“It’s not only love that keeps us faithful. It’s respect, for each other, for ourselves. That’s a bond that holds.J. D. Robb, Vendetta in Death, p. 106
I’ve loved the In Death series for over a decade and I don’t see that love ending any time soon. I’m hoping that the series doesn’t end any time soon (and I highly doubt it will) as I’m sure there is so much more craziness that J. D. Robb (aka Nora Roberts) can come up with for Eve, Roarke, Peabody, and the rest of them. Vendetta in Death wasn’t a big favorite of mine out of all those in the series, and right now I really can’t say which is my true favorite as I need to reread the series, starting from the beginning, as it’s been so long that I’ve read a lot of them. I think I’ll actually make that a goal for next year, after book 50, Golden in Death, comes out in February 2020.
When it comes to reading mystery I like to try and figure out who the guilty are, that’s the main reason why I was a bit disappointed with Vendetta in Death as the killer was figured out rather quickly. It was still a good read though as one thing I look forward to with the In Death books is how Eve goes about kicking ass while getting the justice that is deserved for the victims. Even though in this case the victims were guilty in their own ways but instead of them being locked in a cage for the rest of their lives the hunter, also known as Lady Justice, ended their lives completely as she believed (in that crazy head of hers) that was justice.
I love Eve’s character as she fights for the victims. Granted, they are no longer living by the time she is called in since she is head of homicide, but that doesn’t stop her from seeking justice for them and finding the one responsible for ending their lives. Bringing peace and closure to the victim’s family. Even though some see her as a victim herself for what she endured as a child she doesn’t let that get in the way, especially with this case as it hits very close to home with her. The victims in this book are men who have raped, cheated, and ruined the lives of women to get what they wanted and so yes, they definitely deserved to be stopped.
Then there is Delia Peabody, Eve’s partner, and complete opposite. She brings light to the books. Clomping around in her pink cowboy boots, colorful scarves, and her pink “magical” coat. She is the soft cop, the “good cop” to Eve’s “bad cop” routine. However, don’t underestimate Peabody as she will kick as much ass as Eve if it comes to it. I wouldn’t mind having her, or Eve especially, beside me if I were to ever come into a dangerous situation.
Roarke, we could all use a Roarke. Well, I could at least. Eve’s smoking-hot husband thief turned billionaire. He may have been on the opposite side of the laws that Eve upholds, actually, he still is a bit on the opposite side when it comes to certain situations, but he always has her back. Whenever she is need of assistance or just needs to talk about what is happening with a case he is there with his strong, wide, hunky shoulders. Not to mention the make-you-melt accent. He makes sure that Eve takes care of herself and when she deems she doesn’t have the time (which is a lot of the time) he is there to make sure she eats, sleeps, and takes a break from her workload; even if it is just five minutes. He is the support that any person would love to have on their side.
I highly recommend this series (and start with book 1, Naked in Death) to anyone who enjoys a good mystery series along with some badassery and some billionaire hotness thrown in.
About Vendetta in Death
The predator becomes the prey in the newest thriller in the #1 New York Times bestselling series featuring homicide detective Eve Dallas.
She calls herself Lady Justice. And once she has chosen a man as her target, she turns herself into a tall blonde or a curvaceous redhead, makes herself as alluring and seductive as possible to them. Once they are in her grasp, they are powerless.
The first victim is wealthy businessman Nigel McEnroy. His company’s human resources department has already paid out settlements to a couple of his young victims—but they don’t know that his crimes go far beyond workplace harassment. Lady Justice knows. And in one shocking night of brutality, she makes him pay a much steeper price.
Now Eve Dallas and her husband, Roarke, are combing through the evidence of McEnroy’s secret life. His compulsive need to record his misdeeds provides them with a wide range of suspects, but the true identity of Lady Justice remains elusive. It’s a challenging case, made even more difficult by McEnroy’s widow, who reacts to the investigation with fury, denial, and threats. Meanwhile, Lady Justice’s criminal crusade is escalating rapidly, and if Eve can’t stop this vigilante, there’s no telling how much blood may be spilled…