Review of “Fantasy in Death” (In Death #30) by J.D. Robb

Robb, J.D. Fantasy in Death. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2010.

Hardcover | $26.95 USD | ISBN-13: 978-0399156243 | 356 pages | Romantic Suspense

4 stars

Fantasy in Death is a particularly interesting one, due to the video game component, leading to some fun moments in discussions about both tech and nerd culture.

This case was a bit hard to fully invest in at times, mostly due to not really caring about the video game industry beyond the more obvious references, but one of the things that I actually appreciated for once in the series was how Roarke’s connection to it all worked in terms of the overall arc of the story. It led to some real stakes toward the end, and I for once wasn’t like, “Oh here we go, of course he knows everyone.”

Plus, while I may be a bit of a broken record in this regard, I continue to love the great banter between the characters, and there are always such memorable little exchanges that get a chuckle out of me, like Eve and Peabody discussing penises at one point and whether it gets tired xD

My love for this series definitely endures as I continue on to the next book, and I will continue to parrot my recommendation of these to anyone who loves a great romantic suspense story.