NYC homicide detective Lieutenant Eve Dallas is back in this enjoyable series that takes place in the near future. It is 2061 and the action is at two construction sites in Manhattan’s Hudson Yards. A homeless woman’s body is found in a dumpster at a site being developed by the Singer family. The woman appears to have decades old signs of abuse. At a nearby site, owned by Eve's husband Roarke, the remains of a young woman is found sealed behind a wall. But this victim is four decades old and her fetus is found next to her. Dallas and her team, aided by Roarke, set out to uncover who these women were and solve their murders. Eve’s deep commitment to making sure these women are not forgotten is the theme of the book.
Author J.D. Robb (pseudonym for Nora Roberts) continues to provide compelling stories for this series. While it has cool, futuristic aspects, at its heart, the In Death books are enjoyable crime mysteries / police procedurals sprinkled with some romance. Book #53, Forgotten in Death, is another solid entry starring a strong female character who happens to be married to one of the world’s richest men who is head over heels in love with her.
Lucky for fans of the series, Robb doesn’t keep us waiting long between books. Book #54 comes out in February. My calendar is marked.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars.
Publication Date: September 7, 2021.
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