“You aren’t worthy to wipe the boots she’ll kick your ass with.”J. D. Robb, Golden in Death, p. 241
I will admit, I haven’t been a fan of every In Death book that has come out, but I loved this one. This book was jammed packed with action which made it very difficult to put it down. Damn life getting in the way again.
I love how the same main characters stay throughout the series as this makes the series more enjoyable. I like being able to see how life has been going for everyone. In this book, I liked how even some of them, Louise and Charlie, and even Dennis, have a close connection with some of the victims/victims’ families. It actually had me thinking that the murders didn’t have something to do with the people that were killed, but with Eve in a round-about way. I was expecting those responsible for the murders to go after her friends at any moment. Thankfully, that wasn’t the case. I would have been heartbroken for sure if one of the main characters had been killed off.
The one thing I really liked about Golden in Death is the balance between the seriousness of the murders that have happened and the fun that the characters bring to the story. Especially Peabody and her pink cowboy boots as well as the addition of the red streaks in her hair. She has come to be a very well rounded character as she keeps to her true self while also kicking ass alongside Eve. The balance between the two partners is one that I’m sure is hard to come by in real cop life, and it makes me happy that they are able to not only trust in one another to have each other’s back in the time of need but to also be there for each other as friends.
This book kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time I was reading it. And because of this, I read it within the matter of a few short days, it was that good. The 50th book was definitely a hit.
About Golden in Death
Pediatrician Kent Abner received the package on a beautiful April morning. Inside was a cheap trinket, a golden egg that could be opened into two halves. When he pried it apart, highly toxic airborne fumes entered his body and killed him.
After Eve Dallas calls the hazmat team and undergoes testing to reassure both her and her husband that she hasn’t been exposed it’s time to look into Dr. Abner’s past and relationships. Not every victim Eve encounters is an angel, but it seems that Abner came pretty close though he did ruffle some feathers over the years by taking stands for the weak and defenseless. While the lab tries to identify the deadly toxin, Eve hunts for the sender. But when someone else dies in the same grisly manner, it becomes clear that she’s dealing with either a madman or someone who has a hidden and elusive connection to both victims.