The incomparable J. D. Robb presents the latest moving and suspenseful novel in the number-one New York Times best-selling Eve Dallas series.
In a decrepit and long-empty New York building, a man begins the demolition process by swinging a sledgehammer into a wall. When the dust clears, he finds two skeletons wrapped in plastic behind it. The man is Lieutenant Eve Dallas’s billionaire husband, Roarke, and he summons her immediately. His latest real estate project is going to be on hold for a while, because by the time Eve and her crew are finished searching the premises, there are 12 murders to be solved.
After a little digging reveals that the place housed a makeshift shelter for troubled and homeless teenagers back in the mid-2040s, Eve tracks down the people who worked there. Between their recollections and the brilliant work of the force’s new forensic anthropologist, Eve begins to put names and faces to the skeletal remains. They are all girls. A tattooed tough teenager 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.
Everyone has something to hide. And when Eve discovers a stunning connection between the victims and someone she knows, she is even more driven to reveal the secrets of the place that was called The Sanctuary - and to find the evil concealed in one human heart.
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71-year-old grandmother who has been an avid reader all my life. I have recently retired from being a litigation attorney (for Plaintiffs).
This is one of her best yet. The story brings to life the picture of these young girls, their lives and how they died.
The narrator is great and the story line is easy on the ears.
As always with JD Robb and Roarke-----the sex!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh Yes and she does a GREAT job
Strong woman character
I love this series of books and this one was just as good as the others. I love that the characters grow and change. Eve is a strong woman, but has vulnerabilities, but keeps plugging on. I like that this series takes place in the future, but is not really sci-fi as the story line is valid today. Can't wait for the next one!
Defineately Not. I enjoy the In Death Series generaly, and own all the books in the series in paper format, but this is not my favorite book. I expect there to be some chapters in which Feeney and McNab participte and am very disappointed they were not in this book. Whoever the person is narrating this book sounds like she is trying to impersonate Scotty and Sulu from Star Trek, while performing Roark and like a 100 year old perfoming Peabody. I could not get past the first chapter!
I would have included more of the central core of characters that have been in every book so far.
She sounded terrible. Roark is IRISH not Scottish and certainly should not sound likeScotty from Star Trek,and Peabody is young, not 100 years old.
I have a long commute during the week and listening to great novels always help the time go by more quickly. I love this website!
I am always pleased with the J.D. Robb "In Death" series and have never had a dissappointment, until this book. Slow moving plot, no action like the ones before and I was almost about to turn it off but decided to stick with it until the end.
My next listen will not be an "In Death" series. I will look for something else.
Susan has always been superb! But in the beginning of the book, she sounded different, like she had a cold or something.
The narration got better but the story was just a bore.
I enjoy reading -romance, mystery & paranormals. Some of my favorite audios are: Harry Potter, Fablehaven, Cat & Bones & JD Robb.
Formula that works
These are always about the team. I have been reading this series for so long now, when a new one come along it feels like a chance to catchup with old friends. Eve, Roarke, Peabody....seriously, I just read these now just to see how everyone is doing.
She IS J.D Robb/ Eve. No one else could ever do this series as well.
Not really. This is one of her more forgettable ones. The "mystery" was not mysterious and actually, I found that plot line rather depressing. It was nice to see everyone again, but nothing new going on here.
Keep them coming.
The story line was similar to an earlier novel. it was easy to predict how things would happen and how the mystery would be solved. not one of her better stories. a new story would have made it better
I love the genre and many of the books in this series, just not this one
she is fantastic and would not like this series with a different reader. she covers all the personalities.
the whole book
The narrator as always did an excellent job.
Probably start the series over while waiting for the next book to come out on audio
With her consistency in vocals for each character from book to book, I can visualize what each character looks like in my mind. When I read one of the books, I hear those voices!
No, this book just didn't do it for me, of all the books and novellas so far, this one was my least enjoyed. Just didn't like the main victim as portrayed, hard to like smart mouthed teenagers with know it all attitudes.
It would be amazing if JD Robb did a book where Eve and Roark were balancing her homicide career with pregnancy.
Not even close. I'm forcing myself to finish this book and it is a chore. This is one of the most boring books of the series. I'm a big fan of the series and very forgiving on the few books that weren't very good. The story is not engaging there is no action. It's mostly just interview after interview which oft times become monologues. Uninteresting characters. Susan Erickson can't pull a rabbit out of a hat on this one though she tries.
did not read the print version
Every book leaves us wanting more.
the whit and sarcasm used when Eve first meets the young runaway.
love the series characters and narration.
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