Reviews for Forgotten In Death

by J.D. Robb

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Some might think that investigating the murder of a sidewalk sleeper whose body is found in a dumpster at a construction site would not be high on the list of priorities for the NYPD, but for tireless homicide detective Lieutenant Eve Dallas, every death is important. However, just as Eve and her team are digging into the murder of this woman who sold paper flowers and shared tips with the police, Eve is summoned to a neighboring building site, where the bones of a female and a fetus have been discovered under the concrete floor of a restaurant under demolition. To complicate matters, this property belongs to Eve's wealthy husband, Irishman Roarke. As Eve juggles two different cases, one thing is certain: it doesn’t matter whether a murder occurred yesterday or decades ago, Eve will see to it that every victim receives justice. In the 53rd installment of her Eve Dallas series, following Faithless in Death (2021), Robb continues to deliver expertly paced, cleverly plotted, and snappily witty suspense.

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Set in 2061, bestseller Robb’s busy 53rd outing for Lt. Eve Dallas of the New York Police and Security Department (after Faithless in Death) opens with Eve and her team at a Manhattan construction site where a homeless woman’s body has been sloppily wrapped in a tarp and stuffed in a dumpster. While still at the crime scene, Eve gets a report of skeletal remains of a woman unearthed at a nearby demolition site, along with the bones of what appears to be a fetus. This second site happens to belong to Roarke, Eve’s sexy, devoted husband, who heads up a vast business empire. Eve calls on the support of Roarke and a friend of hers, a bestselling true crime author, to investigate the two murders. In both cases, the villains and their motives are easy to spot. The book’s real pleasure lies in watching Eve stride into danger and triumph over evil. That Roarke is happy to support his wife’s desire to go out and kick butt adds to the appeal. Series fans will be delighted. Agent: Amy Berkower, Writers House. (Sept.)