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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Audible Book Review and Print Giveaway: Ceremony in Death by J.D. Robb

This is another suspenseful investigation with the wonderful narration that makes this series click for me.

Ceremony in Death: In Death, Book 5
Genre: Thriller Suspense
My Rating: 4.25 of 5.0
Product Description
Conducting a top secret investigation into the death of a fellow police officer has Lieutenant Eve Dallas treading on dangerous ground. She must put professional ethics before personal loyalties. But when a dead body is placed outside her home, Eve takes the warning personally. With her husband, Roarke, watching her every move, Eve is drawn into the most dangerous case of her career. Every step she takes makes her question her own sense of right and wrong - and brings her closer to a confrontation with humanity's most seductive form of evil.
Review:  In this fifth installment Eve is intent on investigating the death of a fellow officer. Eve doesn't believe the rumors of corruption and she will have to push to find the evidence of murder in the death that some would pass off as a suicide. Her superiors are only giving her limited time and resources to check out her hunches. There is more strain as she is looking into the death behind the back of her former partner and good friend, Captain Feeney.

The investigation reveals that the officer’s granddaughter was involved with a group of Wiccan. The investigation becomes more intense when the young girl turns up dead and the body of an associated boy is dumped at Eve and Roarke’s gate. The further trail of death leads to a Satanic cult.

Officer Peabody continues to build in character as Eve’s sharp and eager to learn assistant. She is able to share some knowledge of the Wiccan practices. But it is the dark rituals and ceremonies that are dragging Eve into danger, with Roarke butting in of course.

The narrator does a good job with pacing, helping to keep the suspense building.  I wasn’t enthralled with the witchcraft issues but they made for a an interesting, sinister plotline. As usual the dialogue is sharp and an enjoyable aspect of the book.  I am really enjoying the series. Check out the next review of Vengeance in Death which has more detail on my feelings about the emotions and narration.

This series consists of 33 full length novels plus a few Novellas and a few in anthologies.  I am moving on to book 7 now.  If anyone wants to join this challenge let me know and I will set up a linky. or we can just share reading along together.
I listened to the Audible version from my TBR but once again I set aside my used copy of the book to share. :-)
If you have already read this book tell me about it and if you win this giveaway you may pick from the review or ARC books and I'll award this book to another winner.

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* This contest is open to US and Canada only. (So sorry this can't be international. The book is available at Book Depository though.)
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* This contest will close 10:00 PM (Central) on November 4, 2011.
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