In the latest in the New York Times bestselling series, Eve Dallas tracks down those who break the law-including the ones sworn to uphold it.
This one took a while to get going but this one was excellent. Peabody overhears something that indicates that one of the other departments has a corrupt cop in charge which has lead to the entire department being under suspicion. One of the big problems is that this woman's father was one of the most respected police chiefs on the force, accusing this woman is going to have repercussions and they have to do this very carefully.This series is one of my favourites. I would love to see a realistic, sweary, sweaty Eve on TV, this woman is my hero and I love how she reacts and her relationships with people, particularly the people around her is what makes her a great character to revisit, you can see the development of the characters around her, she cares about them and they care back. You can also see that she cares about being a cop. She cares about the victims and about doing justice and about defeating her demons.I also like the near-future setting where J D Robb aka Nora Roberts has created a fairly realistic setting and potential future. I just hope she's wrong about the Urban Wars!read more
I'm pretty sure I've never before followed a series for 32 books - and they just keep coming. It's not the story so much as the characters that attract me to the Eve Dallas novels. By the time you've got 30+ books written you can build up quite a nice set of supporting actors, not to mention the fun of Eve herself. A tough, effective "cop", she knows how to deal with the cases and criminals she encounters but she also has an endearing social awkwardness and some broad areas of naivete that occasionally just make me laugh. Delightful, and I can't wait for the next one.read more
I've already talked about this book a couple of times on the blog because I absolutely love this series. I think it is pretty incredible that the series has over 30 books and just keeps getting better. I have read every book published so far and have yet not to enjoy one...but this one, by far, is my favorite. I always look forward to the Eve & Roarke parts. I never skip over parts involving the main plot - but it is the MC interaction that I look forward to. The murder mysteries/suspense is always interesting - but very rarely equals the romance (exceptions that come to mind are Conspiracy in Death, Divided in Death & Creation In Death). In this case, the mystery/suspense eclipsed it. For once, I was actually impatient through the Eve/Roarke sections because I wanted to get back to the main action! Peabody accidentally becomes witness to corruption in Cop Central, and she and Eve are primed and ready to take them down. One of my favorite parts of the book was getting to see Eve as a Lieutenant. She always has been, but normally we just see her detective side. This time, for reasons related to the plot, we see her authority as an LT and I absolutely adored every second of it. I also always love seeing Eve interact with authority (Tibble and Whitney). I love the relationship she has with her boss, and we get quite a bit of it in this book. Seeing the way Eve and her task force systematically destroy the wrong cops is one of the most satisfying things I have ever read. It was so fun to read! The fact that we know, more or less, who all the bad guys are from very early on in the story takes absolutely nothing away from it. The suspense levels remain so high through the entire book that I didn't breathe easy until the book was over. (Also, the final scene was awesome, Eve is a BAMF.) Seriously you guys, if you enjoy a good mystery, you have got to pick this book up. It isn't really necessary to read any of the other books first, although of course i recommend the entire series. The first book I read was somewhere in the middle, so I didn't read them in order either. You won't have the same depth of feeling for the characters, but you will definitely still enjoy the ride. The best book of an amazing series, don't miss it!read more
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