Title: Connections in Death
Series: In Death #48
Author: J.D. Robb
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Narrator: Susan Ericksen
In this gritty and gripping new audiobook in the number-one New York Times best-selling series, Eve Dallas fights to save the innocent – and serve justice to the guilty – on the streets of New York.
Homicide cop Eve Dallas and her billionaire husband, Roarke, are building a brand-new school and youth shelter. They know that the hard life can lead kids toward dangerous crossroads – and with this new project, they hope to nudge a few more of them onto the right path. For expert help, they hire child psychologist Dr. Rochelle Pickering – whose own brother pulled himself out of a spiral of addiction and crime with Rochelle’s support.
Lyle is living with Rochelle while he gets his life together, and he’s thrilled to hear about his sister’s new job offer. But within hours, triumph is followed by tragedy. Returning from a celebratory dinner with her boyfriend, she finds Lyle dead with a syringe in his lap, and Eve’s investigation confirms that this wasn’t just another OD. After all his work to get clean, Lyle’s been pumped full of poison – and a neighbor with a peephole reports seeing a scruffy, pink-haired girl fleeing the scene.
Now, Eve and Roarke must venture into the gang territory where Lyle used to run and the ugly underground world of tattoo parlors and strip joints where everyone has taken a wrong turn somewhere. They both believe in giving people a second chance. Maybe even a third or fourth. But as far as they’re concerned, whoever gave the order on Lyle Pickering’s murder has run out of chances….
This audiobook comes with it’s own little mystery. There are chimes that ring at certain times in the book. If you figure out the code, you can go to macmillanaudio.com/connections to be entered in an In Death giveaway! I thought this was very creative, and they mystery of the chimes wasn’t a difficult mystery. The key, don’t make it more than what it is. Good luck! ?
I love these books and seeing the characters grow. Quilla, who was introduced in Concealed in Death, book 38, is now a young lady learning the etiquette of a nice party. She plays greeter at Nadene’s first big event at her new home. Dallas of course would rather be somewhere else that didn’t involve getting glammed up and wearing uncomfortable shoes. Maybe this is why I connect so much with Dallas, her and I have similar ideas of a good time. Although, my ideas of a good time don’t involve chasing murderers.
This book was another hit for me. The way Eve and Roarke work together to solve cases. Even Eve has grown in how she handles her people. Thanks to Roarke, she even thought to give everyone breakfast at a briefing in Cop Central. The only problem with that is, they all think it was Roarke. I couldn’t help but chuckle.
I was honestly a little disappointed. The last book set up for Eve Dallas to finally catch the candy thief, but the candy thief was hardly even mentioned in this book. I guess we will have to see in the next one.