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Born in Death by J.D. Robb

Born in Death - J.D. Robb, Susan Ericksen

Lieutenant Eve Dallas isn't having a good few days. Her best friend is about to give birth and Eve is supposed to be there, which to her is one of the worst nightmares (and she knows nightmares), she's dealing with a double homicide connected to one of the most prominent financial firms in the city, and now her best friend Mavis has asked her to find another friend, a heavily pregnant woman recently moved from England that went missing...

If I said this book was a disappointment, it would be an understatement. I just couldn't bring myself to care about what happened; either to the characters (Eve and Roarke included) or the plot.

There were too many things going on at once ending up connected; which struck me as too an easy out. Mavis and her bun-related antics grated, Eve's rather overblown (panicky) reaction to the process of birth quickly turned annoying, and the (too) many plot elements somehow failed to mix well together and/or grab my attention.