Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Witness in Death

Book 40 of my 2015 Reading Challenge
read from July 9 - 13

Witness in Death by J.D. Robb
Book 10 of the In Death series

Summary (via the book jacket)
Opening night at New York's New Globe Theater turns from stage scene to crime scene when the leading man is stabbed to death right on center stage. Now Eve Dallas has a high-profile celebrity homicide on her hands. Not only is she lead detective, she's also a witness - and when the press discovers that her husband owns the theater, there's more media spotlight than either can handle. The only way out is to move fast. Question everyone and everything...and in the meantime, try to tell the difference between the truth - and really good acting...

My Opinion
I've said it before but after reading this, I may have a new favorite in the series.  It was a change of pace from past cases because even though this is set in the future with advanced technology, the crimes and methods of solving them would be plausible today.

I love the way Eve and Roarke's relationship is developing.  They have a great dynamic and the love scenes as well as their characters are deepening because of it.  It's almost like a tv series; the plot/mystery of each book is important but watching the development of the characters (not just Eve and Roarke but those around them as well) brings me back as well.  I think Summerset is underused and hope he shows up more in future books.

I always read books in order but it's necessary in this series to get the full experience.  These books have become a reliable source of an enjoyable few hours and I look forward to continuing.

Quote from the Book
"There was always an audience for murder.
  Whether it took its form in horror or glee, in dark humor or quiet grief, mankind's fascination with the ultimate crime made it a ripe subject for exploration in fact and in fiction."

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