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.
©2014 Nora Roberts (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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.
As a psychiatrist addiction is important to me. I am addicted to audible books, kindle books, my husband, and my thirteen cats.
this series about the year 2060, a goodlooking irishman, an a homicide cop named Dallas. IT is funny, chilling and sexxxxxxxxxxxxy. Over time the characters feel like comfortable old friends. Start from the first book and I promise you will not be sorry. This book is for men and women, sci fi fans and people who just love a really good mystery. your going love sharing this story with your spouse or friend.
Thank you JD Robb (Nora Roberts) for continually making this series entertaining & for continually improving/changing/aging - evolving - the characters!
This story was boring, plain and simple. There was too much mush and not enough grit. The villain was pathetic, and I mean that literally, and the victims were ghosts stories that nobody cared about. I missed the mystery, and excitement of not knowing who was going to be killed next. The dead were already dead, and the murderer was already locked up. I don't know why the author thought this story would be interesting. I like mystery murder books because they tell a story of mystery and murder. This one did not meet my expectations at all. If this had been the first time I listened to a Dallas novel, I would not buy another. Hopefully the next book in the series will redeem the author.
Susan Ericksen is brilliant
I love the IN Death series but was a bit disappointed with the storyline in this book.
The identifying of the bodies and the following interviews by Dallas started to become very repetitive and I nearly stopped listening (audio book). Anxiously awaiting the next book in the series, hope it's soon Nora.
What a great twist to the great In Death series. Always enjoy when Roarke is more than the hunk and the billionaire. Love seeing more about his real work twisted into the story.
Love Mavis being involved. Always love having her in the story more than just the crazy friend.
I've listened to all the In Death... More than once! Susan Ericksen gets better with each book... The emotion is conveyed in the dramatic reading
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