Book Review: Naked in Death, Nora Roberts
Posted by The Obscured Vixen on August 4, 2011
5 of 5 stars – Loved it! Give it to me again.
Blurb from Goodreads.
It is the year 2058, and technology now completely rules the world. But New York City Detective Eve Dallas knows that the irresistible impulses of the human heart are still ruled by just one thing-passion. When a senator’s daughter is killed, the secret life of prostitution she’d been leading is revealed. The high-profile case takes Lieutenant Eve Dallas into the rarefied circles of Washing-ton politics and society. Further complicating matters is Eve’s growing attraction to Roarke, who is one of the wealthiest and most influential men on the planet, devilishly handsome . . . and the leading suspect in the investigation.
Review: I’d heard that this series was good, but tend to get intimidated when a series has a lot of books in it that I have to catch up on. I finally bit the bullet and read Naked in Death. Loved, loved, loved this book! It was so much better than I expected, and more suspenseful than romantic. Eve was a compelling character that I easily enjoyed following through the story. She was strong, yet damaged which added a level of distress to her relationship with Roarke. One part of the story I did not like was how easy Eve was able to get information from Roarke’s contacts, but hey it’s a story. The story taking place in the future was a fun aspect of the story. It was Blade Runner, meets Demolition Man, meets The 5th Element. The cops were trying to figure out why someone would commit murder with a “20th century weapon like a gun” when they have lasers : )
I definitely recommend this book. Great mystery, suspense, and a nice hot sex scene or two!