Series: In Death #41
Published by Putnam Adult on September 15, 2015
Genres: Mystery, Suspense
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It's a new year in New York city, and two star-crossed lovers have just discovered an insatiable appetite...for murder.
Lieutenant Eve Dallas has witnessed some grisly crimes in her career and she knows just how dark things can get on the streets. But when a much-loved musician is found dead, Eve soon realises that his murder is part of a horrifying killing spree, stretching right across the country.
Now the killers have reached New York, and they've found themselves another victim. Eve knows she only has a couple of days to save a young girl's life, and to stop the killers before their sadistic games escalate. Eve's husband Roarke is ready to put his brains and his considerable resources behind the search. But even as the couple works closely together, time is running out...
A modern-day version of Bonnie and Clyde swath a murderous track across the country, going undetected until they land in New York City, getting the attention of the NYPSD’s top murder cop, Lieutenant Eve Dallas.
This one’s mostly about the procedural, trying to figure out the identity of two serial killers who haven’t seemed to have left a trail. I really enjoyed the whole process of assembling the clues, especially as we’re given the killers’ points of view early on. It helps build the anticipation as we know where Eve needs to go in the investigation. It was breathtaking tension when the case finally breaks, almost more exciting than the ultimate resolution.
There’s a secondary storyline involving someone on Eve’s team that was a nice diversion. I also liked how the victims were given a lot of color. It created such empathy, giving the reader an insight into the emotional impact on friends, family and the detectives challenged with solving their murders. There’s also a certain deputy sheriff introduced here that I hope we see more of in the future.
Fans of the series shouldn’t be disappointed with this story and I certainly wasn’t. I had a hard time putting it down. And, there are enough old friends here and Roarke time to balance out the procedural aspect.
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