Abandoned in Death - book cover
Thrillers & Suspense
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Published : 08 Feb 2022
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN-10 : 125027821X
  • ISBN-13 : 9781250278210
  • Language : English

Abandoned in Death

Homicide detective Eve Dallas must untangle a twisted family history while a hostage's life hangs in the balance―in Abandoned in Death by New York Times bestselling author J. D. Robb.

The woman's body was found in the early morning, on a bench in a New York City playground. She was clean, her hair neatly arranged, her makeup carefully applied. But other things were very wrong―like the tattoo and piercings, clearly new. The clothes, decades out of date. The fatal wound hidden beneath a ribbon around her neck. And the note: Bad Mommy, written in crayon as if by a child.

Eve Dallas turns to the department's top profiler, who confirms what seems obvious to Eve: They're dealing with a killer whose childhood involved some sort of trauma―a situation Eve is all too familiar with herself. Yet the clues suggest a perpetrator who'd be roughly sixty years old, and there are no records of old crimes with a similar MO. What was the trigger that apparently reopened such an old wound and sent someone over the edge?

When Eve discovers that other young women―who physically resemble the first victim―have vanished, the clock starts ticking louder. But to solve this case she will need to find her way into a hidden place of dim light and concrete, into the distant past, and into the cold depths of a shattered mind.

Editorial Reviews

"In the latest chilling and thrilling addition to her bestselling Eve Dallas series, Robb is perfectly on-brand with another cleverly constructed story that effectively blends daring suspense and dynamic plotting, all the
while keeping the sexy chemistry between Eve and her husband, Roarke, as hot as ever." - Booklist

Readers Top Reviews

Calley64Gold Blen
I really enjoyed this book, I always wonder how she dreams up her plots, she is amazing. 54 books on and I still enjoy her books, only once did I think it wasn't quite up to standard but having done a re read, I enjoyed it. This plot goes back to the past and comes to the present, it can be disconcerting to begin with, but quite effective. I did not even have a clue as to the perp, so I will enjoy re reading this book to check if there were hints i did not pick up. I would recommend this book obviously to fans of JD Robb also to anyone who enjoys police procedural books which have a regular cast of characters. This book can be read as a stand alone however I think these books are addictive. So Enjoy.
Samantha LCalley6
To say I’m invested after 54 books is an understatement. I’d read anything in this series and keep going even if they are crap. This is not. I loved it. Didn’t pick the killer. Thought the twist in the middle made sense but understood when it didn’t. Love how it’s explained. It’s been a while since it’s been done from the killers point of view. I both love it and find it creepy. They are definitely interesting reads. Love the little character arcs and progressions. Wish they would move a little faster, but that’s how she write them. I cannot recommend this enough. Was a stella read. Would have done it in a while sitting if I had had the time. Cannot wait for the next one.
Mary HeronSamanth
Another strong showing from the Author, how she beeps this series going so strong I have no idea 60 + stories and not a.did among them. This starts as usual with a dead body, dumped in a children's playground with a sign on her chest reading Bad Mommy. So begins another case for Eve and Peabody, there is not a lot to go on, whoever did this is smart while they have some clues there's not much to go on and worst of all Eve can't help but feel there's more to come............ Now this book is (as the last several books have been) focused purely on the case which means we don't get much of Roarke again. I do so miss when he doesn't have a strong role in these books, Roarke is not supposed to be a supporting character (which is what he seems to be becoming) but that's a personal gripe. The murderer is Wiley,, the story heartwrenching and it opens up some bad memories for Eve. But as ever she has the stalwart Peabody at her side, a character that continues to delight. This book only landed on my kindle at midnight and I finished it at eight thirty pm same day, I was unable to put it down, even though I keep.promising myself I will read slowly to make it last. Roll on September and the next instalment.
Kindle Mary Hero
For all my fellow devoted readers.. this one is great!!!! Just enough misdirection to catch the imagination.. but if you know Eve.. she sees through that load of bollocks.. just great!!!!
JennyKindle Mary
I just love this series, on one hand I can’t believe we’re up to book 54, on the other hand, I want the next one now. A really great story.

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