Author: J. D. Robb
Series: In Death (Book 40)
Publication: G.P. Putnam's Sons (February 10, 2015)
Description: Eve Dallas has solved a lot of high-profile murders for the NYPSD and gotten a lot of media. She—and her billionaire husband—are getting accustomed to being objects of attention, of gossip, of speculation.
But now Eve has become the object of one person’s obsession. Someone who finds her extraordinary, and thinks about her every hour of every day. Who believes the two of them have a special relationship. Who would kill for her—again and again…
With a murderer reading meanings into her every move, handling this case will be a delicate—and dangerous—psychological dance. And Eve knows that underneath the worship and admiration, a terrible threat lies in wait. Because the beautiful lieutenant is not at all grateful for these bloody offerings from her “true and loyal friend.” And in time, idols always fall…
My Thoughts: Murder is always personal for Lieutenant Eve Dallas but this time it is more personal than usual. Some unknown admirer is killing people who they believe have disrespected Eve. The unknown admirer is leaving notes written in marker on the walls expressing her desire to be Eve's new best friend. Eve and her partner Peabody are determined to bring this murderer to justice.
Eve feels some guilt because the murderer is claiming to be killing for her. Eve is also quite sure that, when she disappoints the murderer by not acknowledging their acts, the murderer will turn on her. But before that happens, Eve needs to protect her friends. When she thinks about how many people she is close to, Eve begins to realize that she has built quite a family for herself.
I loved seeing Eve's scene with Mavis's little girl Bella. That scene, where Bella wants the diamond Roarke gave Eve, brings a touch of humor to an otherwise pretty dark story. Baffling as Eve finds the child, the love she has for her and for Mavis and Leonardo is really clear. Eve has formed so many connections in the course of these books but Mavis was her first friend.
I like that Eve and Roarke's relationship is growing stronger and stronger. Eve seems more easy with the idea that she loves him and more able to talk about her love for him. I love the way Roarke cares for and supports Eve.
This was an excellent story. I enjoyed reading about the police work done to try to narrow down the suspects to find the crazy person who was committing these crimes.
"Who'd kill for you?" Peabody waited until Eve lowered her hands. "I mean who'd kill because somebody was rude to you, or, well, snotty."I bought this one. You can buy your copy here.
"Nobody leaps to mind. I tend to avoid relationships with the homicidal."