Forgotten in Death: An Eve Dallas Novel (In Death, 53) - book cover
Thrillers & Suspense
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
  • Published : 28 Dec 2021
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN-10 : 1250774144
  • ISBN-13 : 9781250774149
  • Language : English

Forgotten in Death: An Eve Dallas Novel (In Death, 53)

In Forgotten in Death, the latest novel in J. D. Robb's #1 New York Times bestselling series, homicide detective Eve Dallas sifts through the wreckage of the past to find a killer.

The body was left in a dumpster like so much trash, the victim a woman of no fixed address, known for offering paper flowers in return for spare change―and for keeping the cops informed of any infractions she witnessed on the street. But the notebook where she scribbled her intel on litterers and other such offenders is nowhere to be found.

Then Eve is summoned away to a nearby building site to view more remains―in this case decades old, adorned with gold jewelry and fine clothing―unearthed by recent construction work. She isn't happy when she realizes that the scene of the crime belongs to her husband, Roarke―not that it should surprise her, since the Irish billionaire owns a good chunk of New York. Now Eve must enter a complex world of real estate development, family history, shady deals, and shocking secrets to find justice for two women whose lives were thrown away…

Editorial Reviews

"Forgotten in Death shows how a pro does it." - NPR

"The book's real pleasure lies in watching Eve stride into danger and triumph over evil. That Roarke is happy to support his wife's desire to go out and kick butt adds to the appeal. Series fans will be delighted." - Publishers Weekly

"Robb continues to deliver expertly paced, cleverly plotted, and snappily witty suspense." - Booklist

"Forgotten in Death draws you in quickly and keeps you glued to the's hard to believe how each one gets better and better. An amazing read, from the depth of callousness at the hands of the killer, to the honor of the cops investigating the deaths. If you want a read that will hold you spellbound, leave you tearing up, laughing, angry yet satisfied, then you want to get Forgotten in Death in your hands and hold on for the ride." - Fresh Fiction

Readers Top Reviews

HR Minx
Can’t imagine that anyone would pay full price for this; it’s a shame these are descending into quite dull police procedural without any of the stand out characters and villains of previous stories. Competently done, but I’ll struggle to remember the plot in a week. As many others have said, we miss the personal stories of the rest of the gang - and I miss the flair of earlier novels.
As usual, JD Robb's Dallas/Roarke series leaves me with a sense of satisfaction and happiness. The familiarity of the characters and the ongoing storylines makes this such a compelling series that even after 53 (yes that's right 53) books, I'm still enamoured. Forgotten In Death as usual examines family dynamics, the mindset of the killer and Dallas and Roarke fight for the underdog. A soothing, easy fast read thoroughly enjoyable form beginning to end.
At last!! Back to the original way of writing. Fast paced Action from the first page, gripping storyline. Not so much detail or character as usual, which was sad, but the speed of this action didn't leave much time for it. Brilliant book, all ready looking forward to the next, with more of Mavis, and more romance from Roarke!
A body is found in dumpster and almost immediately afterwards remains are found in an adjoining property. Eve suspects that there may be a link. This book is well written and winds through both investigations. I really enjoyed how this story was crafted and I feel that the balance of characters was well done. Some might complain about the lack of some of the usual characters but I felt that the casual mentions of them was enough, rather than trying to shoehorn them into the story.
Eve dallas is what every woman would like to be like and every man should be fearful of. This is yet another book that has the evilness of the world forefront and then Eve and her team follow the clues and close the case . They are such well thought out characters and so flawed as we all are that it doesn't matter if this was the first in the series or 53rd, you would really like them. Again it grips you from the first page til the last, and when you get to the last all is right with the world and I can go to sleep. If you ever pick up one of the in death series please start from book 1 as you get to know them and watch them evolve. Each book starts with a murder and Eve is the cop who wants justice for each one. I have now unfortunately got to wait for the next in series.