Series: In Death #48
Published by St. Martin's Press on February 5, 2019
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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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…
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I love the In Death series. I am always so happy to have a new book in this series. The characters have become beloved to me, and their circle of friends with comfortable connections. The smart way the police work the cases and try to get a vision of what happened and what makes sense is always exciting. In addition to the case, I enjoy the personal growth of the characters. There’s nothing realistic about the stories but the characters’ emotions.
Connections in Death had a high chance of great violence., which made it all the more important to find the killers quickly. It was heartbreaking to see the effect of the gangs on some people. Luckily, it was obvious from the beginning the killers were not the sharpest tools in the box.
Number 48 in this series, so there are lots of amazing stories. You wouldn’t have to binge. I’d just get one from the library and when I got it I would request the following one. They never disappoint. The reading goes so quickly as they are so pleasurable. These are all favorites and highly recommended.
“Give me the address, I’ll meet you.”
She did, added, “Make sure you’re wearing your intimidating rich bastard suit.”
“I have no other kind. I’ll see you shortly.”
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