Wednesday 22 September 2021


Forgotten In Death by JD Robb
Book 53 of the In Death series
Narrated by Susan Ericksen
Genre: scifi crime fiction
Format: ebook & audiobookAudible Books

About Forgotten In Death:
In the latest novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, homicide detective Eve Dallas sifts through the wreckage of the past to find a killer.

The body was left in a dumpster like so much trash, the victim a woman of no fixed address, known for offering paper flowers in return for spare change — and for keeping the cops informed of any infractions she witnessed on the street. But the notebook where she scribbled her intel on litterers and other such offenders is nowhere to be found.

Then Eve is summoned away to a nearby building site to view more remains — in this case decades old, adorned with gold jewelry and fine clothing — unearthed by recent construction work. She isn’t happy when she realizes that the scene of the crime belongs to her husband, Roarke — not that it should surprise her, since the Irish billionaire owns a good chunk of New York. Now Eve must enter a complex world of real estate development, family history, shady deals, and shocking secrets to find justice for two women whose lives were thrown away…
Source: Info in the "About Forgotten In Death" was taken from GoodReads at on 29/05/2021.

Narrative Review:
I was hoping that we would see more of Bella in this installment seeing we did not see much of her in the last book! and we had a very tiny And brief glimpse of her at the start and then nothing! Not enough to feed the Bella addiction!!

This book made me cry in true Nora Roberts fashion! Broke my heart, it did!!

I complained with previous books that only Lt. Eve Dallas ever knows who the perpetrator is right from the start. It is sort of, not true this time. The perpetrator(s) were actually found out only at the end. I like that a whole lot better than "only-Dallas-ever-knows-who-the-perpetrator-is" routine.

I am hoping that Jamal Dell, his brother and cousins will show up again in subsequent books. I agree with Roarke, they are entertaining, enterprising, and interesting characters.

Empirical Evaluation:
Story telling quality = 5
Character development = 5
Story itself = 4
Writing Style = 5
Ending = 5
World building = 5
Cover art = 4
Pace = (13 hrs & 25 mins listening time)
Plot = 4.5
Narration = 4.5

Overall Rating: 4.5 out of 5 cherries

FTC Disclosure:
The ebook and audiobook copies of the book were purchased with private funds.
No money received for this review.

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