This novel was very interesting to read simply because I was trying to figure out where it would go next. This novel is book 23 in the In Death series written by J.D. Robb. Here is the background on the novel provided by Goodreads: Eve Dallas has a grisly double homicide to solve when two young lovers—both employees of the same prestigious accounting firm—are brutally killed on the same night. It doesn’t leave Eve a lot of leftover time to put together a baby shower for her buddy Mavis, but that’s supposedly what friends are for.
Now Mavis needs another favor. Tandy Willowby, one of the moms-to-be in Mavis’s birthing class, didn’t show up for the shower. A recent emigrant from London, Tandy has few friends in New York, and no family—and she was really looking forward to the party. And when Eve enters Tandy’s apartment and finds a gift for Mavis’s shower wrapped and ready on the table—and a packed bag for the hospital still on the floor next to it—tingling runs up and down her spine.
Normally, such a case would be turned over to Missing Persons. But Mavis wants no one else on the job but Eve—and Eve can’t say no. She’ll have to track Tandy down while simultaneously unearthing the deals and double-crosses hidden in the files of some of the city’s richest and most secretive citizens, in a race against this particularly vicious killer. Luckily, her multimillionaire husband Roarke’s expertise comes in handy with the number crunching. But as he mines the crucial data that will break the case wide open, Eve faces an all too real danger in the world of flesh and blood.
I thought this storyline was interesting. Seemingly two different plot lines converge onto one. I thought that was great, although I did see it coming. The minute something happens and Eve is involved you know that the two are connected. I love the fact that this novel has pregnant woman and births, which does nothing but freak out Eve and Roarke. To me, that was the best part of the novel. I had read a similar story to this so I knew what was happening the minute Tandy was gone. I still enjoyed the novel, that cannot be denied.
The relationship between Roarke and Eve is still my favorite, but it was nice to see Mavis’ and Leonardo’s relationship progress. I thought that was interesting to see. For the most part you are only privy to Eve and Roarke’s but at certain times you get a small glimpse into the other couples relationships. I enjoyed that. But don’t get me wrong, I love reading about Roarke and Eve’s relationship especially the romantic scenes where they really understand each other to the bare essence. They are very much in tune to each others emotional and physical well-being.
Overall, I extremely enjoyed reading this novel. I recommend this series to anyone who loves Cop drama, or science fiction romance. I know you all must be tired of me writing on In Death series and I promise I will have a different novel soon. It will be after the next in death novel I am reading. Be patient, you will see a different novel soon. Happy readings everyone!