Monday, 31 August 2015

DEVOTED IN DEATH by J D ROBB

“The first kill, mostly an accident, took place on a hot night in August.  By the time they arrived in New York, in mid-January, their tally was up to twenty-nine.”


Publication date: 10th September
Publisher: Piatkus
 Format/Source: e-Book/Publisher

Synopsis
When Lieutenant Eve Dallas examines a body in a downtown Manhattan alleyway, the victim’s injuries are so extensive that she almost misses the clue. Carved into the skin is the shape of a heart—and initials inside reading E and D . . .

Ella-Loo and her boyfriend, Darryl, had been separated while Darryl was a guest of the state of Oklahoma, and now that his sentence has been served they don’t ever intend to part again. Ella-Loo’s got dreams. And Darryl believes there are better ways to achieve your dreams than working for them. So they hit the road, and when their car breaks down in Arkansas, they make plans to take someone else’s. Then things get messy and they wind up killing someone—an experience that stokes a fierce, wild desire in Ella-Loo. A desire for Darryl. And a desire to kill again.

As they cross state lines on their way to New York to find the life they think they deserve, they will leave a trail of evil behind them. But now they’ve landed in the jurisdiction of Lieutenant Dallas and her team at the New York Police and Security Department. And with her husband, Roarke, at her side, she has every intention of hunting them down and giving them what they truly deserve . . .

My thoughts

Darker and more thrilling, this latest installment will leave you completely hooked!

We are now book number 41 into this series and I can’t get enough of it!! I’ll admit, the In Death series is my number one series, even above Harry Potter! I’m always reading one of the In Death books as I’m always re-reading this series! Roarke is my number one book boyfriend!

So, in this book Robb goes deeper and darker, she’s never afraid to get her hands dirty, a little like our Eve.  I loved how the book opened, something completely different, right in the middle of the mind of the murderers. Using the whole team, so you still have the lovely regulars, or as I like to think of them, my extended family, Eve must bring the murderers down but this is a lot harder than anyone believes it to be, and she is against the clock as the Bonnie and Clyde duo continue on their murdering spree.

As well as the usual murders and such things, you still have the little things that any die-hard fan will giggle at.  I love Eve’s characteristics; I love how her mind thinks and her relationship with Peabody just get better and better!


‘Goddamn Candy Thief I should’ve known he’d steal me blind whilst I was on leave.’
    ‘You have candy in there? What kind of-’
    ‘Not anymore.’ In disgust, Eve went back to her desk, yanked out a drawer.  ‘Bastard leaves the dumbass power bars, takes the really good chocolate.’
   ‘Chocolate!’

Or another classic Eve:

    ‘A skeeze, a fuckhead, a dickwad.  He’s all of that and a bag of rice cakes.’
    'Chips.  It’s a bag of chips,’ Peabody told her.
    ‘Chips are good.  Rice cakes are crap.  He doesn’t get chips.’
    ‘Oh.’ Peabody frowned over it before she nodded. ‘That makes sense.’



Indeed it does make sense.  It also makes sense for people to read these books, start them if you already haven’t!  I only wish I got more Roarke than twice a year! 

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