Concealed in Death by J.D. Robb
Publication Date: February 18, 2014
Publisher: Putnam Adult
Synopsis: 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.
Personal Thoughts: The latest In Death series book was an awesome book. Roarke gives Eve a new case, when he demolishes a wall in his newest bought building. What he discovers inside is more than just dust, there are two skeletons inside. By the time they are done with the walls there are twelve bodies found in total. As Eve starts to unravel the case, the truth slowly comes out about the owners of the old building and shelter that was meant to be a haven for troubled teenagers.
It is quite disturbing to read about what happened to those teenagers and why it happened in the first place. It makes you think of what a sick world it is out there and just how far someone will go to justify their criminal action. It is just sickening but it does sadly exist in our world.
This story has been added to my favorite pile because it has more background information on Mavis’ past. I love reading about character’s past and how they have evolved since then. J.D. Robb does a spectacular job moving the story with a great pace, creating enough suspense and mystery to keep you reading and wondering who it is going to be in the end. By the time I got to the end and found out who it was, it was actually someone else completely from who I thought it was going to be.
The progress of Eve and Roarke’s relationship is also looked into and I just love reading about those two. Out of all the series I have ever read, this one is my favorite, just because of those two characters. I cannot wait to see what happens next with them.
Rating: 4/5 Stars