Reunion in Death by J. D. Robb

This entry is part [part not set] of 26 in the series In Death Series

Book Review: 1 Treasure Box
In Death Series, Book 16
Publisher: Brilliance Audio (November 28, 2007) 11 hours 21 minutes (320 pages), ISBN-10: 1423317483, ISBN-13: 978-1423317487

A black widow type murderer, who Eve previously tracked down and convicted, is released from the jail. But now she is killing strangers in Eve’s back yard and her ultimate goal is Roake. Eve must find and stop her before it is too late.

Reunion in Death is the sixteenth instalment in the In Death series by J.D. Robb. To date she has written 40 books in the series, with two more expected to be released in the fall of 2011.  These are crime drama, suspense and romance because they focus on the case Eve is currently working on as well as her and Roake’s personal relationship. This is a futuristic suspense that takes place in 2059 in New York City. The books are told in a third person narrative that focuses primarily on Lieutenant Eve Dallas, but at times the story is also told through some of the other characters including the murderer. They are written by Nora Roberts under the pseudonym of J. D. Robb.

I felt this book recycled material from some of the previous stories.  We have already seen this storyline played out. However, the parts that examined Eve’s past were interesting and covered new material.  Eve must go to Dallas to find clues on the killer and in the process face her past.  Although, there is no sex in this book, there is a really sweet moment between Eve and Roake when they exchange their first anniversary gifts. We also get to meet Peabody’s Free-Ager parents which include some interesting moments.

For In Death fans, Reunion in Death is a necessary read since it moves Eve’s personal story forward and we learn more about Peabody’s background.  If you a just looking for a good crime drama story though, this one is pretty mediocre.

Question to Ponder: Did you think the crime drama portion of this book was recycled, or did you really enjoy the story?

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