Narrator: Susan Ericksen
Series: In Death #5
Published by Brilliance Audio on May 20, 2008
Genres: Science Fiction, Mystery
Length: 10 hours 32 minutes
Narrator Rating: B
What made Ceremony in Death great, like all the books in this series, was the relationships. I think that really came to the fore though, because Eve was really butting heads with those she loves. And the fact that she has so many people she loves to butt heads with is really awesome, because back at book 1 that was a much smaller number of maybe two, Mavis and Feeney.
Conducting a top secret investigation into the death of a fellow police officer has Lieutenant Eve Dallas treading on dangerous ground. She must put professional ethics before personal loyalties. But when a dead body is placed outside her home, Eve takes the warning personally. With her husband, Roarke, watching her every move, Eve is drawn into the most dangerous case of her career. Every step she takes makes her question her own sense of right and wrong - and brings her closer to a confrontation with humanity's most seductive form of evil.
The mystery was slightly disappointing, in that Eve was OBVIOUSLY off the mark on who did it. But I don’t feel like the murders and the mystery were really the point in Ceremony in Death, since I think the whodunnit was always fairly obvious. I really think it was all about how Eve handled the stress of a murder investigation that pushed her up against those she loves. And that was what made it really great.
I’m continuing to devour this series – I love everything about Eve and Rourke. They’re a great couple and I love listening to them interact. They have such NORMAL marital disputes and a really healthy relationship. I love seeing them grow more and more used to each other and their lives together. And I love seeing the other friendships in Eve’s life develop as well.
I’ve even gotten really used to the narration and, while I certainly wouldn’t recommend it as the best around, it’s facilitating my rapid read of the series, so I’m not going to complain 🙂 On to the next one ASAP!
Note: I read and wrote this review November 22, 2015!