Reviews of Innocent in Death (2007)
Review by johnafair (2007-11-17)
Robb manages, yet again, to provide us with a story that is shocking in the nature of the crime and searing in the nature of the relationship between Dallas and her husband Rourke.
While investigating the death of an apparently blameless teacher Eve is badly distracted by an old flame of her husband when she returned to his life after an absence of a number of years. Unlike some other books, this doesn't really have a leavening of humour to blunt the more serious parts of the books - even Mavis and Leonardo, newly minted parents, are, well, parenty rather than mere foils for Eve and Rourke to bounce off though there is a nice twist where Eve and Somerset are forced to join forces against this unwanted reminder of Rourke's less respectable past.
It's a nice book, though, and Ms Robb is not afraid to be rather shocking in her choice of perpetrator, proving that age is no indicator of innocence.
(This review refers to the 2007 version titled “Innocent in Death”)