Survivor in Death by J. D. Robb
Nine year old Nixie Swisher gets up in the middle of the night to get a
forbidden orange fizzy. While up she catches a glimpse of a shadow
entering her housekeeper's room. Thinking they are about to do the
naughty Nixie watches only to see her housekeeper murdered. The
murderer goes up the stairs and proceeds with another assailant to
murder her whole family and her best friend whom she left asleep in her
Eve must find out who wanted to kill this upstanding
family. This is an ordinary family with no person who holds any grudges
against them. Eve has a sense that Nixie is not safe. The killers wanted
her whole family dead and she is still alive.
Robb spins it
out in this story. The reader does not know what is going on and there
are lots of twists and turns. You have to love Eve in that she knows she
is no good with children but she does her best and really tries with
Nixie. Robb keeps on with great character development in this series
and I will be looking forward to the next in the series.
First Line: "A late-night urge for an Orange Fizzy saved Nixie's life."