Date published: February 2010
Obtained via: Publisher
Reviewed by Susan
Bart Minnock, a computer whiz, is found murdered in a locked room. How and who killed him are some of the questions that Lt. Eve Dallas faces. FANTASY IN DEATH is the latest book in this popular series featuring Eve, Rourke and their friends/co-workers.
If you haven’t read any of the previous books, Eve is a truly a kick-ass heroine. She is tenacious, brave, intelligent and loyal – all characteristics of a top cop. Her husband is Rourke. Many readers have drooled over him as he is filthy rich, handsome and with just enough “bad boy” qualities to make your heart skip a beat. These two make a superb couple as their chemistry just sizzles. Their relationship has progressed from book one, Naked in Death and it is nice to see that they seem to have reached a very good place together. Although I do like the “mystery” aspect, I will admit that I look forward to the times that Rourke and Eve are interacting one on one.
And yes, Peabody, McNab, Nadine and Feeney all make appearances. The theme of friendship and love runs through this story. It is intertwined with the murder mystery as it plays out. Is the murder mystery as good as the previous books? It was not as riveting as some of the others but it wasn’t bad either. As I said previously, solving the murder and capturing the perpetrator is not what I read this series for – it is the growth and development of the relationship between Eve, Rourke and their friends. It is these personal connections that keep me picking up each and every new book.
THIS IS NOT AN ENDORSEMENT OF THIS BOOK. THIS IS AN OBJECTIVE UNBIASED REVIEW