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.
* from Goodreads.com
Hott Review of Concealed in Death:
Heavens. Concealed in Death is enough to make you want to curl up and cry.
As always, the mystery and the plot are terrific. I loved the characters and the interplay of Eve and her family/team.
But the realistic, way too true, not-quite-fictional dipiction of the life of the children that lived in The Sanctuary, those who should have been protected by parents who should have loved them, and those who chose to move outside the boundaries because they thought they knew more than those ho did love them… well, that was painful. It was very difficult to remember Concealed in Death was fiction. It was hard to remember I couldn’t help, my hands were tied and I could just watch, as Eve did, and hurt for these girls.
Concealed in Death is an amazing book you’re going to want to read – whether you’re an In Death fan or just a fan of great fiction!
|Source:||I purchased a Kindle copy of Concealed in Death on December 2, 2014 because it was on sale for $2!!|
|Publisher & Date:||February 18th 2014 by Berkley|
|ISBN:||039916443X (ISBN13: 9780399164439)|
|Steam:||Adult | A scene or two of intimacy, a disturbing walk on the disadvantaged side of life, and LOADS of unnecessary foul language|
|Setting:||December 2060 NY, NY|
|Series:||In Death, 38|
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