Review: Immortal in Death by J.D. Robb - Criminal Element
It was definitely a turning point in their relationship but it taught them to trust What I don't get is that yes, Eve went to visit Roarke in Ireland but she stayed for. It probably means there's something wrong with me but it was good to see a bit of a shake-up in Eve and Roarke's relationship. The introduction of Magdelena. The tension this puts on Eve and Roarke's relationship is central to the book. They trust each other, but both have been damaged by the past.
When she is done, Roarke must face two possibilities — that at least part of his past is a lie and that there remain facts about his past about which he should be aware.
They trust each other, but both have been damaged by the past and are learning how to be a married couple. The author brilliantly portrays how this, coupled with her drive to catch the killer, puts stress on Eve and on their marriage. Watching them work through the emotional conflicts is as tension-building has watching Eve solve the case. In addition to Eve and Roarke, the rest of the cast makes an appearance in this book and manage to provide quite a lot of humor.
Peabody and McNab are still giving Eve the twitches and Mavis is heading into pregnancy in glorious Technicolor, with her beloved Leonardo designing one outrageous maternity outfit after the other. The above paragraph probably would have no meaning to someone who has not been following the series, and for recommending the book this is the one hesitation I would express. If you are a fan of J. Robb and are familiar with the series, run and grab Portrait in Death.
It is a good, interesting addition to the series. However, if you have not tried the In Death books yet, this is not the book I would start with.18 JD Robb In Death Divided 2004 01
Susan Ericksen is a master at the naration. I know immediately from the accent if Eve, Rorke, Mavis, etc. I find myself at the end of the book wanting more.
I would suggest listening in order as their are often references to past cases that were solved. Because I have already read all of the In Death series that has been published, and read each new one as it comes out, I already knew it was addictive.
So I pretty much had no choice but to get the Audible version of the 1st Eve Dallas book, then the 2nd, and now the 3rd! And I am already resigned to the fact that I will continue until I've listened to them all. What makes them addictive?
For me it's not the violence, or the sex scenes. It's not even really the romance. But the main draws in this series are 1 the characters and their evolving relationships, and 2 the imaginative details of the futuristic world which J.
The author draws her characters so well, and gives them such human characteristics, that you end up really loving these folks and wanting to see them succeed, whether at personal relationships or at work, or at catching another despicable felon.
And the development of relationships is the reason that you need to read them in the order they were published.
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In Immortal in Death, Leonardo the fashion designer shows up, designs Eve's wedding dress, and becomes Mavis's main squeeze. Peabody loosens up a bit and has a short-lived entanglement with another cop.
And at the end Eve and Roark get married in a glorious ceremony. Of course, the most interesting character development is that of Eve Dallas, a woman who pretty much had to turn off all feeling just to survive to adulthood, who never felt love and doesn't know what to do with it, who as a child never saw an example of someone simply being kind and never had a friend.
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And now, at full adulthood, she starts to recognize that one really should try to at least be polite if not nice, because it makes people feel good, and makes things easier for her. She starts to recognize it, but she doesn't really know how to do it. Over the course of the books she slowly begins to catch on a little, and that's part of the fun of these books. I'll keep coming back for my fix as long as this series continues. I purchased several of the early books in the series when on sale two years ago and am trying to complete them.
The series is set in the near term the future.