in a world far removed from the days when fairy tales were new, five bestselling authors spin versions that take the classic stories into a new dimension. You’ll recognize Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and other enduring characters, but they’ll exist in realms beyond your imagination, where the familiar is transformed into the extraordinary and otherworldly.
What a great spin on the classic fairy tale of Hansel and Gretel. It's an adaptation that's grittier and more real in the lives of children today. I can't give you much of the story as it would spoil the story. What I can say is, a nanny is murdered during the kidnapping of a brother and sister from their New York City home
Eve Dallas catches the case and the chase is on to find the killer and the children.
What I liked: It's classic J. D. Robb. The drama, the teamwork and the suspense of not only trying to find the killer but to save the children. For such a short story, it reads like a novel. Ms Robb doesn't skimp in her writing.
What I didn't like: This is a no brainer, I wanted it to be a novel. That's all.
I love stories by Ms Robb when we get to see a different side of the characters. In this instance, they are after the murderer but the focus is on the children. It changes the casts thoughts and feelings and lends an urgency to the story.
Taken in Death can be read as a stand alone story but why? Take the plunge into this fantastic series and enjoy a whole new world.