ARC Review: Down the Rabbit Hole by J.D. Robb, Mary Blayney, Elaine Fox, Mary Kay McComas and R.C. Ryan

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ARC Review: Down the Rabbit Hole by J.D. Robb, Mary Blayney, Elaine Fox, Mary Kay McComas and R.C. Ryan
Down the Rabbit Hole

4 Stars


Book Info

Released: September 29th 2015
Series: In Death #41.5
Pages: 432
 

“While each theme is different whenever a new book is released, the stories are always entertaining as the authors do their take on the classic fairy tale.” ~ Under the Covers

All these stories are loosely inspired by Alice and Wonderland so as a fan of Carroll’s original work, I was excited to read these collection of short stories.

This anthology has stories from several different genres. I’ve been on a Romantic Suspense kick so Robb’s story was the perfect read to fit my mood. I love these collections between these authors because while each theme is different whenever a new book is released, the stories are always entertaining as the authors do their take on the classic fairy tale.

When a murder/suicide occurs between a close brother and sister, Eve is on the case, trying to figure out who really is behind this mysterious occurrence. Naturally, this was my favorite of the collection because reading about Eve and Roarke just make me very happy. I don’t know why but I feel like I can read about them doing absolutely nothing and still find it enjoyable. Robb takes on a more sinister approach to this story, but I think it matches the theme very well.

Next to Robb’s story, I really enjoyed Mary Blayney’s contribution. I don’t normally go out and read her books so it’s nice to have a chance to discover her writing through this anthology. I thought the way she incorporated the Alice and Wonderland theme made for a very unique read.

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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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Elizabeth

I don’t read anthologies unless it’s a compilation of one author’s works….but I do enjoy hearing about the stories…

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This is J.D. Robb so I’m there always. I mean, it’s Eve and Roarke 🙂

Timitra

Thanks for the review Annie

Amy R

Thanks for the review, I doubt I’ll ever read this series since it’s already at book 41.

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The books stand alone perfectly fine as its a different mystery/case each book. But of course, the character development won’t be there for you if don’t start at the beginning. They are still amazing reads though! One of my all-time faves.

Troi

“I can read about them doing absolutely nothing and still find it enjoyable. ”

This is spot on! After Devoted, I can’t wait to get into Wonderment for one last Dallas investigation before the end of the year.

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YES!!! I can’t seem to get enough of them 🙂