Monday, 3 October 2016

Apprentice in Death

The latest title in the Eve Dallas and Roarke series is as good as ever. It does help if you have read the previous titles so that you are familiar with the characters and some of the previous story lines and that is why I don't think I can recommend it to book groups because of that reason.

I really enjoyed this title, it wasn't as dark as some of the previous titles in the series. That's not to say that the story of an apparent lone gunman seemingly randomly killing people in the heart of New York isn't dark. Eve is under pressure to solve this crime as quickly as possible as the police rush to solve the crime as quickly as possible as the those who live in the city worry as to who will be next.  With the help of Roarke, Eve and the force soon realise that there is more to this crime than meets the eye. Is the lone gunman not really so lone?

The combination of crime, police procedural and slightly futuristic element as the story is set in 2061 add to the story. The heart of the story is the relationship between Eve and Roarke, two damaged people who have built an extended family from the friends they have collected through their various crime solving stories.

A great escapist read!

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