Title: Holiday in Death (In Death #7)
Author: J.D. Robb
Genre: Futuristic Suspense/Romance
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Summary (from Goodreads)
No one likes to be alone during the holidays. For New York’s most posh dating service, Personally Yours, it is the season to bring lonely hearts together. But Lieutenant Eve Dallas, on the trail of a ritualistic serial killer, has made a disturbing discovery: all of the victims have been traced to Personally Yours. As the murders continue, Eve enters into an elite world of people searching for their one true love–and a killer searching for his next victim. A world where the power of love leads men and women into the ultimate act of betrayal…
The first J.D. Robb book I ever read was actually one her more recent releases. It’s what prompted me to go back and start from the beginning to get the whole story. I’m quite particular about reading books in order, but the newer one had caught my eye. I was looking for audiobooks to entertain me on a two-hour drive one way to work and it happened to be on clearance rack. It also happened to be a holiday setting (she has several throughout the series), it was December and I just fell in love!
This story in particular featured both the holiday season as a setting, but also a holiday twist with the murders. Just when you think Robb can’t come up with anything more twisted or unique than the last book, she goes and blows your mind! I’d love to be a fly on the wall during research process. This was the first time I took notice of whether I’d be able to jump in and read this book as a stand alone and yes, there were parts that vaguely described a back story, however as someone who likes details, I’ve found it necessary to read the stories in order.