Daphne Strazza, the young wife of a high profile doctor,
is found wandering the streets, confused and covered in
blood. Lieutenant Eve Dallas and her husband, Roarke, are
returning from a night out at a winter charity ball but
they instantly stop to assist her. The only initial
description Daphne provides is that her attacker
resembles the devil. Eve soon realizes that Daphne's
husband is dead from a violent attack. Unfortunately, the
attack seems to be part of an escalating pattern. Will
Eve and the rest of the team uncover who is attacking
these high profile couples?
ECHOES IN DEATH is the 44th book in the In
series but new readers can jump in at any point in the
series and enjoy the police investigations Eve and her
friends pursue. However, the relationships have been
building over the course of the series and nuances may be
missed if you are unfamiliar with the characters. In
particular, the relationship between Eve and Peabody is
growing and blossoming as they are both comfortable with
who they are and how each one approaches police work.
There are few things more satisfying than finishing a
J.D. Robb book, but ECHOES IN DEATH just might have
surpassed my high expectations for one of Robb's books.
I love Eve's dedication to her victims, even the ones who
are as unlikable as Dr. Strazza. However, it is the way
she interacts with and treats Daphne that melted my
heart. In each new installment in the In Death
series, we see Eve moving further and further past the
emotional (as well as physical) damages done to her as a
child and ECHOES IN DEATH offers us yet another turning
J.D. Robb continues to amaze me with her brilliant
stories and characters in the In Death series.
Forty four books later and I'm still hooked! ECHOES IN
DEATH is a particularly dark murder case, but J.D. Robb
handles the case details sensitively, showing us the
strength that can emerge out of darkness. Bravo, J.D.
Robb, for yet another stunning read that kept me sneaking
reading time in when I should have been doing other
This chilling new suspense novel from #1 New
York Times bestselling author J.D. Robb is the
perfect entry point into the compelling In Death police
procedural series featuring Lieutenant Eve Dallas.
As NY Lt. Eve Dallas and her billionaire husband Roarke are
driving home, a young woman—dazed, naked, and
bloody—suddenly stumbles out in front of their car. Roarke
slams on the brakes and Eve springs into action.
Daphne Strazza is rushed to the ER, but it’s too late for
her husband Dr. Anthony Strazza. A brilliant orthopedic
surgeon, he now lies dead amid the wreckage of his
obsessively organized town house, his three safes opened and
emptied. Daphne would be a valuable witness, but in her
terror and shock the only description of the perp she can
offer is repeatedly calling him “the devil”...
While it emerges that Dr. Strazza was cold, controlling, and
widely disliked, this is one case where the evidence doesn’t
point to the spouse. So Eve and her team must get started on
the legwork, interviewing everyone from dinner-party guests
to professional colleagues to caterers, in a desperate race
to answer some crucial questions:
What does the devil look like? And where will he show up next?