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Mar 23 2017

Echoes in death by J.D. Robb

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In death bk 44. Little, Brown, 2017. ISBN 9780349410869
(Age: Adult) Murder. Fans of J.D. Robb will be thrilled with the 44th book in this series featuring Lieutenant Eve Dallas and her cohort of helpers, including gorgeous husband Roarke. Eve and Roarke are on their way home one night when a young woman stumbles into the street in front of them. She has been attacked and her attacker looked like the devil.
Investigating, Eve discovers other attacks have occurred, all with a violent rape and burglary but this time the attack has resulted in murder. It is clear that the man behind the masks is becoming more violent and it is imperative that Eve finds him before more people are murdered. Eve and Peabody and the rest of her team, ably supported by Roarke, gets to grips with the backgrounds of the wealthy people who are being targeted, and the reader easily gets caught up in the police work involved in solving the crimes.
Witty repartee between Eve and Peabody gives a lift to the often dark moments in the book, and the steady and deep relationship between Eve and Roarke is as satisfying as ever. A theme of domestic violence and how it affects women pervades the book and gives the plot depth and complexity.
Books in the In depth series are always rewarding reads and ones that fans know they will enjoy.
Pat Pledger

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