I actually read this book just over a month ago, but have been unable to upload a review recently due to my new working hours 😦
The book is actually a fantastic read and something I would recommend, I still remember the storyline very well which just goes to show that the title has left some effect on me!
About the book:
Dennis Mira just had two unpleasant surprises. First he learned that his cousin Edward was secretly meeting with a real estate agent about their late grandfather’s magnificent West Village brownstone, despite the promise they both made to keep it in the family. Then, when he went to the house to confront Edward about it, he got a blunt object to the back of the head.
Luckily Dennis is married to Charlotte Mira, the NYPSD’s top profiler and a good friend of Lieutenant Eve Dallas. When the two arrive on the scene, he explains that the last thing he saw was Edward in a chair, bruised and bloody. When he came to, his cousin was gone. With the mess cleaned up and the security disks removed, there’s nothing left behind but a few traces for forensics to analyze.
As a former lawyer, judge, and senator, Edward Mira mingled with the elite and crossed paths with criminals, making enemies on a regular basis. Like so many politicians, he also made some very close friends behind closed—and locked—doors. But a badge and a billionaire husband can get you into places others can’t go, and Eve intends to shine some light on the dirty deals and dark motives behind the disappearance of a powerful man, the family discord over a multimillion-dollar piece of real estate . . . and a new case that no one saw coming.
I picked up this book from my local library as it was in the “new in” section. I’m sorry to say that I’ve not actually read a previous title in the series, however, I don’t feel that this ruined the experience for me. The book is fantastic and I would still recommend even if, like me, you haven’t read a previous title from the Eve Dallas series.
The main characters in the book are brilliant and have such a strong connection (Dallas, and Peabody), it really shows a sisterhood, taking down a brotherhood, and in this case, the “brotherhood” are a bunch of high society men who have formed a pact from back in their University days and have continued throughout adult life. As a reader you learn the extent of the brotherhood’s crimes and the effect left not only on the victims today, but also the effect it has on main character Eve Dallas who can relate due to her own past.
The book starts with the kidnapping of former senator Edward Mira. Dallas is called in due to the connection with friend Dennis Mira (Dennis and Edward are cousins and in dispute over their grandfather’s house) When the body of Edward Mira turns up back at the crime scene severely mutilated, Dallas soon realises that this case has both a sexual and revenge motive. As more bodies are found, Dallas must quickly find out the connection between the victims and find out who seems to be out taking revenge.
I don’t want to go in to too much details due to spoilers but I can’t state enough just how much of a fantastic page-tuner this book turned out to be! I definitely want to pick up other titles from the series and would highly recommend!
About the author:
J.D. Robb is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling In Death series and the pseudonym for #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts. The futuristic suspense series stars Eve Dallas, a New York City police lieutenant with a dark past. Initially conceived as a trilogy, readers clamored for more of Eve and the mysterious Roarke. Secrets in Death, on sale September 2017, is the 45th entry in the series.