Do not read this review if you have not read Naked in Death as it will spoil some of the book.
Warning this is an adult book which contains violence, a sensitive issue, some gory scenes and sex.
It is 2058, New York City. In a world where technology can reveal the darkest of secrets, there’s only one place to hide a crime of passion-in the heart.
Even in the mid-twenty-first century, during a time when genetic testing usually weeds out any violent hereditary traits before they can take over, murder still happens. The first victim is found lying on a sidewalk in the rain. The second is murdered in her own apartment building. Police Lieutenant Eve Dallas has no problem finding connections between the two crimes. Both victims were beautiful and highly successful women. Their glamorous lives and loves were the talk of the city. And their intimate relations with men of great power and wealth provide Eve with a long list of suspects — including her own lover, Roarke.
Rating: 4 stars
I really love this series, I really needed to continue reading about Eve and Roarke and their relationship after the first book in the series. This book contains another mystery in which a someone is murdering powerful women and Eve needs to solve the crime before more women are killed. Once again our beloved Roarke is one of the suspects as he had a connection with the women killed. Eve has to try and find out who did the crime as she knows Roarke has nothing to do with the murders but only he has a known connection with the victim.
I really love Eve’s character she is just so amazingly kick ass. She does not take anything from anyone, but then she also has that sweet side. She’s trapped the innocent little girl she use to be inside her and sometimes we get glimpses of who Eve use to be. Again Roarke is amazing and he is just so upfront about his feelings, he admits that he loves Eve while it is Eve who holds back a little. I can understand why she does though, my heart breaks as we learn more about her childhood.
OMG when Roarke and Eve had their first argument/disagreement I was thinking no no no this cannot be happening. Why is this happening? However I understand that it was needed as Eve needed to accept her feelings for Roarke. I just adore the relationship between these two, they are partners rather than one relying more on the other. I love how they support each other even if they are not ok with each other.
The secondary characters were brilliant and well developed, you really want to know why Summerset does not like Eve and why Roarke tolerates his behaviour/attitude towards Eve sometimes. Office Peabody is now a favourite of mine, I want to learn more about her too.
The writing was brilliant and the plot was also interesting, I actually did not work out who the murderer was. So I intrigued through out the entire book. The scenes in this book are so well written and can be sweet.
“I love you, Eve.” She looked away from the sun, the ocean, and into his eyes. And it was wonderful, and for the moment, it was simple.
“I missed you.” She pressed her cheek to his and held him tightly. “I really missed you. I wore one of your shirts.” She could laugh at herself now because he was here. She could smell him, touch him. “I actually went into your closet and stole one of your shirts—one of the black silk ones you have dozens of. I put it on, then snuck out of the house like a thief so Summerset wouldn’t catch me.”
Absurdly touched, he nuzzled her neck. “At night, I’d play your transmissions over, just so I could look at you, hear your voice.”
“Really?” She giggled, a rare sound from her. “God, Roarke, we’ve gotten so sappy.”
“We’ll keep it our little secret.”
“Deal.” She leaned back to look at his face.”
So with this quote as a teaser, I will end this review by saying read this book. This series is amazing!