Review: Midnight in Death

Midnight in Death
Midnight in Death by J.D. Robb

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The first novella of the series, Midnight in Death begins in the aftermath of the events of Holiday in Death when a killer from Eve’s past escapes and begins taking revenge on those he holds responsible for his conviction. He starts with the judge and prosecutor, but it is Eve who is his ultimate target.

A solid and comprehensive read, but it fails to answer some of the questions left unanswered after last book; especially the aftermath of the attack on Peabody, which is glossed over very quickly.

The case is well developed despite the shorter length and the information revealed about Eve prior to the beginning of the series demonstrate her growth both as an investigator and as a woman. Nevertheless, the climax and resolution are somewhat anti-climactic given the build up of tension surrounding the killer’s motivations and actions.

In terms of character development, Eve and Mira’s relationship is taken to another level as finally Eve admits just how much Mira means to her and there are some wonderfully sweet and humerous moments as Eve shares Christmas gifts with Roarke and Peabody. Looking forward to the next full length installment.

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