Midnight in Death #review

Posted August 7, 2017 by Berls in Review / 8 Comments

Midnight in Death #reviewMidnight in Death by J.D. Robb
Series: In Death #7.5
Published by Berkley on September 27th 2005
Genres: Mystery, Science Fiction, Romance
Pages: 90
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased

Note: Originally released in the anthology "Silent Night".

The number-one New York Times bestselling In Death series explodes with intrigue, passion, and suspense. Now, Nora Roberts, writing as J.D. Robb, propels you into the darkest night of Lieutenant Eve Dallas's life—when a killer comes to call...

Eve's name has made a Christmas list, but it's not for being naughty or nice. It's for putting a serial killer behind bars. Now the escaped madman has her in his sights. With her husband, Roarke, at her side, Eve must stop the man from exacting his bloody vengeance—or die trying...

Eh. Not like Midnight in Death was bad or anything. I just have come to have certain standards for the books in the In Death series and a novella might not be able to live up. It’s short and that gives less time for the character interactions that I adore about the books. It also doesn’t leave as much space for the twists and turns in the mysteries that I’ve come to expect.

That being said, for a novella, Midnight in Death was solid. There are still some good twists and I did really enjoy the interactions between not only Eve and Rourke, but also Eve and Dr. Mira. The concept of someone Eve had caught and made sure got locked up getting out and coming for her was a good one and it allowed for Eve to already know the mind of the killer. It worked for the shorter novella, but I think that took away an element I always enjoy – watching Eve figure out the killer. It’s so genius and skipping that step might have been what made this less thrilling for me.

Doesn’t mean I would skip it. I’m glad I read this novella and it made me realize I enjoy the narration of the books more than I realized because I really missed it here. I guess I’ve grown attached. On to the next one!

3 stars Just Okay

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8 responses to “Midnight in Death #review

  1. I know exactly what you mean. I usually judge a book based on other books in the series. You might enjoy the story, but it doesn’t live up to what you’ve come to expect from the series/author. Glad you enjoyed it, even if it wasn’t as much as you’d hoped. Can you believe that I’ve never read J.D. Robb? I know, right? I really need to try her.

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    • Oh you really must! I enjoy the audio – it took a little adjusting to, but now it’s the only way for me. But yeah, this novella just wasn’t up to the rest of the series standards, IMO, which are quite high 🙂