Opening night at New York's New Globe Theater turns from stage scene to crime scene when the leading man is stabbed to death center stage. Now Eve Dallas has a high profile, celebrity homicide on her hands. Not only is she lead detective, she's also a witness - and when the press discovers that her husband owns the theater, there's more media spotlight than either can handle. The only way out is to move fast. Question everyone and everything...and in the meantime, try to tell the difference between the truth - and really good acting.More
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Lt.Dallas from Rags to Riches
Love, struggle, understanding.
The continuation of Lt.Eve Dallas' struggle with her life as a 'Cop' and the wife of an affluent man who is well known in the city partially because he owns most of it and is suspected of paying for it through illicit means. Also Roarke, the wealthy husband who is trying to come to terms with living with a 'Cop', whose life is dictated by her high sense of right and wrong, after a life of doing what he wants no matter what the law dictates. Both have emerged from similar backgrounds with violent, drunk fathers and little money, her from America and him from Ireland. Roarke knows only too well of his early life and how he has come to be where his is, Eve remembers little before the age of 8 years. when she was found on the street covered in blood, not knowing even her name (the one she is known by was given to her by her rescuers) and is haunted by dreams of this past which wake her night after night screaming. Rourke is the only person who has been allowed close enough to learn about these and now Eve is dependant on him not only for the love and support he offers but the strength he gives her to get through the night.
Lt.Dallas has a trainee, Peabody, who was brought up in a 'Free-ager' life style but has the need to put wrongs to right. In this book Peabody unexpectedly finds herself attracted to McNab, a geek, in the computer tech department, who torments her every moment he can and he realises he dreams about Peabody out of her uniform, in bed with him. This makes them distracted and embarrassed when they find themselves working on the same case.
Lt.Dallas is unaware of the change in the relationship between Peabody and McNab until it is pointed out by Roarke when it then causes their first argument to erupt. Eve becomes aware of other peoples opinion of her relationship with Roarke and how one-sided it appears. During this story Eve tries to show and explain her feelings to Roarke although feels she is making it worse.
The relationship between Dallas and Roarke can become repetitive and I have to remember that it is relatively new, they only dated a short while before marrying and haven't been married a year yet, even though we are on book ten.
Being set slightly in the future is also intriguing, the writer is still trying to make flying vehicles an everyday fact (as in 1960's). Changing skin and hair colouring, etc. is also a novel idea, although introducing longer life by replacing body parts (as with a vehicle) to make this happen is interesting. It also impresses me how, with all the money and investments Roarke has, public services are having to manage with budget cuts, beat-up cars and computers, which are still, annoyingly, breaking down.
Susan Ericksen, the reader, has a lovely voice and intonation. She expresses the characters feelings and makes the people 'real' which may not happen when I read, depending on my feelings towards them. If I had read book one in the series I may not have picked up on the building relationships and, therefore, would not have read book two, now I am addicted.
I would have liked to, however, the length prevented this so I had to listen to it over two days, lovely...
DEATH BOOK 10
I LIKE ALL OF THE DEATH SERIES EACH BOOK HAS A GOOD STORY LINE AND WELL LOVED CHRACTERS.
I LOVE PEABODY
I FIND MOST OF THE BOOKS MAKE YOU CRY AND LAUGH
I WOULD RECOMMEND THE DEATH SERIES TO ANY ONE
- Saluki Selfie