Indulgence In Death by J.D. Robb (In Death #31)
November 2, 2010
Hardcover, 384 Pages
While I enjoy this series, I have only made it to book six. I have a lot of catching up to do. So I wanted someone to review this installment who is current with the series, and the first person I thought of was Claire aka Sparklybearsy. We met on Twitter, and Claire has a lovely blog, Ramblings of a Book Bitch. She is also a MASSIVE Roarke lover – so there may be squeeing/gushing below. Claire, take it away:
Disclaimer: received from Smexybooks because I am a Roarke-a-holic! Don’t Judge!
In this thirty-first installment of the In Death series, Indulgence in Death by JD Robb tells of the seemingly random killings taking place in New York City in the year 2060. Lieutenant Eve Dallas has to piece together clues, digging through layers to discover who the killer is before another innocent person loses their life. With not much to work with, no pattern to the murders can Eve knows it’s only a matter of time before someone else turns up dead, can she and her crack team of friends and colleagues work fast enough to stop the brutal sadistic crimes?
The book begins with Roarke and Eve on a trip to Roarke’s homeland, Ireland, recovering from the events that took place in ‘Fantasy in Death.‘ They go to stay with family, and not even on a vacation can Eve get away from murder. What I love about this section of the book is it is three whole chapters of Roarke! It’s the most he’s featured in the saga in a long time. It made for a happy bear.
Lots of funny moments, it gives me the giggles that a true city girl like Eve can be spooked by farm animals – she thinks cows and sheep stand around talking and plotting the take over of man kind! heh!
Two Favourite Quotes:
"Didn’t I bang you already today, twice this morning?"
"Darling Eve, you’re a pathetic romantic"
He framed her face now, touched his lips to her brow. Then looked in her eyes and spoke in Irish.
When he smiled now it it her up . "I said, you’re the beat of my heart, the breath in my body, the light in my soul"
Moved to melting, she took his wrists "Even when I’m the pain in your ass?"
My thoughts: Ok please forgive me, because I feel a gush session approaching any moment now. For those who don’t already know, I am a huge HUGE J.D. Robb fan (Nora Roberts is my Goddess) I’ve read all the In Death books several times over and constantly pimp the series to any and all who will listen, so to receive this book months before it’s release from Mandi to guest review on her blog can you imagine the size of the squee I had? Yes folks it was mahoosive!
Anyhoo, I digress!
I love travelling with Roarke and Eve through their life, it’s like revisiting beloved family members and whether its book one or book one hundred and forty six (random much!) I heart this series. I think it’s the well placed tender moments between friends, family, loved ones that make me happy to read a new In Death book. The crimes are always genius! How many times can you stage a murder and keep people interested? And yet Robb does every single time.
There was a few elements I missed in this latest installment, the candy thief, more interaction between Eve and Summerset ( they have the best sharp tongued banter) and references to Eve’s past. Nothing is detracted from what is actually in the book, the murders keep you hooked in, and I love that Robb differs from book to book, sometimes letting you in on the murderer other times keeping you guessing right up to the end. I’d make a terrible cop, I couldn’t find a murderer, but I do love going along with Eve while she solves her crime.
Time for my pimpage! If you haven’t read this series yet, I highly HIGHLY (I used CAPS, that means I’m serious!) recommend that you do. Don’t start with this book, go back to Naked in Death, I promise you wont regret it. You will love these characters, the story lines and the deep involvement you inevitably get once you pick up a JD Robb story.
And for all the Eve and Roarke fans, you are going to LOVE yourself silly getting a fix reading Indulgence in Death. Great writing, lots of action, humour and romantic moments. I loved this book.
Not surprising, I give Indulgence in Death by J.D. Robb top marks! 5 Sparkles out of 5!
Go HERE for a list of the series in order.