27 Jan 2019

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Book Review / Connections in Death by JD Robb

In this gritty and gripping new audiobook in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, Eve Dallas fights to save the innocent—and serve justice to the guilty—on the streets of New York.

Homicide cop Eve Dallas and her billionaire husband, Roarke, are building a brand-new school and youth shelter. They know that the hard life can lead kids toward dangerous crossroads—and with this new project, they hope to nudge a few more of them onto the right path. For expert help, they hire child psychologist Dr. Rochelle Pickering—whose own brother pulled himself out of a spiral of addiction and crime with Rochelle’s support.

Lyle is living with Rochelle while he gets his life together, and he’s thrilled to hear about his sister’s new job offer. But within hours, triumph is followed by tragedy. Returning from a celebratory dinner with her boyfriend, she finds Lyle dead with a syringe in his lap, and Eve’s investigation confirms that this wasn’t just another OD. After all his work to get clean, Lyle’s been pumped full of poison—and a neighbor with a peephole reports seeing a scruffy, pink-haired girl fleeing the scene.

Now Eve and Roarke must venture into the gang territory where Lyle used to run, and the ugly underground world of tattoo parlors and strip joints where everyone has taken a wrong turn somewhere. They both believe in giving people a second chance. Maybe even a third or fourth. But as far as they’re concerned, whoever gave the order on Lyle Pickering’s murder has run out of chances…

Published:     4th February 2019
Publisher:  Piatkus Books
Goodreads :  Click here
Series or Stand-Alone:  Book 48, In Death
Source:  Review Copy from Publisher


I cannot tell you how good it was to delve into another instalment in this series.  It almost feels like coming home, in a weird murderous detective problem solving kind of way...

The best thing about this novel and this series as a whole are the characters.  Although I have not started from book 1 yet I have read quite a lot later on in this series to know these characters well and fondly.  You have, of course, the main character Eve Dallas and Rourke and all the people that Eve works with and alongside who come up in nearly every novel.  Not only do you get a laid back, slow paced thriller that keeps you on your toes but you also get a 'slice of life' view of Eve Dallas' world as this novel goes along.  With each novel, we see a little bit more and more of her life and her colleagues, friends and family and see her character grow as each novel comes along.  That is what I love the best.

Of course, the actual plot of this book was interesting also!  I have to admit that I am not normally one for picking up stories about gang crimes and murders etc but because of this particular story and the characters in it, it made it so much more interest for me to read.  There are quite a few twists and turns here, which is something I absolutely love in a novel, that will definitely keep you on your toes and despite the fact that I had guessed pretty much what was going on pretty early on I still thoroughly enjoyed reading this next instalment.

Can't wait for the next one now!