3 Feb 2017

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Blog Tour Book Review / Echoes in Death by J D Robb

This chilling new suspense novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author J.D. Robb is the perfect entry point into the compelling In Death police procedural series featuring Lieutenant Eve Dallas.


As NY Lt. Eve Dallas and her billionaire husband Roarke are driving home, a young woman—dazed, naked, and bloody—suddenly stumbles out in front of their car. Roarke slams on the brakes and Eve springs into action.


Daphne Strazza is rushed to the ER, but it’s too late for her husband Dr. Anthony Strazza. A brilliant orthopedic surgeon, he now lies dead amid the wreckage of his obsessively organized town house, his three safes opened and emptied. Daphne would be a valuable witness, but in her terror and shock the only description of the perp she can offer is repeatedly calling him “the devil”...


While it emerges that Dr. Strazza was cold, controlling, and widely disliked, this is one case where the evidence doesn’t point to the spouse. So Eve and her team must get started on the legwork, interviewing everyone from dinner-party guests to professional colleagues to caterers, in a desperate race to answer some crucial questions:


What does the devil look like? And where will he show up next?


Published:     7th February 2017
Publisher:  Piatkus
Goodreads :  Click here
Series or Stand-Alone:  Book 44, In Death

Source:  Review Copy from Publisher
 

MY REVIEW

There's a certain comfort that comes from arriving home at the end of each day after a long day at work.  It's that moment when you know you are home, can enjoy the rest of the evening and have lots of fun.  Every time I pick up a J D Robb book now I get that same feeling of comfort and familiarity, which I love!  On the one hand you have this deeply disturbing story of murder but on the other hand you have characters you are familiar with and are glad to see again. 

As always you have Eve Dallas and many other characters that come up in almost every book I have come across so far.   One of the top things for me when reading a book in this series is that you have the main story of murder but then you have Eve Dallas, her husband and her friends who also have their own lives going on around the murder and with each book I have read so far their stories progress as the books come along, making the characters seem more real. 

As with most of the books I have read in this series, the stories of murder are not easy to read but with the way the story is brought together I do have a lot of fun trying to piece together the parts of the puzzle to try and figure out how the bad person is.  With this one I have to say that I didn't guess who it was, that was definitely a surprise.  A very interesting twist in the story. 







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