16 February 2011

Review: Treachery in Death - J.D. Robb

Treachery in Death by J.D. Robb
published February 2011
romantic suspense
#40 in the In Death - series

After closing a case as primary Detective Peabody is on a roll and excited for more. But when she overhears two cops talking about illegal activities and murder she is shocked.
Lieutenant Eve Dallas is furious when she learns what Peabody overheard because she hates nothing more than cops who misuse their power to steal and kill. Together with the cops she trusts and her husband Roarke Eve will do everything in her power to end the reign of the dirty cops.

"Treachery in Death" is a classic how to get the bad guys story and I enjoyed that it was not as emotional as some of the other books in the In Death series. I liked that the book concentrated on Eve and her team's investigation. I loved seeing them work together and especially how Eve handled the dirty cops was awesome. 
Furthermore I liked that we got to see more of Webster and I was happy to read what happened in his life. I also liked the interactions between him and Eve. The investigation of the case showed all the reasons why Eve is such a great cop. She is honest, wears her badge with pride, she doesn't misuse her position and does everything in her power to solve her cases.

I loved the scenes in which Eve manipulated the bad guys and especially their leader. And I enjoyed the interactions between Whitney and Eve and how the commander handled the dirty cops and always supported Eve. As always I also enjoyed the lighter moments of the story, for example a quarrel between Eve and Roarke and a hilarious situation in which Eve has to watch over baby Belle (so cute and made me laugh out loud). 
Even after so many parts in this series I'm always super excited to read the next book because the stories still are fascinating and feel fresh. The next book in the series is called "From New York to Dallas" (one time name change) and I guess we will learn some more about Eve's past in it. I will definitely get some tissues handy to read it.

I like the UK cover and the feeling of being followed fits to the story.

final appraisal
"Treachery in Death" is a great, thrilling and very entertaining book. I loved that this time it was all about how to get the bad guys and to see the dynamics between Eve and her team. This part of the series is one of my favourites and I can't wait for more.


  1. You've got me curious about the "cute" moment ... will be looking forward to reading it when I finally get my hands on the book :-)

  2. I am just, too many books! How does she keep in interesting? Would be fun to find out

  3. I still have so much more to look forward to. I'm somewhere around book 25.

  4. I have just discovered J. D. Robb and her 'In Death" series and they are really good. I just finished Treachery in Death and agree with your blog. It's great to see "good" cops willing to stand up and "take down" the bad cops. Eve Dallas is one tough lady.




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