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Desperation in Death: An Eve Dallas thriller (In Death 55)

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As much as the plot is structured in such a way that longtime readers can connect it to Dallas' past without problems and thus develop a whole set of expectations with respect to a more intimate development in the relationship between her and Roarke, what unfortunately remains, at the end of the book, is a murder mystery, nice and I have no problem to admit it, but still just a murder mystery. And an added forthcoming highlight -- Number 56, Encore In Death is scheduled for release on February 9, 2023 starting the new year off with a champagne toast laced with cyanide poisoning. She and her team quickly determine that all is not what it first appears at the crime scene and with the evidence. It’s distasteful sure, but Robb (as usual) handles it with great pragmatism and Dallas with typical anger and hostility. I don’t know how anyone can stand her most of the time even though we see that she’s boss bitch with a big heart who cares so damn much about her victims.

Robb details the abuse that the girls experience from the very beginning, so when one of them turns up dead, I feel like readers can connect more with the victim.It was very interesting to see Eve, so prickly and wound up, snapping at Roarke, Peabody, and even Mavis, yet holding it all together to get the job done. The police procedurals were outstanding, requiring the aid of so many teams within the NYPSD working together with absolute precision for a common goal. I believe it is one of my favorites of the series and I am quite sure it is one I’ll read again and again.

Onto the last in the series next, Encore in Death, but, if my reading this year is anything to go by, she may well have released Book 57, Payback in Death by the time I finish it . I don't want to jump up and down on this book too much for this, but wanted to point that out to potential readers.The characters are some of the most intriguing and interesting I’ve ever read and they grow personally and professionally with each new book. It's just outrageous and spreading that type of stuff around just allows too many people to have blinders on with regards to real sex trafficked girls and women.

I also say this because there's a viral video going around with a white woman in a Lexus showing some ridiculous content like beware of traffickers because they will try to put knock out drugs on a door handle, put money in your windshield, etc. Her billionaire husband, Roarke, may be able to help, considering his ties to the city’s ultra-rich. In the end, they decided as a couple (this is a refreshing change from Roarke laying down a law and Eve deciding "not to argue") that while he has a right to worry, she has responsibilities to her job and victims that don't include allowing her macho husband to substitute his "superior" judgment for hers because protection. With any In Death books, I would definitely recommend checking trigger warnings prior to picking them up if you’re a more sensitive reader.

A tough storyline to read about but these crimes are taking place all over the world and some of these poor children are never found.

There was some repetition in the early discussions between our investigators, but when the action got going I could not put the book down. I loved watching Eve build her case, get everyone around her excited to be bringing in the bad guys. In Desperation in Death, Eve and the gang find themselves facing down a child sex trafficking organization. D. Robb book always feels like a chance to catch up with dear friends, while said friends are trying to save the world.

But Eve and Roark always come through, and remind me that this is what cops should be like, even if they will never be this in my country. I kind of felt cheated out of what would have been a truly epic fight, but I suppose that the ever adorable Mr.

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