Eve Dallas tracks a couple whose passion is fueled by cold brutality in the newest crime thriller from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Obsession in Death and Festive in Death.
When Lieutenant Eve Dallas examines a body in a downtown Manhattan alleyway, the victim’s injuries are so extensive that she almost misses the clue. Carved into the skin is the shape of a heart—and initials inside reading E and D . . .
Ella-Loo and her boyfriend, Darryl, had been separated while Darryl was a guest of the state of Oklahoma, and now that his sentence has been served they don’t ever intend to part again. Ella-Loo’s got dreams. And Darryl believes there are better ways to achieve your dreams than working for them. So they hit the road, and when their car breaks down in Arkansas, they make plans to take someone else’s. Then things get messy and they wind up killing someone—an experience that stokes a fierce, wild desire in Ella-Loo. A desire for Darryl. And a desire to kill again.
As they cross state lines on their way to New York to find the life they think they deserve, they will leave a trail of evil behind them. But now they’ve landed in the jurisdiction of Lieutenant Dallas and her team at the New York Police and Security Department. And with her husband, Roarke, at her side, she has every intention of hunting them down and giving them what they truly deserve . . .
Release Date: September 15, 2015
In Death #41
G.P. Putnam's Sons
Personally purchased copy
I've been reading the In Death books since before it was known JD Robb was Nora Roberts. They are my comfort reads and my original book crack. 41 books in the series and I'm still completely hooked.
Devoted in Death was a little bit different, as the reader knew the names of the killers from the beginning. Ella-Loo and Darryl don't start out intending to kill anyone, but it only takes one kill for them to be hooked on the excitement and the power and they are on a roll. Of course, we all knew it would end once they arrived in New York and Eve Dallas, Peabody and team were on the case.
I honestly loved how fast the story seemed to move in Devoted in Death. I was pulled in from the very first page and didn't want to put the book down until I reached the end. I loved we got to spend time with so many favorite characters, though I'm really missing Nadine being in the books. Hope she makes it back to the next book as I miss her snark and humor. I loved the Arkansas officer that helped work the case with Eve and Peabody. He blending in well with the team and I'd love to see him back in New York in future books.
I always love watching Eve and Roarke traverse their marriage and the various rules they have established within their marriage. I love that Eve really needs those rules in place not to make mistakes and even with them, they still have at least one good argument per book. I think the honesty of their relationship, i.e. not everything being perfect all the time, is one of the reasons Eve and Roarke remain one of my favorite couples ever. Add in their super sexy alone time, and I totally swoon when I'm reading.
Devoted in Death was a winner from the first page for me. As always, I read the new In Death book as quickly as possible and now have to wait until next year for my next full length novel. Luckily, there is a novella coming out in October to tide me over until Brotherhood in Death comes out February 2, 2016.