Immortal in Death by J.D. Robb (In Death #3)

238126She was one of the most sought-after women in the world. A top model who would stop at nothing to get what she wanted — even another woman’s man. And now she was dead, the victim of a brutal murder. Police lieutenant Eve Dallas put her professional life on the line to take the case when suspicion fell on her best friend, the other woman in the fatal love triangle. Beneath the facade of glamour, Eve found that the world of high fashion thrived on an all-consuming passion for youth and fame. One that led from the runway to the dark underworld of New York City where drugs could fulfill any desire — for a price . . .


The last In Death book I read was five years ago but I was still able to jump in with no problems. The series follows Eve Dallas, a homicide detective in New York circa 2058, and her friends and coworkers as she solves murder cases. Robb is a pen name for Nora Roberts so there’s a small romantic storyline, as well.

The mystery is engaging and kept me interested, so no problems there.  And who can say anything bad about Roberts’ writing?  The plot and characterization are solid and I like learning about the slightly dystopic world. It’s not flashy or literary but it pulls me back to the page to see what happens next.

…which is good, because I read a paperback with a tight spine and OW.  After ten or fifteen minutes pain settled into my wrists and I had to put the book down.  Thank goodness for digital and my ultra light e-reader – it would be hard for me to read as many books as I do without it!

Three books into the series the world is built out enough that Robb can flesh out minor characters, which I appreciate. I like the crew surrounding Eve and Rourke and look forward to following them through dozens (!!) more books.