Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Strangers In Death

I'm a huge, HUGE fan of the Eve Dallas series by JD Robb/Nora Roberts. I've been very patient, waiting for my turn for the book at the library. So I when I picked it up at the library yesterday, I sat down with it immediately.

Here's the blurb:
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.

But the facts don't add up. Physical evidence suggests that the victim didn't struggle. The security breach in the apartment indicates that the killer was someone known to the family, but everyone's alibi checks out. Was this a crime of passion in a kinky game gone wrong-or a meticulously planned execution? It's up to Dallas to solve a case in which strangers may be connected in unexpected, and deadly, ways.

Very few authors have the ability to suck me right in. I sat down with the book and I completely forget about the time. I started reading it in the evening and think it must have been around two in the morning when J came into the living room and told me to go to bed. He took the book away from me...yep, took it away. I had to go to sleep. Anyway, I finished it the this morning.

Like any series, there are books that are really good and other that just don't do it for me. And this one fits in the "Eh, it's okay.". Don't get me wrong I enjoyed it, but I found the second part better than the first. It seemed to take a while to connect the two points of the story together. By the end of it, it was all tied up together.

Strangers In Death by J.D. Robb (3.5/5) Paranormal Suspense/Alternate Future; Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons (1/2008); Series: # 28, Eve Dallas; 100 + Reading Challenge (9); Library book;

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