Narrator: Susan Ericksen
Series: In Death #3
Published by Brilliance Audio, Berkley on November 9, 2004
Genres: Science Fiction, Mystery
Length: 10 hours 36 minutes
Narrator Rating: B
I couldn’t resist talking about a book where illegal and addictive drugs, figure prominently in terms of my own addiction. Because it’s so true, Immortal in Death made me an addict. I was enjoying the In Death series before this book, but now… I’m not sure when I’ll be able to stop. I’ve told myself every 5th book, but that may be too soon.
She was one of the most sought after women in the world. A top model who would stop at nothing to get what she wanted—even another woman's man. And now she was dead, the victim of a brutal murder. Police lieutenant Eve Dallas put her professional life on the line to take the case when suspicion fell on her best friend, the other woman in the fatal love triangle.
Beneath the façade of glamour, Eve found that the world of high fashion thrived on an all-consuming obsession for youth and fame. One that led from the runway to the dark underworld of New York City where drugs could be found to fulfill any desire—for a price….
So why this book? What was different about Immortal in Death? I think it’s just that the characters have developed to a beautiful place at this point. I now KNOW Eve, Rourke, Peabody, Mavis, Nadine, etc really well. And I love them. They are so complex and alive with personality. And that this plot line emphasized the relationships in a really great way.
Eve is such a damn good cop… Person really. She’s so passionate about what she does, but she’s so much more than the job – even if she doesn’t realize it. Sure the job is where all the energy goes, but when you get down to it, the motivation isn’t being a good cop. It’s always personal for her – I think it TRULY getting personal this time emphasized that about her.
And Rourke! He’s nothing like the potential abusive boyfriend I SO thought he could be in book one. The way he cares for Eve is so great to read. The way everyone in Eve’s little group relates to her is really quite awesome.
And I haven’t even mentioned the crime mystery element – which is quite good. This is coming from a reader who tends to avoid crime procedurals because I find the case work boring and the mystery too simple. Blah blah blah is what I say to that when it comes to this series. It’s not boring; it’s fascinating to see how Eve’s brain works. And there’s never anything simple – I have yet to get to the conclusion before Eve.
Anyway I’ve raved enough – time to get back to listening to the next book. I made myself stop and write this review so I wouldn’t get details confused. I wonder if this addiction will let up soon…
Note: I read Immortal in Death November 2015 and wrote this review then (yes I’m WAY behind). Well I’m still binge reading these books in little bursts and am soon to start book #26. So no, the addiction hasn’t let up in over a year!
Berls raves about the book that addicted her to the In Death Series! 5/5 stars! Click To Tweet