Monday, October 24, 2016

Review 'Apprentice in Death' by J.D. Robb


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29863972-apprentice-in-death
Lieutenant Eve Dallas returns in a fast-paced new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author J. D. Robb.

Nature versus nurture...


The shots came quickly, silently, and with deadly accuracy. Within seconds, three people were dead at Central Park’s ice skating rink. The victims: a talented young skater, a doctor, and a teacher. As random as random can be.

Eve Dallas has seen a lot of killers during her time with the NYPSD, but never one like this. After reviewing security videos, it becomes clear that the victims were killed by a sniper firing a tactical laser rifle, who could have been miles away when the trigger was pulled. And though the locations where the shooter could have set up seem endless, the list of people with that particular skill set is finite: police, military, professional killer.

Eve’s husband, Roarke, has unlimited resources—and genius—at his disposal. And when his computer program leads Eve to the location of the sniper, she learns a shocking fact: There were two—one older, one younger. Someone is being trained by an expert in the science of killing, and they have an agenda. Central Park was just a warm-up. And as another sniper attack shakes the city to its core, Eve realizes that though we’re all shaped by the people around us, there are those who are just born evil...

The Facts:


Publication Date:
September 6th, 2016
Series:
In Death #43
Genre:
Crime, Thriller
Pages:
400
Formats:
eBook, Paperback, Hardcover, Audiobook
Available at:
  

My Review:


Ever since I read my first J.D. Robb novel almost two years ago, I’ve been totally hooked to the In Death series. I love crime novels with a bit of romance and this series is a great example of that. So when I received this new book in the series I was super excited to start reading.

Just like in the other books I read in this series, I really enjoyed reading about Lieutenant Eve Dallas, and her husband Roarke. In this book we had a LDSK, a long distance serial killer, and the killer is working fast. Before long there are several people killed, and Eve realizes the killer must be a professional. Together with Roarke, and her partner Detective Peabody, Eve soon is in a race against the clock.

I really loved the beginning of ‘Apprentice in Death’. Reading a little from the killer’s point of view was definitely very interesting and it gave something extra to this book. The story still kept it’s mystery, which is something I’m always a little scared of missing when I read something from the killers point of view. But J.D. Robb definitely did a great job with this.

But other than that I found ‘Apprentice in Death’ not as good as the previous ones. Somehow I just couldn’t get into the story, and I found the pace a little too slow and the story a little too predictable. There are still some great Eve and Roarke scenes, but I missed the fun conversations between Eve and Peabody. Something I really love in the previous books.
I think the part that made me not really love this book was the way we soon find out who the killer is. We don’t have all the details of course, but we do know a lot early on. I didn’t really like that. But thankfully J.D. Robb is always capable of keeping you interested till the end.

‘Apprentice in Death’ was definitely a fun read, but I look forward to the next one in the In Death series.

My Rating:

About the Author:


Nora Roberts was born in Silver Spring, Maryland. She began writing when a blizzard in February 1979 kept her in her hilltop home with a three and six year old for nearly a week of canceled kindergarten and dwindling chocolate supplies.

During the now-famous blizzard, she pulled out a pencil and notebook and began to write a story for her own entertainment. From the first page, she knew it was what she was meant to do.

Nora Roberts is now the number one New York Times bestseller of more than 200 novels. With over 450 million copies of her books in print, she is indisputably one of the most celebrated and popular writers in the world.

Nora Roberts published her first novel using the pseudonym J.D. Robb in 1995, introducing to readers the tough as nails but emotionally damaged homicide cop Eve Dallas and billionaire Irish rogue, Roarke.

With the In Death series, Robb has become one of the biggest thriller writers on earth, with each new novel reaching number one on bestseller charts the world over.
 
For more information about Nora Roberts please visit her website, Goodreads and Amazon. Or visit Nora’s Facebook page.

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