Review of “Immortal in Death” (In Death #3) by J.D. Robb

Robb, J..D. Immortal in Death. New York: Berkley, 1996. ISBN-13: 978-0-425-15378-9. Print List Price: $7.99.

4 stars

This is hard to rate, because while the plot was hard to get into, and outright confusing at times, I still found the characters and the writing engaging. I enjoyed seeing the characters develop, with Eve and Roarke getting ready for their wedding, and seeing other relationships between major characters grow. Mavis is now one of my favorite characters, and I was glad to have a story where she plays a significant role.

However, I had a hard time investing in the plot, and figuring out the timeline of events. There is a victim killed prior to the events of the book, and most of the book follows the investigation into his murder and the murders of the two subsequent victims. The tie-in with the world of illegal drugs and the quest for eternal youth threw me, as I felt like these substances and their connections to immortality (with one even being called Immortality) weren’t really explained.

 

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