If you guys have known me, or followed my blog, for very long – you know I have a little obsession. That obsession is the In Death series by J.D. Robb. Seriously y’all, this is a 35+ book series that I reread every single year. Delusion in Death is the newest installment, and definitely a solid addition to the series.
So, when Eve arrives on the murder scene, she sees something even she is shocked by. (Which is definitely saying something, my friends.) An entire bar full of people has been wiped off the grid – WTH? They are all gruesomely hacked up, and something is definitely rotten in the futuristic state of New York. Things start coming to light pretty quickly – it seems a pretty intense drug cocktail has caused all these people to turn on each other.
What doesn’t unravel quickly is motive – is it a terrorist act? Did someone do this simply to get rid of one certain individual? Having eighty people dead certainly doesn’t make things easy on Eve and her team. Pick up Delusion in Death y’all, and watch the chaos unfold.
The high body count is a new one, and definitely adds an intensity to the story that I’ve never seen. What doesn’t change is how freakin’ awesome all the characters are. Most of the gang (from Peabody to Trueheart) makes an appearance as they try to dig down into the motive. Also on hand, as always, is the absolutely fabulous Roarke.
You guys don’t know swoonworthy. You haven’t seen gorgeous, masterful and deliciously scary. Not unless you’ve met Roarke. I could fill a book talking about how awesome this guy is. A billionaire before it became 50 shades of common to have them in romance novels, Irish – accent included – and 100% devoted to one Eve Dallas. He makes me drown in the swoon every. single. time. Y’all don’t even know.
So, the downside to Delusion in Death (in my opinion) is that the mass confusion and intricacies of the murder investigation don’t leave much personal time for our beloved characters. Some of you might think that is a good thing – if you like more murder and less mushy time, this is definitely the book for you. It isn’t a huge issue by any means, it just keeps this one from being a favorite for me. Agree? Disagree? Feel free to let me know.
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