In DEVOTED IN DEATH, a couple on a cross-country killing spree end up in New York City.  Ella-Loo and Darryl hit the road innocently enough until things go wrong in Arkansas and a need for murder stokes their desire for more victims.  Their calling card: a heart with their initials carved into the victim’s skin.  Their misstep occurred when they crossed into New York, where it’s up to Lt. Eve Dallas and her husband Roarke to stop them in their tracks.
Roberts’s career began in 1979; during a blizzard in rural Maryland, she was stranded indoors with her two rambunctious sons and running low on chocolate and patience.  For sanity’s sake, she picked up a pad and pen and started writing down the tales that she’d always conjured in her head.  Those tales were based on what she liked to read – specifically a great story filled with interesting and realistic characters, where good conquers evil and love conquers all.  The In Death books, while a suspense series set in the future and centered around a female detective, are just that – novels about good conquering evil, family, and love, the hallmarks of a Roberts or Robb novel.
About the Author:
J. D. Robb/Nora Roberts is the bestselling author of more than 200 novels with more than 500 million copies of her books in print worldwide.  Every Nora Roberts and J.D. Robb title released in 2014 hit the New York Times bestseller list, keeping up a streak started in 1999. You can find Robb on the web at or join the discussion on Facebook (jdrobbauthor) with her 130,000 fans.

My Review

To be honest I did not even notice the fact that this story was based in the future, until I read another reader's comment. She mentioned that she did not think the futuristic aspect added any meat to the story. I agree with the reader. Because it had no such effect that I did not notice or care about it. It does not change my opinion about this book. I found it fine but I was just reading along middle of the road. There was no big build up that helped to drag out the story or mystery surrounding the killings. This is because right from the beginning, the killers were identified. Yet I did like Eve. She has a good, strong head on her shoulders. She and Roarke make a great couple. They helped to add some light heartness to the story. Although at times the pacing of the story seemed to slow down, I did like this book.

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