Author: J.D. Robb (Nora Roberts)
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group, Penguin Group
Genre: Romantic Suspense/Futuristic Police Procedural
Part of the In Death series featuring Lieutenant Eve Dallas and her billionaire husband Roarke, this book is full of the best features that make the series so addictive.
Because it involves the theater, the mystery has many more layers than usual. As I read it, I had a hard time figuring out "who-dun-it" - and in fact, the final arrest was a complete surprise to me! The added thrill of doubting every character's statement and trying to read deeper and second-guess everything that happens made the book that much more intense.
As with many of the books in the series, this case reminds Eve of her past in many ways. Seeing Eve in a vulnerable position is always sad, but it increases her humanness and compassion. In Witness, actually, we get to see very many different sides of Eve: she's romantic - which is an extremely sweet scene - she's pissed, she's compassionate, she's weepy... I love when so many aspects of Eve come into play in the story - and the way she deals with the end is just... sorry, can't find the words to describe it. I'll just admit to a few tears throughout the book. In addition to the tons of laughs that come with any In Death book!