Review: Golden In Death - Vilma Iris | Lifestyle Blogger

In the latest thriller in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, homicide detective Eve Dallas investigates a murder with a mysterious motive—and a terrifying weapon.

Pediatrician Kent Abner received the package on a beautiful April morning. Inside was a cheap trinket, a golden egg that could be opened into two halves. When he pried it apart, highly toxic airborne fumes entered his body—and killed him.

After Eve Dallas calls the hazmat team—and undergoes testing to reassure both her and her husband that she hasn’t been exposed—it’s time to look into Dr. Abner’s past and relationships. Not every victim Eve encounters is an angel, but it seems that Abner came pretty close—though he did ruffle some feathers over the years by taking stands for the weak and defenseless. While the lab tries to identify the deadly toxin, Eve hunts for the sender. But when someone else dies in the same grisly manner, it becomes clear that she’s dealing with either a madman—or someone who has a hidden and elusive connection to both victims.


In Death

Book 50

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Romantic Suspense / Procedural

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Golden In Death
By J.D. Robb

Review: Golden In Death

In J.D. Robb’s 50th In Death thriller, Lieutenant Eve Dallas investigates a toxic string of murders.

First, it’s pediatrician Kent Abner, who couldn’t be more beloved and respected. Then, Elise Duran is next, killed just before her next book club meeting. Both had a mysterious golden egg delivered to their door, an egg that when pulled part emitted deadly toxic fumes. It’s a strange type of weapon, killing the most unlikely of people—who was the madman behind these heinous murders and why?

Lt. Dallas and Detective Peabody dig into the victims’ past to find a connection. With the help of Eve’s husband, the incomparable Roarke, it isn’t long before they find the thread which binds them. In usual style, we get to see Dallas and Peabody piece it all together, ruffling feathers along the way.

It was another utterly absorbing and satisfying installment, a procedural brought to life by wonderfully drawn characters we’ve come to love so much.

I’ve listened to all 50 In Death books in the last six or so months, and it’s been the most delightful obsession. Robb (aka Nora Roberts) has delivered not only a series of fascinating cases, but also—and most importantly—she’s created characters who feel real. Eve, Peabody, Roarke, Dr. Mira, McNab, Feeney and so many others, are each so thoughtfully nuanced, that I feel as if I know them, care for them, intimately. It’s a testament to Robb’s brilliance that she’s been able to develop these people over the course of 50 books in a way that continues to feel relevant, interesting, and surprising. It’s the characters who shine and make you want to keep reading. The only bittersweet aspect of finishing this fiftieth novel is that I can no longer binge what has become one of my favorite all-time series.

I will never tire of these books, and anxiously (very anxiously) await the next.

Note, I’ve listened to all 50 books on Audible, and these audio books are absolutely extraordinary thanks to talented narrator, Susan Ericksen.

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