Sunday, April 14, 2013

Divided in Death by J.D. Robb

Divided in Death by J.D. Robb

Lieutenant Eve Dallas' husband Roarke is called by his secretary to help her daughter Reva. Reva went over to her best friend's house to confront her for sleeping with her husband and instead finds the two of them in bed, dead. She gets knocked out and framed for the murder, but Dallas quickly sees past that. Who would set up a wife to take the fall for her husband and mistress? When Dallas finds out that both the husband and the mistress were Homeland employees, everything changes. Dallas also learns some things about her past when she opens up some files though and it's something that affects both her and Roarke.

The mystery part of this story was quite good, as per usual with these types of books. You think you know who has done it and usually something turns everything on its head to prove you wrong. A big part of this book, however, was Dallas learning about her past and fighting with Roarke over what to do about it. These two have argued in previous books and I've always felt that the tension between them during their arguments was manufactured and fake. I felt similarly with this argument. Their relationship is obviously very strong and I just can't see the issues they get in to causing strife like what they experience. It's a minor thing but since it went on for most the book, it bothered me most of the time.

First Line: "Killing was too good for him."


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