Sunday 9 February 2020

✪ Golden In Death (In Death #50) ✪ JD Robb ✪

In the latest thriller in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, homicide detective Eve Dallas investigates a murder with a mysterious motive and a terrifying weapon.

Pediatrician Kent Abner received the package on a beautiful April morning. Inside was a cheap trinket, a golden egg that could be opened into two halves. When he pried it apart, highly toxic airborne fumes entered his body and killed him.

After Eve Dallas calls the hazmat team and undergoes testing to reassure both her and her husband that she hasn't been exposed it's time to look into Dr. Abner's past and relationships. Not every victim Eve encounters is an angel, but it seems that Abner came pretty close though he did ruffle some feathers over the years by taking stands for the weak and defenseless. While the lab tries to identify the deadly toxin, Eve hunts for the sender. But when someone else dies in the same grisly manner, it becomes clear that she's dealing with either a madman or someone who has a hidden and elusive connection to both victims.

Copy received from Hachette Australia for an honest review
Happy 50th Book Birthday, JD Robb/Nora Roberts

It is rare for a book series to get to 50 books. It is even rarer for me to love book 50 as much as book one.

However, that is definitely the case with Golden In Death.

Darling Eve and her Roarke are back, as big and bold as ever. You would think by book 50 that I would be able to have a chance at picking the killer - but nope, even though I had an inkling this time, I was not sure of the whos and whys until Dallas revealed all.
I loved, that even though I love the secondary characters that have come to be family, this time around we are focused on Eve and Roarke - heck, the lovely Mavis only got a mention in this one!

You would think that after all these years and all these stories,  I wouldn't be surprised by the cause of deaths in NYC, however I was as surprised as a first time reader - again.

And now I want to go back and read this series from the beginning - again.

Thank you Ms Roberts for giving us my favourite literary couple.