December 16, 2011

Review : Fantasy in Death by J.D. Robb

Title : Fantasy in Death
Author : J.D. Robb
Reading Dates : 13 Nov - 19 Nov 2011
In Death
  • Naked in Death
  • Glory in Death
  • Immortal in Death
  • Rapture in Death
  • Ceremony in Death
  • Vengeance in Death
  • Holiday in Death
  • Conspiracy in Death
  • Loyalty in Death
  • Witness in Death
  • Judgment in Death
  • Betrayal in Death
  • Seduction in Death
  • Reunion in Death
  • Purity in Death
  • Portrait in Death
  • Imitation in Death
  • Divided in Death
  • Visions in Death
  • Survivor in Death
  • Origin in Death
  • Memory in Death
  • Born in Death
  • Innocent in Death
  • Creation in Death
  • Strangers in Death
  • Salvation in Death
  • Promises in Death
  • Kindred in Death
  • Fantasy in Death
  • Indulgence in Death
  • Treachery in Death
From Amazon :
The game started with a murder. Now, it's Eve Dallas's move.

It is the most puzzling case Eve Dallas has ever faced: the founder of the computer gaming giant U-Play is found decapitated in his locked, private playroom. And now Eve and her team are about to enter the next level of police work, in a world where fantasy is the ultimate seduction-and the price of defeat is death...

Book Review of Fantasy In Death.

Fantasy In Death unfortunately falls short of my expectations. Not only in the mystery department but especially in terms of the story’s ability to pull the reader in.

One of In Death’s major plus points is how the cases brings home certain points, thus tugging at reader’s heartstrings. Here, however neither the victim nor the mystery seems to matter. And it wasn’t until the very end where I actually felt something for the characters in the tale. Probably because the human aspect of the story seems to have been drowned out by the science.

As for the mystery itself, I think it’s not difficult to guess where things are heading. Right from the start, I knew how the deed could have been accomplished and it just took a bit longer to identify the culprit and have it confirmed.

This definitely doesn’t meet the usual standards I have for the series.

My conclusions :

  • Would I re-read the book ? Probably, but mostly because it makes up a part of the In Death series.
  • Would I want to read the next book in the series ? Yes, but again because I'm a fan of the series rather than the book itself.
  • Would I want to own my personal copy if I didn’t already own it ? Yes.
  • Who would I recommend this too? In Death fans.
  • For those looking to read the book, would I recommend buying or borrowing the book? Buy it if you're looking to complete the series. Else, borrow it.

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