Echoes in Death (In Death #44)
St. Martin's Press / February 7, 2017 / $27.99 print, $14.99 digital
Lt. Eve Dallas has faced many a brutal killer in her years as a Homicide cop. Eve has come a long way from her own bloody and brutal past to be a cop who stands for the victims. But in her latest investigation, Eve has to push down all the echoes of her own past to do what needs to be done to find justice.
In J.D. Robb’s Echoes in Death, Eve and Roarke almost run over a victim of what looks like a burglary gone wrong. The search of the woman’s residence finds a grisly scene including the body of the victim’s husband. There is evidence to robbery, but the most haunting part is the sexual attack on the wife. A search of like crimes bring up a series of other burglaries where the husband is beaten and incapacitated while his wife is continually beaten and brutalized in front of him. All the couples are wealthy, but something about the couple and more importantly the beautiful, young wives, seems to be the vital clue. Figuring out why these couples, why these woman will give Dallas the key into the mind of this killer.