It is 2058, New York City. Lieutenant Eve Dallas uncovers a world where technology can create beauty and youth, but passion and greed can destroy them.
She was one of the most sought-after women in the world. A top model who would stop at nothing to get what she wanted -even another woman's man. And now she's dead, the victim of a brutal murder.
Police lieutenant Eve Dallas puts her life on the line to take the case when suspicion falls on her best friend, the other woman in the fatal love triangle. Beneath the faĆ§ade of glamour, Eve finds that the world of high fashion thrives on an all-consuming obsession with youth and fame-one that leads her from the lights of the runway to the dark underworld of New York City, where drugs can fulfil any desire, for a price.
I must admit to being slightly hooked on these books, the characters are very real, they have flaws and problems and we are slowly peeling away the layers to discover who they are and what makes them tick. We finally read the horrible story of Eve's past but I'm thinking that there is more to the story.
As usual there are murders to solve but what is linking them together and although I knew it wouldn't be the obvious answer I was still caught by surprise at who it was but once I knew the who then the why became obvious. I like how the story is easy to follow and there is not a lot of fanciful future technology so you aren't lost in trying to keep up with the changes in technology.
I'm really looking forward to the rest of the series and hoping to learn the rest of Eve's story and the stories behind the other major characters. Another good point is that the books can be read out of order as the stories are solved and the next book deals with another murder and the stories aren't interlinked the way a lot of authors do the books so if you read them out of order the story still makes sense.
Thanks to Ms Roberts for such a good read, would recommend to anyone who really likes a good crime to solve with strong characters.
Dallasā ™s team is expanded beyond the usual peopleā"namely, Feeney, she pulls in Peabody, (a cop she took a shine to in the last book) and finds herself stuck having to cooperate with a cop from another department. This time though, her best friend Mavis is the suspect in a murder case, along with this Dallas is also juggling with her upcoming wedding day.
In this book we get a clear picture of what led to Dallas being found when she was a child. The flashbacks were hard to read and J.D. Robb pulls no punches with the truth of Eveā ™s situation. We are faced with the grim and horrifying truth up close and personal. Character development continues, making this a good series as the characters are always changing and growing.
There were quite a few amusing scenes in this book. Eve is forced out of her comfort zone to help cheer Mavis up and to prep for the big day. And there are some heart-wrenching stuff as we have more details of Dallas' awful childhood.
As for the murders... We are introduced to new drugs and some nasty characters. Looking forward to reading the rest in the series.
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