Word to the wise! You must be a fan of the In Death series and be familiar with those characters, i.e., Eve, Roarke, Peabody. This book alone isn’t going to provide sufficient backstory to these characters for a completely enjoyable experience. The In Death portion falls right in line with the other In Death books, released in sequence with the series in about 2008. The first portion of Remember When is a very typical Nora Roberts mystery/love story that would very well stand alone and takes place in the early 2000s. The subsequent story takes place 60 years later, includes decedents of the first story main characters, thus Eve and the gang. For those who have been living under a rock, Nora Roberts and J. D. Robb are the same person.
The mystery surrounds sparklies … diamonds that disappeared in a modern day New York city theft. In book one, Nora Roberts weaves the love story of antique store owner and a handsome private investigator into a pleasant tale that results in a good portion of the loot being recovered. 60 years later, Eve Dallas gets to work on the rest. A very clever integration of a modern day love story and the mid-21st century world of the In Death series.
Susan Ericksen is the narrator of choice for most, if not all, of the In Death series, the voice of Eve, Peapody, Roarke, McNab, the rest of the In Death gang. She is also the reader for book one of Remember When and does a great job, as usual. If you enjoy the In Death series and the Nora Roberts stories, you’ll feel right at home. These stories wear like comfortable old shoes; enjoy!