Concealed in Death
The incomparable J. D. Robb presents the latest moving and suspenseful novel in the #1 New York Timesbestselling Eve Dallas series. In a decrepit, long-empty New York building, Lieutenant Eve Dallas’s husband begins the demolition process by swinging a sledgehammer into a wall. When the dust... show more
The incomparable J. D. Robb presents the latest moving and suspenseful novel in the #1 New York Timesbestselling Eve Dallas series. In a decrepit, long-empty New York building, Lieutenant Eve Dallas’s husband begins the demolition process by swinging a sledgehammer into a wall. When the dust clears, there are two skeletons wrapped in plastic behind it. He summons his wife immediatelyand by the time she’s done with the crime scene, there are twelve murders to be solved. The place once housed a makeshift shelter for troubled teenagers, back in the mid-2040s, and Eve tracks down the people who ran it. Between their recollections and the work of the force’s new forensic anthropologist, Eve begins to put names and faces to the remains. They are all young girls. A tattooed tough girl who dealt in illegal drugs. The runaway daughter of a pair of well-to-do doctors. They all had their stories. And they all lost their chance for a better life. Then Eve discovers a connection between the victims and someone she knows. And she grows even more determined to reveal the secrets of the place that was called The Sanctuaryand the evil concealed in one human heart.
Publish date: February 18th 2014
Publisher: Putnam Adult
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
Series: In Death 6 (#38)
Roarke slams his sledgehammer into a rickety wall in his new acquisition, and finds two bodies, skeletons, really, wrapped in plastic. He, naturally, calls his wife, and after the cops are done with the old building, there are ten more plastic-wrapped bundles of remains. They were all girls, betwee...
[2/19/14]This was a good one, but not the best. A good mystery, with some surprises. Not much focus on the Eve-Roarke relationship, but we learn something important about Mavis.
Bodies found behind the walls of a building Rourke plans to renovate, Dallas investigates and her own experiences as a runaway find echoes in the story of what happens. The ending is somewhat unsatisfying and Dallas does feel the same.
I can’t imagine anybody being surprised when I say I love the ‘In Death’ books by J.D. Robb. The fact that I haven’t missed a single title yet, is testament to that. But, it’s more than just the fact that I enjoy these books. J.D. Robb has, over the years, become my go-to author whenever I find myse...
Summary: Leading the demolition of a long-empty New York building that once housed a makeshift shelter for troubled teenagers, Lieutenant Eve Dallas’s husband uncovers two skeletons wrapped in plastic. And by the time Eve’s done with the crime scene, there are twelve murders to be solved. The victim...