Book : Golden in Death
Author : J.D. Robb
Publisher : Piatkus, Little, Brown Book Group, UK
Published : 6 February, 2020
Golden in Death is the 50th book in the In Death series by J.D. Robb. That’s massive. I didn’t know that when I was reading it. So I don’t think it should intimidate anyone about catching up with the series. This was my first read in the series and I felt it works as a standalone.
I found the idea of chemical weapon quite interesting. The breaking in and killing has become quite a common thing. I have read mostly private detective mystery books so for a change, an NYPSD detective was a good change, got to experience police procedural.
The story is set in the 2060s, but it didn’t seem much futuristic, it felt I’m reading a present day story.
I also liked the fact that in spite of being a detective she’s not a loner. She has a married life. And the fact that the detective is a she, adds to my like list. Apart from Miss Marple I haven’t yet read about a female detective.
The mystery element is brilliant, everybody seems the culprit but it’s hard to pin point the one. The pace is good, the writing is crisp as is expected from a good mystery novel. You will want to read every paragraph, every page. I didn’t feel “cut the crap and come to the point” for once.
The “can’t put it down” factor is also amazing. You’ll find yourself at an edge.
Golden in Death does not only tell you about the murder cases, the victims and the murderer but also explores the truth seeker.
My Rating : 4/5 🌟
P. S. I had received a digital review copy of this book through NetGalley. Thank you Piatkus.