Devoted in Death – J.D. Robb
Published by Hachette NZ
Having not read one of the 40-odd previous In Death stories, I had no idea what to expect from Devoted in Death. It’s the kind of book my husband buys to read when we go on holiday; the kind of book that I usually end up finishing before he does. Indeed, I finished this one while on holiday, and if he hadn’t been reading something else, I would have suggested he read it too.
In the beginning, I thought Devoted in Death was going to follow the same route as most crime thrillers, with a formulaic rehashing of the character histories and past traumas. However. I was pleasantly surprised that Robb merely hinted at previous books, teasing me into thinking I’d better seek them out to discover who the characters were and what had shaped them.
I enjoyed Robb’s style of writing, and her ability to tell a gruesome story in a succinct and gripping way. Devoted in Death was clever and fast-paced, and as the number of remaining pages dwindled, I began to turn them faster than ever before.
The characters were interesting; I enjoyed the relationships between them, and the minor players. I’m not sure whether I liked Lieutenant Eve Dallas or not, but I felt a sort of respect for her ability to think outside the box and her determination to solve the crime.
Devoted in Death was a good read, and I’ll definitely be looking to read some of the previous storied soon.
Thank you to Hachette NZ for my review copy.
My love for this book series cannot be expressed strongly enough. I am ecstatic that you enjoyed this! 😀
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