Buddy Review: Kindred in Death by J.D. Robb

Posted on November 27, 2009


Nath was kind enough to ask me to do a buddy review with her at Breezing Through. The book we reviewed is Kindred in Death by J.D. Robb, book #35 in the In Death series. So…here goes my first buddy review!

Series: In Death #35

Hero: Roarke

Heroine: Eve Dallas

When the newly promoted captain of the NYPSD and his wife return a day early from their vacation, they were looking forward to spending time with their bright and vivacious sixteen-year-old daughter who had stayed behind.

Not even their worst nightmares could have prepared them for the crime scene that awaited them instead. Brutally murdered in her bedroom, Deena’s body showed signs of trauma that horrified even the toughest of cops; including our own Lieutenant Eve Dallas, who was specifically requested by the captain to investigate.

When the evidence starts to pile up, Dallas and her team think they are about to arrest their perpetrator; little do they know yet that someone has gone to great lengths to tease and taunt them by using a variety of identities. Overconfidence can lead to careless mistakes. But for Dallas, one mistake might be all she needs to bring justice.

The In Death series is the longest series I follow. I had heard of this series for years before I decided to check it out. By the time I started reading the books, the series had reached book #30. I didn’t think I could get into such a long series, especially one that revolves around the same main characters but, boy, was I wrong. After reading the first 3 books, I bought the rest of the series and read them all within a month. It was really thrilling and amazing to be able to read such a long series non-stop. If you haven’t read this series before, below are a few excerpts to tease you:

Eve: “Would you jump in front of a maxibus for me?”

Roarke: “Absolutely. They don’t go very fast.”

Witness in Death

Roarke: “I want children with you, my lovely Eve. One day.”

Eve: “One day being far, far in the future. Like, I don’t know, say a decade when…Hold on. Children is plural.”

Roarke: “Why, so it is – nothing slips by my canny cop.”

Eve: “You really think if I ever let you plant something inside me – they’re like aliens in there, growing little hands and feet.” She shuddered. “Creepy. If I ever did that, popped a kid out – which I think is probably as pleasant a process as having your eyebrows pierced by burning, poisonous sticks, I’d say ‘Whoopee, let’s do this again?’ Have you recently suffered head trauma?”

Roarke: “Not to my knowledge.”

Eve: “Could be coming. Any second.”

Survivor in Death

Eve: “Would you be shedding tears for McNab’s dead body if he’d been screwing around on you?”

Peabody: “Well, since I’d’ve been the one who killed him, I’d probably be shedding tears for me because you’d be arresting me. And that would really make me sad…”

Strangers in Death

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