In the latest novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, homicide detective Eve Dallas sifts through the wreckage of the past to find a killer.
The body was left in a dumpster like so much trash, the victim a woman of no fixed address, known for offering paper flowers in return for spare change—and for keeping the cops informed of any infractions she witnessed on the street. But the notebook where she scribbled her intel on litterers and other such offenders is nowhere to be found.
Then Eve is summoned away to a nearby building site to view more remains—in this case decades old, adorned with gold jewelry and fine clothing—unearthed by recent construction work. She isn’t happy when she realizes that the scene of the crime belongs to her husband, Roarke—not that it should surprise her, since the Irish billionaire owns a good chunk of New York. Now Eve must enter a complex world of real estate development, family history, shady deals, and shocking secrets to find justice for two women whose lives were thrown away…
Set in 2061, bestseller Robb's busy 53rd outing for Lt. Eve Dallas of the New York Police and Security Department (after Faithless in Death) opens with Eve and her team at a Manhattan construction site where a homeless woman's body has been sloppily wrapped in a tarp and stuffed in a dumpster. While still at the crime scene, Eve gets a report of skeletal remains of a woman unearthed at a nearby demolition site, along with the bones of what appears to be a fetus. This second site happens to belong to Roarke, Eve's sexy, devoted husband, who heads up a vast business empire. Eve calls on the support of Roarke and a friend of hers, a bestselling true crime author, to investigate the two murders. In both cases, the villains and their motives are easy to spot. The book's real pleasure lies in watching Eve stride into danger and triumph over evil. That Roarke is happy to support his wife's desire to go out and kick butt adds to the appeal. Series fans will be delighted.)
Very good, but it was a quick read!
J.D. never disappoints, but this was almost too easy of a read. I do enjoy the way their business lives always manage to cross. I can’t wait for more updates on “the new house.”
Forgotten in death
Great book and easy reading to follow what’s going on. I love Eve and Roark and their love affair while married. Don’t need to be so specific describing love making……the less said , the more intriguing.
Very predictable and rather slow.