From Goodreads: In hardcover for the first time, here is the novel that started it all-the first book in J. D. Robb’s number-one New York Times-bestselling In Death series, featuring New York City homicide detective Lieutenant Eve Dallas and Roarke. It is the year 2058, and technology now completely rules the world. But New York City Detective Eve Dallas knows that the irresistible impulses of the human heart are still ruled by just one thing-passion.
When a senator’s daughter is killed, the secret life of prostitution she’d been leading is revealed. The high-profile case takes Lieutenant Eve Dallas into the rarefied circles of Washing-ton politics and society. Further complicating matters is Eve’s growing attraction to Roarke, who is one of the wealthiest and most influential men on the planet, devilishly handsome… and the leading suspect in the investigation.
Challenges: Audiobook, Read for Fun, Mystery/Suspense
Story Rating: 4.25
Character Rating: 3.75
Audio Rating: 4.50 (Not part of the overall Rating)
First Thought When Finished: I really enjoyed the mystery part of this book!
What I Loved: I really loved Eve’s detective skills and problem solving ability. She is such a fantastic detective and her partner Fenney (don’t know about the spelling) brings a lot to the table also. I really enjoyed watching them figuring out this case step by step. There were tons of moments where the action played out in my head. I know exactly who I would have playing Eve if it was a movie or TV Series!
What I Liked: I liked that Eve had a back story that made her a better detective and made her a bit fragile. It was refreshing to see that she had faults, a quick to pull trigger with her anger, but was very solid!
What made me go huh?: I am not buying Eve’s and Roarke’s relationship right now. It just seemed forced and all the sudden. Plus, it just didn’t fit with how careful Eve seems to be. Though I am sure over the series it will work out.
Audio Review: I thought Susan Ericksen did a FANTASTIC job. She was very good at bringing edginess to Eve and sexiness to Roarke! I really had fun listening to her read the book.
Final Thought: I am glad that I was “pushed” into reading this series. Thank you my friends for telling me to read it!