‘She’d come to New York to be a cop, because she believed in order. Needed it to survive. She had taken control, had made herself into the person some anonymous social worker had named Eve Dallas’
But in a few weeks she won’t just be Eve Dallas, lieutenant, homicide. She’ll be Roarke’s wife. But Eve’s wedding plans may have to be put on hold as her private and professional lives collide…
The victim in her latest murder investigation is one of the most sought-after women in the world. A top model who would stop at nothing to get what she wanted – even another woman’s man. And Eve’s chief suspect is the other woman in this fatal love triangle – her best friend Mavis. Putting her job on the line to head the investigation, Eve discovers that the world of high fashion thrives on an all-consuming passion for youth and fame. One that leads from the runway to the dark underworld of New York City where drugs can fulfill any desire – for a price…
These are just pure fun to listen to on my commute. I fly through them, absolutely absorbed in the world of Eve Dallas, and almost resent getting to work where I have to turn them off.
The mystery here was quite enjoyable, with a well-laid tangle that Eve has to manage. And she struggles. I liked seeing that struggle, especially when it didn’t revolve around Roarke. Then there’s the whole getting married thing hanging over Eve’s head. She struggles with that, too. She loves and needs Roarke, but she’s not entirely sure how to deal with it.
And I have to remind myself, even as I’m listening to these back-to-back, that Eve and Roarke have only been together for a couple of months. I mean, that’s when she first investigated him for the murders in Naked in Death. I guess there’s no sense in slowing down when you know it’s right.
I didn’t have so many issues with this one. Roarke’s caveman tendencies, and flaring temper still irritate, but I loved seeing the vulnerable side of Eve. The side that would do anything to protect her friend. The cop that does the right thing, even knowing it’ll hurt those she loves, but it’s truly all for them. She knows that doing it this way is the best way to ensure clearing them. It made me love her a bit. The ability to do what’s necessary to protect and help those you love is a hard thing, and not something everyone is capable of.
I also greatly enjoyed seeing some side characters come more to the forefront. Officer Peabody, Captain Feeney, Dr. Mira, Mavis, Nadine…and I’m loving getting to be right along side Eve as she builds her group of friends, those that are her closest people.
Immortal in Death made me excited for the series again, so don’t let the 3-star rating fool you. I’d give it 3 1/2 if I could.