All Around The Circle
Thoughts,reflections and humor, from a stay at home mom who runs around the circle of life daily.
Welcome To All Around The Circle!
Glad you've found the time to visit today! I'm Elle and I blog about my family, book reviews, arts and crafts, education and so much more. Life is always changing around here, but we try to keep up the best we can. I hope you'll follow along on our journey.
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Although Em has not followed in her footsteps with playing guitar (Em plays the violin) she continues to be a huge fan. Em isn't allowed on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, but I am sure to share anything Taylor-related with her when I see it. The first video below is what Taylor did for some of her fans this Christmas. I've also included her Blank Space video along with two performances from New Year's Rockin Eve: Shake It Off and Welcome To New York. Of course Em's ultimate dream is to attend a Taylor Swift concert, but until then listening to her music and watching her videos will have to do.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is the second book of the 'In Death' series.
The time is the year 2058 in New York and Eve Dallas finds herself in search of a serial killer who targets high-powered career women. She is focused on finding the killer, but her well-to-do beau, Roarke finds ways to take her mind off her work and relax from time to time.
Although this book is mainly a suspense/mystery, it is also considered a suspense romance due to some of the 'steamier' scenes. I'm not sure how to feel about Roarke, Eve's love interest. At this point I don't really trust him, as he seems like a shady businessman. Eve's character is a head-strong homicide detective who has trouble letting others into her personal life. I especially look forward to learning about Eve's past, which very little has been revealed at this point in the series.
This following quote is Roarke describing the type of person Eve is and I found it to be a great description of her character: "You're strong, and you're moral, and sometimes you make yourself ill with compassion for the innocent."
I'm not normally a murder-mystery, sci-fi/futuristic reader, but because I enjoy books by Nora Roberts, I felt I needed to at least try this series written under her pen name, J.D. Robb.
One thing mentioned in this futuristic book that I highlighted was this passage referring to Eve's commander's wife, Anna Whitney:
"It wasn't the state salary for full-time parents that had swayed her. It had been the thrill of being in on each and every stage of childhood development."
If only full-time parents received salaries for parenting! Ha!
I definitely enjoyed this book more than the first. This quote from the book summarizes why I will continue reading this series: "Lieutenant Eve Dallas crouched down beside death and studied it carefully. The sights and scents were familiar, but each time, there was something new. Both victim and killer left their own imprint, their own style, and made murder personal." Reading the 'In Death' series is like watching a mystery series on television, but even better!
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