Review: ‘Glory in Death’ by J.D. Robb #InDeathReadALong
Glory in Deathby J.D. Robb
Series: In Death #2
Published by Berkley Books on December 28, 1995
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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It is 2058, New York City. In a world where technology can reveal the darkest of secrets, there's only one place to hide a crime of passion-in the heart.
Even in the mid-twenty-first century, during a time when genetic testing usually weeds out any violent hereditary traits before they can take over, murder still happens. The first victim is found lying on a sidewalk in the rain. The second is murdered in her own apartment building. Police Lieutenant Eve Dallas has no problem finding connections between the two crimes. Both victims were beautiful and highly successful women. Their glamorous lives and loves were the talk of the city. And their intimate relations with men of great power and wealth provide Eve with a long list of suspects -- including her own lover, Roarke.
I think I’m going to have a hard time reading only one book a month for the #InDeathReadALong Challenge. Someone may have to stop me from picking up the next book in the series before next month because I’m enjoying this futuristic world that J.D. Robb has created.
I’m in love with Eve Dallas for her determination and kick-butt qualities. She takes her police officer job seriously and sometimes forgets to take care of herself. She even pushes away Roarke when he starts showing more feelings than what Eve wants in her life. I almost got mad at Eve for pushing Roarke away. Don’t you dare let go of that man, Eve!! He loves Eve and will do anything for her, and there is so much proof in this book. I love Roarke so much!!
The second book has Eve Dallas as the primary investigator on the murder of a high-profile victim. This victim is well-known in the public eye, and Eve goes after the most likely people that may have wanted her dead until another murder happens to another victim. Eve has to retrace her steps through the first murder to find out who could be the killer. The killer, though, is not making it easy for her.
I enjoyed the mystery in this story and how J.D. Robb had me going back and forth with Eve to find out who could be behind the murders. I figured it out towards the end, but I wanted to know why the killer did it, and the revealing of it was a shock for me.
Let’s also not forget about Roarke and Eve. These two have a connection that is hard to resist. There was a small blip in their relationship in this book though that had me on the edge of my seat. I didn’t want them to give up on each other. I know Roarke wouldn’t give up on Eve, though.
If you haven’t read this series (like I haven’t until recently), then I recommend you do it soon. Don’t let the 50+ books in the series intimidate you, though. I know it scared me at first, but now I’m excited to read ALL the books in the series and follow Eve and Roarke’s story. I also need more of the secondary characters, too: Feeney, Peabody, Mavis, etc.