When the newly promoted captain of the NYPSD and his wife return 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 our own 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 their perpetrator; little do they know yet 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 to bring justice.
It's definitely a different read from my previous book. It was great to visit with Eve, Roarke and the usual crew. Although I enjoyed the book, I found it more distrubing than the last one. Maybe it was because the nature of the crimes, it was hard for me to read through the details, but that didn't diminish my need for Eve to catch the bastard. I kept on reading and reading.
I also liked that Roarke didn't really have a promonent role in the task force, he was more emotional supporter for Eve. Because of this heinous crime was somewhat similar to what happened to Marlena, Roarke (and Sommerset) is having his own issues to deal with.
I love the way the author in each book shows us a different Eve. Not just the ass-kicking detective but also the woman. The woman that she's becoming. Her friendships with Mavis, Peabody, Nadine, Dr Mira and Louise shows her softness, and her vulnerability.
I can't wait to get my hands on the next book, Fantasy In Death, just a few more months.
Kindred In Death by J.D. Robb (4.5/5) Romantic Suspense: Alternate Future; Published: Putnam Adult (11/2009); Series: # 30, Eve Dallas; 2009 100 + Reading Challenge (134);