Thursday, September 08, 2016


Lieutenant Eve Dallas returns in a fast-paced new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author J. D. Robb.

Nature versus nurture...

The shots came quickly, silently, and with deadly accuracy. Within seconds, three people were dead at Central Park’s ice skating rink. The victims: a talented young skater, a doctor, and a teacher. As random as random can be.

Eve Dallas has seen a lot of killers during her time with the NYPSD, but never one like this. After reviewing security videos, it becomes clear that the victims were killed by a sniper firing a tactical laser rifle, who could have been miles away when the trigger was pulled. And though the locations where the shooter could have set up seem endless, the list of people with that particular skill set is finite: police, military, professional killer.

Eve’s husband, Roarke, has unlimited resources—and genius—at his disposal. And when his computer program leads Eve to the location of the sniper, she learns a shocking fact: There were two—one older, one younger. Someone is being trained by an expert in the science of killing, and they have an agenda. Central Park was just a warm-up. And as another sniper attack shakes the city to its core, Eve realizes that though we’re all shaped by the people around us, there are those who are just born evil...

Release Date: September 6, 2016
Berkley Penguin Group
In Death #43
Romantic Suspense/Futuristic Romantic Thriller
Review copy provided by publisher

Liza’s Review:

Apprentice in Death is the 43rd installment in the In Death series and I loved it every bit as much as I did Naked in Death, which is the 1st book in the series. Seriously I have mad love for this series and it hasn’t diminished after 43 books.
I adore the romance between Roarke and Eve. Their relationship has grown so much since the first book and I love watching them work through the every day issues in their marriage and come out stronger in each book. I also love how much help Roarke gives to each and every one of Eve’s cases. It is so sweet to watch him worry over how hard she works and how much she gives of herself to every single victim.

I also loved getting to spend so much time with Eve’s team as they searched for the newest killer. Yes they had the names of the people they were looking for pretty early on, but it still took lots of teamwork to find locations to search. We don’t always get enough time with Eve’s team and friends, but I loved getting to spend so much time with so many favorite characters. I know part of the reason I continue to love this series is because of the ensemble cast. As much as I absolutely love Roarke and want to be Eve Dallas when I grow up, I love how the relationships and friendships have grown so strong over the course of this series.

I love even with all the ugliness of murder in each book, we always get something sweet in each story. Mavis and Leonardo’s daughter Bella’s birthday party had me smiling from ear to ear. I absolutely love watching Dallas and Roarke interact with this little girl and be so far outside their comfort zones.

I had a few ideas about the bad guy early on, and was glad to see I had part of it right. Although I was off on one aspect, I still found the mystery part of the story solid. I have to say I love watching Eve’s brain works as she breaks down each and every detail of the case. She has a way of seeing so much so fast and I love trying to keep up with how her mind works. 

I highly recommend the In Death series to any readers who love the romantic suspense genre. Apprentice in Death is an amazing addition to the series and I believe both old and new fans will fall in love with this book.

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