Minor panic attack last night as my ebook reader just restarted randomly while I was reading. I sat there barely daring to breathe until it had restarted properly and displayed all my books. All 63 books/novellas appeared so I’m completely relieved and don’t even quite mind that the Collections on my memory card have vanished. If all I have to do is re-organise my books, I’m happy.
Speaking of ebooks, this week’s Tor giveaway is Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory‘s “The Outstretched Shadow”. I’ve read this one – so out of the four books so far, I’ve read three. LOL. Not doing too well there. On the other hand, it’s nice to have e-versions of the books to carry around.
Once my reader started behaving itself, I continued reading JD Robb‘s “Innocent in Death”. I was wrong in thinking this was where I left off in the “In Death” series, btw – I missed the previous one where Mavis had her baby. I get confused with the titles in this series. Instead, I keep them straight by using “this is the one where the chambermaid got murdered”. Or “this is the one where the guy leaped from his flat”. You know, for a series with 20-something books, it’s pretty amazing that the murder/mystery is unique for each book. So this is the one with the history teacher murder.
I really really liked it. More than I thought I would. This series is sort of a comfort read for me – it’s reliable and I know what I’m going to get when I read an Eve/Roarke book. Which is good, but well, a bit boring.
But in this book, a lady from Roarke’s past makes an appearance. And she’s everything Eve isn’t – glamorous and polished, with a shared history with Roarke. And for once, Roarke’s famed cool and street smarts desert him. I didn’t think there would ever be a time when Roarke wouldn’t “get” Eve. So yeah, I really enjoyed the relationship angle in this book. Seeing Eve and Roarke struggle to re-connect and the pay-off at the end. Oh, and the solution to the murder? Very neat. And a bit chilling. A very strong B+ for me.