Obsession In Death by J.D. Robb
Book Description: Eve Dallas has solved a lot of high-profile murders for the NYPSD and gotten a lot of media. She—and her billionaire husband—are getting accustomed to being objects of attention, of gossip, of speculation.
But now Eve has become the object of one person’s obsession. Someone who finds her extraordinary, and thinks about her every hour of every day. Who believes the two of them have a special relationship. Who would kill for her—again and again…
With a murderer reading meanings into her every move, handling this case will be a delicate—and dangerous—psychological dance. And Eve knows that underneath the worship and admiration, a terrible threat lies in wait. Because the beautiful lieutenant is not at all grateful for these bloody offerings from her “true and loyal friend.” And in time, idols always fall…
My Review: This book was exciting from start to finish. Was it a little predictable? Sure and I didn’t care. J.D. Robb isn’t going to kill off her main characters. We all know that isn’t going to happen even if this one came really close.
I loved this book. It is probably in my top five favorites of the series. I personally think that Nora Roberts talents are wasted on romance novels. She should be writing more books like these. I would definitely read straight up thrillers from her that didn’t contain her vast network of familiar characters. The characters that we have come to know and love.
As the book description above tells us; this book is about someone stalking Eve Dallas. (It was bound to happen sooner or later right?) What is really creepy is that some of the story is told about the stalker and we don’t get any clues to who this person may be. We don’t even get to know gender until Eve works it out. J.D. Robb managed to tell us a great deal about the stalker without telling us anything at all. It made me feel like I knew the character and what the character was capable of when it came time to unveil said character. J.D. Robb did a delicate dance and the result was fantastic.
I honestly have no idea if we’ve met the stalker before. This is book forty and I simply don’t remember all of them in that kind of detail. I have always imagined Nora Roberts with a gigantic spread sheet. Something like what Santa would use for Christmas. That’s how I always imagined that she keeps the characters straight because the characters are what drive these stories.
Unlike Festive which was about former cases, Obsession is a walk down memory lane where we realize exactly how many people Eve and Roarke have come into contact with. How many they have helped or have helped them. Characters who have become part of their family. In this story family becomes the people who Eve needs to protect.
With all of that said. I think you could read this one even if you hadn’t read the others. There are reminders given to help us remember who some of these characters are. I think they would serve to explain who a character is enough to get someone through the story. So don’t let the fact that this is number forty put you off even if you’ve missed the last twenty books. Everything is turned up in this one. All emotions are heightened in this one and the end is something that you have to read and experience for yourself to fully appreciate.
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