Series: In Death #44
Published by Piatkus on February 7th 2017
Genres: Romantic Suspense, Crime
Purchase from: Book Depository
New York at night. A young woman stumbles out on to a busy street - right in front of Lieutenant Eve Dallas and husband Roarke. Her name is Daphne Strazza, and she has been brutally assaulted. Confused and traumatised, she manages to tell them one thing. Her attacker wore a devil's mask.
As Eve investigates this shocking case, she soon discovers a disturbing pattern. Someone is preying on wealthy couples, subjecting them to a cruel and terrifying ordeal. Worse still, the attacks are escalating in violence and depraved theatricality. Eve and her team are now in a race against time to find the man behind the mask - before he strikes again. But for Eve, this case in particular has unsettling echoes of her own troubled past...
Have I told you how much I love this book series? Oh really, I haven’t? Well let me tell you… I love it. A lot.
Echoes in Death is book number 44 in a series that is almost older than I am. Almost. Robb has dangled yet another story before our eyes that is suited for long time readers and those that have stumbled across this series and decided to take a quick dip in the pool at number 44.
This futuristic police procedural centres around the sexual assault of Daphne Strazza and the murder of her husband at the hands of “the devil”. It’s dark, it’s chilling, and at the very heart of it, it’s an ever constant reminder that sometimes even those closest to you are the ones you can never truly trust.
Had this book popped up far earlier in the series, the effects and the outcomes could have been drastically different. These characters have come a long way, in particular, Eve Dallas.
Eve’s growth throughout this series has been a wonderful thing for us to witness. Where she once would have suppressed her emotions and her memories, refusing to let anyone in, she can now rely on her husband, Roarke, and the family of friends that have stood like rocks at her side. Emotions and memories that were once tucked away into darkened cesspits are now voiced and shared. She’s no longer alone. It’s these little moments that shed a little light into a dark place (and rays of joy into my soul). She may have once been made to be broken, but not anymore. Eve is so much more than what her history made her to be.
I truly love the relationship that Eve and Roarke have and it is without a doubt one of the shining ships in the sea of books I have read. If anyone gets lucky enough to marry a billionaire, let it be a Roarke.
Overall, Roberts/Robb is nothing but consistent in her greatness. I am honestly amazed after reading each new release at how the quality has not flagged. Not even a little bit. Which is saying something considering this woman publishes god knows how many books a year. (It’s a lot).
Every time time I pick up this series it’s like returning home to old friends and I’ll be waiting (impatiently) for Secrets in Death to be released in September.