Creation in Death by J.D. Robb (‘In Death’ series Book #25)

 Creation In Death     Creation in Death  by J.D. Robb

‘In Death’ series Book #25

Paperback: 384 pages Publisher: Berkley; Reprint edition (April 1, 2008) Language: English ISBN-10: 0425221024 ISBN-13: 978-0425221020

When the body of a young brunette is found in East River Park, artfully positioned and marked by signs of prolonged and painful torture, Lieutenant Eve Dallas is catapulted back to a case nine years earlier. The city  had been on edge due to a killing spree that took the lives of four women in fifteen days; all courtesy of the man the media tagged as ‘The Groom’ – because he puts silver rings on the victims’ fingers.
 
This time, it becomes chillingly clear that the killer has made his attack personal: The young woman was employed by Eve’s billionaire husband, Roarke, washed in products from a store Roarke owns, and laid out on a sheet Roarke’s company manufactures. Chances are The Groom is working up to the biggest challenge of his illustrious career – abducting a woman who will test his skills and who promises to give him days and days of pleasure before she dies: Eve.

When the body of a young brunette is found in East River Park, artfully positioned and marked by signs of prolonged and painful torture, Lieutenant Eve Dallas is catapulted back to a case nine years earlier. The city  had been on edge due to a killing spree that took the lives of four women in fifteen days; all courtesy of the man the media tagged as ‘The Groom’ – because he puts silver rings on the victims’ fingers.
 
This time, it becomes chillingly clear that the killer has made his attack personal: The young woman was employed by Eve’s billionaire husband, Roarke, washed in products from a store Roarke owns, and laid out on a sheet Roarke’s company manufactures. Chances are The Groom is working up to the biggest challenge of his illustrious career – abducting a woman who will test his skills and who promises to give him days and days of pleasure before she dies: Eve.

 

23-Apr-08 to 26-Apr-08

Review: Fantastic! Incredible! Perfect!

Again, Robb brings back the characters we love with a new crime to solve. Roarke works more hands-on this time, getting a real picture of what cops do. He’d never been this ‘in’ it before, and it was great to see him there, and get his ‘feel’ for what cops go through during an intense investigation.

Arguments and fights between some of the more active characters make them appear more human and all the more believable.

The plot was good, not so many twists but you get even more information and more of a feel about the perpetrator in this one, a better sense of the why. Although it wasn’t complicated, I really loved how it all came down. Ariel was perfectly added as the last ‘victim’, and I’m glad Eve connected with her on some level. Although only a ‘temporary character’, I really hope to see her again in a future novel.

What Eve asked Roarke to do – stepping ‘over the line’ as she did, I wholeheartedly agreed with and would have done the same in her position. I won’t go into further detail as it would spoil the ending, but I was more than glad of it. You’ll understand what I mean when you read it.

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