TRIGGER WARNING (HIGHLIGHT BELOW):
Rape. Pedophilia. Incest.
NAKED IN DEATH
Series: In Death #1
Genre: Mystery, Romance
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Release date: July 1st 1995
It is the year 2058, and technology now completely rules the world. But New York City Detective Eve Dallas knows that the irresistible impulses of the human heart are still ruled by just one thing: passion.
When a senator’s daughter is killed, the secret life of prostitution she’d been leading is revealed. The high-profile case takes Lieutenant Eve Dallas into the rarefied circles of Washington politics and society. Further complicating matters is Eve’s growing attraction to Roarke, who is one of the wealthiest and most influential men on the planet, devilishly handsome… and the leading suspect in the investigation.
“I want to see you again.”
Naked in Death is a fast paced and intense futuristic Mystery novel with quite a bit of romance and action going on. The characters are intriguing and the plot is well developed and engrossing, although the romance is all kinds of instalove and rushed. The novel deals with some triggering subjects, which are a bit hard to get through, but the impressive twists and steamy scenes serve to balance that out.
J.D. Robb’s writing in engaging and easy to get into, although some shifts in POV are a bit abrupt. The set up of tension around the mystery and even between the two main characters, Eve and Roarke, is very well done and executed. This is a great introduction to the series that leaves along some curious threads to be explored later on. Continue reading