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Lieutenant Eve Dallas returns in the new novel by the #1 New York Times bestselling master of suspense, and takes on a case of death imitating art...

It was a stab in the dark.

On a chilly February night, during a screening of Psycho in midtown, someone sunk an ice pick into the back of Chanel Rylan's neck, then disappeared quietly into the crowds of drunks and tourists in Times Square. To Chanel's best friend, who had just slipped out of the theater for a moment to take a call, it felt as unreal as the ancient black-and-white movie up on the screen. But Chanel's blood ran red, and her death was anything but fictional.

Then, as Eve Dallas puzzles over a homicide that seems carefully planned and yet oddly personal, she receives a tip from an unexpected source: an author of police thrillers who recognizes the crime - from the pages of her own book. Dallas doesn't think it's coincidence, since a recent strangulation of a sex worker resembles a scene from her writing as well. Cops look for patterns of behavior: similar weapons, similar MOs. But this killer seems to find inspiration in someone else's imagination, and if the theory holds, this may be only the second of a long-running series.

The good news is that Eve and her billionaire husband Roarke have an excuse to curl up in front of the fireplace with their cat, Galahad, reading mystery stories for research. The bad news is that time is running out before the next victim plays an unwitting role in a murderer's deranged private drama - and only Eve can put a stop to a creative impulse gone horribly, destructively wrong.

From the author of Echoes in Death, this is the latest of the edgy, phenomenally popular police procedurals that Publishers Weekly calls "inventive, entertaining, and clever."

©2018 Nora Roberts (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

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Not even close to a favorite.

would not catch my attention. it was boring. narration was. good. not any lol moments. just a disapointment from a favorite Author.

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Best book. left normal dance new prespectives

great book more real than others.Supporting cast changed enjoyed change in background characters miss feanie

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Another win from JD Robb!

I have never read or listened to a book in this series that wasn't amazing. I can't wait for the next!

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  • 08-26-20

Dark in Death

You know the more I read the more I really dislike Eve Dallas as a character. Even though the series has been interesting, Eve really is an attention hog, nothing and no one are as important as her and what she wants, becoming super rich seems to have made her incredibly entitled and stuck up. She seems to really get off on putting people down or looking down on everyone. The way she provokes just to throw an assault charge speaks to her meanness. The whole by the book cop thing went out the window to winning. Good stories as I said along the way, but really fallen out of like of the characters, ha! Took me long enough this is #46?