I love my J D Robb books and buy them immediately on release. But I feel that lately they need something dramatic to liven them up. Like Eve getting pregnant or one of the main characters being killed or kidnapped. It needs something to break the normalcy that is setting in.
That is not to say that the crime plots are not excellent, because they are, but the interpersonal relationships are the real bread and butter to these stories. It is true that she bought in a new character, a forensic anthropologist in Concealed in Death, it wasn’t enough.
When reading them it is like returning to a world that I have come to love and know. I can dream of my own endings and twists, which hasn’t happened since my love of The Hardy Boys when I was younger. In those I was their sister and got into the same things they did.
I loved these books from the start and that grew with how much I understand and “know” the back story that Eve has. Her life and how she lives it could be mine. I love her humour, she is real to me and from that place so become the others.
With over 40 books in the … in death series I just think it needs a shake up, one that has been missing lately. but I will still buy them and I always will, I just want more. This may be greedy but I guess I have come to love the series so much that I don’t want it going stale with over written syndrome or becoming too predictable.