Title: Echoes in Death
Author: J.D. Robb
About the book: It’s the 44th book in Robb’s series that follows a police lieutenant named Eve Dallas. Trigger warnings for just about everything.
First impressions: I wasn’t expecting the futuristic elements, so I felt pleasantly surprised at the advanced technology even if I needed time to wrap my head around it all.
Summary: Someone goes around committing crimes. It’s up to Eve Dallas and her team to catch the individual responsible.
Characters: Female investigators? That’s what I live for. Eve is likeable and relatable.
You don’t need to have read the previous 40 something novels to understand this one. There are some references to events that happened in the past though. I’m not sure if it’s just me or there were a ton of different characters and so it wasn’t easy to keep track of all of them.
I’m proud to say I suspected the perpetrator when Robb first introduced him. Maybe I’m getting better at reading these whodunit stories. But I didn’t see everything coming. There’s a reason why I’m not a detective and probably never will be.
“Could death be a kind of freedom?”
Conflict: Lots of messed up problems between people.
Writing: Tough read content wise but the writing is easy enough to follow.
Final thoughts: Any adults looking for a thrilling novel set sometime in 2061 might enjoy themselves, but beware the mature themes.
I’m interested to read more of Robb’s work, especially other books in the series. I feel like I got a basic, surface level introduction to a few of the main characters, but as is always the case, I want more. I’d like to go deeper and delve into Eve’s backstory.
Despite suspecting the criminal early on, I still felt drawn in enough to turn the pages thanks to curiosity.
I think my only gripe is that everything came out so quickly at the end, it almost wasn’t natural or realistic to me. I understand the need to put a bow on things and tie loose ends, but certain characters revealed everything they did at once.
I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I think I expected Echoes in Death would be a lighter, easier read, but in some ways, it was not.
I’d love to hear your thoughts. Have you read J.D. Robb? Will you?
I’m also realizing just how many coincidences there are in the book. How convenient a cop runs into a victim of a crime.
Anyhow, the book is worth checking out if it sounds like a story you’d enjoy.
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