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The Way She Reads

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Gripping, as always

Concealed in Death - J.D. Robb

I can’t imagine anybody being surprised when I say I love the ‘In Death’ books by J.D. Robb. The fact that I haven’t missed a single title yet, is testament to that. But, it’s more than just the fact that I enjoy these books. J.D. Robb has, over the years, become my go-to author whenever I find myself in a reading slump. She is one of only a handful of authors who can always reignite my passion for reading and she succeeded this time as well as she has in the past.


As always the mystery was imaginative and more than just a little bit creepy. I had the solution more or less figured out long before our investigator did, but I can’t say it lessened my reading pleasure. And, also as always, Eve’s snarky comments and somewhat cynical look at life had me smiling. The interactions between Eve and Roarke as well as Eve and Peabody had me laughing out loud on numerous occasions. And it is hard to not melt at least a little bit at the love between the two main characters.

J.D. Robb (and her alter ego Nora Roberts) excel at writing witty, gripping and realistic sounding dialogue and couldn’t create a boring character if they tried. Thirty-eight books into this series I still find myself wishing the author will never stop creating more adventures for these Eve, Roarke and their friends and colleagues. I’m well and truly hooked.