Concealed in Death (In Death Series #38)

Concealed in Death (In Death Series #38)

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by J. D. Robb
     
 

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The incomparable J. D. Robb presents the latest moving and suspenseful novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Eve Dallas series.

Leading the demolition of a long-empty New York building that once housed a makeshift shelter for troubled teenagers, Lieutenant Eve Dallas’s husband uncovers two skeletons wrapped in plastic. And by the timeSee more details below

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Overview

The incomparable J. D. Robb presents the latest moving and suspenseful novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Eve Dallas series.

Leading the demolition of a long-empty New York building that once housed a makeshift shelter for troubled teenagers, Lieutenant Eve Dallas’s husband uncovers two skeletons wrapped in plastic. And by the time Eve’s done with the crime scene, there are twelve murders to be solved.

The victims 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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Praise for the In Death series

“Robb is a virtuoso.” -Seattle Post-Intelligencer

“It's-Law & Order: SVUin the future.” -Entertainment Weekly

“Gritty thrillers highlighted by humor and heart . . . The ‘In Death' novels offer something for every fan of genre fiction.” -This Week (Columbus, Ohio)

“The series [is] groundbreaking in its unique combination of futuristic setting, suspense and romance.” -The Romance Reader

Kirkus Reviews
2014-02-03
A grisly discovery in a decrepit Hell's Kitchen building opens a case for Lt. Eve Dallas that has its roots all the way back in 2045. Eve's billionaire developer husband, Roarke, who's purchased the hard-luck site in order to rehab it, strikes the first blow into a wall that's crumbling even more badly than the rest of the place. And with good reason, since behind the wall are two corpses wrapped in plastic bags. A systematic search of the building reveals 10 more dead bodies, all teenage girls who went missing 15 years ago. It's a challenging case for Eve and her partner, Detective Delia Peabody, since the skeletal remains seem well-nigh anonymous, and there's no point in asking suspects where they were half a generation ago. But forensics have advanced as the bodies have decayed, and between them, medical examiner Li Morris and forensic anthropologist Garnet DeWinter work miracles at identifying the victims and pinpointing the times and manners of their deaths, which all came just as righteous, creepy sister-and-brother team Philadelphia and Nashville Jones were abandoning The Sanctuary, a care facility in the building they'd run for troubled teens, and establishing the Higher Power Cleansing Center for Youths in the much splashier digs donated by their angel, Tiffany Brigham Bittmore. The gradual identification of the dozen victims allows Robb plenty of time to detail each of their sad stories, bringing several of the girls to life long after their deaths but sapping momentum from the investigation. More heartfelt than most of Eve's futuristic adventures (Thankless in Death, 2013, etc.) but less suspenseful, since Eve decides pretty early on, based on little more than a hunch, who the killer is, and she turns out—lo and behold—to be right.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101617267
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/18/2014
Series:
In Death Series , #38
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
4,167
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
Praise for the In Death series

“Robb is a virtuoso.” —Seattle Post-Intelligencer

“It’s Law & Order: SVU—in the future.” —Entertainment Weekly

“Gritty thrillers highlighted by humor and heart . . . The ‘In Death’ novels offer something for every fan of genre fiction.” —This Week (Columbus, Ohio)

“The series [is] groundbreaking in its unique combination of futuristic setting, suspense and romance.” —The Romance Reader

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