Strangers in Death (In Death # 26)

Strangers in Death

In Death #26? I believe so. This was an interesting read and I’ll tell you why a bit later, but first here is a brief background on the novel provided by Goodreads: Technology may be different in 2060 New York, yet the city is still a place of many cultures and great divides. But as ever, some murders receive more attention than others—especially those in which the victim is a prominent businessman, found in his Park Avenue apartment, tied to the bed—and strangled—with cords of black velvet.
It doesn’t surprise Lieutenant Eve Dallas that Thomas Anders’s scandalous death is a source of titillation and speculation to the public—and of humiliation to his family. But while people in the city are talking about it, those close to Anders aren’t so anxious to do the same. With some help from her billionaire husband, Roarke, Eve’s soon knocking on doors—or barging through them—to find answers.
But the facts don’t add up. Physical evidence suggests that the victim didn’t struggle. The security breach in the apartment indicates that the killer was someone known to the family, but everyone’s alibi checks out. Was this a crime of passion in a kinky game gone wrong—or a meticulously planned execution? It’s up to Dallas to solve a case in which strangers may be connected in unexpected, and deadly, ways.

I was surprised by this one. I was lost for the first half of the novel trying to figure out who was the killer. There was no evidence and the wife (usually the first suspect) was out-of-town. Who could have done? No motive, no connections. That’s what made this novel so interesting to read. I kept guessing on who killed the guy. As soon as it hit halfway I figured it out based on an old classic movie and the title of the book. However, that did not diminish the fact that I enjoyed it and will definitely read it again.

The sex scenes were as usual, phenomenal. They were great to read and great to experience. Every time I read these novels, I fall more in love with Roarke as a character. His character growth as well as Eve’s are a joy to read. This novel has all the things that I look for passion, chemistry and loving embraces. Roarke is the kind of character that can cause shortness of breath and hot flashes.

Overall, I give this novel 5 out 5. I thought it was great even though I was able to guess the ending half way through, but it was interesting to see how Eve gets the confession. If you enjoy these novels stay tuned I should be posting the next ones soon, if not just wait awhile I should be getting new books this Christmas. Happy Holidays everyone and Happy Readings!

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