13 Nov 2017


Book Review / Secrets in Death by JD Robb

A new novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series: Lt. Eve Dallas must separate rumors from reality when a woman who traffics in other people’s secrets is silenced.

The chic Manhattan nightspot Du Vin is not the kind of place Eve Dallas would usually patronize, and it’s not the kind of bar where a lot of blood gets spilled. But that’s exactly what happens one cold February evening.

The mortally wounded woman is Larinda Mars, a self-described “social information reporter,” or as most people would call it, a professional gossip. As it turns out, she was keeping the most shocking stories quiet, for profitable use in her side business as a blackmailer. Setting her sights on rich, prominent marks, she’d find out what they most wanted to keep hidden and then bleed them dry. Now someone’s done the same to her, literally—with a knife to the brachial artery.

Eve didn’t like Larinda Mars. But she likes murder even less. To find justice for this victim, she’ll have to plunge into the dirty little secrets of all the people Larinda Mars victimized herself. But along the way, she may be exposed to some information she really didn’t want to know…

Published:     5th September 2017
Publisher:  Piatkus Books
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Series or Stand-Alone:  Book 45, In Death
Source:  Review Copy from Publisher


What I love about this series is the fact that you don't have to read them in order.  Now, I do have to admit that this goes against almost everything I do.  I like order.  I like starting at 1 and ending at 10 and so on.  I usually don't pick up things halfway through.  This is the exception.  There are 45 books in this series.  To be able to read this series in order and read this one, I would have to read 44 other books in the series.  This is something I am definitely going to plan to do, maybe for 2018, but for now I just wanted to experience this story.  With this series, you do not have a to pick them up in order.  You can pick up any one you want and get reading.  I have read a few of these now in this way, there is a 'bigger picture' that would be better experienced probably if you started at book 1.

What I liked the most about this story, honestly, was the ending.  Don't get me wrong, the build up was really good but the ending I was not expecting and threw me completely.  I loved it!