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

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ARC Review: Delusion in Death by J.D. Robb
Delusion in Death
Book Info

Released: September 11, 2012
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Series: In Death #35
Pages: 388


Eve and Roarke will always have a place in my heart. Even after 35 books, Robb is able to captivate me and take me on a ride that is thrilling and exciting and new.

In DELUSION IN DEATH, Lieutenant Eve Dallas is called in when an entire bar is slaughtered, leaving the number of deaths in double digits. With few survivors and out of character behaviour, Eve is again stumped at the occurrence of events. It seems that everyone in the bar attacked one another, causing a bloodbath that even an experienced cop like Eve has to look away. Survivors speak of experiencing an intense headache that slowly builds to these horrific delusions where angers flare and fear rises which results in them to act out in defense or attack.

Eve gets her goons in place and tries to solve this mystery as quickly as possible. However, Eve believes that this could be the works of a terrorist. As fear rises of another attack, Eve works doubletime to catch the killer.

Meanwhile, Roarke has been pushing Eve to see Dr. Mira where she can confront her past head-on and finally battle those demons that have haunted her for so long. Eve does and it’s such a great leap of faith because readers now feel as if Eve sees light at the end of the tunnel. That she finally believes that she can overcome this and simply not just bury those experiences in the hopes that they will just fade away in time. I loved that Eve took initiative and it displays her emotional strength well.

As with all of Robb’s books, I was totally engrossed in this story. While there is more focus on Eve’s case, there are still some memorable moments between Roarke and Eve that make it to my favorite moments list. I love that there is still so much heat between them even after all this time. Their love is potent and that comes across in each of these books, especially in DELUSION IN DEATH.

*ARC provided by publisher

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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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  1. I’ve heard great things about this series…don’t know when I’ll find the time to read it since I’m barely keeping up with the series I’m already invested in but will add them to my list-thanks Ann!

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