Treachery In Death by J.D. Robb

Posted April 7, 2011 by Meoskop in Book Reviews, Futuristic, Romance / 3 Comments

The author's name is the top half of the book, orange on a teal background, the title below in teal on black, the lower third a pair of red heels discarded in a roomDoes Nora Roberts even need reviews?

With a star author like Roberts it can seem pointless to write a review I could devote to a less well known author. As I only review books I think are worth looking at or ones I think are worth avoiding (I’d say I read five or six for every book I feel inclined to discuss) I generally give the major releases a pass.  Then Roberts writes something like Treachery In Death and knocks it out of the park.

Peabody dies.

Ok, ok, I’m kidding. (Spoiler alert!) Peabody does not die. (Maybe. I think. Who knows? You’ll have to read it yourself.) One thing Peabody does do is find herself in an extremely dicey situation. So dicey that everything ends up on the table. This is the In Death I would go ahead and drop the cash on now. It’s not that much more as an e-book than the eventual paperback will be and it’s one of the best in the series. Tightly focused on Eve and her team, free of the angst that’s been weighing the series down, this one brings the page turning suspense to the front and puts several major characters in new situations. This, the 40th (Really? Is that even possible?) story to feature Eve Dallas is also a great place to join the series. Everything you need is in this volume, no wasted time, no wasted characters.

Of course, Eve still ends the book a bit battered. That’s how she likes it. Someday Eve is going to have to examine why every case needs to be closed with her face (even her husband is starting to notice) but it won’t be today. Eve is too busy showing that she will eventually lead the NYPD and the only thing standing in her way is time.


3 responses to “Treachery In Death by J.D. Robb

  1. Peabody dies.

    *keeps reading*


    *re-reads sentence*

    *almost has heart attack*

    Are you insane! Don’t do that to a person! YIKES! And I can’t read it because I just moved it down my library hold list (as there was about to be a huge traffic jam!). See, I should have checked in with you first 🙂

  2. I wanted to recreate the feeling I had reading the book, without any actual spoiler information and that was my closest approximation. Glad it worked. Most people don’t comment – it’s interesting to read the stat threads and find what brought people to a page, since otherwise I’d feel like I was talking to myself some days.

  3. I may be a bit behind in posting my comments, when life throws me in the tumble dryer, but I do read what you post 🙂 And what you said is why I like to comment – so people know I’ve been and read and…what they said elicited a response 🙂

    And one of these days I really must work out how to read my own stats, although perhaps I won’t want to.

    Just saw your latest post – my thoughts are with you and if there is anything I can do please let me know.