Sunday, May 25, 2014

Concealed in Death (In Death #38) by J.D. Robb


From Goodreads:

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.

I have been reading the In Death Series from the beginning.  By the time you get to #38 in a series there is a strong probability that some will be very good and some just average.  While that has been true with this series Concealed in Death is the best I have read in a while. 

The mystery is just that.  I knew who was guilty as soon as Eve did but it took her awhile and I enjoyed going on the journey with her.  There were some great scenes in the book that were related to the mystery but involved Eve and many of the main characters.  Each highlighted the way Eve has changed as the books progress.  I loved the one where Mira’s husband Dennis gave Eve a hat and gloves. 

In Death is a fun series and each book can be read as a stand-alone but reading the entire series in order is a lot more fun.  I am looking forward to the next book and seeing more of Eve and Roarke.

Wheeler published the Large Print edition of Concealed in Death by J.D. Robb in 2014.

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