ARC Review: Obsession in Death by J.D. Robb

Posted February 9, 2015 by Annie in Reviews / 7 Comments

ARC Review: Obsession in Death by J.D. Robb

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: Obsession in Death by J.D. Robb
Obsession in Death
by J.D. Robb

5 Stars


Released: Feb 10, 2015
Series: In Death #40
Published by Putnam Adult
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 416
Format: ARC
 

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“It’s no wonder why Robb can manage 40 books easily in a series. With such strong characters and even tighter writing, I suspect the In Death series will remain a strong contender in the genre.” ~ Under the Covers

OBSESSION IN DEATH hits the fabulous fortieth installment in the still strong Romantic Suspense series. J.D. Robb has made Eve Dallas into a celebrity. She’s well-known and respected for her work, but also for her status and marriage to hubby, Roarke. With this brings on a lot of attention, both the good and the bad kind. And unfortunately, someone is killing people off whom they believe have done Eve wrong in some way.

Killing her enemies isn’t the best way to become Eve’s friend, but it is a good way of getting her to notice you. With this strange obsession to bring justice and be Eve’s best friend, this killer becomes one of my most favorite cases in the series.

OBSESSION IN DEATH possesses everything I’ve come to love about this series. Robb infuses the book with humor, suspense, action and that perfect lead up to the climax involving all our favorite characters. There was never a dull moment in this book. I found myself sneaking in pages whenever I could, laughing at the easy banter Peabody and Eve have.

One other thing I have to note is Dr. Mira’s analysis in this book. Mira has been a solid friend and confidant for Eve, but not only does she help Eve clear her mind and stay on track, but she also offers such great information on the suspects. I think one of the key things about Robb’s writing, and how she is able to write 40 books in a series successfully, is that the characters are all very well rounded and multidimensional. In Mira’s analysis of this book’s killer, you get a peak into how Robb’s mind works, how she breaks down a character’s personality and how deep a character analysis she goes into. By the time we get the book, the direction is strong in each scene.

It’s no wonder why Robb can manage 40 books easily in a series. With such strong characters and even tighter writing, I suspect the In Death series will remain a strong contender in the genre.

*ARC provided by publisher

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Naked-in-Death glory immortal rapture
ceremony vengeance holiday conspiracy
loyalty witness judgment betrayal
seduction in death reunion in death purity in death portrait in death
imitation in death divided in death visions in death survivor in death
origin in death memory in death born in death innocent in death
creation in death strangers in death salvation in death promises in death
kindred in death fantasy in death indulgence in death treachery in death
new york to dallas celebrity in death Delusion-in-Death Calculated-in-Death
thankless in death concealed in death festive in death OBSESSION IN DEATH

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About J.D. Robb

With a phenomenal career full of bestsellers, Nora Roberts was ready for a new writing challenge. As her agent put it, like Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, and caffeine-free Pepsi, a pseudonym offered her the opportunity to reach a new and different group of readers. The first futuristic suspense J. D. Robb book, Naked in Death, was published in paperback in 1995, and readers were immediately drawn to Eve Dallas, a tough cop with a dark past, and her even more mysterious love interest, Roarke.

The series quickly gained attention, great reviews, and devoted readers. Since the debut of Loyalty in Death (the ninth In Death book) on Halloween 1999 on the New York Times bestseller list, every J. D. Robb title has been a New York Times bestseller. While fans had their suspicions, it wasn’t until the twelfth book in the series, Betrayal in Death (2001), that the publisher fully revealed that J. D. Robb was a pseudonym for bestselling powerhouse Nora Roberts. Unmasked, Nora Roberts fans who hadn’t yet picked up one of the Robb books were quickly playing catch-up.

Robb’s peers in the mystery world are fans as well, with accolades for the In Death series from such blockbuster authors as Stephen King, Jonathan Kellerman, Dennis Lehane, Kathy Reichs, Lisa Scottoline, Janet Evanovich, David Baldacci, Harlan Coben, Robert B. Parker, Ridley Pearson, Linda Fairstein, and Andrew Gross.

The In Death books are perpetual bestsellers, and frequently share the bestseller list with other Nora Roberts novels. J. D. Robb publishes two hardcover In Death books per year, with the occasional stand-alone original In Death story featured in an anthology.

Thirty books and fifteen years later, there is no end in sight for the ever-popular In Death series.

 

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7 responses to “ARC Review: Obsession in Death by J.D. Robb

    • Diane Sallans

      timitra – don’t be intimidated – I’ve read almost all of Nora Roberts books over the last 15 years, but didn’t start the In Death series til last year. Now I’m up to #37 Thankless in Death – I will warn you that I do have trouble putting them down so some of my other tasks don’t get done when they should!

  1. Elizabeth

    I have to agree with timitra. The sheer number of books will keep me from even starting this series. :/

    • Diane Sallans

      Elizabeth- as I replied to Timitra – don’t be intimidated – I’ve read almost all of Nora Roberts books over the last 15 years, but didn’t start the In Death series til last year. Now I’m up to #37 Thankless in Death – I will warn you that I do have trouble putting them down so some of my other tasks don’t get done when they should!

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