Up until this book, the character of Eve was completely off-screen. Anything we knew about her was from the memories of other characters. So it was nice to get a chance to get to know her in her own words, and to open up another side of the series, to see a character who isn’t “just” plain old “good”.
Though I have to admit that I didn’t really love the sudden pregnancy loop that Rizzoli’s character was thrown for in the series, I liked the way that this novel tied that subplot into the overall arc of the books.
I kind of didn’t love this book. If it weren’t for the fact that it’s necessary reading to understand the plot going forward, I’d tell you not to bother.
Dead as a Doornail was probably one of my least favourite of the series. I think I just didn’t find Jason’s story that compelling, or maybe I don’t like the werepanthers as much? Not sure.
I avoided this book for quite a while, largely because it was one of those popular, “must read” books that didn’t really seem like a must-read. Sort of like The Da Vinci Code, yanno?
Anyways, I finally decided to try reading it as an audiobook because it went on sale via Audible, and I figured that it was less of a gamble in audiobook format. If I didn’t like it, I wouldn’t have a lonely single book (of a trilogy) taunting me from my bookshelf – I’m a compulsive finisher of things – and there would be no harm, no foul if it was awful.
But it wasn’t!