Born In Death
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Eve Dallas has a grisly double homicide to solve when two young lovers-both employees of the same prestigious accounting firm-are brutally killed on the same night. It doesn't leave Eve a lot of leftover time to put together a baby shower for her buddy Mavis, but that's supposedly what friends are for. Now Mavis needs another favor. Tandy Willowby, one of the moms-to-be in Mavis's birthing class, didn't show up for the shower. A recent emigrant from London, Tandy has few friends in New York, and no family-and she was really looking forward to the party. And when Eve enters Tandy's apartment and finds a gift for Mavis's shower wrapped and ready on the table-and a packed bag for the hospital still on the floor next to it-tingling runs up and down her spine. Normally, such a case would be turned over to Missing Persons. But Mavis wants no one else on the job but Eve-and Eve can't say no. She'll have to track Tandy down while simultaneously unearthing the deals and double-crosses hidden in the files of some of the city's richest and most secretive citizens, in a race against this particularly vicious killer. Luckily, her multimillionaire husband Roarke's expertise comes in handy with the number crunching. But as he mines the crucial data that will break the case wide open, Eve faces an all too real danger in the world of flesh and blood.
At the same time Eve and Roarke attend the dreaded birthing coach's class and Eve is preparing for the baby shower that she is to give Mavis. Eve doesn't have a clue and Peabody helps her out. But Tandy Willowby, a friend from Mavis' birthing classes has gone missing and Mavis asks Eve to find her. Eve struggles with all this estrogen in the air but she is such a true friend.
It almost feels as if there is just too much going on. Eve is stretched to the limit in this book. The writing is clever and the reader feels the tension and fatigue. I love the repartee between Eve and Somerset.
Meanwhile, Mavis still hasn't had her baby so Dallas and Roarke attend birthing classes so they can help Mavis through it, which they both find rather disturbing. One of Mavis' pregnant friends becomes connected in this book when she goes missing and Dallas also becomes responsible for finding her.
There were two stories in this book that made a rather forced connection at the end. I didn't like how the two were brought together and found it all very unrealistic. This is my 8th In Death book read this year and I think I need a break. There is such a thing as too much Eve and Roarke.
I will be releasing this in my mom's memory.
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
To the finder of this book: I hope you enjoy reading this book. Please keep it or set it free when you're done. If the book is of no interest to you, please release it into the wild for someone else to find and enjoy. I hope you will make a journal entry so its journey can be tracked and to let me know the book has been found. You can remain anonymous if you wish, but if you join BookCrossing, you are in for a great experience and I do hope you will use my mom, AceofHearts, as a referring member.