A serial killer is loose and his victims are bound to Roarke’s past. To ensure he gets Roarke’s full attention, the killer contacts Eve directly. As base story lines go, it’s not an original one. It’s not even an original one for this series, but Roarke’s past lends itself to many different roads making it seem fresh to a degree.
Though it wasn’t a huge stretch, Eve got a break from the wooden ruler she’s often mistaken for. The invaluable Peabody once again proves herself to be the sweet to Eve’s sour and helps work all the angles, even when Roarke and Summerset seem to withhold information on the case. Peabody also has energy to get new addition, McNab, situated as he brings cocky and humor to the party in Feeney’s absence.
This reader enjoyed how personal this seemingly convoluted case was for Eve. This cynical reader also confesses to not figuring it out for a couple of rounds. (And I loved it!) Each time I think I’ve read the best of this series, I read the next outing.