The first victim was found lying on a sidewalk in the rain. The second was murdered in her own apartment building. Police lieutenant Eve Dallas had no problem finding connections between the two crimes. Both victims were beautiful and highly successful women. Their glamorous lives and loves were the talk of the city. And their intimate relations with men of great power and wealth provided Eve with a long list of suspects - including her own lover, Roarke.
As a woman, Eve was compelled to trust the man who shared her bed. But as a cop, it was her job to follow every lead...to investigate every scandalous rumor...to explore every secret passion, no matter how dark. Or how dangerous.
In this book, someone's slashing the throats of prominent and successful women. Since the suspects include family friends of Lieutenant Eve Dallas' commander and Eve's lover, Roarke, this becomes a very difficult case for her.
If you haven't read the first book, Naked in Death, I would suggest that you do that first, although this early in the series it's not as important. Just as a warning for those who have never read one of the In Death books, the mystery is not really the most important part in the book. I've heard regular mystery listeners complain that they were able to figure out who committed the murders long before anyone in the books did. That wasn't the case for me - I enjoyed the mystery element in this book - but the relationships are the reason why I keep reading the series and why I reread all the books. In this book, Eve has to deal with her problems with commitment in her relationship with Roarke. The way Eve and Roarke interact is wonderful, and Eve's gradual attempts at making herself more than just a cop are interesting reading. I definitely recommend this book and series to anyone who likes well done and well paced romance with mystery and murder mixed in.
Susan Ericksen was excellent with the delivery of the story
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This was a very good book. first time using this program, I may actually use it again. thank you
I adore all the In Death books. I've recently joined Audible with the sole intent to listen to all the JD Robb books in order. Now on to book 3...
Robb continues developing the main characters in this second outing for Dallas and Roarke, and reader Susan Erickson begins to find her voices, which over the series becomes more and more characters identifiable.
We are also introduced to Officer Peabody in this investigation. Red herrings, misleading evidence and near misses provide a captivating storyline.
Hi. This book was so good, I'm onto the next one. I'm not a murder mystery person, but can't resist the characters. Good entertainment for a long drive or doing chores.
I have to say this series is turning out to be GREAT!! I think I am becoming a JD Robb fan!
I've put off getting audible books as the few times I previously had access the narration was horrible. Listening to Susan Ericksen is as bad as reading one of these books -- I CAN'T stop listening! I've listened to this whole book and am about to open the next one! Thanks to both J.D. Robb and Susan Ericksen for bringing this book (and series) to life. I am losing my vision and soon will not be able to enjoy the written version of books, so knowing that an audible alternative that is so will done is heartening to me.
As the narrator began, I realized how much I had missed the character of Eve Dallas and her world. It has been awhile since I finished the first book, but the author immediately drew me back into New York of the future. The book set the mood and environment easily without having to rehash the first book over and over and I liked that JD Robb didn’t waste the readers time with that.
The case Eve is assigned in this book is very different from the previous one but just as interesting. JD Robb works in the characters we met in the first book into the story seamlessly. My favorite parts were getting to know the characters of Commander Whitney and Mavis a little better.
I was worried that this book was going to reduce Eve’s character by her relationship with Roarke but it does not. The author does a fantastic job of balancing Eve’s personality with her developing emotions for Roarke. Her reactions to him are true to form while also showing her some growth in allowing both Roarke and Mavis closer to her. I really appreciated seeing the author respect the character as much as I do.
The narrator was excellent at maintaining the characters voices from the first book which helped draw me right back into the story. I think I enjoyed this book better than the first because of my attachment to the characters.
I had forgotten the oh so romantic proposal by Roarke to Eve. Classic! And to reminded of how Eve and Nadine became such close friends. I knew the characters had grown and matured. Going back to the beginning is so much fun.
This series is very addictive, can't wait to jear the nect one. Love Noras work