Monday 22 April 2013


Betrayal In Death by JD Robb
Book 12 of the In Death series
Narrated by Susan Ericksen
Genre: SciFi murder mystery, police investigation, crime fiction
Format: paperback & (unabridged) audiobook

About Betrayal In Death:
At the luxurious Roarke Palace Hotel, a maid walks into suite 4602 for the nightly turndown - and steps into her worst nightmare. A killer leaves her dead, strangled by a thin silver wire. He's Sly Yost, a virtuoso of music and murder. A hit man for the elite. Lieutenant Eve Dallas knows him well. But in this twisted case, knowing the killer doesn't help solve the crime. Because there's someone else involved. Someone with a more personal motive. And Eve must face a terrifying possibility - that the real target may, in fact, be her husband Roarke...
Source: Info in the About Betrayal In Death was taken from GoodReads at on 18/06/2012.

I just finished listening to Judgment In Death and was looking forward to listening to this book too! Here we meet more of Roarke's past, which I always like. However, the predictability factor is back with a vengeance. It was pretty easy to guess who the title of the book alludes to, which is disappointing. Having said that, the plot did manage a surprise which saved the book from total disaster. So among the books in the In Death series, this is not the brightest button in the basket. I'd say that this book is okey. Not too bad but not the greatest book ever. But it will feed your Eve Dallas addiction if you are already a fan. If you haven't started reading this series yet, I wouldn't suggest you reading this book because you would most likely be put off the series and miss the brilliant books that this series has to offer.

Empirical Evaluation:
Story telling quality = 4.5
Character development = 4.5
Story itself = 3.5
Ending = 4
World building = 4
Cover art = 2
Pace = (approximately 12 hours of listening time)
Plot = 3
Narrator = 4

Overall Rating: 3 out of 5 cherries


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