Innocent in Death by J.D. Robb

Yup, already finished this one up. And boy was it good. We actually got some real tension in Roarke and Eve's marriage, but since this is ultimately a romance, they are just stronger in the end for it (come on, you knew that going in). But wow, it's good.

The storyline this time has a well-liked teacher at an expensive private school murdered with poison. Eve has to figure out who on earth would want to kill a man who really does seem to be just an ordinary man.

But added into the fray is the appearance of Magdelena, a woman who left Roarke over a decade ago. She's everything Eve is not, someone who travels with ease through Roarke's world and is a stunning woman, to boot.

It was great to see how Eve and Roarke handle everything (and mishandle). It's the first real trouble they've had in their marriage as far as I can remember. Anyways, if you're a Robb fan, you have to read this one. And the killer....freaky. Although I did figure out who it was early on, just because that was the freakiest thing Robb could do.


Megan Frampton said...

Okay, I have nothing to say about Robb, but I do have to say THANK YOU for recommending Jim Butcher (it was you, right?) Storm Front was okay, but I just started Dead Beat, and am already loving it. Hopefully it won't matter I'm reading out of order.

nath said...

Lucky you! I'm glad you enjoyed the book! My copy was just sent out, can't wait to get it :)

Jane said...

crap. I've been trying to hold out from buying this but you are the second person who says that this book is one of her best.

Kaitlin said...

I think the first real trouble for their marriage was the one with Reva (Caroline's daughter). Don't remember why, just remember the tension.

I really liked this one, though I thought the whole Magdelena think was a bit of a joke. I liked how Eve figures out the bad guy. That made it fun. :)

As I said on Kristie's blog, this is probably in my top 5 Eve books. Really, really liked it. :)