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 like this book a lot because Mavis plays a bigger role in this one. It's an interesting story. Worth the time and the credit.
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.
Richard isn't Bad, he's just writtten that way
Susan Ericksen's narrative brings the characters to life. I LOVE her characterization of Roarke! Let alone Eve's voice. She sounds exactly how I hear her in my head! Lots of levity in between the two mysteries!
Eve and Roarke's reluctance to be Mavis's birthing coaches. That is HILARIOUS!!
The scene in the birthing class and the end. Too dang funny!
This book made me laugh at many points, mainly thanks to Ms. Ericksen's "delivery". Pun intended!
Natalie Copperfield and her fiancé have been murdered, both worked for the same company and everything Dallas has found shows that their murders have something to do with the accounting that Natalie was working on. Dallas thinks that Natalie found out something about a company that got her killed.
At the same time Dallas is try not to think about Mavis having her baby soon. During a baby shower that Dallas gave for Mavis, one of Mavis friends did not show up and no one has heard from her in days. So now Dallas is trying to find a murderer and find a missing a pregnant woman, Tandy Willow, at the same time.
This is classic J. D. Robb, a wonderful story of murder with a side story that will tug on your heartstrings.
We see a softer side of Eve and Roake. They are helping their friends have an enjoyable birth of their first baby.
Eve didn't shake off the fears that Mavis had about her new friend Tandy and she cared about the murder of a couple who was only doing their jobs.
Susan has always done a wonderful job with her performance. I will always hope that she continues to do these books.
I loved how Eve and Roake was there when the two ladies went into labor. Then she fulfilled Mavis's wish to marry right away before her baby was born.
It is a great Valentine's Day story.
Same great writing style and narration, but even more plot twists and thought provoking story line.
This is the one book where I have laughed out loud listening to Eve and Roarke as they stumble around dealing with Mavis's pregnancy. I also love that Eve is trying to juggle this event with murder in her watch. The mixture of comedy and tragedy is right out of the Shakespeare classics!
Yes, it was very enjoyable.
It is part of a series, and as such it fits right into the series. Continuity, solid plots, interesting twists are a part of every book I've read thus far in this series.
She did a good job with all the voices.
When they found the pregnant woman who had been kidnapped. Also, the birth scene was moving, too.
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