Review: Naked in Death by J. D. Robb

The Particulars:  Futuristic Romance,  Putnam,  available as e-book and in Print

The Source: Used copy ( Swedish edition)

The Grade: B

The Blurb:
It is the year 2058, and technology now completely rules the world. But New York City Detective Eve Dallas knows that the irresistible impulses of the human heart are still ruled by just one thing-passion.

When a senator’s daughter is killed, the secret life of prostitution she’d been leading is revealed. The high-profile case takes Lieutenant Eve Dallas into the rarefied circles of Washington politics and society. Further complicating matters is Eve’s growing attraction to Roarke, who is one of the wealthiest and most influential men on the planet, devilishly handsome… and the leading suspect in the investigation

The Review:

Naked in Death has been on my wish list for a while, and it was pure coincidence that I found a used copy at our cigarette store, since normally they mostly have old Harlequins.At first I hadn’t planned to review it, but then I remembered that the latest In Death book was out recently. So I decided it might be more people like me out there, that had considered starting reading the In Death series, but hadn’t made up their minds yet. Hopefully this review will help a bit.

 

This book takes place in 2058. J D Robb’s version of the future was dark and gritty. But it was also very believable. From the kinds of weapons they used, to the changes that had happened in the world, and how that had affected what was luxuries.

 

The murder mystery was intriguing. I liked to follow Eve and Feeley as they searched for clues, and I especially liked how Eve was determined to solve the case no matter what. The plot was filled with unexpected twists, yet they also managed to shed light on the society, and show that nothing had really changed.

 

The romance between Roarke and Eve was… interesting in several ways. I really liked how it gradually was revealed exactly how much they had in common, even if their lives were very different. But what I liked most, was how Eve changed through the story. At the beginning she was rather cold, and a loner but as the story went on, she mellowed and started to open up to Roarke .

 

What I really liked was how Eve’s history tied into the plot. It added an extra layer of emotion to the ending.

The biggest problem I had with this book was that it took me a long time before I warmed up to Eve. For the first 60 pages she was cold. But I am glad that I kept on reading, since the book improved after the beginning. Will I read the rest of the series? Maybe. But then I’ll probably buy them in English, since they only translated the first 3 books, and it is out of print.

 

 

 

2 comments

  1. Nice review! I read Naked in Death a few months and I loved it. I like both Eve and Roarke and I want to continue the series. I got the the book from the library but I’m thinking of getting the bundles at Kobo at some point.

    1. I liked it so much that I bought the second book from Kobo two days later. 🙂 I’ll probably buy the bundles later on, though.

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