Its been ages since I have reviewed a book in my blog and I think I have start doing it again. If you check out my Goodreads account, then you know that I read a lot of books . So I think it would be a good idea to review some of the best ones I have read.
Rating – 5 of 5 stars
This book was in my to-read list for sometime. Then one day I was in a mood for a mystery and there it was. It was recommended to me by a friend from Goodreads. I wasn’t expecting much and just started reading. Page 1 and I am hooked. I LOVED this book. The author is fantastic in shaping her mystery and the solving by a cop. The whole book is set in 2058 and it is kind of futuristic with all the technology but I loved it. I loved the fact that the hero of her book is a Female . This is the first in the series called In Death Series where you have 40 books .
New York Detective Eve Dallas (Hero) is on a high profile Homicide case and she is not happy with all the interference in solving the case. Enter a suspect who is a self-made Billionaire Roarke (what should I call him? Let’s stick with love-interest) . I was in love with the pair, they are not the normal lovely dovey romantic couple and the way they banter made me fall in love with them. Eve is not the type to get fall for “Pretty Face” but the way Roarke got her attention is fantastic. He gave her “real” coffee which she loves (side not – coffee is artificial in 2058 and only rich people have real coffee) . I especially love this excerpt :
“But Eve had already scented it, already—despite herself—begun to smile. “It’s coffee,” she murmured, unaware of the way her voice softened as she reached for the simple brown bag Mavis held. “Coffee.” Illusions shattered, Mavis stared. “The man’s got more money than God, and he sends you a bag of coffee?”
“Oh, well then.” In disgust, Mavis waved a hand. “I don’t care what the damn stuff costs a pound, Dallas. A woman wants glitter.”
Eve brought the bag to her face and sniffed deep. “Not this woman. The son of a bitch knew just how to get to me.” She sighed. “In more ways than one.”
There are lot of characters which are repeated in all this book series. The side characters are intriguing and captivating as well. With the reading of dialogues between Eve and Roarke, I wanted more of them and I have to say that the author gives it to us in all her series. I love them more. Moving on to the story, she solves the murder and the way she did is fantastic. I love her thinking brain and the way she is in the interrogation room is fantastic. She is calm, confident and she only meets with the suspect when she has all the proof. She beautifully traps the killer. I love this series. I am on Book 31 and I still love her mystery solving skills. Though I have to say she has to spice up the characters because its getting monotonous.
“Roarke, what’s going on here?’
‘Lieutenant.’ He leaned forward, touched his lips to hers. ‘Indications are we’re having a romance.”
Roarke had to force himself not to snatch her up as she swept through the hallowed Senate halls. Members of the media were already leaping toward her, but she cut through them as if they weren’t there. “I like your style, Lieutenant Dallas,” he said when they’d fought their way to the car. “I like it a lot. And by the way, I don’t think I’m in love with you anymore. I know I am.”
It is the year 2058, and technology now completely rules the world. But New York City Detective Eve Dallas knows that the irresistible impulses of the human heart are still ruled by just one thing: passion.
When a senator’s daughter is killed, the secret life of prostitution she’d been leading is revealed. The high-profile case takes Lieutenant Eve Dallas into the rarefied circles of Washington politics and society. Further complicating matters is Eve’s growing attraction to Roarke, who is one of the wealthiest and most influential men on the planet, devilishly handsome… and the leading suspect in the investigation.