Saturday, October 27, 2012

Review: Naked in Death

I've been meaning to try this series for some time and when I started the readathon in the backseat of a car, leaving one of the saddest and heartbreaking funerals I had ever been to, a dystopia read was not an option. I just wanted something new. So here we are.

Naked in Death by J.D. Robb
Series: In Death #1
Genre: Mystery, Romantic Suspense
Pages: 294 (ebook)
Source: eLibrary
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In hardcover for the first time, here is the novel that started it all-the first book in J. D. Robb's number-one New York Times-bestselling In Death series, featuring New York City homicide detective Lieutenant Eve Dallas and Roarke.

It is the year 2058, and technology now completely rules the world. But New York City Detective Eve Dallas knows that the irresistible impulses of the human heart are still ruled by just one thing-passion.

When a senator's daughter is killed, the secret life of prostitution she'd been leading is revealed. The high-profile case takes Lieutenant Eve Dallas into the rarefied circles of Washing-ton politics and society. Further complicating matters is Eve's growing attraction to Roarke, who is one of the wealthiest and most influential men on the planet, devilishly handsome... and the leading suspect in the investigation
My Rating:

My Review:
The In death series is a futuristic crime novel that takes place in 2058.  I didn't catch this in the description because I didn't read it.  The differences are subtle (well at least for this one).  I noticed a few things.  Technology is different and all guns are banned.  Eve is on her first case since having to discharge her weapon to kill and failing to save a small child.  The murderer in the new case is killing sex workers (a job that is legal in this time), disarming security, and taping the murders.  But the murderer becomes entirely too close as he knows too much about Eve.  He seems to carefully manage her case.  The murderer doesn't just kill, but plays and manipulates.

I fell in loe with this book right away.  I love thrillers/mysterys and I loved Roarke.  I was shocked at the direction those interactions went and I enjoyed the small glimpses into Roarke's thoughts.  It's a short read with much progress.  Maybe too much much progress.  But it stands out for that reason as well.  As a diehard Stephanie Plum fan who is frustrated with the lack of progress, I loved that this series doesn't suffer from that particular problem.  I can tell already.  I didn't think the futuristic element added too much but it certainly didn't take anything away.  Maybe it will in future books.  I picked out the murderer right away but it didn't bother me.  I didn't see some of the other surprising parts though.

I plan to continue this series for sure, but it is old and I'm assuming most of you have heard of it and/or made up your mind on whether to try it.  So should I review them here?  Is anyone interested?  I usually don't hesitate to read and review older books but this is a long series.  Is that tedious?
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  1. I was so excited to see this book reviewed in you blog! I have picked a book out of this series, it's Fantasy In Death and I absolutely loved it! I strongly recommend it to you! Great review,by the way! <3

    1. Hopefully I'll get to it soon. I'm realizing that you pretty much don't have to read them in order.

  2. That certainly is a differnt read, eh? Thanks for posting it!

  3. review them please :) I also want to read them one day, still trying to make my mind up

  4. Awesome review.

    But wait, whose funeral? You ok? Sending you hugs and love. *hug*

    1. A close friend of the family. I'm okay. It's just hard to see your loved one go through tough things sometimes. It was so unexpected that it was extra tough.

  5. I haven't read this series either but it sounds like a winner! I'm always down for a good thriller and it sounds like J.D. gets all the elements right in this one, even if you could guess the killer. I'd like if you kept reviewing them.

  6. Review them!! They're fun & each one is different. You can pick any of them up and just start reading.

    1. Yes! I will keep reviewing them. I learning that about this series. I'm really excited to keep reading them.


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