Author: J.D. Robb
Series: In Death #3
Genre: Detective Fiction
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Date of Publication: March 3, 2007
No. of pages: 324
My Rating: 5 Stars
She was 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 now she was dead, the victim of a brutal murder. Police lieutenant Eve Dallas put her professional life on the line to take the case when suspicion fell on her best friend, the other woman in the fatal love triangle. Beneath the facade of glamour, Eve found that the world of high fashion thrived on an all-consuming passion for youth and fame. One that led from the runway to the dark underworld of New York City where drugs could fulfill any desire -- for a price . . .
As a police lieutenant, Eve Dallas has always been in charge. In this next book in the In Death series, we see that facade that Eve has erected crumble more than a little bit. The circumstances are extenuating for more than one reason. First of all, her wedding to the ultra-sexy Roarke is fast approaching and of all things, Eve has to go shopping! On a far deeper level, this book really delves into Eve's past and we are able to see the tragic things she experienced. However, instead of her horrific experiences destroying her, they made her into the powerful woman that she is.
And Roarke...his love for Eve holds no bounds. Instead, her strength is what makes his love for her so all-consuming. Aaaahhhh. Yeah ...
In this story, right in the middle of the wedding preparations, a viperous woman is killed. The chief subject is none other than Eve's best friend Mavis. As a reminder, in the first book in this series, Naked in Death, when Roarke was the primary suspect, Eve was absolutely confident of his innocence. She is just as certain in this case. There is no way that Mavis is a murderer.
This is only the third book and I have dozens to go. Just as in the first two, this certainly gets 5 Stars from me. There are so many reasons. First of all, there is Eve. She is sharp, beautiful, sarcastic, loyal and is really blossom as she is opening her heart to Roarke. Then there is Roarke. I need a drool bib if I am going to really talk about him. He is gorgeous, strong, his love for Eve knows is just incredible, and it certainly doesn't hurt that he is a billionaire.
For a fast-paced, thrilling story with a great mix of characters and scenarios, definitely pick this book up. The danger never lets up and the angst when it comes to Eve's memories is nothing less than heartbreaking.
As a matter of fact, run to your local library, bookstore, audiobook source or Amazon and dive into this series. If you are anything like me, you will want to keep reading. The next book in the series is Rapture in Death.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Nora Roberts was born in Silver Spring, Maryland, the youngest of five children. After a school career that included some time in Catholic school and the discipline of nuns, she married young and settled in Keedysville, Maryland.
She worked briefly as a legal secretary. “I could type fast but couldn’t spell, I was the worst legal secretary ever,” she says now. After her sons were born she stayed home and tried every craft that came along. A blizzard in February 1979 forced her hand to try another creative outlet. She was snowed in with a three and six year old with no kindergarten respite in sight and a dwindling supply of chocolate.
Born into a family of readers, Nora had never known a time that she wasn’t reading or making up stories. During the now-famous blizzard, she pulled out a pencil and notebook and began to write down one of those stories. It was there that a career was born. Several manuscripts and rejections later, her first book, Irish Thoroughbred, was published by Silhouette in 1981.
Nora met her second husband, Bruce Wilder, when she hired him to build bookshelves. They were married in July 1985. Since that time, they’ve expanded their home, traveled the world and opened a bookstore together
Through the years, Nora has always been surrounded by men. Not only was she the youngest in her family, but she was also the only girl. She has raised two sons. Having spent her life surrounded by men, Ms. Roberts has a fairly good view of the workings of the male mind, which is a constant delight to her readers. It was, she’s been quoted as saying, a choice between figuring men out or running away screaming.
Nora is a member of several writers groups and has won countless awards from her colleagues and the publishing industry. Recently The New Yorker called her “America’s favorite novelist.”
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