When the newly promoted captain of the NYPSD and his wife returned a day early from their vacation, they were looking forward to spending time with their bright and vivacious sixteen-year-old daughter who had stayed behind.
Not even their worst nightmares could have prepared them for the crime scene that awaited them instead. Brutally murdered in her bedroom, Deena’s body showed signs of trauma that horrified even the toughest of cops—including Lieutenant Eve Dallas, who was specifically requested by the captain to investigate.
When the evidence starts to pile up, Dallas and her team think they are about to arrest the perpetrator. Little do they know that someone has gone to great lengths to tease and taunt them by using a variety of identities. Overconfidence can lead to careless mistakes. But for Dallas, one mistake might be all she needs for justice.
REVIEW: I have had this book since it came out in hardback and have just now been able to read it, not because I didn’t want to but because my sister has had the book.
Eve and Roarke continue to be one of my favorite couples. I love how they have a very real and normal marriage, at least normal for them. I enjoy reading how Eve has come to accept all those that are now in her life, and the family that they have made for themselves, well except for Trina, but hey Trina would scare me.
Coming on the heels of Promise in Death where it is a cop that is killed this one, has the daughter of a cop killed, and all signs point to it having to do with the job. This was a just a little rough, however what I liked about it was that it made sense, you could see how this case on the heels of the last big case worked. What I really liked was the moment between Morris and Eve as they went over the body.
One of the best parts of this book is a character that shows up towards the end of the book, she is just amazing and made me think I want to be her when I grow up. Can I please be her.
The side story in this book, or rather what is going in Eve’s personal life is Charles and Louise’s wedding. The scenes where Eve interacts with Charles and Louise were great.
Over all I have to say that because of all the personal stuff in this book, it is probably one of my favorite books in the series. I have to say that once again J.D. Robb delivers an amazing story, that kept me entertained an so engrossed that I couldn’t put it down and read it in one sitting.