Innocent In Death
By J.D. Robb
An emotional roller coaster ride this one, Innocent In Death, is highly engaging.
From the mystery of the teacher’s death (without any clues to lead to the killer) to the interpersonal relationship of Eve and Roarke, the story moves at a good enough pace to keep its readers hooked on to it till the very end.
The main plot is that of a murder of a school teacher Craig Foster, who is found dead in his classroom from apparent Ricin poisoning, but there is no clue as to who the killer could be and what the motive would be. Eve Dallas, Lt. of the NYPSD, and her partner, Det. Delia Peabody are put on the case. Foster’s wife, the school staff and the students come under scrutiny.
Amidst the crisis, Eve bumps into the beautiful but cruel Magdelena Percell (Maggie), Roarke’s ex-flame and jealousy grips the better of her. She cannot stand Roarke talking as passionately about his ex as he does about her. His reassurance does not work well either.
On the professional front, another teacher is found dead in school and a very unlikely suspect catches Eve’s eye. Secrets and scandals are unearthed. Full of twists and turns, the plot is a highly captivating. A must read.
All the characters play a good part. The turmoil that rises to threaten Eve and Roarke’s married life is very relatable. From the complexities that arise to the emotions they feel, J.D. Robb (Nora Roberts) does a fantastic job in creating this spicy mix. Her creative streak betters with every book.
We see Eve and Roarke grow and mature in their relationship.
They talk it out, bare their souls, reassure one another, see the other’s viewpoint, beat up a few droids, manhandle each other, and have wild monkey sex.
The story also focuses on things people end up doing to safeguard their reputation, and defend their loved ones and face their deepest fears!