Festive in Death (In Death, #39) by J. D. Robb

Festive in Death (In Death, #39)Festive in Death by J.D. Robb

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Eve Dallas deals with a homicide—and the holiday season—in the latest from the #1 New York Times bestselling author.

Personal trainer Trey Ziegler was in peak physical condition. If you didn’t count the kitchen knife in his well-toned chest.

Lieutenant Eve Dallas soon discovers a lineup of women who’d been loved and left by the narcissistic gym rat. While Dallas sorts through the list of Ziegler’s enemies, she’s also dealing with her Christmas shopping list—plus the guest list for her and her billionaire husband’s upcoming holiday bash.

Feeling less than festive, Dallas tries to put aside her distaste for the victim and solve the mystery of his death. There are just a few investigating days left before Christmas, and as New Year’s 2061 approaches, this homicide cop is resolved to stop a cold-blooded killer.

I love the later Eve and Roarke books. Their relationship is solid and I can just enjoy the mystery and not be upset by problems between them.

Eve has learned that it is okay to enjoy life as “normal” people do. She can help throw a party (even if she is forced into it) and just enjoy her friends.

The murder victim in this book is completely unlikable, but that doesn’t mean Eve doesn’t give the case her best effort. She definitely has a stronger sense of justice than I do. I think he got what he deserved.

The murderer wasn’t a complete surprise, but the plot getting there was engrossing.

Another great book and one that is making me think about Christmas in September. I guess I need to start planning soon.

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