“Delusion In Death" by J.D. Robb (Putnam, 388 pgs., $27.95)
Nora Roberts, writing under pseudonym J.D. Robb, has redefined average with her “In Death" series. In this 35th installment of the series she began in 1995, she gives readers what has become “average" for stories featuring the indomitable and incomparable couple of Roarke and Eve — an unrivaled suspense with threads of passion, romance, humor and charm.
The book is due to be released Tuesday.
In “Delusion In Death," Eve and company encounter perhaps one of their most heinous and grisly crimes. In two different crime scenes, mass murders occur when patrons of two different businesses inexplicably start brutally killing each other.
The first scene, a popular and upscale bar, is owned by Roarke, which gives him the excuse to assist his beloved wife with the investigation. It’s a good thing that Roarke owns so many businesses because that gives readers an opportunity to experience more Roarke. And that is a very, very, very good thing.
Roarke is the quintessential romance hero. He’s simply perfect.
And Eve is his perfect soul mate. Together, they make a perfect couple, whose witty banter, passionate moments and interactions are so much fun, and part of what makes this such an enduring and captivating series.
Robb provides a fast-paced drama as Eve and her team of detectives try to figure out who is behind the brutal and grisly murders. Not only is trying to uncover the “bad guy" part of the appeal, but the unequaled author manages to adeptly infuse light moments, touching romance and delightful character interaction that will completely captivate and charm readers.