The In Death series never ceases to amaze and doesn't disappoint. Th sexy duo of Eve and Roarke is back. This time with a case of obsession. J.D. Robb is one of my favourite authors because I'm obsessed with her writing style. Not only the description of the scenes and characters but the quick step conversations. Any fan of the In Death series knows what I'm talking about. For those who haven't read the series, it's like watching a verbal tango. It's smooth, quick and has a rhythm. It's feature of her writing that always excites me.
The storyline was interesting although in it's usual dress of a murder case that keeps on giving. Lieutenant Eve Dallas hates attention; she's simply about the job and those she care about. So is the killer, in a twisted, psychotic way. Only, unlike Eve who sees things in black and white, the killer seems to be looking through a kaleidoscope. Eve stood for the dead and the 'unsub' believed they stood for Eve. There was absolutely no rush in the development of the plot nor was did it go at a lethargic pace. At one point, I thought Eve was in real trouble of not finding the killer. The moment was brief as I mentally slapped myself. This is Lieutenant Eve Dallas with her Irish husband Roarke.
The thing about this installation, was that it went heavy on the mental side of twisted, obsessed. The killer thought she knew Eve and Eve had to get to know her killer.
The last scene was emotionally wrenching as we watched all those who stood behind this strong woman, watched her stand at the mercy of a killer. It brought back the last scene from a previous installation when Eve faced off with the disgraced Captain Roth, fist to fist. She stood in the name of cops who respected the badge against those who disgraced. Only this killer was not a cop but on the job nonetheless and she took to a personal level. Eve in this one put her life on the line in front of all of them. She faced down a killer who intended to take down, Eve and the cops. All in front of her commander, mentor and husband.
It was a ride that took her down the dark side of fame and being well known for the work she did. I'm glad I got to be passenger on that ride. Thank you J.D. Robb, now I'm obsessed.
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