Review: Vendetta in Death (In Death #49) by J.D. Robb

Print Length: 356 pages
Publisher: St.Martin's Press (September 3, 2019)


My Rating: 3 stars out of 5

I have mixed feelings about this story. It seems like something I've read before, in another one of Eve Dallas' adventures, only with a slightly altered storyline. 

The dynamic between Eve and her husband Roarke has shifted as well. Now instead of her griping and complaining every time he offers his help, she seems to have come to depend on it. And for the number of times that he accompanied her to crime scenes and to interview witnesses in this book, it didn't seem like the same power couple from prior novels. 

And while the writing was strong as always, it kind of annoyed me that Eve seemed to know who the killer was immediately just because of a "gut" feeling. Yes, she's been a cop long enough that she knows to trust herself, but damn. "She grieved too much, too hard, and for no reason" is not a valid excuse in my book. And while I don't necessarily have a problem with knowing who it is ahead of time, I do when it happens without a valid reason. 

Overall, for being book forty-nine this series is still going, although losing steam in areas. I will continue on with this series. 

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