Friday, February 20, 2015

Book Review: Survivor in Death by J.D. Robb (In Death #20)

Survivor In Death (In Death, #20)Survivor In Death by J.D. Robb
My rating: 4.5/5.0
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publish Date: February 1, 2005
Format: Download from
Narrator: Susan Ericksen

My Review:
Twenty books in and no boredom or repetitiveness with this book series. Like Law & Order a series about a homicide cop, even one set in the future, has many directions and a long way it can go. Add to that that the characters are always growing and you have a series that can go on and on. I think the series is up to book 40 or so now, and I can see why.

It's another case for Lieutenant Eve Dallas, her crew of fellow cops and her husband, Roarke. This one is a murder of a family with one survivor left. The little girl who survives is also taken with Eve so that adds another layer to the Roarke-Eve relationship when they take her in to their house for protection. Seeing both of them interact with her is definitely interesting and I think well-portrayed. Neither is ready for kids and that is evident in amusing ways.

The murder is interesting and resolves in an exciting way. I was never bored. I also enjoyed the usual interactions with the characters. I love Eve and Roarke of course, but adding in Somerset, Mira, McNabb and Peabody definitely keeps things interesting. I love this series solely for the characters.

I listened to this on audio and I have to say the Susan Ericksen is an amazing narrator. Her voices for the characters are amazing. It's great because I never lose track of who is speaking even if my mind wanders away for a minute or two. I look forward to hearing more of her narration as this series continues.

Looking for great romantic suspense, then look no further. The In Death series never disappoints and the 20th installment adds more of what you come to expect in this series.

About Survivor in Death:
No affairs. No criminal connections. No DNA. No clues. Eve Dallas may be the best cop in the city - not to mention having the lavish resources of her husband Roarke at her disposal - but the Swisher case has her baffled. The family members were murdered in their beds with brutal, military precision. The state-of-the-art security was breached, and the killers used night vision to find their way through the cozy middle-class house. Clearly, Dallas is dealing with pros. The only mistake they made was to overlook the nine-year-old girl cowering in the dark in the kitchen. . .

Now Nixie Swisher is an orphan - and the sole eyewitness to a seemingly inexplicable crime. Kids are not Dallas's strong suit. But Nixie needs a safe place to stay, and Dallas needs to solve this case. Not only because of the promise she made to Nixie. Not only for the cause of justice. But also to put to rest some of her own darkest memories - and deepest fears. With her partner Peabody on the job, and watching her back - and with Roarke providing the kind of help only he can give - Lieutenant Eve Dallas is running after shadows, and dead-set on finding out who's behind them.

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***I purchased this book with my monthly credit.  No compensation was given for my opinions of this audiobook.  ***


Anna (herding cats-burning soup) said...

I so need to re-read these some day. I love them and so right she keeps it fresh and repetition-free. So impressive.

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