I always enjoy J. D. Robb’s futuristic mysteries.
I love the heart and passion underlying Eve Dallas’s tough exterior, and the authentic portrayal of the healing journey of a woman who (although it isn’t labeled as such) carries Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from early trauma.
Kudos to J D Robb, who has maintained 5-star worthy writing through 46 novels and several novellas following one character. Many series detectives don’t grow during their series, but Robb has maintained personal growth in both for both her detective heroine, Eve Dallas, and the impossibly wealthy but very sexy love of her life, Roarke.
I thoroughly enjoyed this story. It’s not my favorite of her In Death series. It didn’t resonate with me as deeply in an emotional sense as some of the others in the series, perhaps because there wasn’t as much evolution in Eve’s healing journey, and that’s an aspect of the books that evokes strong emotion in me as a reader.
Dark in Death is definitely a 5-star book and I’ll inevitably go back and read it again, as I have all her other books..
J D, please keep the In Death series coming.