Naked in Death

Naked in Death
In Death bk 1

J.D. Robb

As NYPD Lt. Eve Dallas races to find a serial killer, she becomes very involved with one of the suspects. Her overpowering feelings for a man she barely knows could jeopardize her investigation, her faith in herself–and her life.

REVIEW: I can’t tell you how many times I have read this book over the years, but no matter how many times I read it, it remains on of my favorite books.

It has been at least 3 years since the last time I read this book, but having decided to an In Death reading challenge I thought that I had better start with the first book.
Eve Dallas is a homicide Lt. in NYC in the year 2057 and she is damn good at her job. Her job is her life, she has one friend Mavis and her mentor Feeney, they are the only ones that she allows to be close to her, even though there are those that want to be there for her.
Eve lands a case that changes her life, it pits her up against a U.S. Senator and in the path of Roarke.
Roarke what more needs to be said about this man.

Here is a man that has made himself into on the richest men on and off the planet. He has power, money and a past shrouded in mystery, and his name is at the top of Eve’s suspect list. It’s not the first time that the cops have looked at him for a crime, however it is the first time that a cop has gotten to him.

I loved everything about getting to know these two characters. I really liked watching them circle and dance around each other and what they were feeling. With Roarke making all the first moves because Eve can’t and won’t.

There is something about a man that has everything money can buy and chooses to give real coffee as a gift, not because he is cheap but because he knows that Eve would appreciate that more than any extravagant gift, as the extravagant gift would just baffle her, and the coffee lets her know that he gets her.

The murder mystery of this book was great also, even knowing who the killer was, because I have read the book so many times, I was still surprised, mainly because I had forgotten all about that seen, and was so caught up in the story of Eve and Roarke.

If you have never read a J.D. Robb aka Nora Roberts then I highly suggest that you pick up this series. I recommend starting with this book as it is the first in the series and you understand the dynamics of their relationship.

I give this book as 5 out of 5.



  1. Kay

    This really is a good book, isn't it? I have read it a couple of times. I did finally continue on in the series and think I'm on book #5 or something like that. Thaks for sharing, Heather!

  2. Heather

    Kay, keeping reading. One of my favorites is Portrait in Death.

  3. Lori

    I loved this one. One of the things I loved so much was the social commentary that Robb works into the books. It's an interesting, and realistic take on what we could become.


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