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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Divided in Death (In Death, Book 18) by JD Robb


Divided in Death once again puts Roarke and Eve at odds against each other. This isn't the first time they've found themselves here, and they are getting better at dealing with it, but they are both very stubborn headed and when the sparks fly... they sometimes explode.

One problem with any long series is that authors have to keep finding bigger and bigger villains for the hero to fight. LKH has Anita Blake fight The Mother of All Darkness, and in some ways, the organization Eve is up against this time is even scarier. But nothing makes her back down, she stands for the dead and isn't capable of backing away from that stance.

Meanwhile, Eve learns about more of her past, and this time she doesn't really have Roarke there to help her deal with it, because the two of them are at such odds.

I've mentioned before how useless some of the blurbs are in this series, but I'll post it anyway:

When a trusted employee of Roarke Enterprises is a suspect in a double-homicide, Roarke comes to Eve for help.

As for the writing elements:
  • The plot was beautiful and tricky.
  • Pacing had issues.
  • Prose and dialogue were excellent.
  • Character development once again surprises, for this length of a series.
  • World-building was consistent with earlier books in the series.
  • Book Rating: Divided in Death: 10 of 10
  • Series Rating: 9 of 10

1. Naked in Death
2. Glory in Death
3. Immortal in Death
4. Rapture in Death
5. Ceremony in Death
6. Vengeance in Death
7. Holiday in Death
7.5  Midnight in Death
8. Conspiracy in Death
9. Loyalty in Death
10.Witness in Death
11. Judgment in Death
12. Betrayal in Death
12.5 Interlude In Death
13. Seduction in Death
14. Reunion in Death
15. Purity in Death
16. Portrait in Death
17. Imitation In Death
17.5 Remember When
18. Divided in Death
19. Visions in Death
20. Survivor In Death
21. Origin In Death
22. Memory in Death
23. Born in Death
24. Innocent in Death
25. Creation in Death
26. Strangers in Death
27. Salvation in Death
28. Promises in Death
29. Kindred in Death
30. Fantasy in Death
31. Indulgence in Death
32. Treachery in Death
33. New York to Dallas


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