Friday, October 31, 2014

Glory in Death

Book 59 of my 2014 Reading Challenge

Glory in Death by J.D. Robb
Book 2 of the In Death series

Summary (via Goodreads)
It is 2058, New York City. In a world where technology can reveal the darkest of secrets, there's only one place to hide a crime of passion - in the heart.
Even in the mid-twenty-first century, during a time when genetic testing usually weeds out any violent hereditary traits before they can take over, murder still happens. The first victim is found lying on the sidewalk in the rain. The second is murdered in her own apartment building. Police Lieutenant Eve Dallas has 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 provide Eve with a long list of suspects - including her own lover, Roarke.

My Opinion
Even though I predicted the victim right away, there were still surprises.  I'm continuing the series fairly quickly but am a little nervous; I hope some of the things that happened in this book (such as Roarke being a suspect again) are not themes as I continue the series.  

Overall, I liked the first book better but this one was fine and I look forward to seeing how Eve's storyline progresses. 

A Few Quotes from the Book
"The dead were her business. She lived with them, worked with them, studied them. She dreamed of them. And because that didn't seem to be enough, in some deep, secret chamber of her heart, she mourned for them.
  A decade as a cop had toughened her, given her a cold, clinical, and often cynical eye toward death and its many causes. It made scenes such as the one she viewed now, on a rainy night on a dark street nasty with litter, almost too usual. But still, she felt.
  Murder no longer shocked, but it continued to repel."

"He could do that to her, and for her, she realized. He could open little pockets of peace."

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