Eve and Roarke will always have a place in my heart. Even after 35 books, Robb is able to captivate me and take me on a ride that is thrilling and exciting and new.
In DELUSION IN DEATH, Lieutenant Eve Dallas is called in when an entire bar is slaughtered, leaving the number of deaths in double digits. With few survivors and out of character behaviour, Eve is again stumped at the occurrence of events. It seems that everyone in the bar attacked one another, causing a bloodbath that even an experienced cop like Eve has to look away. Survivors speak of experiencing an intense headache that slowly builds to these horrific delusions where angers flare and fear rises which results in them to act out in defense or attack.
Eve gets her goons in place and tries to solve this mystery as quickly as possible. However, Eve believes that this could be the works of a terrorist. As fear rises of another attack, Eve works doubletime to catch the killer.
Meanwhile, Roarke has been pushing Eve to see Dr. Mira where she can confront her past head-on and finally battle those demons that have haunted her for so long. Eve does and it’s such a great leap of faith because readers now feel as if Eve sees light at the end of the tunnel. That she finally believes that she can overcome this and simply not just bury those experiences in the hopes that they will just fade away in time. I loved that Eve took initiative and it displays her emotional strength well.
As with all of Robb’s books, I was totally engrossed in this story. While there is more focus on Eve’s case, there are still some memorable moments between Roarke and Eve that make it to my favorite moments list. I love that there is still so much heat between them even after all this time. Their love is potent and that comes across in each of these books, especially in DELUSION IN DEATH.
*ARC provided by publisher