Genres: Romantic Suspense
Published by Berkley
Released on October 1, 1996
Wouldn’t you know it that Eve and Roarke’s honeymoon would be the stuff of awesomeness, but wouldn’t be complete without a death? Each daring and dangerous installment of the series just tightens the grip it has on me.
Eve is confronted by a series of suicides that just don’t make sense including the chilling smile on their faces. Deep probing shows they have little in common and no reason to take their own lives. She is convince that some malevolent force is at work. Meanwhile, Mavis has a chance to show off her singing pipes when a famous musician takes an interest in promoting her.
The honeymoon was all it should be with Eve and Roarke’s personalities shining through. No surprise that a corpse happens. I enjoyed this one much better than the previous installment. Eve is as irascible as ever when it comes to thinking of her own health while on a case, but the conflict about her feelings and decisions isn’t there. She’s making peace with her life a bit at a time.
Eve, Peabody, and her favorite tech savvy captain are on the job. I love the inter-personal relationships with this team and watching as they track down their clues and killer. Peabody is a great match as Eve’s partner as the lady has a great sense of humor and has her own ideas.
The case was cunning in the use of the future tech ability, the virtual reality and gaming world, music mixing, and more. But, this one was an easy one to figure out once I was introduced to all the players. Not that I didn’t enjoy reading through as they found their way to the truth- or tripped over it in the end, since the killer was a rather clever operator. There was a moment when I was really rooting for Roarke to commit murder and he sure knew how to do menacing well. Love that guy.
All in all, another strong showing in the series and I’m eager to press on. Romantic Suspense lovers who don’t mind some futuristic sci-fi should definitely give these a go.
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