Two young children disappear from their East Side home in New York City, their nanny killed in cold blood. As Lieutenant Eve Dallas begins to unravel the crime scene and search for Henry and Gala MacDermit, she's drawn into the twisted mind of a kidnapper who will stop at nothing to take revenge. Horrific threats concerning the brother and sister hit far too close to home for Eve, drawing her back into memories of her own tortured childhood.
But Eve knows that there's no time to waste on the past, and with every passing hour her determination to bring the children safely home strengthens. Eve and her team find themselves following an electronic breadcrumb trail left by a boy desperate to escape the evil witch. Their investigation into the kidnapper's sordid past reveals violent coercion, ritualistic killings, and chilling bloodlust - making her terrifying plans for the children abundantly clear.
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It fits nicely into the series with a futuristic twist on a classic fairy tale.
After 30+ books, Susan Erickson has all the characters refined to the point of recognition by voice alone.
I have always loved the JD Robb series until a year ago. I feel that Nora is recycling plotlines and rushing out books that just are not her best work. I no longer run to Wal-mart the morning her books come out or put onto my audible wish list. If you have a credit, use it, donn't pay for this. You should buy something else.
Not up to the usual standard like the other In Death series. Characters seemed shallower than normal. I am a big fan of this series but this book just fell short.
Oh don't make me pick, I love them all.
She is one of the best readers ever. She is so good with all the characters.
I am surprised that readers complained about the story, it is a "short" story and it goes quick, but I like them and having stepped through this series one by one I never miss the short stories. I like that the author gives us something between the full novels. I really love this series.
Susan Erikson gives another spectacular performance as Eve Dallas and the gang. J.D. Robb manages to pack all of the excitement, intrigue and mystery of a full length novel into this "short" story. A must read for fans.
the reader makes Peabody and Fenney sound like redneck, stupid cops.
Dallas sounded so dry and bordeline mean to them.
I almost did not listened to the book.
cute twist on a faire tale
Even though this was a relatively short novella, it had a pretty good story line. Not Ms. Robb's best work, more like a little breather for her. The little boy with his smarts and bravery was the real star of this novella. I rather enjoyed it though others may not. I think that would basically be because of the shortness of the story. Ms. Robb is still on top of her game but I think she just needed a little break.
Married w/two college-grad kids, 3 cats & a 2-story house that's too quiet most days! I love audiobks! I listen while I Xstitch! Xstasy!
Loved it! The best of the In Death novellas: tight, suspenseful, emotional. Narrator owns series.
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