Golden in Death by J. D. Robb

Golden in Death

It’s April 2061 and Lieutenant Eve Dallas and her partner Detective Delia Peabody are called to the murder scene of pediatrician Dr. Kent Abner when suddenly Eve realizes that he died from a toxin released from a recently delivered golden egg. Once they’re cleared by the hazmat team, Dallas and her team get to work to track down the origin and why a beloved, revered doctor and family man was so viciously targeted.

This story had everything I love about the series! Initial inquiries led nowhere and this quickly devolved to lots of dead ends until there was another similar crime. The police procedurals were excellent and I had fun following the investigative paths. When the story shifts to the identification of the target, it was almost exhilarating to watch the case come together. Interview was so, so satisfying.

There’s also a different tone to the series that’s been developing over the past few books. Eve and Roarke’s relationship is deepening, she’s beginning to become more comfortable having the other relationships in her life and the interactions are much more meaningful and impactful. The familiar elements are all there but are shaped heartwarmingly. Eve hasn’t lost her edge, just smoothed them out a bit. It’s a natural growth that I’m loving. This was a fitting story for the 50th book in the series.

Book Info

  • Release Date: February 4, 2020
  • Series: In Death #50
  • Page Numbers: 400
  • Publisher: St. Martin’s Press


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(I received an ARC from Macmillan in exchange for an honest review.)

25 thoughts on “Golden in Death by J. D. Robb”

  1. The 50th book in the series??!! Don’t tell me, you’ve read the 49 previous books? Anyway, it is impressive that the author can keep up the steam, sometimes I find that the books in a long series tend to stagnate, become too similar or just less interesting.

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    1. Mackey, now this is definitely one you’re gonna want to start from the beginning. Don’t worry about how many books in the series because it’s awful being caught up and waiting for new releases. That’s how much I love this series, the only books I’ve ever reread…three times.


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