[586]: Glory in Death by JD Robb

Series: In Death, #2
Berkley | December 28th, 1995
Adult Fiction | Romantic Suspense
Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

It is 2058, New York City. In a world where technology can reveal the darkest of secrets, there’s only one place to hide a crime of passion-in the heart.

Even in the mid-twenty-first century, during a time when genetic testing usually weeds out any violent hereditary traits before they can take over, murder still happens. The first victim is found lying on a sidewalk in the rain. The second is murdered in her own apartment building. Police Lieutenant Eve Dallas has no problem finding connections between the two crimes. Both victims were beautiful and highly successful women. Their glamorous lives and loves were the talk of the city. And their intimate relations with men of great power and wealth provide Eve with a long list of suspects — including her own lover, Roarke.

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I’m finally getting around to reviewing this book. I know it’s practically from the vault, but this series is too wonderful not to talk about. Between the futuristic landscape and the suspense that took my breath away, this book/series is worth scouring the earth for. I like that the Science Fiction aspect is downplayed. Those books tend to be daunting. This series, however, combines Sci-Fi with Romantic Suspense (which, I’m a big fan of).

This book finds Eve in the middle of several murders of highly successful women. Yet again, Roarke seems to be in the thick of it. I do hope this story arch stops soon. Honestly, it’s growing tedious. The doubting is getting to me. As if these two doesn’t have enough relationship problems already! At the same time, I like that Roarke’s name gets thrown into the mix. It’s like, when in doubt, blame Roarke. But one of the best things about this series is that it’s hard to pinpoint suspects – admittedly, it’s what also makes it fun to solve. At times, it’s frustrating. But hey, it’s a mark of a great mystery, isn’t it?

Eve and Roarke’s relationship are slowly developing. By that, I mean, Eve is getting more stubborn. She’s very wary of Roarke’s generous tendencies. She thinks that by accepting a gift from him, it’s a sign that he’s trying to change her. It was a battle of will for the most part, with one not readily giving in to the other. I do get it, though. It will take a lot for Eve to give up her independence, and she’s not quick to trust. So we’ll see how this goes. The ending will be another  set of contest for these two. I can just see it now.

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