Abandoned in Death Book Review

March 4, 2022 / 1 comment

Abandoned in Death Book ReviewAbandoned in Death by J.D. Robb
Series: In Death #54
Published by Macmillan on February 8th 2022
Genres: Mystery
Format: ebook
Source: Library
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Homicide detective Eve Dallas must untangle a twisted family history while a hostage’s life hangs in the balance—in the new In Death novel by #1 New York Times bestselling J. D. Robb.

The woman’s body was found on a bench in a New York City playground. She was clean, her hair neatly arranged, her makeup carefully applied. But other things were very wrong—like the tattoo and piercings, clearly new. The clothes, decades out of date. The fatal wound hidden beneath a ribbon around her neck. And the note: Bad Mommy, written in crayon as if by a child.

It seems clear the killer’s childhood was traumatic—a situation Eve is all too familiar with herself. Yet the clues point to a perpetrator who’d be around sixty, and there are no records of old crimes with a similar MO. What was the trigger that apparently reopened such an old wound and sent someone over the edge? When Eve learns that other young women have recently vanished, the case grows even more urgent—and to solve it she’ll need to find her way into a hidden place of dim light and concrete, into the distant past, and into the depths of a shattered mind.

Liezel’s Thoughts:

From the very first chapters, I was riveted. This was because I felt like I was watching an episode of Dexter unfold right before my very eyes.

I loved how the author kept me guessing right until the very end. The culprit was very unsuspected. Who would have thought…..? Nope, please don’t make me spoil it for you!

Again, the supporting characters were superb! Glad there were a few young, new faces that were introduced into the mix. They definitely have the potential to become significant players further down the road.

My only regret about this series is that we have to wait months for the next installment. Fifty-four books later, I still can not get enough of Eve and Roarke.

The Verdict:

About J.D. Robb

With a phenomenal career full of bestsellers, Nora Roberts was ready for a new writing challenge. As her agent put it, like Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, and caffeine-free Pepsi, a pseudonym offered her the opportunity to reach a new and different group of readers. The first futuristic suspense J. D. Robb book, Naked in Death, was published in paperback in 1995, and readers were immediately drawn to Eve Dallas, a tough cop with a dark past, and her even more mysterious love interest, Roarke.

The series quickly gained attention, great reviews, and devoted readers. Since the debut of Loyalty in Death (the ninth In Death book) on Halloween 1999 on the New York Times bestseller list, every J. D. Robb title has been a New York Times bestseller. While fans had their suspicions, it wasn’t until the twelfth book in the series, Betrayal in Death (2001), that the publisher fully revealed that J. D. Robb was a pseudonym for bestselling powerhouse Nora Roberts. Unmasked, Nora Roberts fans who hadn’t yet picked up one of the Robb books were quickly playing catch-up.

Robb’s peers in the mystery world are fans as well, with accolades for the In Death series from such blockbuster authors as Stephen King, Jonathan Kellerman, Dennis Lehane, Kathy Reichs, Lisa Scottoline, Janet Evanovich, David Baldacci, Harlan Coben, Robert B. Parker, Ridley Pearson, Linda Fairstein, and Andrew Gross.

The In Death books are perpetual bestsellers, and frequently share the bestseller list with other Nora Roberts novels. J. D. Robb publishes two hardcover In Death books per year, with the occasional stand-alone original In Death story featured in an anthology.

One Response to “Abandoned in Death Book Review”

  1. Nenya G.Proctor

    I can’t get enough of reading about Eve and Roarke and Peabody and McNabb !! I LOVE the way that Ms. Robb/Roberts has only 2 books available per year!! I try not to finish one book to fast, but sometimes I can’t help myself!!
    I hope that you keep the series going for a long time!! Love YOU

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