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Obsession in Death (In Death, Bk 40)
Obsession in Death - In Death, Bk 40
Author: J. D. Robb
Lieutenant Eve Dallas walks the thin line between love and hate in this fabulous 40th thriller from #1 New York Times–bestseller J. D. Robb…   — Eve Dallas has solved a lot of high-profile murders for the NYPSD and gotten a lot of media. She -- and her billionaire husband -- are getting accustomed to being objects of attention, ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780399170874
ISBN-10: 0399170871
Publication Date: 2/10/2015
Pages: 416
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

4.3 stars, based on 42 ratings
Publisher: Putnam Adult
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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I gotta admit, I never tire of the Eve Dallas/Roarke story-line.
I love when you don't know who did the deed early on. I love the heart stopping tension that Robb weaves into her story while still giving us a peep at Eve's personal life. I love seeing how much Eve has changed since book one and that Robb keeps this character true to herself. The only problem with this series is the wait for the next book to come out. The great thing is that she sells so many of them, they are easily available on PBS or Amazon as a used book. I managed to make this book take three days to read, but so easily could have read it in one.
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Yet another ghost writer's style and voice in place of the original JD Robb style. You can't even say that she's experimenting with a new style because I could barely recognize their speaking style when Dallas and Roarke talk to each other.

The story's premise is intriguing, and I recognize the plot devices JD Robb places in this series. But the execution lacked the usual energy and crispness. The pacing was very different from even the recent four stories. Nora Roberts has a certain writing standard (not style because she has written in at least six) that shows up in the word selection and placement. The "standard" here is just not up to the same level. And that's been true for the past two years worth of releases.

So I can live with the "usual murder story line" but I wish NR would either admit to giving ghost writers a chance and let them write in her universe under their own names. Or she wraps up the series if she's tired of Dallas and the NYSPD. After all, she has developed a cadre of interesting secondary characters that could take over after Dallas has a baby and accepts the Captaincy. Heck. That's what DCI Lewis is, after Morse' death 10-years ago!