Concealed in DeathConcealed in Death by J.D. Robb is the 38th book in the “In Death” suspense series. Publisher: Putnam, February 2014

The incomparable J. D. Robb presents the latest moving and suspenseful novel in the #1 New York Times–bestselling Eve Dallas series.

In a decrepit, long-empty New York building, Lieutenant Eve Dallas’s husband begins the demolition process by swinging a sledgehammer into a wall. When the dust clears, there are two skeletons wrapped in plastic behind it. He summons his wife immediately—and by the time she’s done with the crime scene, there are twelve murders to be solved.

The place once housed a makeshift shelter for troubled teenagers, back in the mid-2040s, and Eve tracks down the people who ran it. Between their recollections and the work of the force’s new forensic anthropologist, Eve begins to put names and faces to the remains. They are all young girls. A tattooed tough girl who dealt in illegal drugs. The runaway daughter of a pair of well-to-do doctors. They all had their stories. And they all lost their chance for a better life.

Then Eve discovers a connection between the victims and someone she knows. And she grows even more determined to reveal the secrets of the place that was called The Sanctuary—and the evil concealed in one human heart.

I don’t know how she does it again and again, but Nora Roberts continues to entertain me with her “In Death” series. In the latest adventures, twelve skeletal remains are found and it’s up Eve and her team to put a name to the remains and bring justice to these young teens and that she does splendidly as I could not put this book down because each scene captured my attention. With painstaking skills and using her own past, Eve will knock down the walls to expose a secret well hidden and make the guilty parties culpable for their long ago action. This book was a bit different from the others as it mostly focused on Eve, Roarke and we got to learn more about Mavis’ past life. Very interesting indeed. I also enjoyed Eve’s interaction with one of the teens that she encountered. This is a great read and I can’t wait for the next book in this fantastically thrilling series.

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