2 star rating
Strangers in Death
In Death, Book #26
By J.D. Robb
ISBN# 9780399154706
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strangers-in-death-j-d-robbStrangers in Death is the 26th installment of the In Death Series written by Nora Roberts under her pseudo name, J.D. Robb.  In this installment we find Eve faced with a high powered man murdered in his home.  The person that Eve thinks killed him, the man’s wife, is alibied tight, being on a girls’ holiday with some friends.

But when she lends a hand in one of her co-worker’s cases all the pieces click together and she is on the prowl to throw her self-serving murderer in a cage.

This was a good enough story.  It wasn’t the best I’ve read of the series, but it wasn’t bad either.  It kept my interest, but it wasn’t one that would keep you on the edge of your seat.  In fact, there wasn’t really any suspense in this book.

Roarke has signed on to this case as an expert civilian consultant once again, so we get to see some sweet moments between the couple and their usual banter as they work together to solve the case.

“Why doesn’t it bother her? Seriously, it doesn’t. She’s not putting on a front. She’s in a serious relationship with a guy who has sex with other women for a living, and it doesn’t matter to her.”

“I married a cop.” Roarke smiled at her. “We all have our levels of acceptance. He was an LC when they met, just as she was a doctor, and one who often works in dangerous areas of the city.”

She shot him the same easy smile. “So…if I’d been an LC when we met, you wouldn’t have any problem with me banging other guys. Professionally.”

“None at all, as I’d kick your ass and murder all of them. But that’s my level of acceptance.”

Also, a certain guy that we’ve come to enjoy makes a huge leap in his life, making a sacrifice for the one he loves and embarking on a new life.  Honestly, I would have loved to have seen more from this couple in this installment.  It was just so sweet and I loved that he botched the whole thing while trying to do good; it just made him seem more realistic.  Hopefully we’ll get to see a lot more of them in future installments of the series!!

I’m just hoping the next book, Salvation in Death, will be a little more exciting.