Kindred in Death by J.D. Robb

She was just an instrument. A weapon. He wanted it to be in that house, inside the house where the cop believed his little girl would always be safe.

Title:  Kindred in Death
Author:  J.D. Robb
Series:  In Death #29
Publish Date:  January 6, 2010
Source:  Purchased by reviewer

Publisher’s Description:  She was just an instrument. A weapon. He wanted it to be in that house, inside the house where the cop believed his little girl would always be safe.

A phone call from up high interrupts Eve’s plans to have a lazy day with her roguish husband Roarke: The teenage daughter of Captain Jonah McMasters, head of the NYPD drug squad, has been found raped and strangled.

A terrifying video of Deena, bloody and beaten beyond recognition, suggests a link to a criminal in her father’s past, but Eve is getting nowhere – until another murder, and another video, reveals the killer’s deadly intent: merciless retribution in the cruellest way possible.

Eve and her team must race against the clock to identify the next victim of a killer who will stop at nothing . . .

Nervous Nellie’s nervousness necessitates knowledge of the novel. In other words …SPOILERS. *BEWARE*

Nervous Nellie says…

Wow.  I’ve met some sick villains in books before, but this guy is baaad!  Again the brilliance of Eve Dallas’ brain solves a case that for anyone else would be a cold case.

Eve lost two victims but saved five.  I was sad for the victims and their families.  As I read the book, the story and it’s trials became real feeling.  I felt for the McMasters family and the poor man that was Carlene’s groom to be.  I’m not sure I ever have put it into words, but I also love how supportive of his time and money Roarke is.  He cherishes his wife and creates an “Awwwww” moment.

Eve is brilliant in her thinking, but in this book she bounces from the wrong path to the right path just by hearing a comment from a friend and colleague.  Peabody does a lot of work on her end – the same as what Dallas would have to do if she were working alone.  Those two make great partners and offset each other remarkably.

Those insights are not new ones, but I don’t think I’ve actually wrote them in a review before.  The story is great, as always, but the cohesiveness of the team and the characters with each other make for an excellent read.  That goes for every Eve and Roarke book, but as I’m listening from beginning of the series to the end, it’s even more evident.

The narrator is one of the best you can get.  Susan Erickson rates right up there with Khristine Hvam who narrates the books for Faith Hunter.  Seriously, if you like audiobooks and police procedurals this series is a really good one.  There is some sex, but it’s not constant and there is frippery like friends having weddings and babies or just getting together that makes me feel like family when I read it.

As always, these books get a 5 star.

Our reviews in this series in no particular order…


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About Nervous Nell Justice

I read, read and then read. I love my life as a reviewer because I get to meet some awesome people who love books too. It's a fantastic world to live in!My favorite genres: Urban Fantasy, Regency Romance, Paranormal Romance, Paranormal Thrillers, Paranormal Mysteries, Vampire Romance, Historical, Contemporary or Futuristic Mysteries and Thrillers, Steampunk Fantasy and Mysteries, Police Procedurals and Political Thrillers.

Posted on September 4, 2020, in All Reviews, Nell's Reviews and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

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