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As you know from time to time we will share with you some reviews or musings from the “Non Indie” world so here are my thoughts on Apprentice in Death
Melanie V””V #NerdGirlVamp
Title: Apprentice in Death (In Death #43)
Author: J.D. Robb
Published Date: September 6th 2016
Genre: Romantic Suspense / Thriller
Nature versus nurture…
The shots came quickly, silently, and with deadly accuracy. Within seconds, three people were dead at Central Park’s ice skating rink. The victims: a talented young skater, a doctor, and a teacher. As random as random can be.
Eve Dallas has seen a lot of killers during her time with the NYPSD, but never one like this. After reviewing security videos, it becomes clear that the victims were killed by a sniper firing a tactical laser rifle, who could have been miles away when the trigger was pulled. And though the locations where the shooter could have set up seem endless, the list of people with that particular skill set is finite: police, military, professional killer.
Eve’s husband, Roarke, has unlimited resources—and genius—at his disposal. And when his computer program leads Eve to the location of the sniper, she learns a shocking fact: There were two—one older, one younger. Someone is being trained by an expert in the science of killing, and they have an agenda. Central Park was just a warm-up. And as another sniper attack shakes the city to its core, Eve realizes that though we’re all shaped by the people around us, there are those who are just born evil…
You might think that 43 books in to a series things might be starting to get stale, but this is far from the case with this series. With earlier installments you could probably pick up the odd one here are there because each book (even now) has a complete story all to itself, but to be honest, this far in you would be missing out on SO much without the prior character knowledge that has brought us here.
The murder mystery in this book is a good one, even though it continues the pattern of the latter installments, giving us insight into the killers head, which does help with the crime solving aspect, but even with these books remain complete page turners and even now I can’t wait for the next one.
By far though, my favorite scene in this one was nothing to do with the murder. It was the child’s birthday party. It is not my policy to give spoilers, and so I won’t, but I will say fans of the series, I am sure will love this as much as I did.
43 books may seem daunting if you haven’t started them, but this is definitely one of my favorite series of all times with very few missteps along the way. I would highly recommend picking them up!
An easy 5 stars from me!
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