As with sculpture, they need to chip away at the layers of deception to find the shape within--and soon they're getting the FBI involved in a case that involves a sinister, fanatical group and a stunning criminal conspiracy.
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I love the In Death series and honestly hope that Robb continues to write it for many more years to come. I know that she's said that the series will end if Eve and Roarke ever have a baby, but I really think that there is potential for that to happen and for the story to continue. Regardless, this time Dallas and Peabody are up against a religious cult that protects their own at all costs. It was a wild ride.
Loved the Mystery
I love when Dallas and Peabody catch a case that leads to a larger conspiracy (which happens a surprising amount). But it usually gives them the chance to meet new characters and ultimately bring down a much larger threat than a single killer (although even one murderer is too many). Robb does a great job connecting the murder of Ariel Byrd to a larger organization and building towards a massive takedown. As always, Dallas is able to piece together who the murderer is, but the journey to get there is great. I've already read this book twice because I loved seeing Dallas getting the chance to help so many people.
Getting in Touch with Secondary Characters Again
I feel like we're finally seeing more from the secondary characters we love, and I'm so happy about it! There were a few books where Robb really took a step back from expanding the stories of characters like Peabody, McNab, Mavis, etc, and I really felt the lack of them. I love Eve and Roarke, but they are at their best when they are juggling their personal lives with the lives of their friends and solving a murder. This time we're given the chance to see more of Peabody, Mavis, McNab and Leonardo and I'm so excited for them all! Honestly, I'm still waiting for when Eve and Roarke have to baby sit Bella - that feels like some solid fun waiting to happen (for readers - it would probably be a personal hell for Eve ;D).
Long Series that Continues To Please
I really can't imagine not being excited about a new In Death book being released, but it's always rewarding when the newest addition to the series hits so many different notes with the reader. Personally, I loved this book and the mystery around it, but I do feel (like many of the newer books) it's missing some of the tension we used to see in the early book. It's hard because I can't say how Robb would add this - so much of the early tension was Eve and Roarke fighting about something or Eve trying to piece together her past - so much of the tension has been resolved. Which is why it's sometimes hard to see what the end goal of this series is... However, I continue to look forward to the journey and hope that Robb gives us more stories for many years to come.
I really enjoyed this addition to the In Death series and would highly recommend it to all J.D. Robb lovers. While it doesn't necessarily have the tension of the original books (I'm thinking books #1-#20 were the most intense because we were in the midst of learning about all these characters), I don't expect it to because there has been so much built in this world. However, it was nice to see secondary characters again and I'm excited to see more of them, and of course Dallas and Roarke, in the future!
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FINAL RATING: 4.5/5
Hi, I'm Alexandra! I love reading (largely YA fiction, but sometimes I'll read "adult" books), playing board games, Nutella, and binge-watching TV shows on Netflix with my husband.
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