Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Review 'Dark In Death' by J.D. Robb

It was a stab in the dark.

On a chilly February night, during a screening of Psycho in midtown, someone sunk an ice pick into the back of Chanel Rylan’s neck, then disappeared quietly into the crowds of drunks and tourists in Times Square. To Chanel’s best friend, who had just slipped out of the theater for a moment to take a call, it felt as unreal as the ancient black-and-white movie up on the screen. But Chanel’s blood ran red, and her death was anything but fictional.

Then, as Eve Dallas puzzles over a homicide that seems carefully planned and yet oddly personal, she receives a tip from an unexpected source: an author of police thrillers who recognizes the crime—from the pages of her own book. Dallas doesn’t think it’s coincidence, since a recent strangulation of a sex worker resembles a scene from her writing as well. Cops look for patterns of behavior: similar weapons, similar MOs. But this killer seems to find inspiration in someone else’s imagination, and if the theory holds, this may be only the second of a long-running series.

The good news is that Eve and her billionaire husband Roarke have an excuse to curl up in front of the fireplace with their cat, Galahad, reading mystery stories for research. The bad news is that time is running out before the next victim plays an unwitting role in a murderer’s deranged private drama—and only Eve can put a stop to a creative impulse gone horribly, destructively wrong.

The Facts:

Publication Date:
January 29th, 2018
In Death #46
Crime, Thriller, Mystery
eBook, Paperback, Hardcover, Audio
Available at:

My Review:

For a view years now I’ve been reading the In Death series by J.D. Robb. And I love them! It’s such a fun, thrilling series and I just can’t get enough of lieutenant Eve Dallas and her murder investigations. Unfortunately I’ve been a little behind in reading these books, but slowly I’m catching up again. 

‘Dark In Death’ is the 46th book in the series. In ‘Dark In Death’ Dallas is investigating a brutal murder in a movie theater. Everything about the murder looks planned and personal. And something just seems off about it. Soon Dallas finds out this murder happened before, inside the books of a police thriller series. Now Dallas has to find the murderer in real-life while also reading the books everyone is talking about. 

Every time I read a J.D. Robb novel I just get this cozy feeling. There’s just something about this series that I really enjoy and can’t seem to get enough of. This book wasn’t any different. From the very beginning I enjoyed this book. This time the murderer was recreating the murders from a police book series, which made this investigation really fun. Reading a book series to get to the murderer, sounds fun right?! Well, those moments when Dallas was reading though the books to get clues about the murders, was definitely fun to me. Especially when they where able to predict a possible victim. 

But although this book was fun, it wasn’t as exciting and thrilling as the previous book I read in this series. I enjoyed it, especially the moments between Dallas and Roarke, her husband (I just love them) but I wasn’t as hooked to the story as I would have liked. I found myself losing my concentration a lot and there was just something about this book that didn’t really work for me. Even after finishing the book a view days ago I can’t really tell you what it was exactly. I just missed something. 

Even though this book wasn’t my favorite in the series, I still enjoyed it and look forward to read the next book in the series. 

My Rating:

About the Author:

J.D. Robb is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling In Death series and the pseudonym for #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts. The futuristic suspense series stars Eve Dallas, a New York City police lieutenant with a dark past. Initially conceived as a trilogy, readers clamored for more of Eve and the mysterious Roarke. 

For more information about J.D. Robb please visit her website. Or visit her on Facebook.

I received this book from the Little, Brown Book Group in exchange for my honest review.



  1. Sounds fun, I love that they have to read books to catch the killer!

    1. It really was a fun read. I love all the J.D. Robb books I read so far.
      Thanks for stopping by! ;)

  2. Wonderful review. I love this series, and my friend was lending me new releases as they came out. Her mom bought them, then my friend would read and pass on to me. Then we moved. I am somewhere in the teens. I need to sit down at the library or bookstore and read the begins of books until I figure out where I am!

    1. Thanks Kimberly. It really is a very enjoyable series. I haven't read them all and I don't think you have to read them in order. ;) I think I've read about ten of the books so far.. Maybe more.

      Thanks for stopping by!


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