Once again favorite NYPSD Lieutenant Detective Eve Dallas stands for the victim of a brutal sex crime. This time the case she’s caught came with a break. In plain sight on every camera throughout the evening, Eve clearly sees the victim before and after the date, the date, the date itself and the perpetrator leaving the scene of the crime.
A vital overlooked puzzle piece throws Eve’s theories in tumult. In Roarke’s arms she finds a second. Unlike its predecessors the elusive villain is known. The evil mastermind and perpetrator walk, talk and breathe among us all. Once Roarke turns his super resources the case is resolved quicker than usual.
There isn’t much mystery in the murder piece of this outing. It’s all in the emotionally sticky character arcs. For this reader’s taste that left room for a more emotionally satisfying read as Roarke and Eve explored multiple intimacies of marriage beyond sex; Peabody and McNab became more open with themselves and each other and; Eve and Sommerset finally reach détente.