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Memory in Death by J.D. Robb Review

Title: Memory in Death

Author: J.D. Robb

First published January 1, 2005

375 pages, Mass Market Paperback

ISBN: 9780425210734 (ISBN10: 0425210731)

Rating: 4.33


In Witness in Death, Lieutenant Eve Dallas is thrown into a high-profile murder case that hits close to home. When famous defense attorney Anthony Strazza is found brutally murdered in his own bed, Eve knows that this case will be anything but easy.

Adding to the pressure, the victim’s beautiful wife and daughter are in shock, and the media is hungry for a scoop. As Eve works to uncover the truth, she discovers that everyone in Strazza’s life seems to have something to hide, and the list of suspects keeps growing.

With the help of her husband, Roarke, Eve must navigate through the lies and secrets to catch a killer before they strike again. Will Eve be able to solve the case while also managing her own personal demons?

Find out in Witness in Death.

About the Author

J.D. Robb writes the In Death series, which has been a #1 New York Times bestseller. This series is written under the pseudonym of Nora Roberts, who is also a #1 New York Times bestselling author.

The story is set in the future and revolves around Eve Dallas, a police lieutenant in New York City who has a troubled past. The series was originally planned as a trilogy, but readers wanted more of Eve and the enigmatic Roarke.

Forgotten in Death, the 53rd book in the series, was published by St. Martin’s Press in September 2021.

Editoral Review

Memory in Death is a crime fiction novel written by the bestselling author J.D. Robb, originally published on January 1, 2005. Robb is the pseudonym of the well-known American author Nora Roberts, who had already made a name for herself in the romance genre before delving into the world of crime fiction.

Memory in Death is a part of her highly acclaimed In Death series, which follows the life and work of Lieutenant Eve Dallas, a New York City homicide detective. The genre of crime fiction is known for its gripping plots, intense action, and intriguing characters.

Robb fits this mold perfectly with her writing style, focusing on strong female characters and building her stories with intricate details and twists that keep readers guessing right until the end. The themes of the In Death series are also diverse, including relationships, loyalty, justice, and morality.

Memory in Death follows Lieutenant Dallas and her team as they investigate a murder-suicide at a high-profile couple’s home. As they delve deeper into the case, they realize that there is much more to it than meets the eye.

Along the way, they encounter a host of quirky and interesting characters, including the victim’s family, their personal assistants, and a mysterious stranger who may have some important information. Robb’s writing in Memory in Death is exceptionally well-crafted, with detailed descriptions that help the reader envision the complex world she has created.

The pacing is steady and the plot is full of unexpected twists and turns, making it a satisfying and thrilling read. The character development is also impressive, with each person in the story given a unique personality and backstory that helps the reader understand their motives and actions.

One of Robb’s strengths is her ability to address important societal issues in her novels, and Memory in Death is no exception. The book touches on themes such as domestic violence, power dynamics, and corruption, highlighting the importance of justice and morality in a fair society.

However, the book also has some limitations. Some readers may find the abundance of characters and their interconnected relationships to be confusing at times, and the dialogue can sometimes feel stilted or awkward.

Despite these minor flaws, Memory in Death is a highly enjoyable and entertaining read that will satisfy both fans of the In Death series and newcomers to the genre. Robb’s writing is compelling and insightful, and her characters are well-rounded and engaging.

The story is a perfect blend of mystery, suspense, and emotion, leaving readers with a sense of satisfaction and intrigue. Therefore, I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves crime fiction or is looking for a good read that will keep them engaged from start to finish.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars.