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Faithless in Death

by J. D. Robb

Series: In Death (52)

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52 books into a series, you either like it or you are reading for something specific. Whichever it is, this one delivers. The last few installments, while not bad series books, had been somewhat weaker on their own. This one probably can even stand on its own - if you filter some of the secondary characters (or maybe even with them - we do get a reminder of Mavis's story).

The novel starts as usual - someone is dead and Eve needs to find justice for them. Before long, it starts looking like a cult is somehow related to the death - and to some other weird happenings in the city. Before long everyone is involved - the police department, the media (in Nadine's shoes), Roarke (because he is there). People keep dying - which never sits well with our heroine. And what sits even worse with her is abuse - which she finds plenty of in the case.

For a bit I was worried that Robb will get back into the "Eve sees something that reminds her of her past and has terrible nightmares" mode. While for a few books it made sense, Eve had grown out of it and healed some of those old scars - and thankfully Robb acknowledged that and decided not to go there.

Overall, another good addition to the series, stronger than the last few. ( )
  AnnieMod | Jul 21, 2021 |
As always, I love these books ( )
  sraazad | Jul 1, 2021 |
Just read this. It's #52 for a reason. ( )
  amoderndaybelle | May 27, 2021 |
The last few installments were weak on the mystery aspect, but I feel like this one stepped up tge game again. What seems like a lover's quarrel gone bad explodes into a huge conspiracy involving an international and well-funded cult. Given the international aspect, and big money, it made a wee bit more sense for Roarke to be involved but also for the FBI.

The story also had a lot of development on tge rekationship front, particularly with Peabody. I wouldn't mind reading a spin off from her POV.

Overall, this was an entertaining albeit quick read. ( )
  jshillingford | May 11, 2021 |
In a West Village studio, a young sculptor named Ariel Byrd lies dead, apparently the victim of a crime of passion. But the details supplied by the woman who called 9-1-1 to report the murder . . . anonymously . . . simply don’t add up for New York Police and Security Department homicide detective Lieutenant Eve Dallas. The woman’s wealthy parents are important in the community; her lawyer-fiancé is by her side. So why does Gwen Huffman need to lie?

As Eve and her team investigate, they soon discover a far-reaching conspiracy that pits them against a sinister, fanatical group. Can Eve find her way through the lies to give the murdered woman justice?

“Faithless in Death,” the fifty-second book in the series, works well as a stand-alone for readers new to the series. Unexpected plot twists and turns keep the suspense ramped up as the intricately plotted narrative shines a spotlight on Eve’s team and their investigative work as they seek to identify the murderer. Anchored by a strong sense of place in the near future New York City of 2061, all the expected characters are in place; for readers of the series, it’s like meeting up with old and dear friends once again.

As with earlier stories, the relationships between the characters are at the heart of the story; here, the compelling story, ultimately focused on the cult-like Natural Order, gives readers a chilling glimpse into the world of evil, entitlement, and egomania. Whether readers are new to the series or are staunch fans of the books, this one should be on everyone’s must-read list.

Highly recommended. ( )
  jfe16 | Apr 19, 2021 |
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Author’s way of storytelling is so good, I suggest you join NovelStar’s writing competition, you might be their next big star.
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