Friday, 6 November 2009
Kindred In Death - Review
As a HUGE fan of Nora Roberts/JD Robb i await the new In Death book like a ferocious mountain goat with zero patience.Yes one reason is i adore Roarke that tall dark drink of Irish water - But i love the stories too, i love the characters, seeing them book after book. It's like revisiting family every year, some you want to see more than others but overall you love the experience.
One thing Nora Roberts does is write good family dynamics, whether it be blood family or the family we choose in our friends, i just love it. She draws me in, makes me want to be a part of that close knit group.
Fans of the In Death series will know this is the 35th story (anthologies included) and Eve Dallas the no nonsense kick ass homicide Lieutenant is back to find the killer of a work collegues 16yr old daughter. As always with an In Death story some of the details can be a bit gruesome, i understand why, it is murder after all. The death of the girl is particularly hard on Eve due to her past, but she forever has Roarke there to help her through, he also assists with comp work as part of her police team *dreamy swoon* he's like superman, he does everything!
I would have liked a bit more interaction with Summerset, Roarkes elderly...i wanna say man servant? butler type person :P he riles Eve, they bicker and throw off insults alot but underneath you know they care for each other - or at least have a respect since they both love Roarke.
I have noticed the sexy times have tapered off as each book progresses, there still IS sex, but its less descriptive than say book one Naked in Death. There was a whirpool scene..that was most smexi, Id like to make Roarkes eyes roll back in his head...S'all im sayin'
Overall it was a great read, some technical jargon i could have done without, it kind of makes my eyes glaze over, but as a loyal fan i loved it.
I'd suggest at least 200 more pages of JUST Roarke next time though =)