Series: In Death #40
Published by Putnam Adult on February 10, 2015
Genres: Mystery, Suspense
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Lieutenant Eve Dallas walks the thin line between love and hate in this fabulous 40th thriller from #1 New York Times–bestseller J. D. Robb…
Eve Dallas has solved a lot of high-profile murders for the NYPSD and gotten a lot of media. She—and her billionaire husband—are getting accustomed to being objects of attention, of gossip, of speculation.
But now Eve has become the object of one person’s obsession. Someone who finds her extraordinary, and thinks about her every hour of every day. Who believes the two of them have a special relationship. Who would kill for her—again and again…
With a murderer reading meanings into her every move, handling this case will be a delicate—and dangerous—psychological dance. And Eve knows that underneath the worship and admiration, a terrible threat lies in wait. Because the beautiful lieutenant is not at all grateful for these bloody offerings from her “true and loyal friend.” And in time, idols always fall…
It’s the week after Christmas but before the new year and Eve Dallas has a serious fan and self-appointed avenger. There’s a special message just for her at the murder scene of a prominent defense attorney. After a second murder with another message to Eve, it’s clear she’s the object of someone’s obsession.
In this story, we not only work to deduce the identity of the killer but the next victim as they’re all related to past cases. I enjoyed testing my memory of earlier books and characters. It was also inevitable that those close to Eve would eventually become targets and that was another guessing challenge. A unique aspect, though, was the amount of page time devoted to the routine workings of Eve’s Homicide squad. That’s new and fresh.
I liked this story and it’s one of a few in the series where I couldn’t identify the killer before the person was revealed. The procedural was spot on, the dialogue pithy and the case just plain interesting. This one goes in my favorites pile.
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