The incomparable J. D. Robb presents the latest moving and suspenseful novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Eve Dallas series.
In a decrepit, long-empty New York building, Lieutenant Eve Dallas’s husband begins the demolition process by swinging a sledgehammer into a wall. When the dust clears, there are two skeletons wrapped in plastic behind it. He summons his wife immediately—and by the time she’s done with the crime scene, there are twelve murders to be solved.
The place once housed a makeshift shelter for troubled teenagers, back in the mid-2040s, and Eve tracks down the people who ran it. Between their recollections and the work of the force’s new forensic anthropologist, Eve begins to put names and faces to the remains. They are all young girls. A tattooed tough girl who dealt in illegal drugs. The runaway daughter of a pair of well-to-do doctors. They all had their stories. And they all lost their chance for a better life.
Then Eve discovers a connection between the victims and someone she knows. And she grows even more determined to reveal the secrets of the place that was called The Sanctuary—and the evil concealed in one human heart.
Oh, another great book in a great series! There were a lot of great things in this book, like Bella's nickname for Summerset, Some S**t which was so funny, and cute!!! And the "food for thought" discussion between Eve and Peabody.
Eve and the new forensic anthropologist don't really get along too well. Because the new lady is something of a fashion plate, and she stole a dog, instead of going to the law. Well, that's Eve's side. On the other, she was pretty creeped out by Eve's mental/verbal walk through of the crime, getting inside the killer's head. So yeah, there was some conflict in that, minor, but there.
Finding out who the victims are, was about 3 girls a day, because the facial reconstruction lady, there's only one, she's pregnant, and usually there's just one per case, and that's about the rate that it goes. An ad that kinda plays into Eve's dreams, talking to the girls who've been identified, and the ones that haven't wearing masks of Eve's face.
This one was just kinda sad, that the bad guy was sent to a mental hospital, and became child-like, and not really punished for his crimes, and considering that his crimes were killing 12 girls, and almost a 13th? Yeah, it's just kinda sad. But we got to learn more about Mavis, and her before she met Eve, and her past, and her mom, and a lot about her grifting days-because she knew almost half the victims.
Yeah, this was a fantastic book, can't wait for the next on!!
Author: J.D. Robb
Series: In Death #38
Read: April 9th, 2014
Reason Why: Love this series! And it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2014 Book and a 2014 Dystopia Book!
Publisher: Putnam Adult
Published: February 18th 2014