Sunday, December 20, 2015

Reunion in Death

Book 73 of my 2015 Reading Challenge
read from October 10 - 13

Reunion in Death by J.D. Robb
Book 14 of the In Death series

Summary (via the book jacket)
At exactly 7:30 p.m., Walter Pettibone arrived home to find more than a hundred friends and family shouting, "Surprise!" It was his birthday. Although he had known about the planned event for weeks, the real surprise was yet to come. At 8:45 p.m., a woman with emerald eyes and red hair handed him a glass of champagne. One sip of birthday bubbly, and he was dead.
The woman's name is Julie Dockport. No one at the party knew who she was. But Detective Eve Dallas remembers her all too well. Eve was personally responsible for Julie's incarceration nearly ten years ago. And now, let out on good behavior, she still has nothing but bad intentions. It appears she wants to meet Dallas again - in a reunion neither will forget...

My Opinion
This may be my favorite in the series so far!  Both the case and the personal side kept me on the edge of my seat.

It was so interesting that we knew who the killer was from the beginning and Eve knows it as well so the book is all about the chase.  It was a cat and mouse game and the way it progressed and ultimately came together wasn't too far-fetched.  I really like that Eve is a competent, kick-ass detective and while Roarke helps her, she is completely capable of handling things herself.

As for the personal side, the emotional development of Eve confronting more of her past was intense.  Even though each mystery is a stand alone, you'll miss out on the character development if you don't read them in order and that would be a shame; all of them really add to my enjoyment of the series.

I look forward to continuing with the series.

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