"Vengeance in Death" continues J.D. Robb's "In Death" series, and this book might just be the best yet. The world in 2058 is a fascinating place, but the real intrigue in this story lies in the characters.
Robb has an amazing ability to paint vivid and realistic characters, and then explore those characters so that we, as readers, come to feel like we really know them. This is exactly what has happened for me with Lieutenant Eve Dallas and her husband Roarke. Each book delves a little deeper into these two, as individuals and as a unit, and I am completely addicted to reading about them. In fact, I would say that Eve, the independent and emotionally troubled cop, and Roarke, the dangerously handsome and charming billionaire, are my favourite couple of all time! Their relationship continues to grow and flourish as they adjust to their overpowering feelings for each other, and the passionate scenes they share all but send sparks from the pages!
In this particular instalment, Eve is working a new case involving a twisted killer who commits unspeakable acts of torture on his victims (two so far) and then, after hours of torment, murders them. In each case, the killer sends the police a taunting riddle, which Eve solves just too late to prevent the murder. As Eve delves into the investigation, it becomes apparent that the link between the two victims is her husband, Roarke, and a dark secret from his past involving Summerset's murdered daughter. Now Eve must walk the thin line between protecting her husband and finding justice for the dead, before another life is lost!
This book will draw you in right from the start and keep you captivated until the end. The plot is suspenseful, thrilling, and completely absorbing. I highly recommend each and every book in this series, and this one will leave you craving many more visits with Eve and Roarke. I guarantee it!