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Published by Piatkus, 4 August 2016. ISBN: 978-0-349-41080-7
J D Robb fans will be delighted to know, if they don’t already, that
the sizzling In Death series now numbers forty-two, with a forty-third
on the stocks for later this year.
is at her breathcatching best when the crime under investigation by ace New
York cop Lieutenant Eve Dallas stirs up memories of her own damaged past. In Brotherhood
in Death, both Eve and the reader find themselves conflicted, as they are
reminded that the protagonist isn’t necessarily the most guilty person, and
murder is sometimes not so much a heinous crime as... well, read it and you’ll
find out for yourself.
case starts out pretty close to home, if by home we mean people we love and
respect. Dr Charlotte Mira, the police department’s psychologist and profiler,
has long since stood as a mother-figure for Eve, and her deliciously
absent-minded husband Dennis is set fair to do duty as the caring dad our heroine
never had. When Dennis is attacked following his discovery of his injured
cousin, it’s to Eve that the usually unflappable Dr Mira turns.
first twist is that when Dennis regained consciousness his cousin had
disappeared – but that’s just the tip of a horrifying iceberg. The grotesque
sequence of events which follows stirs up Eve’s old nightmares, which naturally
makes her all the more determined to ensure justice is done, with the help of
the familiar supporting cast: Eve’s gloriously gorgeous billionaire husband
Roarke, her partner Peabody (who has shed a few unwanted pounds at last!), geek
detectives Feeney and McNab, investigative journalist Nadine Furst, and an
increasingly well-defined team of cops and associates (Jenkinson’s colourful
ties are becoming a feature!). J D Robb’s many fans know how it all works,
complete with mid-21st century technological advances and the kind
of nerve-tingling sex between Eve and Roarke which we lesser mortals only dream
scattering of domestic and personal touches include Dennis Mira’s sublime hot
chocolate, Eve’s loathing of air travel and Roarke’s attempts to shoehorn
vegetables into Eve’s diet. Peabody supplies plenty of humorous moments,
especially with her largely imaginary weight issues. There are plenty of
sharply-drawn one-off or occasional characters. And of course justice is
finally served, this time in more ways than one.
titles in J D Robb’s sometimes hair-raising, always highly readable In Death
novels are a little more complex, a little more original than others –
inevitable when a series runs this long. Brotherhood is up there with
Reviewer: Lynne Patrick
J D Robb. With a phenomenal career full of bestsellers, Nora
Roberts was ready for a new writing challenge. A pseudonym offered her the
opportunity to reach a new and different group of readers. The first futuristic
suspense J. D. Robb book, Naked in Death, was published in paperback
in 1995, and readers were immediately drawn to Eve Dallas, a tough cop with a
dark past, and her even more mysterious love interest, Roarke. The In Death books are perpetual
bestsellers, and frequently share the bestseller list with other Nora Roberts
novels. J. D. Robb publishes two hardcover In
Death books per year, with the occasional stand-alone original In Death
story featured in an anthology. Forty Two books later, there is no end in sight
for the ever-popular In Death series.
Lynne Patrick has been a writer ever since she could pick up a pen,
and has enjoyed success with short stories, reviews and feature journalism, but
never, alas, with a novel. She crossed to the dark side to become a publisher
for a few years, and is proud to have launched several careers which are now
burgeoning. She lives on the edge of rural Derbyshire in a house groaning with
books, about half of them crime fiction.