But Mavis needs an even bigger favor now. Tandy Willowby, one of the moms-to-be in her class, has gone missing, just days before her due date - not even showing up at the shower at Eve and Roarke's place that she'd been looking forward to so much. A recent emigrant from London, Tandy has few friends in New York, and no family. When Eve enters Tandy's apartment and finds Mavis' shower gift wrapped and ready on the table - and Tandy's packed hospital bag still on the floor - her spine starts tingling.
Normally, this would be turned over to Missing Persons. Eve has more than enough on her plate trying to find out who murdered Natalie Copperfield and her fiancé, both employed at a highly prestigious accounting firm. But Mavis wants no one but Eve on the case - and Eve can't say no. She'll have to track Tandy down while tracing the deals and double-crosses hidden in the files of some of the city's richest and most secretive citizens, in a race against a particularly vicious killer.
Luckily, she has her multimillionaire husband Roarke's expertise to help with the numbers-crunching. But as he mines for the crucial data that will break the case wide open, Eve faces an all-too-real danger in the flesh-and-blood world.
Crack another case with Eve Dallas.
©2006 J. D. Robb; (P)2006 Brilliance Audio
"The audio skips smoothly along, connecting subplots blithely, and Susan Ericksen never misses a beat." (AudioFile)
Classic Nora -- fantasy, mystery, love, and suspense, all wrapped up with a ridiculously happy ending. The narrator does a great job and it's just great, fun, escape.
Dallas and Rorke continue to evolve, and Mavis gives birth, while another killer is brought down. What more is there to say? :)
I have listened to the entire series up to this point, and Susan is outstanding in almost all of them. There was one or two titles where she seemed to lose her rhythm, but she is back on track here. Her use of separate voices for each character makes it easy to picture the conversation going on, and help keep the story flowing without the constant
If you love the Dallas series, this one will make you happy. If you are not familiar with the series, you should probably start back at volume 1. Though each title mostly stands on its own, there is a definite progression of the characters and their relationships, and the story makes more sense with that background.
I am a retired Court Reporter and I LOVE books. All kinds of books but my favorites are mysteries and period books. I like civil war books and some biographies.
I love this series.
This is one of my favorites in this series, such a good mystery, with Mavis' pregnancy and new baby to add to the fun. But there's an odd hollowness to the sound through the entire recording - nothing to do with Susan Ericksen's narration - just something different in the production end.
The crimes being done behind the scenes to the women was truly horrifying, especially for any mothers out there, but it was overshadowed by how hilarious the scenes with Eve and pregnant Mavis, especially when they were going into labor. I've never laughed so hard in this series!
I love discovering new stories while driving or working in the barn, reading voraciously since I could walk. There is no genre, just magic
LOVE...LOVE...LOVE J.D. Robb's in Death series and feel like Eve is part of the family which is what a novel is supposed to do. Normally after a time and especially after 37 of them it tends to get old BUT NOT these. Each one is an exciting and wonderful look into the world of Eve. This one is fantastic with Mavis
Love them all
Yes, I have tried other authors for the exact reason that I love her narrative skills.
When Mavis is pregnant and has her melt down.
If you are in doubt at all...don't be you will love all of the JD Robb books.
Okay, this book is so hilarious! Yes, people are being killed, and there are multiple suspects, but honesty the best parts of this book is Eve and Mavis's baby shower and Eve and Roark during the birthing classes!!!! The dialogue between them is so funny. Susan makes the scenes come to life with her amazing voice! I will definitely listen to this again.
Life is too short to waste on bad authors.
Susan Ericksen's narrative brings the characters to life. I LOVE her characterization of Roarke! Let alone Eve's voice. She sounds exactly how I hear her in my head! Lots of levity in between the two mysteries!
Eve and Roarke's reluctance to be Mavis's birthing coaches. That is HILARIOUS!!
The scene in the birthing class and the end. Too dang funny!
This book made me laugh at many points, mainly thanks to Ms. Ericksen's "delivery". Pun intended!
Natalie Copperfield and her fiancé have been murdered, both worked for the same company and everything Dallas has found shows that their murders have something to do with the accounting that Natalie was working on. Dallas thinks that Natalie found out something about a company that got her killed.
At the same time Dallas is try not to think about Mavis having her baby soon. During a baby shower that Dallas gave for Mavis, one of Mavis friends did not show up and no one has heard from her in days. So now Dallas is trying to find a murderer and find a missing a pregnant woman, Tandy Willow, at the same time.
This is classic J. D. Robb, a wonderful story of murder with a side story that will tug on your heartstrings.
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