Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Review: Echoes in Death by: J. D. Robb

Title: Echoes in Death
Author: J.D. Robb
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Series: In Death #44
Format: Hardcover ( 371 p.)
Source: Personal Purchase


This chilling new suspense novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author J.D. Robb is the perfect entry point into the compelling In Death police procedural series featuring Lieutenant Eve Dallas.

As NY Lt. Eve Dallas and her billionaire husband Roarke are driving home, a young woman—dazed, naked, and bloody—suddenly stumbles out in front of their car. Roarke slams on the brakes and Eve springs into action.

Daphne Strazza is rushed to the ER, but it’s too late for her husband Dr. Anthony Strazza. A brilliant orthopedic surgeon, he now lies dead amid the wreckage of his obsessively organized town house, his three safes opened and emptied. Daphne would be a valuable witness, but in her terror and shock the only description of the perp she can offer is repeatedly calling him “the devil”...

While it emerges that Dr. Strazza was cold, controlling, and widely disliked, this is one case where the evidence doesn’t point to the spouse. So Eve and her team must get started on the legwork, interviewing everyone from dinner-party guests to professional colleagues to caterers, in a desperate race to answer some crucial questions:

What does the devil look like? And where will he show up next?

My Thoughts:

Eve Dallas and her husband are heading home after a party when they stumble on a dead girl who is covered in blood!  What happened to her and who is she?  

Daphne Strazza is lucky to be alive but when she gives a description to Eve the only thing she can get out of it was how the devil took her.  Whose the devil and will he attack again?  Eve and her team investigate what happened and how many were impacted on a similar level and who killed her husband and of course why?  

This case hits close to Eve who herself suffered all sorts of violence by someone who claimed to love her.  The book introduces you to numerous victims and a masked figure whose had way to much fun at the victims expense!

I really enjoyed this story as we see Eve and Roarke work together in their various strengths to peice together what happened to the couples and whose attacking them.  The killer was definitely a surprise and kept the ride as a definite rollercoaster!
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