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Reviews of Memory in Death (2006)

Review by johnafair (2009-02-19)
This being the 23rd in the Eve Dallas series, you would think that JD Robb would be slowing down, loosing her way, desperately attempting to find new things to say about Eve Dallas and her multi-billionaire husband. Rourke.

In this novel, JD Rourke proves that supposition wrong as Eve's dream haunted past and service driven present are forced into an explosive confrontation in the shape of her first foster mother, who, if not physically abusive, certainly made up for it in terms of emotional abuse. Eve finds herself in conflict; Trudy Lombard's murder finds Eve with a dilemma; she owes the dead justice, but she finds it impossible to empathise as she would normally but with that edge missing, she fears she won't solve the crime and she'll lose the edge needs to function...

With this view into Eve's past, she becomes even more real and rounded than she already is. A real emotional roller-coaster of a ride as Eve also has to deal with the Christmas Party that Roarke's arranging...

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