Lieutenant Eve Dallas faces a serial killer who offers his victimsx eternal youth by taking their life. After a tip from a reporter, Eve finds the body of a young woman in a dumpster. Hours before, a news station had mysteriously received portraits of the woman. The pictures weren't out of the ordinary for a young woman just starting a modeling career, except she wasn't a model and the photos were taken after she was killed.
This one's a real page turner. Get your chores done before you begin to read it !
In this installment of the continuing adventures of Eve and Roarke (ha!), Lt. Eve Dallas finds herself searching for a photographer killing young college students and "imaging" them directly after death. Her friend and sometime ally, Nadine, at Channel 75 is sent notes and photos of each victim (some before they are even found). As they are drawn deeper into the mind of the killer with each note, each body, Eve must unravel the threads linking the victims and their killer, before she loses one of her own.
I really enjoy the mysteries of the In Death series, but the relationships between all the characters make the story. In this book more of Roarke's past is revealed - and not just to Eve or the reader, but to Roarke himself, as well. I love watching Eve tiptoe around the minefields she encounters as she finds herself more and more involved with people who are living - and continuously confused by that fact!
If you don't care for Nora Roberts BUT love Mystery/Dark Thrillers with a side of romance and a dash of comedy - then I think you'll love J.D. Robb's ... In Death series written by Nora Roberts alter ego.
I won't go into the details of the books but will tell you this: Superb character development, continuity of the story line (which means you really need to read the books in order although they can stand alone) is top notch, the relationships that are webbed and weaved together throughout each page are phenomenal and let's the reader 'really' get to know the characters.
Here's a list of all the books in order (I'm leaving off the 'In Death' part):
7.5 Midnight in Death (Silent Night Anthology)
12.5 Interlude in Death (Out of this World Anthology)
17.5 Remember When (1st part by Nora, 2nd by JD Robb - stories are connected)
22.5 Haunted in Death (Bump in the Night Anthology)
24.5 Eternity in Death (Dead in the Night Anthology)
26.5 Ritual in Death (Suite 606 Anthology)
29.5 Missing in Death (The Lost Anthology)