Obsession in Death by J.D. Robb

obession in deathTitle: Obsession in Death
Series: In Death bk 40
Author: J.D. Robb
Genre: Murder Mystery

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, of gossip, of speculation.

But now Eve has become the object of one person’s obsession. Someone who finds her extraordinary, and thinks about her every hour of every day. Who believes the two of them have a special relationship. Who would kill for her—again and again…

With a murderer reading meanings into her every move, handling this case will be a delicate—and dangerous—psychological dance. And Eve knows that underneath the worship and admiration, a terrible threat lies in wait. Because the beautiful lieutenant is not at all grateful for these bloody offerings from her “true and loyal friend.” And in time, idols always fall…

Thoughts: I have a lot of thoughts about this book, and most of them are good. One of the many reasons I come back to this series every year is the dynamic of Eve a straight laced cop and her semi-reformed former criminal husband, who is just drop dead gorgeous!

Some of my favorite books in this series are the ones where Roarke pushes his way into Eve’s cases. I was really hoping that would be the case in this book, and to a point it is, but not as much as I was hoping it would be.

From the beginning of the case you know that it’s someone who’s on the edges of Eve’s life, someone who has access to parts of her life that she doesn’t think about. No I’m not going to give it away, because to me honest that is part of the fun of reading these books trying to figure out who the murdered is.

One of the things I really liked about this book was that we got to revisit some of my favorite characters namely Jaime and Nadine. I think when these two characters are in the story it brings something new to Eve’s story.

As the case unfolds you can see how once again Eve is floored by the amount of people in her life she has to protect simply because they are important to her. It wasn’t all that long ago when she was on her own with just Mavis and Feeney as her family.

This another great installment of this series.

Grade B+

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