This is another review that I haven’t been too keen to write. It’s not that I didn’t like the book but it wasn’t the dynamic, mastermind of a story I’d expected it to be with a nefarious part of Roarke’s mysterious and dangerous past rearing its ugly head. I remember how excited I was about this book but it pretty much tanked for me.
Shadows In Death started out well but Eve’s opponent this time, a blast from Roarke’s past, turned out to be a disappointment instead of a cunning criminal. I mean, Eve’s previous cases had criminals who escaped the law through convoluted, clever plans and Eve and Roarke still bested them. But here comes this low-life crook who only has luck on his side and everyone’s stumped? This was disbelieving to me on so many levels.
Other than that, I enjoyed the solidarity and loyalty of all the cops of the homicide division. The show of integrity made the book worth reading but if I wasn’t such a die-hard fan of the In Death series and I didn’t know the characters, my rating would have been less.
From the first time I read Naked In Death, I was hooked. To say that the In Death series is one of my favorite series is like saying water’s wet. This series became close to my heart, a part of me. Eve and Roarke’s story changed my life for the better, made me stronger.
The previous installment to the series, Shadows In Death was a disappointment when I had so much expectation over it and it left me with a worry that the newer installments would be equally as disappointing but I need not have worried.
I’ve followed Eve and Roarke’s journey from the first book to this latest addition, Faithless in Death, which I just read for the second time. It’s that good.
Eve’s latest case started out as a usual murder only to branch out in twisting, convoluted paths. I have to say that this is the kind of case that suits Eve Dallas and not the one in Shadows In Death.
I loved seeing my favorite characters in Faithless In Death and the interactions alone made this book priceless to me. I enjoyed the fantastic surprise, but no worries, I’m not giving away any spoilers.
As the case progressed, my heart went out to the victims. I couldn’t help but empathize with them over everything they suffered. I was right there with Eve & Roarke, all the cops in the homicide division, with all my favorite characters as they sought justice for the innocents who couldn’t protect themselves.
The ending chapters, that fantastic scene between Eve and Roarke delighted me. Faithless In Death showed all the values throughout the entire series—the integrity, loyalty, love, strength, the fight for justice—and was an absolute pleasure to read.
Faithless In Death was released on February 9th 2021.
It’s Saturday and I don’t have a review already drafted or a planned post to fill my slot for today. After much thinking, I thought, why not follow a Saturday meme? But when I looked at the various blog memes for Saturdays, I couldn’t find any that clicked with me.
What to do now? Then I had a light bulb moment. Why not create a new bookish meme for Saturdays? A weekly meme featuring one of your favorite characters and why you like them. Where they are the super star.