Saturday, April 4, 2009
SALVATION IN DEATH
TITLE: SALVATION IN DEATH
AUTHOR: J.D. ROBB
Details: no. 27 Eve Dallas & Roarke Mystery
After having read all these Eve Dallas books, revisiting her and Roarke on yet another adventure is a bit like coming home, a welcome reunion with old friends.
Nora Roberts in her guise of J.D. Robb draws you into the story from the very first paragraph and doesn't let you go until the last full stop, bringing the reader on a thrilling and at times sexy ride along the way. And while the books are definitely formulaic, they never feel like that.
This instalment starts with a priest conducting a funeral mass in a packed church. When he arrives at the Holy Communion and drinks the wine, he drops dead from poisoning.
Soon after Eve starts investigating, she discovers that the murder victim wasn't who he said he was, wasn't even a priest in fact. And after the discovery of his true identity, the background to his fraud and the reason he got himself murdered, both Even and Roarke find themselves revisiting their dark pasts and relive old nightmares.