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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Reunion in Death (In Death, Book 14) by JD Robb


Reunion in Death gives us several reunions. All of the titles explain the events of the book in some way, but this one is a bit more descriptive than the rest.

When Eve was a new detective, she and Feeney worked  a case together and put someone away. Unfortunately, the court system didn't put her away for long enough. Eight years later the murderer is back, and wants a rematch with Eve. She's killing in Eve's city, daring Eve to catch her. And Eve is always one or two steps behind her. That's one reunion.

The other reunion happens when Eve must travel to Dallas to speak with her murderess' stepfather. We see a bit more of Eve's history while they are in Dallas, and we watch as both Eve and Roarke deal with what they learn.

At around halfway through the series I find myself wanting to go back and skim through the first book again. Eve has grown and changed in so many ways - and that gives us a different perspective on Roarke and Dr. Mira. I also think I'd like to compare the Peabody of back then to the Peabody of now. In some ways she's less mature, but I think that's because she was only showing her professional cop face back then, and is loosening up more now.

Here's the blurb:

Lieutenant Eve Dallas was personally responsible for the incarceration of Julie Dockport nearly ten years ago. And now, let out on good behavior, Julie has nothing but bad intentions. It appears she wants to meet Dallas again—in a reunion neither will forget.

When Eve and Roarke bump heads, Roarke almost always wins. He picks his battles, which means he lets Eve win here and there... but when push comes to shove his money and influence trumps Eve's badge. That bothers me a great deal, possibly even more than it bothers Eve. And yet, in spite of that, we have two very strong and stubborn people who are used to being in control who are finding a way to make it work. There is something to be said for that.

As for the writing elements:
  • The plot was a good one.
  • Pacing was great.
  • Prose and dialogue were excellent.
  • Character development was well done.
  • World-building was consistent with previous books.
 Reunion in Death easily gets a 10 of 10 from me. The series remains a 9 of 10, for reasons I've explained in previous reviews of this series.
    • Book Rating: Reunion 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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