Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Ceremony in Death

Book 78 of my 2014 Reading Challenge

Ceremony in Death by J.D. Robb
Book 5 of the In Death series

Summary (via Goodreads)
Conducting a top secret investigation into the death of a fellow police officer has Lieutenant Eve Dallas treading on dangerous ground. She must put professional ethics before personal loyalties. But when a dead body is placed outside her home, Eve takes the warning personally. With her husband, Roarke, watching her every move, Eve is drawn into the most dangerous case of her career. Every step she takes makes her question her own beliefs of right and wrong--and brings her closer to a confrontation with humanity's most seductive form of evil...

My Opinion
One of my complaints of the last book was that it was predictable. Going from the gritty, real tone of the first few books to the paranormal/fantasy things happening here was a little weird but definitely unpredictable.

The banter between the characters is one of the best parts for me and adding humor is a great thing as well. Feeney wasn't as involved and I missed his voice but I like the addition of the new character Jamie.

Quote from the Book
"Death surrounded her. She faced it daily, dreamed of it nightly. Lived with it always. She knew its sounds, its scents, even its texture. She could look it in its dark and clever eye without a flinch. Death was a tricky foe, she knew. One flinch, one blink, and it could shift, it could change. It could win."

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