Review: Judgment in Death by J.D. Robb

Posted January 27, 2013 by Annie in Reviews / 6 Comments

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Review: Judgment in Death by J.D. Robb
Judgment in Death by J.D. Robb
by J.D. Robb

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: September 2000
Series: In Death #11
Published by Berkley
Pages: 356
 

 

 

I have to say that J.D. Robb never fails to hold my attention. She sets a pathway for readers to follow and sometimes, she likes to take you on a little detour. The intensity picks and up emotions run rampant, making for a read that got my heart pumping and my palms sweaty. ~ Under the Covers

In JUDGMENT IN DEATH, Eve Dallas finds herself in the midst of upscale strip club called Purgatory where a cop has been bludgeoned to death with a baseball bat. Naturally, that club is owned by Roarke, Eve’s husband. However, when another murdered cop turns up, Eve knows that something far more dangerous is going on. It seems that the murders of these “dirty cops” are connected to Max Ricker, a former associate of Roarke and a criminal mastermind. As things become hairy, readers get a glimpse of the more possessive side of Roarke!

I have to say that J.D. Robb never fails to hold my attention. She sets a pathway for readers to follow and sometimes, she likes to take you on a little detour. The intensity picks and up emotions run rampant, making for a read that got my heart pumping and my palms sweaty. It seems that Robb herself is a mastermind at playing with human emotions.

Roarke displays a fiercer side of himself and boy, was I along for the ride! I just adore it when Roarke steps up!

And, I have to puff up my chest a bit when I say this because for the first time I can remember, I figured out the killer before it was revealed. Yes, yes I shall pat myself on the back for it and give myself an A. But in all seriousness, I take it as a personal challenge whenever I read an In Death book. Robb’s books always make me think and I love how engaging each book feels whenever I immerse myself in this world. It never fails to entertain me.

No In Death review of mine is complete without Roarke…

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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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I’m an obsessive makeup junkie and a compulsive reader. I like to call Under the Covers Book Blog my stomping ground, but when I’m not talking about books with my girls, I write New Adult Dystopian and Contemporary Romance under the pen name Ana Jolene (http://www.anajolene.com). I also work as a virtual assistant for authors. You also can find me as a reviewer and columnist for FreshFiction.com.

When it comes to books I’m pretty adventurous. I read everything from Paranormal Romance to Urban Fantasy, New Adult, BDSM, LGBT fiction, Cozy Mysteries and even YA. If it’s got the littlest trace of romance in it, then I’ll probably read it. That being said, my all-time favorite authors are J.R. Ward and Karen Marie Moning.

When I’m not submerged in a good book, you can find me musing about makeup and planners or dreaming about Kpop boys and beaches. Until then, check out my reviews and let’s talk books!
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I love Nora Roberts but I’ve never read any of her JD Robb’s books. Thanks for the review Ann.

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Lori, her voice is amazing in every book she writes, but I think I love the darker nature of the Robb books more than her Roberts! Hope you try it out one time!

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Good review – I simply love the JD Robb books – though I love a lot of “Nora’s” too….lol

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She’s such a fab writer!

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I haven’t read this series but I’ve heard great things about it so I’ll definitely give it try, must admit that it’s a bit daunting to start a series that has so many books

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LOL I know what you mean! But once you start, you can’t really stop! You get so invested in the world and the characters!