Thursday, March 19, 2015

Obsession in Death by J.D. Robb

Obsession in Death by J.D. Robb - Thoughts in ProgressWhen a series reaches its 40th installment, you have to wonder if the spark is still going to be there.

Author J.D. Robb demonstrates that the 40th book can still keep you on the edge of your seat while it keeps you guessing about the villain. OBSESSION IN DEATH is Robb’s latest (and 40th) installment in her In Death series featuring Lt. Eve Dallas.

Narrator Susan Ericksen continues to do a superb job bringing the various characters to life. Her inflection and pace gives each character their own unique voice. Her mannerisms heightens the emotions of the story adding depth to an already suspenseful thriller.

When Lt. Eve Dallas of the NYPSD finds out she has an obsessed fan who is willing to kill for her, she is determined to put a stop to it. With each killing, the murderer leaves Eve a message from her ‘true and loyal friend’ stating they are helping Eve fight justice when the system lets her down.

Eve has to play a delicate and psychological dance with the killer because she knows in the end, the killer will turn on her as she’s not grateful for her ‘true and loyal friend’s’ gifts.

Robb once again blends the hard-boiled cop of the lieutenant with the slowly softening side of Eve. Combining with the usual mix of characters, Robb adds humor, friendship and romance for a well-balanced story.

OBSESSION IN DEATH is suspenseful and moves at a steady pace keeping your attention focused on trying to figure out the killer. With twists and turns, the ending comes with a surprising conclusion. This long-running series continues to surprise and entertain.

Obsession in Death by J.D. Robb, In Death Book #40, Narrated by Susan Ericksen, Brilliance Audio, @2015, ISBN: 978-1480593053, Unabridged, 11 Discs, Run Time: 13 Hours and 27 Minutes 

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this audio book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope I’ve enticed you to check out this fascinating series. How’s the weather in your area of the world? What book are you reading or looking forward to reading this week?

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  1. She is really on a roll with this series isn't she?

  2. I love this series and I'm patiently waiting for the next one this fall.


  3. Forty books in the series. That just boggles my mind.

  4. It really doesn't seem like 40 books. I have enjoyed watching the characters grow. I have enjoyed seeing a family assembled.

  5. This is such a great series!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

  6. I give credit to any author who has legions of fans after writing 40 books!

  7. Nora Roberts amazes me. They say she's a workaholic but the woman is amazing!!!

    1. (Nora Roberts is J.D. Robb--just realized that comment might be confusing for those who don't know that!)

  8. Forty installments? I can't imagine. She must be approaching a record. I don't think if I wrote my entire life down and mentioned everything that's happened to me that I could come up with forty installments.

    VR Barkowski


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