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I’ve read every book in the In Death series, many numerous times and I enjoyed them all however, the last few books have been somewhat disappointing. I found this one to be just BORING and lacking the luster and punch of JD ‘s earlier books. If it wasn’t for the narration of Susan Ericksen who is absolutely brilliant in the Series, I would suggest not to waste your credit. However, I would pay to have Ms. Ericksen read recipes, I think she’s that good, and she definitely saves whatever semblance of a good story there is here. That being said I am still a huge fan and anxiously await the next In Death installment to be published and hope Eve Dallas has a little more challenging and exciting crimes and criminals to bring to justice. I’m hoping the rumors that JD Robb may have ghost writers is just that, rumors, but there has definitely been a change in storylines and writing technique. Let’s wait see what September brings.
29 of 30 people found this review helpful
I was really hoping for a new twist, plot, change or some deviation in the series. I didn't get it. There are over 40 books in the series and I have listened to or read them all. Unless there is a dramatic change in the series I am not sure I will continue with it. I struggled through this book. I found myself day dreaming at times. The only part that I found myself laughing was at Bella's part. Eve doesn't seem to evolve at all. When will Peabody become a more independent detective able to solve her own cases? Will Baxter ever get promoted? At least we see a hint of Nadine finally becoming serious about a relationship and take on an intern with the possibility of adding some new interest. As far as the killer in this book...there have been better. I love Roark but there was nothing new there either. Overall, I was disappointed in this book. Writers shoyld evolve in their writing and I didn't feel that with this book.
24 of 25 people found this review helpful
I've read and listened to the entire "in death" series. Dark in Death never really lived enough to die. JD Robb (aka Nora Roberts) simply didn't seem to have any real interest in writing this novel. No character progression, except perhaps for Nadine and her new squeeze. Overall the crew of characters plodded along with their day-to-day lives. As for the plot, I'd hazard a guess that Nora Roberts receives similar fan mail on a regular basis. She or perhaps her agent or editor suggested using the fan mail, particularly the creepy/stalker/wannabes as the basis for the novel in this series. I'd hope the author would begin to explore Dallas' growing supernatural gifts to be in touch with death; get more dept about what's it's like to be dead from her murder victims during and after the investigations; a move to Dallas & Roarke starting a family; Delia & McNab either having a huge fall-out or alternatively accidentally getting preggers; more on Roarke's shady past; more sci-fi! Anything would be better than Dark in Death.
Eve is as always brilliant and entertaining.
Loved it, can't wait for the next book.
I thought I had picked the killer at the start. Ha! How could I be so arrogant! JD is better than that.
Over detailed analysis and disussion of the case between Dallas and Rourke ....took away from the exciting plotline.