Nora Roberts Writing Styles in Origin in Death

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Point of View

Origin in Death by Nora Roberts (writing as J.D. Cobb) is a fictional novel written entirely in the first person perspective. Told through the eyes of the main character in the story, Lieutenant Eve Dallas, the narrative is consistent and reliable throughout. Nora Roberts takes a difficult subject, and writes a believable story using the perspective of the homicide detective assigned to the first and subsequent murders. Her emotional responses lend important depth and realism to a subject that has been hotly debated in the medical and ethical communities for years.

The author also does a good job of revealing just enough about Eve's past, tying her to Roarke and his troubled past, so that the reader can identify with the emotional responses they have to the horrors that reveal themselves during the investigation. There is enough dialogue between Eve and her support staff that...

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