For this week’s episode, we are reviewing “Salvation in Death,” and the three of us all have very different reactions to this book!
First, AJ has a little rant, because she doesn’t understand why Eve finds Father López so compelling. She also doesn’t understand Eve’s easy acceptance of religion/Catholicism. And, truth be told, AJ found this book really kind of boring.
Jen disagrees, thinking that Eve would of course be accepting of religion/Catholicism, because, as Jen put it: “She lives in the world.” Jen can also understand why Eve might find Father López compelling.
Tara feels like in this book, Eve is not really acting like herself. One reason being that Eve never seriously considers López an actual suspect, even though there are many things that make López a great suspect!
The theme of this book (In our opinion) is the Seven Deadly Sins which (we find out after Tara looks it up on Google) are: Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Envy and Pride. Our main bad guy, Lino embodied pretty much all of these, as did our second victim Jimmy Jay Jenkins. There are many times where Lust and Greed and Envy and Pride are mentioned throughout the books.
We all find the case a bit confusing and convoluted, (and okay, maybe a little boring) but there are many positives about this book. The Eve and Roarke moments in this book are really great, (even the really awkward car sex scene), we get to se Ariel Greenfield again, and, as she promised in “Creation in Death,” she makes Eve an amazing cake which is a depiction of the city of New York.
There’s also that really great scene where Eve has to break up a fight at a store where two women are fighting over a “Laroche triple-roll bag in Peony.” Later, she tells Mira about it, and Mira right away calls the store to ask them to put that bag aside for her so she can purchase it herself. This scene seems random until you take into consideration that it goes perfectly with our “Seven Deadly Sins” theme as it displays: Lust, Greed, Envy, Wrath..maybe Pride too?
Roarke is feeling some feelings in this book, and thinking about all the friends he lost. To make him feel better, Eve has Summerset give Sinead a call and ask her to call Roarke so he can ground himself again. It’s just really nice to see Eve taking care of Roarke, even though when we review the reviews of this book, we’re sure we will see some “Eve’s a horrible person” reviews. Those of us who really understand and love Eve can see her growing as a character in this book, and we appreciate it.
Also, there’s tacos, and we appreciate that, too!
Tagged as: Nightmare, Summerset, Erik and Ariel, Roarke, Jenny O'Leary, Peabody, Ariel Greenfield, Marlena, Father Chale López, Mira, Father Miguel Flores, Baxter, Father Martin Freeman, Charlotte Mira, Jimmy Jay Jenkins, McNab, Penny Soto, Li Morris, Erik Pastor, Ian McNab, Lino Martinez, Eve Dallas, Cher Reo.
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