KINDRED IN DEATH
The emotional quotient is high in this chapter of the long-running and truly excellent In Death series. One key to its longevity is that each succeeding book adds new layers of complexity to Eve, Roarke and the rest of Robb's supporting players. Robb's ability to take readers from emotional highs to lows and insert a clever mystery is why this series never gets old.
A peaceful holiday at home is shattered when Lt. Eve Dallas is abruptly called in to work. The 16-year-old daughter of a fellow police officer has been brutally raped and murdered. Shy teenager Deena MacMasters is found by her parents when they return from a trip.
The staging of the crime indicates it's personal and done for maximum pain. For Eve, Roarke and Sommerset, aspects of this case hit close to home. Deena was targeted, stalked and murdered by a man pretending to like her. The cruelty involved was massive; what case in her father's past could have engendered such hatred and thirst for revenge? (PUTNAM, Nov., 384 pp., $26.95)