Review: Seduction in Death by J. D. Robb ★★★★

Seduction in Death by J. D. Robb
Genre: Futuristic Suspense
Series: In Death #13
Publication Date: 2001
ISBN: 0425181464
Page Count: 368
Rating: ★★★★
Review Copy: Audiobook  
Reviewed by: Lynsey

Lieutenant Eve Dallas is searching for a Casanova killer with a deadly appetite for seduction.
Dante had been courting his victim in cyberspace for weeks before meeting her in person. A few sips of wine and a few hours later, she was dead. The murder weapon: a rare, usually undetectable date-rape drug with a street value of a quarter million dollars.
Detective Eve Dallas is playing and replaying the clues in her mind. The candlelight, the music, the rose petals strewn across the bed - a seduction meant for his benefit, not hers. He hadn't intended to kill her. But now that he had, he is left with only two choices: to either hole up in fear and guilt. Or start hunting again....

REVIEW


Another great read by Robb

I'm going to assume that if you're reading a review for book 13 in a series, you already are familiar with it and therefore don't need me to go into what these books are about—just whether or not this one was any good.

It was good. Very good, actually.

We got some progress on the McNab-Peabody situation (two more stubborn people I have never met), and of course Charles as well.

We got some nice scenes with Eve and Roarke. I love how much he worries about Eve when she runs herself into the ground. It's been about a year in book-time since the pair wed now. They are such a great couple.

We got an interesting method of delivery for the crime in that we had knowledge of the killer's games and even their identity way before Eve did. That was different but good. Even though being in a sicko's mind like that is never a fun place to be.

As always, I love reading about how the future technology either helps or hinders Eve in her investigations. In this instance, it was the use of facial putty, synthetic hair and other futuristic enhancements that enabled characters to look totally different and it was very enjoyable to read. ('cause you all know how much Eve loves visits from Trina the beauty technician, right?)

It was another great Audio production as well, with one caveat— seems to have totally changed how she does Peabody's voice. It used to sound quite nasally and, well, a bit odd, but now she sounds just like Eve which makes it difficult when they are conversing since Robb isn't one for using he said/she said in her rapid-fire dialogue sections. Are you trying to confuse me, Susan, because I will not be bamboozled, dognammit!

Ahem. Sorry.

4 Stars!
★★★★

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