Saturday, April 6, 2019

Review - Vengeance in Death

Title:  Vengeance in Death
Author:  J.D. Robb
Series:  In Death #6
Genre:  Detective Fiction
Publisher:  Berkley Publishing Group
Format:  Kindle
Date of Publication:  1997; 2004
No. of pages: 343
My Rating:  4.5 Stars


He is an expert with the latest technology...a madman with the mind of a genius and the heart of a killer. He quietly stalks his prey. Then he haunts the police with cryptic riddles about the crimes he is about to commit--always solved moments too late to save his victims' lives.Police lieutenant Eve Dallas found the first victim butchered in his own home. The second lost his life in a vacant luxury apartment. The two men had little in common. Both suffered unspeakable torture before their deaths. And both had ties to an ugly secret of ten years past--a secret shared by none other than Eve's new husband, Roarke.


Lieutenant Eve Dallas has another serious case that ties into her husband Roarke’s past. Presently, she is working hard to solve murders that are apparently connected. One thing that Eve found that the victims had in common is that they were brutally tortured before their murders. 

There is another unlikely connection to the murders and Roarke’s past. This involves Summerset, the man that works for Roarke, and who happens to be the bane of Eve’s existence.

Eve and Roarke, as always, are incredible together. Eve had gone through a horrid childhood and, although she truly loves Roarke, she seemed to hold herself back from him in earlier books. By now, however, her love for Roarke is complete, and that is very rewarding. Nonetheless there is a strain as Summerset’s past comes front and center. 

This thrilling book had plenty of intrigue, but also delivered emotion and passion. It was finely balanced and was a wonderful addition to the series. The next book is Holiday in Death


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. Gasp, I just realized, I've never read Nora Roberts - how can that BE?

    1. Whaaaat!!! You have to read at least ONE Nora Roberts book DJ! LOL

  2. This is already on my TBR pile. Thanks for the review :)

  3. I'd not heard of this book until now. Looks good. Great review.

  4. Yay for Nora Roberts!!! She is the one that got me stuck on romance in the first place. I haven't read any of her J.D. Robb books yet but definitely intrigued :) I love the Cordina's Royal Family series. So romantic.