Book Review

Betrayal in Death

Betrayal in Death

In Death series #12

J.D. Robb, Nora Roberts

Berkley Press, Mar 2001

365 pages, ebook, paperback, hardcover, audiobook, MP3 CD

Sci-fi thriller romantic cozy


This book was purchased as part of a book bundle from B& for my nook app. This is my honest review for which I receive no compensation of any kind.

And now the reveal…

The cover is appropriate to both the series and to this particular story.

The story is complex and engaging. The author is adept at maintaining the mystery and thrill while adding in more personal conflicts as well.

The characters are real people acting as real people would. There are no cardboard characters in an “In Death” story.

The pace is brisk without being breakneck. It allows you to take in the details of the case and the people involved. There are always many details to take in in these books. Some are relevant to the case, some are relevant to the relationships that are being built or torn apart. Some are just to build a better picture. But all the details mean something. The tension is multifaceted and almost chokes you at times.

Here are a few of those tense moments to watch out for:

  • When Roarke brings Mick home to stay with them and you realize that Eve doesn’t like or trust him
  • When Summerset is given a police tag…you know he’s going to lose them…and who will he run into then?
  • When Peabody and McNab fight over Charles and call it quits!
  • When Mick shows up for the heist…

“Honour is sometimes found among thieves.”

-Sir Walter Scott

Highly recommended.

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