Friday, February 8, 2019

Review - Rapture in Death

Title:  Rapture in Death
Author:  J.D. Robb
Series:  In Death #4
Genre:  Detective Fiction
Publisher:  Berkley Publishing Group
Format:  Kindle
Date of Publication: March 3, 2007
No. of pages: 299
My Rating:  5 Stars


They died with smiles on their faces. Three apparent suicides: a brilliant engineer, an infamous lawyer, and a controversial politician. Three strangers with nothing in common--and no obvious reasons for killing themselves. Police lieutenant Eve Dallas found the deaths suspicious. And her instincts paid off when autopsies revealed small burns on the brains of the victims. Was it a genetic abnormality or a high-tech method of murder? Eve's investigation turned to the provocative world of virtual reality games--where the same techniques used to create joy and desire could also prompt the mind to become the weapon of its own destruction...


How is it that three women die under very similar circumstances? All were apparently very happy when they died, but all three deaths were ruled suicides. Why the conflict? Also, the three women were all professional, one a brilliant engineer, then a successful lawyer and a controversial politician. They had nothing in common but the cause of their deaths.

Seemingly, only lieutenant Eve Dallas finds these deaths suspicious. She further investigates and she finds a common denominator. As always the danger is in this story is in stiff competition to the sizzling connection between Eve and Roarke.

This futuristic story, Rapture in Death, is a bit more advanced in that regard than the prior three books in this series. This is especially so because Eve and Roarke happen upon a deadly virtual reality game. They could lose everything. Will Eve be able to get to the bottom of things before that very game becomes deadly to her?

The In Death series is a long-running one, with 49 books offered thus far. As each title gives a brief history of the pasts of Eve and Roarke, and how they found one another. However, it is a very exciting series and might just definitely be enjoyed more by reading in succession.

I plan on reading and reviewing each title on this blog. Feel free to search any of my previous reviews.


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.”


  1. Nice review. Not sure this one is for me though.

  2. Another author I need to give a try. Thanks for the review.
    Gemma @

  3. I’ve seen this series around. 49 books?! Wow!!

  4. I didn't realize this series was like long. Wow! Excellent post.

  5. Great review Robin, this book series looks and sounds absolutely amazing and right up my alley but wow it is a long series 49 books whoa! Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.