If you’ve never read any of J.D. Robb’s In Death series, it is hard to recommend jumping in at Book #52 nor is it realistic to expect someone to go back and read Book #1. But it’s hard not to encourage those who enjoy fast-paced, exciting police procedurals to pass it by. So I’ll review the latest in the series, Faithless in Death, with the hope that you’ll take a look at the series and perhaps start it wherever you choose. There is wealth of information online which can give you the backstories of this great cast of characters. It’s important to note that the book takes place in mid-21st-century New York City. There are futuristic elements but it doesn’t overwhelm the strong crime/suspense stories in each book.
Police Lieutenant Eve Dallas and her team start out investigating a homicide of a young female artist in the West Village. As the case unfolds, it is quickly apparent that this murder is somehow connected to a powerful cult-like religious organization. The storyline is creative and original. The skills demonstrated by Eve and her loyal team make this an interesting, exciting case to see unfold. It’s a strong installment in the series with the always nice element of the loving and supportive relationship between Eve and her billionaire husband Roarke, who seems to always have time to help her in her cases.
Nora Roberts is the author of the In Death series under her pseudonym J.D. Robb. She has developed a very distinct style and voice for the series and given the amount of writing she does, it is impressive that this series remains so fresh. So if you’ve been looking to get into a new series, this one should be a contender. Faithless in Death demonstrates that the series is as strong as ever.
Rated 4.25 out of 5 stars.
Mystery / Thriller.
Publication Date: February 9, 2021
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