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Monday, 25 November 2013


Treachery In Death by JD Robb
Book 32 of the In Death series
Narrated by Susan Ericksen
Genre: police investigation, crime fiction
Format: hardback & audiobook

About Treachery In Death:
In the latest from the #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon, Eve Dallas tracks down those who break the law — including the ones sworn to uphold it.

Detective Eve Dallas and her partner, Peabody, are following up on a senseless crime — an elderly grocery owner killed by three stoned punks for nothing more than kicks and snacks. This is Peabody's first case as primary detective — good thing she learned from the master.

But Peabody soon stumbles upon a trickier situation. After a hard workout, she's all alone in the locker room when the gym door clatters open; and — while hiding inside a shower stall trying not to make a sound — she overhears two fellow officers, Garnet and Oberman, arguing. It doesn't take long to realize they're both crooked — guilty not just of corruption but of murder. Now Peabody, Eve, and Eve's husband, Roarke, are trying to get the hard evidence they need to bring the dirty cops down — knowing all the while that the two are willing to kill to keep their secret.
Source: Info in the About Treachery In Death was taken from GoodReads at http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8315872-treachery-in-death on 12/08/2012.

Book 32 down the line... what can I say about this book which I haven't already said in reviews of previous books in the In Death saga... this book carried the same good story telling quality which hooked readers around the world to this series, including me. The same gritty murder suspense. Same kick-ass attitude of the main protagonist.... This book also reminds me of another In Death series installment, Interlude In Death. These two books are not the only ones which tackled the dirty cop issues and it's beginning to feel like the theme is getting recycled once too many. It is starting to worry me because it tends to lean towards giving the series a "same old, same old" feel which makes me abandon a series. I like this series, so I sincerely hope that JD Robb would find a way to avoid that "same old, same old" pit fall.

And I just gotta share with you the bestest best scene I love in this book... a scene which remained in my head long after I've finished reading the book... of little baby Bella manipulating a kiss out of Lt. Eve Dallas... I could just see those big baby blue eyes laying low a hard-assed cop for a biscuit... is just so so precious!! I think scenes like this, is one of the reasons that got a sucker like me hooked to this series.

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 (13 hrs and 14 mins audiobook)
Plot = 4.5
Narrator = 4

Overall Rating: 4.5 out of 5 cherries

Thank you to the RCT Library for letting me borrow this book!!

FTC Disclosure:
The hardback edition of this book was borrowed from the library. The audiobook was purchased with personal funds. No money received for this review.

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