Top positive review
suspense, crime, romance
Reviewed in Australia on 29 September 2021
This book is well written and is set in 2058. However it was first published in 1995, so a lot of the future technology mentioned has been surpassed already, but great imagination for some stuff on the author's part, considering. Flying cars, going to places in space, laser weapons etc. Although, sorry J.D. Robb, guns are still around, so is coffee (so far) and sugar. This is a romance/suspense and unfortunately I put it down and picked it up quite a few times so it's taken me a few weeks to finish, as it didn't hold my attention as much as it should have. There are a lot of steamy romance scenes, though they are not described in minute detail, which fitted the genre, as this story is all about the investigations.
Not sure how I feel about the heroine Eve, who is a pretty focused, bad-ass detective. Her love interest - Roarke - is Irish, rich, charming, a businessman and I'm not sure what he sees in her as yet because it was pretty much insta love/lust. The back story is really interesting and grizzly re the murders and the crimes are well thought out. I have the next few books on my readers and on audio, so I'll see if this series draws me in or not after the next couple of books. I think it can only get better though as the characters develop. The books ends abruptly and the first few pages of the next book were in the back and it seems quite good. (I have the next book in the series ready to read). 4.5 stars.