Thursday, October 1, 2015

Devoted in Death (In Death #41) by J.D. Robb

Devoted in Death (In Death, #41)Eve Dallas tracks a couple whose passion is fueled by cold brutality in the newest crime thriller from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Obsession in Death and Festive in Death.

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 . . .

REVIEW: ****

I love this series and luckily for me she is a prolific writer putting out approx. 2 books a year in this series alone. Usually by the time an author writes 30 books or more in a series I have long given up on it. They usually get  boring and repetitive over time, but not with this series. The characters continue to develop and change over the course of the books. New characters are added, some old characters return or get a mention or two but they don't keep doing the same thing, saying the same things which is nice. It keeps these books interesting and keeps me wanting more of them. I love the dynamic between Eve and Roarke and how they have changed and grown together over time. The mystery part of these books are usually interesting and fresh, not just the same old, same old.