It doesn't surprise Lieutenant Eve Dallas that Thomas Anders' scandalous death is a source of titillation and speculation for the public - and humiliation for his family. While everyone else in the city is talking about it, those close to Anders aren't so anxious to do so. Fortunately, because Dallas' billionaire husband, Roarke, happens to own the prime real estate where Anders's sporting-goods firm was headquartered, she has some help with access.
Before long, she's knocking on doors - or barging through them - to look for the answers she needs. But the facts don't add up. Physical evidence suggests that the victim didn't struggle. The security breach in the highly fortified apartment indicates that the killer was someone close to Anders, but everyone's alibi checks out, from the wife who was off in the tropics to the loving nephew who stands to inherit millions. Was this a crime of passion - or a carefully planned execution?
It's up to Dallas to solve a sensational case where all involved guard secrets from one another - and strangers may be connected in unexpected and deadly ways.
Crack another case with Eve Dallas.
©2008 J. D. Robb; (P)2007 Brilliance Audio
"Concisely narrated with verve and humor by Susan Ericksen." (AudioFile)
I would have made Eve more sympathetic toward people who she saw as only weak when they were victims without hope.
As usual, I enjoy most the scenes between Roarke & Eve; between McNabb & Peabody.
I felt angry toward Eve at times and angry at the manipulative person who planned three murders.
An interesting story, borrowed from the classic Hitchcock movie, 'Strangers on a Train'. That this was the plot of a classic mystery film was mentioned by a couple of the characters in the book. I thought it was not very thorough of Eve to not show an interest in seeing the movie.
I have read all the "in death" books and I'm now listening to each one.I really enjoy them all.
I think Susan Ericksen changes her voice flawlessly. She's great!
JD Robb's "in death" books are my very favorite.
Having read all books in this series I know the the main players and find the books very entertaining
TzuMom in ATL
Eh.... A little over-dramatic than I'm used to from this series. And the plot's been done before. Although, to give credit, it is mentioned that a movie was done with the plot and maybe that's where the idea came from with the killer(s). Still a great read, though, and I've moved onto #27 without hesitation! Just not one of the stronger stories.
I adore this series and have been listening from the very first book. But this one was simple not good.
The mystery of the case was, for lack of a better word, boring, because there was no mystery. Eve knew from close to the beginning who did it and pretty much why. The only question was basically how, and to be honest, it was not nearly exciting enough for me to care.
I kept waiting for something to happen in this story and nothing did. There was basically no action the case lacked any of the usual twists and turns and danger that the previous books have had.
The only highlights were a few peripheral stories of Eve's friends, but frankly I rather wished I had saved my money on this one and skipped it all together. How very disappointing.
This is one of J. D. Robb's best Novels yet. Dallas has a case that looks like a sex game gone wrong, but Thomas Anders is a nice guy. No one that knows him things that he was in to that kind of game.
At the same time another detective is having trouble with a murder that happen two months earlier. That is when Roarke talks about a old movie called "Strangers on a Train". Now Dallas see how the two murders can be related, but can she prove that her killers used a plot line from a old movie to kill their husbands.
This is an old story line with a new twist. J.D. Robb does a great job writing this story. Susan Ericksen has become the voice of Eve Dallas. There is no one else that can narrate for this series. Susan has made each character come to life.
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.
Such a great series
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