Finally, it is J.D. Robb’s turn. Btw, that’s Nora Roberts’ pseudonym for the … in Death series which deviate slightly from her love stories located in actual time (or maybe past). This series is located in NY at around 2060. 🙂 And I absolutely love it!
Just to let you know, if you haven’t read the first book, some spoilers ahead.
Yesterday I finished Kindred in Death and got my dose of Darling Eve and Roarke (only Roarke calls her darling as she is the love of his life and wife – everyone else is pretty much either in awe or scared of her). 🙂
I must admit I hate her. 😉
What woman wouldn’t? The brains, the looks, lives off chocolate and coffee, has the body of a super model, athletic with a disgustingly rich, beautiful and charming husband who adores her (and vice versa).
The only problem with that picture is that she is haunted by her past which I won’t describe here, as that would be too big a spoiler and I’ll leave it to you to discover the depth of human depravity. Anyway, she fought her way from the most horrible situation you can imagine and made her life in police force where, during a case, she meets her future husband (Roarke – and that’s all name you ever know about him) who is at the same time a suspect. I read the first book several times, where they meet and fall in love, and I just realized I will be doing it again shortly because I totally love it.
The series has progressed to over 20 books (as you can imagine by now, I have all of them). 🙂 I wish I didn’t become so hooked because they are now first published as hard covers and I can’t wait for paperback when Lieutenant Dallas is concerned. In each she solves a different case and each time her husband, the e-magician helps. Of course. 🙂
What I realized in the latest book is, that either I wasn’t paying much attention before or there are some minor changes in this one. The thing is, I realized the police procedures during a case (how they start, what exactly do they do and how, what they do for the public image of their investigation, etc.) is much more clear and transparent in Kindred in Death. It’s like a step by step explanation of an investigation and what goes on in minds of cops. It probably sounds terribly boring but it’s never that. 🙂 Quite the opposite.
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P.S. I checked – this is book 30.