Delusion in Death by J.D. Robb

80%

12 Critic Reviews

While Robb serves up twists and turns in ample portions, the main attraction is still the character of Eve,
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

It was just another after-work happy hour at a bar downtown—until the madness descended. And after twelve minutes of chaos and violence, more than eighty people lay dead.



Lieutenant Eve Dallas is trying to sort out the inexplicable events. Surviving witnesses talk about seeing things—monsters and swarms of bees. They describe sudden, overwhelming feelings of fear and rage and paranoia. When forensics makes its report, the mass delusions make more sense: it appears the bar patrons were exposed to a cocktail of chemicals and illegal drugs that could drive anyone into temporary insanity—if not kill them outright.



But that doesn’t explain who would unleash such horror—or why. Eve’s husband, Roarke, happens to own the bar, but he’s convinced the attack wasn’t directed at him. It’s bigger than that. And if Eve can’t figure it out fast, it could happen again, anytime, anywhere. Because it’s airborne…
 

About J.D. Robb

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J. D. Robb is the pseudonym for the #1New York Times bestselling author of more than 190 novels, including the futuristic suspense In Death series. There are more than 400 million copies of the author's books in print. She lives in Maryland.
 
Published September 11, 2012 by Berkley. 384 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Delusion in Death
All: 12 | Positive: 10 | Negative: 2

Kirkus

Below average
on Aug 03 2012

The detection is uninspired and a bit of a slog. As so often in this bestselling series, the high point is the police interrogation of the perp—this time by a corps of five strong women who unite to bamboozle him in a most satisfying way.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
Jul 23 2012

While Robb serves up twists and turns in ample portions, the main attraction is still the character of Eve,

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NY Journal of Books

Good
Reviewed by Carolyn Haley on Sep 11 2012

Delusion in Death is a more cerebral story than an action one in that it focuses on psychology. Through the drama of a manhunt, it explores the motivations and reactions of Eve, her loved ones, the killer, the victims, her staff, and even society.

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Book Reporter

Excellent
Reviewed by Joe Hartlaub on Sep 13 2012

...this volume contains some of her most imaginative writing to date, as well as her most clever and dangerous opponent.

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All About Romance

Excellent
Reviewed by Blythe Barnhill

I found the premise of Delusion in Death interesting, and liked the Urban Wars tie in...The resolution is satisfying as well.

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Crime Fiction Lover

Above average
Reviewed by Lucy on Nov 04 2012

As original and interesting as it is, I do feel there are too many references to Eve Dallas being raped and beaten by her father as a child and her ongoing turmoil over killing him.

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Fresh Fiction

Good
Reviewed by Sandi Shilhanek on Aug 05 2012

It's truly amazing to me that J.D. Robb can continue to come up with different and interesting ways for murder to happen, and that we as readers find each one plausible.

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Smexy Books

Good
Reviewed by Claire on Sep 21 2012

Brilliantly written, adored lead characters and crime scenes that will leave you baffled and amazed with the ingenuity of the author.

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Heroes and Heartbreakers

Good
Reviewed by Lucy Dosch on Sep 11 2012

...even after 35 books and 9 novellas, she can still bring new, fresh ideas and a terrifying story with a frightening twist.

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The Reading Cafe

Good
Reviewed by Barb on Sep 19 2012

Kudos to J.D. Robb (Nora), for keeping this series fresh, allowing us to share our love of Eve & Roarke, as well as the best secondary group of characters around.

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Errant Dreams Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Heather on Aug 20 2012

It includes enough of the ongoing character development, romance, and so on to satisfy series regulars who are invested in the characters, but concentrates fully on providing a good, strong crime mystery.

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Brazen Reads

Good
Reviewed by Vanessa on Oct 30 2012

Delusion in Death is a sexy, scary, fast-paced puzzler that will make fans of the series very happy as well as hooking in new addicts.

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