Book: Creation in Death

JD Robb
Romantic Suspense
Berkley / 2007
Hardback / 337 Pages
Series In Death #25
Eve has seen this crime scene before: the artfully arranged body of a young brunette, arms spread, palms up, body marked by the signs of prolonged and painful torture. Carved into her torso is the time it took her to die - in hours, minutes, and seconds. And on the third finger of her left hand has been placed a silver ring.

Eve is catapulted back to a case nine years earlier, when a man whom the media tagged “The Groom” put the city on edge with a killing spree that took the lives of four women in fifteen days. Eve and her partner Feeney, her friend and mentor, couldn't stop him before he disappeared, only to resurface in other parts of the world to kill and kill again. But now The Groom seems to have come back to where he started.

When it turns out that The Groom's most recent victim was employed by Eve's billionaire husband, Roarke, she brings him onto the case. A move that proves fitting when it becomes chillingly clear that the killer has made it personal. The corpse was washed in products from a store Roarke owns and laid out on a sheet his company manufactures. With the Groom's monstrous return, Eve is determined to finish him once and for all. Familiar with his methods, she knows that he has already grabbed his next victim.

But his sights are set on the biggest challenge of his illustrious career - an abduction that will test his skills and that promises to give him satisfaction as he's never known. Time is running out on another woman's life…and for Eve.

I picked this book up because Series

What I liked the Most? Ariel = kick ass female

What I liked the Least? Tie a big neat bow on the ST removal – Eve used to have this rock deep line in the sand & this time it was eh? Whatever.

Review:VERY creepy bad guy! (That's not a spoiler, that's the first 5 pages of the book) This installment was not the best one in the series but it was far from the worst.

You get some history in this one - a tidbit about Somerset's past, a peek into Roarke's past, Dallas' upbringing in the force. None of it is overdone and none of it seems to be unnecessary.

I must admit even though I’m not a prude – I usually just skim the sex scenes in this series. I’m not sure why – it just seems a bit overdone for my taste.

Recommended to: Only fans of the series

Best Quote: “Whacked, really. Here I am in the Fortress of Roarke in the Chamber of Dallas. Can’t get any safer than that. And I’ve got the shakes.”

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