Publishing 12th February 2015
Hardback | £18.99 | Also available on eBook
Book #40 in death series
There's a thin line between hero worship and dangerous obsession.
A crisp winter morning in New York, in a luxury apartment, the body of a woman lies stretched out on a huge bed. On the wall above, the killer has left a message in bold black ink: FOR LIEUTENANT EVE DALLAS, WITH GREAT ADMIRATION AND UNDERSTANDING.
Eve Dallas is used to unwanted attention. Famous for her high-profile cases and her marriage to billionaire businessman Roarke, she has learned to deal with intense public scrutiny and media gossip. But now Eve has become the object of a singular and deadly obsession. She has an 'admirer', who just can't stop thinking about her. Who is convinced they have a special bond. Who is planning to kill for her - again and again.
With time against her, Eve is forced to play a delicate - and dangerous - psychological dance. Because the killer is desperate for something Eve can never provide - approval. And once that becomes clear, Eve knows her own life will be at risk - along with those she cares about the most.
***Disclaimer*** I was provided a free copy of this book in return for an honest review from Little Brown Book Group.
I was dubious at first when i sat down to read this book. I was worried that i would feel that I had missed out on reading the previous books and would not be able too engage with the characters and engage with the story as much as i like to. However this was not the case the book works well as a standalone. Although at times I did feel like I would have liked too know the characters a little bit better. It did not affect my enjoyment of the book however. The author gave us enough too look back into Eve's past that we felt like we knew the characters without having read the past books.
The characters for the most part were well varied and likeable in their own ways. Eve is tough as nails and after falling out of love with quite a few of my favourites in this genre. i might have found a possible replacement. I certainly would like to start at the beginning and see how the characters have grown and find out more about Eve and Rourke.
The book is extremely well written, I did find myself at first struggling too get too grips with the authors writing style for the most part. However I did eventually begin to like it. The writing seemed a lot like Eve quite direct and straight to the point. The plot is well thought out and full of twists and turns leaving you guessing. Especially abot who Eve's murderous secret admirer is. One of the best points to the book for me was the little pieces from the murderer's POV, so so creepy I often had too pause myself from reading.
Another saving grace is that the book is full of action and moves quickly. You follow every piece of the investigation, in such detail you feel like your part of the investigation team. I also liked that the book was set in the future, I do not often read books like these and the first crime one i have read like this.
An intriguing, interesting read perfect for fans of crime,mystery and thrillers. It will keep you guessing and will be surprised if you guess who the murderer is before Eve and the gang do. I didn't.
About the Author
Nora Roberts is the number one New York Times bestseller of more than 200 novels. She published her first novel using the pseudonym J.D. Robb in 1995, with the In Death series, Robb has become one of the biggest thriller writers on earth, with each new novel reaching number one on bestseller charts over the world. With over 450 million copies of her books in print, she is indisputably one of the most celebrated and popular writers in the world.