Book Review: Concealed in Death by J. D. Robb

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.
This was such a sad start to a story. I always hate it when kids die. Thankfully they have Eve on their side. 

I've mentioned before that I was doing my best to catch up with all the In Death books. I got so far behind on the series. I think it was close to 23 books behind. Crazy right! I decided that I was going to do my best to finally be caught up. Happily, that happened. Sadly I still need to review them all. So that's my new plan. Wish me luck!

As with all the books I read of Robb's this one rocked. I don't know what it is about Eve and Roarke along with the whole gang but I just love them. I don't usually like to read the same two lead characters over and over again but for some reason, it works in this series. 

As with all the In Death books, it's just not about the murder. Sure the victims are important to the story but it's also about the people who help to find their justice. I just love the growth of each of the characters. We see it with each book. 

Eve works tirelessly to solve this old murder and you see how much it's taking out of her to deal with it. I feel it's because of her past life and all that she's gone through. Her past makes her a great cop and a good person. All of which shows in this book. 

After all the twists and turns and a few tears, we have our killers and justices. I was so glad that I read Concealed in Death and enjoyed it so much. 


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