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

Posted January 30, 2018 by Annie in Reviews / 10 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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ARC Review: Dark in Death by J.D. Robb
Dark in Death
by J.D. Robb

5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: January 30 2018
Series: In Death #46
Published by St. Martin's Press
Format: eARC
 

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“DARK IN DEATH totally exceeded my expectations, proving once again why J.D. Robb is the master at her craft.”
~ Under the Covers

I’m in awe of J.D. Robb’s writing ability. With forty-five instalments in this series already, Robb is still able to come up with complex and unique ideas. This time a blooming actress is killed in a dark theatre. Stabbed by ice pick is the weapon of choice, which leaves a lot of suspects for Eve because it’s such a popular weapon. I like the way she’s able to set up the scene immediately and there’s no stalling when it comes to the murder. It’s swift and precise, and actually, so is the rest of this book. In fact, the opening chapter of this book is one of the best I’ve read in a while. It gives just a enough so that the reader is intrigued and will stick around to see what else is there.

Robb injects this book with a little twist that I thought was really smart. It’s not necessarily a new idea, but it fits this story very well with the theatre and actress victim. Plus, it opens up a lot of possible suspects, making this one a tricky one to solve. I love the way she’s so easily able to provide depth to each of the suspects. Everyone has incredible backstory and motive and for me, this is what makes Robb’s books stand out. Her characters, even the secondary ones, are really well-written.

Of course we see a little of Roarke and the rest of the crew. I love coming back to this series to catch up with these guys. It makes things fun and actually, despite the fact that this is a murder mystery book, I find a lot of comfort in reading this series.

DARK IN DEATH totally exceeded my expectations, proving once again why J.D. Robb is the master at her craft.

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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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Great review annie!!! I haven’t read any of t his writers books yet,but I do have some of them on my tbr gr list because of your great reviews!! Shared on all my socials!!

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I am up to book 8 and enjoying this series very much.

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Kathy valentine

Great review annie!!! I haven’t read any of t his writers books yet,but I do have some of them on my tbr gr list because of your great reviews!! Shared on all my socials!!

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Sophia Rose

I’m so glad to see way along the road that its showing strong. I literally just started this series a few weeks ago as part of a series challenge. Looking forward to more Eve and Roarke!

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Elizabeth

I am up to book 8 and enjoying this series very much.

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Sophia Rose

I’m so glad to see way along the road that its showing strong. I literally just started this series a few weeks ago as part of a series challenge. Looking forward to more Eve and Roarke!

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Thanks for the review.

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Thanks for the rec Annie

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Amy R

Thanks for the review.

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Thanks for the rec Annie