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.
pronunciations need correction in this and several other books, example lived is not pronounced (lyeved)
cache is pronounced (cashay) and forte is not fort but (fortay).
My name is Irene and I'm a lifelong bookaholic. A few years ago, I started adding audiobooks and I'm so happy I joined Audible in 2015 :-))
While the larger "bad guys" story arc is a little weaker, this book is well worth the smaller story arcs of Mavis & Tandy playing out. As always, Ericksen is the voice of "in Death".
This is a wonderful addition to the series. I love Eve and Roarke's reactions during all the birthing scenes. From the first time while they go through the coaching class to the actual delivery, this book is just a riot of emotions and humorous situations. Oh, and has some murder and a kidnapping just to round out the plot,
I would listen to this again. Great story and wonderful performance by the actor who read it.
Any of the In Death books
I actually had a voice to the character in my head and it was perfectly matched.
Really enjoyed Susan Ericksen's reading of this series.
Loved this story a friend of Mavis goes missing and Eve promises her she'll try and find her. A couple of accountants are murdered and Eve has to try and solve this case as well as the missing person, and on top of all that Eve has to hold a baby shower for Mavis and the baby is born. Truly a full book
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