The prologue of this book pulled me in immediately. Chapter one finds Eve standing over her victim, an attorney she never particularly cared for, and reading the note written on the headboard above the body. This time it is even more personal for Eve...the note is written to Eve. The murderer calls himself/herself Eve’s “true friend," and vows to honor her and "balance the scales" of justice in her favor. The murderer will kill anyone she sees as dishonoring Eve, even those who are closest to her. It is interesting seeing how love can turn into obsession and how Eve and company try to solve this case.
I love that even in her fortieth adventure Eve is revealing more layers of herself. Nora Roberts, a romance writer who writes under the J.D. Robb pseudonym, proves time and again that she can help the reader truly know a character by the subtle things that go on around him/her. In this book Eve's younger years are shown a bit more, and they certainly weren't always pretty, but they do help paint a picture of a character we have learned to love.
If you have read and enjoyed this series before, I promise that this new one will not disappoint. If you have never read any of these books, you are definitely in for a treat!
Publisher - Putnam Adult
Date of Publication - February 10, 2015