Series: In Death #39
Published by Penguin on September 9, 2014
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Personal trainer Trey Ziegler was in peak physical condition. If you didn’t count the kitchen knife in his well-toned chest.
Lieutenant Eve Dallas soon discovers a lineup of women who’d been loved and left by the narcissistic gym rat. While Dallas sorts through the list of Ziegler’s enemies, she’s also dealing with her Christmas shopping list—plus the guest list for her and her billionaire husband’s upcoming holiday bash.
Feeling less than festive, Dallas tries to put aside her distaste for the victim and solve the mystery of his death. There are just a few investigating days left before Christmas, and as New Year’s 2061 approaches, this homicide cop is resolved to stop a cold-blooded killer.
It’s close to Christmas and Eve Dallas gets a surprise call from someone she knows who’s walked into a murder scene. She and Peabody have their work cut out for them as the victim was a creep.
I enjoyed this story a lot. It has all the things I love about the series…
- A strong procedural
- Cast of interesting suspects
- Clever dialogue
- Eve’s mixed metaphors
- Roarke time
- Annual holiday party at Eve and Roarke’s mansion
An added bonus was a twist I didn’t foresee for a long time.
There are some laugh out loud moments along with the mystery. It’s a very well balanced story between the personal and the murder case. Nicely done.
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