Review: Witness in Death by J.D. Robb

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Review: Witness in Death by J.D. Robb
Witness in Death
Book Info

Released: July 29, 2004
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Series: In Death #10
Pages: 339

A man is murdered right before Lt. Eve Dallas’s eyes.

My favourite cop and her hunky husband Roarke go out to attend a play. Undoubtedly enjoying the fact that Roarke owns the theatre, Eve feels like she can finally relax a bit.

But when someone takes the death of a character into literal means and stabs the superstar of the show, Darco dies with a single stab through the heart.

Eve soon finds out that actors are very good liars because she is thrown this way and that way until another murder catches her attention. Seeming to think that both homicides are linked, Eve uses that smart brain of hers and plays a game of who-did-it?

Witness in Death gripped me from the very first page and I devoured this book! Again, Robb never fails to make me fall in love again and again with Roarke and Eve. It seems that in this book, Roarke had more of a presence. Despite being ten books into the series, Robb keeps the romantic aspect of this series solid. And countless times I feel like she is able to recreate their love that only makes it evolve and delve deeper.

The tone, while still gritty and hardass like Eve, is a tad lighter in this one. There are plenty of jokes that made me laugh out loud or smile. It makes for a perfect balance between all that death and more sensitive subjects that Witness in Death covers.

All in all, this book goes down as one of my favourites. Again.

At this rate, I’d be surprised to find a Robb book I didn’t like.

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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 really liked your review. I just started the books about 2 months ago and I am on Holiday in Death. I am listening to the audio version of these books and they are so good I am addicted. The narrator is so vivid in her reading, it just makes the stories that more exciting.

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