Review: Glory in Death - by J. D. Robb ★★★★★

Glory in Death by J.D. Robb
Genre: Futuristic romantic suspense
Series: In Death #2
Publication Date: 1995
ISBN: 0425150984
Page Count: 320
My Rating: ★★★★★

Summary: In a time when technology can reveal the darkest of secrets, there's only one place to hide a crime of passion--in the heart...

The first victim was found lying on a sidewalk in the rain. The second was murdered in her own apartment building. Police lieutenant Eve Dallas had no problem finding connections between the two crimes. Both victims were beautiful and highly successful women. Their glamorous lives and loves were the talk of the city. And their intimate relations with men of great power and wealth provided Eve with a long list of suspects--including her own lover, Roarke. As a woman, Eve was compelled to trust the man who shared her bed. But as a cop, it was her job to follow every lead ... to investigate every scandalous rumor ... to explore every secret passion, no matter how dark. Or how dangerous.

REVIEW

This is the second instalment of what is fast becoming one of my favourite series. It may be a bit early to make such proclamations at only book two, but I am really, really enjoying them.

The crime that this story was centred around was a little more straight forward than the first one, and I was able to figure out who it was just before I was told. But I still enjoyed the reveal and the climatic ending. Not to mention everything else that's going on in the characters' lives.

Eve and Roarke's relationship underwent a bit of a test in this book. It was mainly just a case of insecurity, something that can rear its ugly head at the beginning of most new relationships, where one feels that they are giving more than they are receiving in terms of commitment. It was really gripping to read and also heartbreaking. You really feel for Eve because she's been alone for so long; no family, very few friends. Then all of a sudden someone comes along and tells you you're are their whole world... It must be quite daunting.

We're getting to know more about the supporting characters as we go along as well. I like Eve's very colourful friend, Mavis. I think there might be a genuine friendship forming between her and Nadine the journalist, too. I think Eve needs vibrant people like these aroud her to help bring her out of herself more.

There's something fishy going on with Summerset, Roarke's butler. Other than the fact he's still being impossibly rude to Eve, it's been mentioned twice now, when asked who he is and why Roarke puts up with him, that it's "too complicated to get into". Hmm. Who is he? I will find out, I will!

I also like her Commander, Whitney, and her computer genius pal Feeney, who's fast becoming her personal sidekick.

There was a very romantic conversation right at the end of this book, so even though I had promised myself I would swap to something else and alternate these books in (there are 40+ after all), I confess I went straight to book three without so much as taking a breath :D

5 Stars!  ★★★★★

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