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Saturday, 21 September 2013

Review: BORN IN DEATH

Born In Death by JD Robb
Book 23 of the In Death series
Narrated by Susan Ericksen
Genre: SciFi murder mystery, police investigation, crime fiction
Format: (unabridged) audiobook

About Born In Death:
View our feature on J.D. Robb’s Eve Dallas series. Eve Dallas has a grisly double homicide to solve when two young lovers—both employees of the same prestigious accounting firm—are brutally killed on the same night. It doesn't leave Eve a lot of leftover time to put together a baby shower for her buddy Mavis, but that's supposedly what friends are for. Now Mavis needs another favor. Tandy Willowby, one of the moms-to-be in Mavis's birthing class, didn't show up for the shower. A recent emigrant from London, Tandy has few friends in New York, and no family—and she was really looking forward to the party. And when Eve enters Tandy's apartment and finds a gift for Mavis's shower wrapped and ready on the table—and a packed bag for the hospital still on the floor next to it—tingling runs up and down her spine. Normally, such a case would be turned over to Missing Persons. But Mavis wants no one else on the job but Eve—and Eve can't say no. She'll have to track Tandy down while simultaneously unearthing the deals and double-crosses hidden in the files of some of the city's richest and most secretive citizens, in a race against this particularly vicious killer. Luckily, her multimillionaire husband Roarke's expertise comes in handy with the number crunching. But as he mines the crucial data that will break the case wide open, Eve faces an all too real danger in the world of flesh and blood.
Source: Info in the About Born In Death was taken from GoodReads at http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/102857.Born_in_Death on 04/07/2012.

Review:
I've noticed lately that the theme of the last few books in this series is about kids. The kid, Nixie Swisher in Survivor In Death (Book #20). Kids in Origin In Death (Book #22). Mavis having a baby in this book (Book #23). And then the school with kids in the next book, Innocent In Death (Book #24). Do you think JD Robb is getting broody?

Anyway, I think I've already said most of what I could say about this book in the reviews of previous books. The last 22 reviews? So what else can I say? Well, the salient point about this book which has me tickled pink is Mavis having a baby which has our stalwart Lt. Eve Dallas in the throes of being terrified! It ratchets the fun factor several notches up! I don't know what that makes of me... a bloodthirsty reader? Okey, so maybe I am! And it's fun! And maybe the fact that I am now a long time fan and the series has grown on me but good, contributed to my enjoying this book more, than, if I've read this book without having read the previous books first. So be warned, this series grows on a reader.

Empirical Evaluation:
Story telling quality = 4.5
Character development = 4.5
Story itself = 4.5
Ending = 4.5
World building = 5
Cover art = 2
Pace = N/A (11 hrs and 25 mins audiobook)
Plot = 4.5
Narrator = 4

Overall Rating: 4.5 out of 5 cherries

2 comments:

Blodeuedd said...

They really should make a tv series

Cherry said...

Blodeuedd - I think the Castle TV series makes a good approximation. The plots of some episodes looks really the same as some of the books in the In Death series.

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