Eve Dallas is the tough lieutenant hot on his trail, but this is unlike any case she’s ever been assigned - or any killer she’s ever pursued. A police sketch based on eye-witness testimony reveals the killer has green skin, swollen red eyes, goblin ears, and a dislocated jaw-structure that defies the human form. Is it a mask? Is it make-up? Or is the explanation more sinister? Dallas faces off against multiple suspects - all of them students of medicine capable of precisely slicing the ears, noses, and eyes of the three victims. But who had the motive? More importantly, what kind of rogue science are these healers practicing?
The story was great as always and the narrator OK for the most part. However her performance of Peabody's voice was quite over the top and hard to listen to.
Updated version of Dr Jeckell and Mr Hyde story.
Good but familiar story, Dallas seems to take an awfully long time to get the comparison
I didn't like this book at all. It was like science fiction and I don't like science fiction
short and satisfying I really wish she would have stretched this out to be a whole book it would have been really good
Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
Yes but only if your obsessed with the in death series and want to read every book in the series. Its not important to the any main story, however if your a fan give it a try. If anything you get to hang out with your favorite characters for a bit.
If you’ve listened to books by J. D. Robb before, how does this one compare?
its like the other except cut in half of what a regular book is. Which makes me feel like everything happens so quickly in the wrap up.
Which scene was your favorite?
Anything to do with Eve Dallas and her friends.
If this book were a movie would you go see it?
Yes because its a In Death book and I would go see it and buy it on DVD. If I wasn't a fan though probably not.
I really enjoyed this short novel. While it kept the feel of the series, it was a fun story.
Another weird case for Eve and the gang, involving a demonic-looking, insane killer, scientists and former junkies.
People can do stupid things for stupid reasons and even experienced, tough cops, who think they've seen it all can be surprised.
Enjoyable as always.
I like the narrator's vocal variety, just not her portrayal of Peabody. irish is great.
This series always keeps me wanting more. Mrs. Roberts stories draw me in. This particular book deals with a chemically induced change that made a murderer out of man. life parallels art parallels life. makes me think about the chemicals that we ingest and what we are murdering.
A short story in the excellent In Death series. This one is a little different, because the killer is a true freak. As in green skin, red bulging eyes, contorted chin and body. Starts with a grisly killing, ends with Eve solving the case, as do all the In Death books. Since this is short, we don’t get much of the interaction with the supporting characters, and that is my favorite part of this series. As usual, excellent narration by Susan Ericksen.