#BookReview- Treachery in Death by J.D. Robb, Wherever the Wind Takes Us by Kelly Harms, and Means to Deceive by Alex Craigie #amreading

This week I have a murder mystery from the great Nora Roberts writing as J.D. Robb, a Netgalley women’s fiction pick, and a contemporary blogging recommendation.

When I first learned of the In Death series, I wasn’t sure it would appeal to me. Set in the future, there are flying cars, ray guns, and many inhabited planets, but one thing remains the same- the fight for justice.

In this thriller in the #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon, Eve Dallas tracks down those who break the law—including the ones sworn to uphold it.

Enter Detective Eve Dallas and her worthy team at the NYPSD. Except, the suspicious death of a junkie leads Dallas down a path she never thought to take- investigating another member of the force.

When Peabody overhears two police officers arguing over a big take and setting up the murder of a CI to take the fall for the heist, and barely escapes detection, she takes the information straight to Dallas, who is furious. How dare officers of the law use their position to thieve and murder like the very suspects they work to keep off the streets? For Eve, it’s a personal affront and she won’t stop until she closes the net on the cop using her name and position on the force to create her own corrupt squad operating right under the noses of every honest police officer in Central.

I liked the politics of this one. Eve is a detective now and must operate on a higher level with her team. She is their leader and must step back and manage rather than jumping into the action as much as she used to, though there are some great fight scenes where she gets to relieve some of her pent-up aggression that I quite enjoyed.

Eve is smart and confident, which is why the moments when she doubts her ability to catch the criminal and is bolstered by Roarke’s steadfast belief in her make for emotional elements in the book that give a softness to the tough cop Eve portrays.

This is a must-read series!

There are seventeen hundred miles between Maine and Miami, but the journey Becca’s on can’t be charted on any map. And the only way to get there is to hoist the sails and throw caution to the wind. 

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A surprise divorce leaves Becca Larkin destitute except for a behemoth of a sailing boat she plans to sell until a fateful meeting with a sexy Irishman sets her on a completely different voyage of discovery.

When a buyer comes through for the boat if Becca can deliver it to Miami, she talks her daughter Liv into the big adventure of sailing it down the east coast from Maine, but they can’t do it alone and hire 26yr old sailing instructor, Grant Murphy.

While there’s an enjoyable love story, it’s the strong mother-daughter connection and the self-growth Becca goes through on the trip that truly makes this a great read!

Eighteen months ago, Gwen Meredith left the job she loved and came back to Pembrokeshire to help support her irritable and increasingly confused grandmother.
But someone is pursuing a vendetta against her.

Gwen Meredith takes a job closer to her ailing grandmother and is confused and upset over an unprovoked attack on social media that leaves her defending herself to coworkers and neighbors in the small town.

Who would do such a thing, and why? The harassment escalates and police are called in, but the culprit proves to be elusive.

Adding to the stress factor is the strained relationship she has with her grandmother stemming from a childhood tragedy that resurfaces over the course of the book.

There’s a surprise conclusion at the end of this satisfying read that will leave readers reeling- a great story!

I hope you found something that interests you in this selection!

45 Replies to “#BookReview- Treachery in Death by J.D. Robb, Wherever the Wind Takes Us by Kelly Harms, and Means to Deceive by Alex Craigie #amreading”

  1. There was a time when I read everything Nora Roberts released. I enjoyed the world she created for Eve Dallas, but Peabody and Roarke appealed to me far more than the protagonist did. Still, the books were always enjoyable.

    I really liked Means to Deceive. I suspected who was behind it all, but the reveal was still exciting.

    Great reviews, Jacquie.

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  2. I have a couple J.D. Robb books on my shelf, and one day I’m actually going to make time to read them, LOL.

    I thoroughly enjoyed Means to Deceive, and thought it was an intelligently written mystery.

    My brother and his wife took sailed their sailboat from Baltimore, MD to Marathon, FL many years ago….during hurrican season, no less! Fortunately, most of the time they had good weather and arrived safely.

    Great reviews, Jacquie, and pretty flower photo 🙂

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    1. Many, thanks for the lovely comment, Mae! That ‘intelligently written mystery’ has bathed my world in a warm glow! ♥♥

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    2. What a thrilling adventure, Mae! Do they still have the boat? We had a sailing derby here this past weekend with boats from all over. They were to start in Port Angeles, Washington, sail to Victoria, BC, and then onward to Alaska, but several had to be rescued due to high winds. Not a great start to the race!

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  3. Hi Jacquie, Nora Roberts is an excellent writer and I had read she had a thriller series written under a pen name. I think my mom would love this book. A smashing review by Alex Craigie, I have seen several good reviews of this one.

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  4. Thank you so much for this wonderful review, Jacquie! It was such a lovely surprise and I really do appreciate the time and trouble you’ve taken to produce it. x

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