Tuesday 30 January 2018

☠ Dark In Death (In Death #46) ☠ JD Robb ☠

It was a stab in the dark.

On a chilly February night, during a screening of Psycho in midtown, someone sunk an ice pick into the back of Chanel Rylans neck, then disappeared quietly into the crowds of drunks and tourists in Times Square. To Chanels best friend, who had just slipped out of the theater for a moment to take a call, it felt as unreal as the ancient black-and-white movie up on the screen. But Chanels blood ran red, and her death was anything but fictional.

Then, as Eve Dallas puzzles over a homicide that seems carefully planned and yet oddly personal, she receives a tip from an unexpected source: an author of police thrillers who recognizes the crimefrom the pages of her own book. Dallas doesnt think its coincidence, since a recent strangulation of a sex worker resembles a scene from her writing as well. Cops look for patterns of behavior: similar weapons, similar MOs. But this killer seems to find inspiration in someone elses imagination, and if the theory holds, this may be only the second of a long-running series.

The good news is that Eve and her billionaire husband Roarke have an excuse to curl up in front of the fireplace with their cat, Galahad, reading mystery stories for research. The bad news is that time is running out before the next victim plays an unwitting role in a murderers deranged private dramaand only Eve can put a stop to a creative impulse gone horribly, destructively wrong.

Copy received from Hachette Australia for an honest review

This series is on that never disappoints. 46 books in and I am still eager to find out what is happening in Roarke and Dallas world.

We are kept in suspense as Darling Eve, Peabody and my Roarke hunt down a Hitchcock-esque serial killer.

I love the sexiness in this story, as Eve takes full advantage of Summerset still being away. Oh my, I am still fanning myself.

JD Robb keeps us on our toes, even knowing how the next murder is going to happen, you want to scream at the characters to listen, to turn around, to run run run.

Even though this is book 46 in the series, it can be read independently if you have missed some of the books (like I have). Dallas and Roarke will drag you right into the story and you won't want to leave.

I can't wait to see what book 47 brings us