Wednesday 2 February 2022

✪ Abandoned In Death (In Death #54) ✪ JD Robb ✪


Release date: 8th February 2022

Say goodnight, baby darling

Three young women have gone missing. They're all pretty, mid-twenties - someone clearly has a type. But no one links their disappearances until the first - Lauren Elder - is found lying peacefully on a bench in a children's playground. She is neatly dressed with a wide black velvet ribbon covering where her neck has been precisely slit. Her hands are folded over a childish sign on which is written in black crayon - BAD MOMMY.

Lt Eve Dallas and her team are brought in to investigate Lauren's murder and uncover the links to the other two women. Can they find out enough about the missing women and unmask their captor before they kill again....?


ARC received from Hachette Australia for an honest review
54 books in, and I still love Dallas and Roarke as much as book 1.
You would think that by now, JD Robb would have run out of ways to kill a person. Each time I am sure I am going to be able to guess whodunnit.
But nope, every time I am just as surprised as the first time.
Dallas is at her cop-best, Peabody her butt-wiggling finest, and Roarke is... well, Roarke just is - and is just fabulous.
I am not always a fan of  books with flashback scenes, however this time it was a great way to get to know our protaganist and how they got to where they are today.
I also enjoyed getting snippets of secondary characters that we have come to know and love over the years, and seeing where they are at in their lives.
Bring on book 55!

Nora Roberts published her first novel using the pseudonym J.D Robb in 1995, introducing Eve Dallas, as New York City police lieutenant with a dark past,, and billionaire Irish rogue Roarke.  Since then, the In Death series has sold over sixty-six million copies, with each new novel reaching number one on best seller charts the world over