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Melanie V””V #NerdGirlVamp
Title: Echoes in Death (In Death #44)
Author: J.D. Robb
Published Date: February 7th 2017
Genre: Mystery / Crime
This chilling new suspense novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author J.D. Robb is the perfect entry point into the compelling In Death police procedural series featuring Lieutenant Eve Dallas.
As NY Lt. Eve Dallas and her billionaire husband Roarke are driving home, a young woman—dazed, naked, and bloody—suddenly stumbles out in front of their car. Roarke slams on the brakes and Eve springs into action.
Daphne Strazza is rushed to the ER, but it’s too late for her husband Dr. Anthony Strazza. A brilliant orthopedic surgeon, he now lies dead amid the wreckage of his obsessively organized town house, his three safes opened and emptied. Daphne would be a valuable witness, but in her terror and shock the only description of the perp she can offer is repeatedly calling him “the devil”…
While it emerges that Dr. Strazza was cold, controlling, and widely disliked, this is one case where the evidence doesn’t point to the spouse. So Eve and her team must get started on the legwork, interviewing everyone from dinner-party guests to professional colleagues to caterers, in a desperate race to answer some crucial questions:
What does the devil look like? And where will he show up next?
This books finds us with more actual policing and less side / back story for want of a better explanation. Sometimes in this series this has resulted in it being a little less enjoyable for me, but not this time. With the case hitting so close to home for Eve, I felt there was a real insight for us as readers as to how much her character has grown with the series. Even the character herself references that a time in the not so distant past things would have been different, and it is the things like that for me that make this series so fantastic.
The clues are there, and like the detective I solved this one fairly early on (although we don’t actually learn she solves it until later), but it didn’t detract from the enjoyment of following through, and of course the a-ha moment when things are finally revealed.
None of the cute stand out moments like the kids birthday party from the last book, but still one of my all time favorite series, and another outstanding read!
An easy 5 stars from me!
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