By the time the NYPSD has finished searching the
building, twelve bodies have been uncovered.
Determining the victims’ identities and cause of death is only the
beginning of the mystery. The victims
are all young teenage girls who seemingly had little in common. Their only connection is to the building, a
place that was once called The Sanctuary, a shelter for troubled teens about
fifteen years ago. Being a cold case
doesn’t stop Eve from putting everything she has into finding who killed and
concealed twelve girls.
CONCEALED IN DEATH is a wonderful puzzle of a
story. Author J.D. Robb takes a
different route in this thirty-eighth full-length installment of her wildly
popular IN DEATH series, and I really enjoyed the change of pace. CONCEALED IN DEATH marks one of the rare
times we get to see Eve work a cold case, yet, though there is no sense of
immediate danger, the book is still compelling.
I loved watching Eve put together the pieces of the puzzle that is the
girls’ murder, particularly since she has to start with nothing but skeletons
and an abandoned property. Each girl’s
story that she uncovers is fascinating in its own right, and I, like Eve,
wanted to see the killer brought to justice.
Even if you can guess what happened, it’s the journey rather than the
outcome that makes the story shine.
CONCEALED IN DEATH is
one of the more case-centric books, but that doesn’t mean Ms. Robb skimps on
the personal moments. We delve into the
backstory of one of the series' most beloved characters, and there’s a truly
touching moment between Eve and Dennis Mira.
These small moments – the kind that bring tears to the eye – are a large
part of why I love the IN DEATH series so much.
Every layer added to the characters means something when you’re invested
in a series this long-running. Whether
you’re a fan of Eve, Roarke and their friends or simply love a good puzzle,
CONCEALED IN DEATH is sure to entertain.