Random in Death (In Death Series) by J.D. Robb [Book Review]

Random in Death (In Death Series) by J.D. Robb [Book Review]

When it comes to popular book series, J.D. Robb’s In Death series reigns supreme with its remarkable 58th installment, Random in Death. For fans of Lieutenant Eve Dallas and her futuristic crime-solving team, this latest installment shows that Robb’s imagination knows no bounds. Find out more about the book and why I gave it three out of five stars.

Jenna’s parents had finally given in, and there she was, at a New York club with her best friends, watching the legendary band Avenue A, carrying her demo in hopes of slipping it to the guitarist, Jake Kincade. Then, from the stage, Jake catches her eye and smiles. It’s the best night of her life. It’s the last night of her life.

Minutes later, Jake’s in the alley getting some fresh air, and the girl from the dance floor comes stumbling out, sick and confused and deathly pale. He tries to help, but it’s no use. He doesn’t know that someone in the crowd has jabbed her with a needle―and when his girlfriend Nadine arrives, she knows the only thing left to do for the girl is call her friend, Lieutenant Eve Dallas.

After everyone on the scene is interviewed, lab results show a toxic mix of substances in the victim’s body―and for an extra touch of viciousness, the needle was teeming with infectious agents. Dallas searches for a Had any boys been harassing Jenna? Was she engaging in risky behavior or caught up in something shady? But there are no obvious clues why this levelheaded sixteen-year-old, passionate about her music, would be targeted.

And that worries Dallas. Because if Jenna wasn’t targeted, if she was just the random, unlucky victim of a madman consumed by hatred, there are likely more deaths to come. []

In Random in Death, readers travel to the high-tech world of New York City in the year 2060. Lieutenant Eve Dallas is faced with a baffling case when a teenager is discovered dead at a concert after being injected with an unknown substance. Dallas takes over the investigation, uncovering a web of secrets, lies, and criminal activity.

For followers of the series, this book is filled with references to earlier installments. These subtle connections show that Robb understands her audience and appreciates their dedication to the overall series. Having never read any of the previous books, I thought Random in Death was a great introduction to this exciting world. It sparked my curiosity about Eve Dallas’s past cases and relationships, and I’m ready to dive into earlier books in the series.

Random in Death is a must-read if you appreciate crime procedurals, a mix of futuristic technology, and a dark and twisty plot. J.D. Robb’s talent shines through, creating a gripping story that will keep you guessing. Random in Death showcases J.D. Robb’s expertise in the crime procedural genre. Whether you’re a longtime fan or a newbie like me, this book offers a thrilling journey into the future of crime investigation.

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(Thank you to St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.)

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