to see, the items I expected to see referenced and particular scenes I expected to read based on what I’ve come to expect from the books.

I was pretty damn close on all three lists. Only three people on my list weren’t at least mentioned. I was shocked at who did not share page time with Eve though and how small a role others played. (No spoilers!) In terms of the items I had a list of 15 that appear in nearly every book and only two did not here but I was super shocked about them, especially one of them, as they are such iconic representations of the start of the Roarke and Eve relationship. As far as the scenes go, I had 13 that always appear and only one did not, again a major shock given it’s role from the beginning.

The book lived up to my expectations with this series and Robb’s craft. I hate that I read it in one sitting because now it’s over and I’ve got seven months to wait for the next one...which of course I’ve already pre-ordered. You can’t go wrong with this series!
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